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Social Recluse is all about writing songs that are about fighting the trends and focusing on who we want to be and having the courage to carve our own path. Bob (Rhythm Guitar, Vocals), Dan (Bass, Vocals), Brian "Ghost" (Drums) and Eric (Lead Guitar) are inspired by everything including alternative, hard rock and metal.
The band strives to sound as tight as possible while still maintaining plenty of grit.
Social Recluse was born out of the remnants of a band Bob co-founded in 2008 called Deathbed Motorcade made-up of Bob (guitar, vocals), Russ (bass), and Kevin (drums). In May 2009, Russ left to pursue his goals in education and football. That summer, Bob began jamming with Dan who added songwriting and vocal talents. Unfortunately, Kevin decided to leave to focus on his band Color in Dece
mber. If not for Dan's decision to stay, Social Recluse would not exist. After jamming with several drummers over the next year, the band enlisted drummer Brittany Chaos, who had just left her band Social Circus. Brit played with several bands, many of which were not serious and eventually turned a cold shoulder because they overlooked her incredible double-bass ability due to her gender. She found a home with Social Recluse for nearly a year and a half and it was awesome. Following a series of personal disagreements and her constant lack of attendance at practice, the band decided to look for a new drummer. It was not an easy thing to do by any means. Dan's cousin Aaron stepped up to fill the void behind the set for Social Recluse. He played five shows with the band before moving to Florida to pursue a job opportunity and be with family. In August, 2012 Brian "Ghost" Yackley joined on drums and the band relocated its practice spot to his place, taking it only about 5 minutes away from Brooklyn to Old Brooklyn (Cleveland). After a brief search for a dedicated singer, Bob finally convinced Dan, who he considered to have the better voice of the two of them, to take over all lead vocal duties. After a long, frustrating search for a second guitarist, the band found Eric in July, 2013. He currently also plays in an alternative rock band called The Sibs. With the addition of Eric's soaring leads mixed with the heavy, chunky rhythms that define the band's sound, Social Recluse finally feels complete to it's members and prepared to bring it's fuller, heavier sound to the world.
In the fall of 2013, the band had friend and local musician Jimmy Deamiches record two live takes of the songs "Another Revolution" and the more melodic "Envision" at the group's rehearsal space in Cleveland. Extra guitar and vocal tracks were later added to both and mixed, at Jimmy's place in Berea, and they became the first demo recordings of Social Recluse with Brian "Ghost" on drums and Eric on lead guitar with Dan taking lead vocals and bass duties and Bob providing rhythm guitar and backing vocals.
The band's first recording was pretty raw. In November 2010, Bob, Dan and (then drummer) Brit walked into Gem Studios in Brooklyn, Oh, (just minutes from their practice spot) where they recorded a 5-song demo that includes the songs: “Open Your Eyes,” “All The Same,” “Says Who,” “Rise of The Jester,” and the self-titled track “Social Recluse.” The band plans to release a full-length album sometime in 2011. While they were excited about the demo, which was recorded for three in only two recording sessions) at the time, they've since become dissatisfied with the quality and hope to record a full-length, high-quality CD, or at least a better demo, as soon as possible.