High energy Alternative-Rock with Texas sized hooks that will have you singing for days.


Formed in late 2005, Westbound Departure has steadily gained fans across Texas and beyond with their engaging live shows and knack for crafting solid rock/alternative hooks. Comprised of singer/guitarist Richard Tobin, bassist Seth Bridges, lead guitarist Octavio Gonzalez, and drummer Eric Andersen, WBD aims to invoke the raw energy and drive of bands like Superdrag and Recover and fuse it with their own sense of pop. The final result is something resilient, dynamic, and catchy all at the same time.

In April of 2008, the band released their anticipated EP "Hi" by creating GETHIFREE.COM, giving thousands of fans the chance to download their entire cd for free. They will continue to travel America in support of "Hi" until the end of the year when they plan to record their debut full length album.


"Portraits" EP (2006)

"Hi" EP (2008)
-Featuring the singles:
"Find A Way" that was recently added to the Top 10 Unsigned Band Chart at AlternativeAddiction.com

"Georgia" which was selected by the staff at AbsolutePunk.net for the Saints and Sinners competition landing the 2nd highest amount of user votes.

Set List

30-60 minute sets of original material are the standard, the songs include:

Find A Way
So Far
Honey Bees and Money Trees
Wake Up
Miles Of Country
Holding Back
Half Hearted Love
The Runaways
Call To Arms