Beyond Beyond, The Capital, Euphrates, Jonah Carden & Alex Diaz @ West End Trading Co.
April 30, 2015 · 7:00 pm
West End Trading Co.
$5/$8 under 21
Doors @ 7pm
Show @ 7:30pm
Beyond Beyond is a three-piece alternative rock band from the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, composed of vocalist/guitarist Rob Jones, bassist/backing vocalist Ryland Parrish, and drummer Jason Thompson.
Defined by its members as "Honest Music", Beyond Beyond has grown into an alternative rock band after two years of developing their sound consisting of influences from indie rock and adult contemporary, along with more underlying and implicit touches of R&B and Jazz Fusion. All in all, Beyond Beyond’s fresh sound is meant to be an experience that sticks with you, as you wear out the “repeat” feature on whatever music device you're using.
Beyond Beyond has major experience with live performances, having played around 200 concerts in two years, some of which being with national acts such as Saving Abel, Primer 55, Hoobastank, Molly Hatchet, and more. Currently, the trio is booking a spring tour to support their new album It's Always October. For more information on booking your venue as a tour stop or for tour resources for venues already booked, please visit the Tour Kit. The band also has the backing of Family For Life Records and five major music gear to go along with their fresh, original sound.
Hitting the music scene officially in December 2012, the band first started gigging under the moniker “Majestic 12” in March 2013 with founding members Rob Jones and Ryland Parrish, along with a live cajon drummer. Under the direction of bass player/band manager Ryland Parrish, the trio played nearly 100 shows that year.
In November of 2013, Rob and Ryland released a self-recorded and produced album titled Worlds Apart that was digitally distributed to major music retailers Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Google, and others. They also started looking for a replacement third member for live performances.
In December 2013 the two traveled thirteen hours to Ocean Springs, MS for a four-day stay to record a five track, professionally produced demo. The demo featured studio drummer Chad Kent from the band Atomship. Under the advice of their producer, Rob and Ryland, while traveling back home from MS, brainstormed a new band name and decided on “Beyond Beyond”, inspired from a line from the classic movie Sinbad. The name change was attributed to at least two other digitally distributed bands using the same name, Majestic 12, leading to a grouping of all band under the same artist name on music retailer sites.
Another piece of advice their producer gave the two was to find a drummer, a daunting task made easy through a friend made by traveling heavily to shows throughout 2013. Jason Thompson, a Toll Booth Collector, was a friend of the band. Rob and Ryland always seemed to drive through Jason’s tool booth on the way back from shows. After sitting in on one rehearsal in January 2014, Jason was invited into the band and has since contributed to a more edgy dynamic to the band’s live sound.
It goes without saying that the year 2014 was the defining year of Beyond Beyond; in February the trio made the name change official and played another near 100 shows, which included concerts opening for the likes of Hoobastank, Saving Abel, Molly Hatchet, Primer 55, and Psychostick. The biggest milestones of the year 2014 include endorsement offers from Spector Bass, MTD Guitars, Bartolini Pickups, XVIVE Audio, and Steve Clayton. In December 2014 the band released their LP album It’s Always October.
All of 2014’s momentum culminated in late December when the band was discovered and offered a recording contract from indie record label Family For Life Records.
The year 2015 will include the finalization of the Family For Life recording contract in February and a spring tour to support album, merchandise sales, and build new fan bases in areas the band will be offering direct support for Primer 55 later in the year. The band will also be re-recording It’s Always October under the direction and support of Family For Life Records.