Recently playing at notable venues such as Cubby Bear, Double Door, Hard Rock Cafe, and House of Blues, 10 Bay 4 has experienced large audiences intensely embracing their music and joining a large army of loyal fans. The positive reaction has been remarkable, earning them airplay on 94.7 The Zone(Local zone), and enthusiastic reviews of their music on www.garagebands.com. Fueled by John Gullakson's alluring, hard rock guitar riffs, Adam Stranc's commanding Bass, Frank Poe's enticing drumbeats, and Brian Fack's powerful, angst driven voice, the music resonates an intoxicating, punchy, radio-friendly sound. It is their plan to unleash this sound to the world and do what ever it takes to entertain audiences and become a unique, irreplaceable force in the music industry.
10 Bay 4 (formerly known as Ashley Rhodes) recorded their first three-song demo at Twin Tone Recording Studios, in Kankakee, IL. in December of 1999. With their first recording in hand, the band set off to rigorously play and promote their music throughout the Chicago land area. Within months, their hard work began to pay off, landing them the headlining slot at Lewis University's "Greek Stock". A turning point for Ashley Rhodes, it was a beginning to a strong and loyal Lewis University following.
They continued on into 2001, recording yet another 3-song demo, this time at Gravity Studios, one of Chicago's premier recording facilities. A growing fan base and interests in Ashley Rhodes soon placed the band within the heart of Chicago's local music scene, gaining acceptance into such notable Chicago venues as the House of Blues and Hard Rock Cafe.
Persistent efforts to strengthen musicianship lead Fack to move to Tampa, Florida in 2002. After recruiting New England native, drummer Frank Poe (NY) and bassist Adam Stranc, 10 Bay 4 stepped into MCR studios to record their first full-length album, "Letting Go." Dedicating most of their time to recording the album over the next several months, the CD was finished just in time for them to head back to Chicago in early 2003.
Now, year 2004, more and more people continue to embrace the passion and feel the strength in 10 Bay 4's music. Audiences are chanting louder and louder " WE WERE FREEDOM! WE WERE FREEDOM! WE WERE FREEDOM! " from their hit song "Faced" ; a song about the lead singer's struggle to come to terms with his friend's death. With the release of "Letting Go", the band has its sights set for the stars and will do what it takes to succeed.
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