Aaron MacMillan- Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
Radu Filip- Bass Guitar
Steve Wilburn- Guitars
Rob Santello- Drums
Aerial View is unabashedly un-hip: Not stylish, not screamo, not emo, not goth, un-punk. In fact, we're still waiting for our stuff to come into vogue. We're not hair metal, not heavy metal, not folk rock, not bombastic prog rock either. We're just four guys with God-given talents who like to rock. Our music is quality. Period. Some people say we're dated. That's because...WE ARE - we can't help it. We play original songs that we like playing. Any resemblance to bands living or dead is purely accidental. We sound like... Aerial View!
Aerial View began in 1993 when songwriters Aaron MacMillan, Dwayne Stearns, and drummer Jerry Ward reorganized the band "Oracle" with bassist Radu Filip. The style of music in early Aerial View retained the metal edge from the Oracle era and leaned toward a sound described by one writer as "Arena Rock". Eventually, drummer Jerry Ward left the band to pursue other musical interests and Rob Santello joined the band. Toward the final stages of recording their debut album, Dwayne Stearns left the band to pursue a calling to the ministry in Sonora, California. In 2002, Aerial View added guitarist Steve Wilburn to complete the current lineup and finish the work on the cd. Veteran producer and engineer Ralph Stover (The 77's) was brought in to mix and master the cd. Aerial View continues to write new material with a hard rock and progressive edge that reflects the various influences and styles of the band members.
Aerial View's sound is difficult to categorize because the songs have a different feel, depending on the instrumentation. Some of the material fits neatly into the "Hard Rock" category, but other songs have a progressive twist or an acoustic "alternative rock" groove. The band's sound is cohesive and unique, featuring strong vocals, lead guitars, and a solid rhythm section. Aerial View has drawn comparisons to bands like Queensryche, Rush, and Dream Theater. Each member adds a wealth of experience and talent to the overall mix.
Aerial View has played a variety of venues, ranging from churches to nightclubs. The band has appeared at the California State Fair, Waterworld USA, Marysville Memorial Auditorium, Placer County Fairgrounds, the Roadhouse, the Boardwalk, the Underground, Powerhouse Pub, The Hangout, and a number of churches throughout Northern California. Aerial View has also been featured on Roseville Channel 8's "Friday Night Live" series. Regardless of the venue, the message remains the band's priority. Aerial View stays on focus with the mission of furthering the kingdom of God through quality, professional music.
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2. End of the Line
3. All There Is
4. No Name Song
7. Every Time I Call
8. Love Just Takes A Moment
9. Don't Turn Away
10. Take This Cup
12. Last Goodbye
13. Only A Prayer