Friday, August 15, 2008

A band a day...Amaru

In my last blog, I mentioned the band Burn Season. Well, before there was Society Red, there was a band that was started by the drummer of Burn Season. The name...Amaru.

Amaru is:
Bobby Amaru (formerly of Burn Season): Vocals, Guitar
Stephen Carey: Guitar, Backup Vocals
Brad Stewart (formerly of Shinedown): Bass
Jonathan Fowler: Drums

Hey, isn't that Brad Stewart? The guy I mentioned in the last blog? Well, you would be correct.

Amaru recruited Stewart and together they cultivated a band that plays a catchy, mainstream form of rock.

In just a short amount of time, they, like Society Red have earned a reputation in the Jacksonville area. They've already played major shows with bands like the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.

It's interesting because it seems like either Amaru or Society Red...or even both bands could be recruited to distribution deals because they both rock.

They come from the same area, come from similar bands and both have the potential to tour the country.

I'll be following both bands in their quests for redemption.

In the meantime, check out Amaru's performance of Without You from a New Year's show. 

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