The Resort
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The Resort

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF
Band Pop Rock

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Come Get Some EP (coming soon, 2011)
Welcome To Broadway EP (2009)
Store In a Cool Place EP (2009)

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When Ryan Hickey and Brad White started jamming together in 2006, it was far from serious. They recorded their music with a laptop--improvising everything on the spot--and didn’t pay attention to song structure or rhyme schemes. It may have been all fun and games at the time, but little did either of them know that what they had in common would grow into something more than a music project. That their collaboration would become a band. That their band would write and record songs. That their songs would give them the opportunity to play with a national headliner.

The Resort has come a long way from Hickey’s basement in Lancaster, PA, where Hickey and White recorded their first song. Over the past three years, the band has self-released two EP’s as Open Ravine--both of which have gained them recognition in the Central PA music scene. Now sporting their new name, “The Resort”, the group is slated to release their third EP, Come Get Some, this fall 2011. When asked about the name change, White replied, “We’re not the same band we were when we started out. We’ve grown so much in the past few years, and we wanted a new name to reflect that.” White went on to add that it was the right time for a change.

To record Come Get Some, the band sought out up-and-coming engineer Joe Bunting, whose credits include mastering work on Brand New’s latest album, Daisy. What resulted from the time with Bunting was a noticeable growth in The Resort’s sound; they became more than just a pop rock band, expanding into genres they had not previously explored. One of the stand-out tracks on the EP, Count the Days, resembles a rock song of the 90’s, while the beat-driven anthem Rumor (a collaboration with Mike Graybill) sounds like it could be heard at a club. Each song has its own vibe, but collectively, Come Get Some represents the growth of The Resort as a band and their constant push to outdo themselves.

The Resort has shared the stage with nationally recognized artists: A Skylit Drive (Fearless), Breathe Electric (Independent), Cash Cash (formerly Universal Republic), For The Foxes (Hopeless), From First To Last (Rise), Halestorm (Atlantic), Motionless In White (Fearless), Texas In July (Equal Vision), The Dangerous Summer (Hopeless), This Or The Apocalypse (Good Fight), and We Are The In Crowd (Hopeless). They have been showcased in the LAUNCH Music Conference every year since it began in 2009. Additionally, the group has embarked on a Hot Topic acoustic tour across the state of Pennsylvania.