Going Dark / Bio

Going Dark “…has done more in their short careers than many have in their whole existence”.
“These guys are bound to be the next heart-throbbing sensation”.

Going Dark is comprised of lead singer and bassist Oliver Shaw 14, guitarist Tom Santos 17, and drummer Alex Fogg 17. They have played The Bamboozle Festival with Foo Fighters (2012) and Motley Crue (2011), Mountain Jam with Gov’t Mule, performed on television networks NBC and Fox, opened for Sebastian Bach and Big Time Rush, and so much more. “Their music is straight, on the rocks, classic rock with a modern coil. Many of their lyrics deal with current topics and are catchy as all hell”, says Maria Mar, WRAT-FM/The Aquarian Weekly. (Tom Santos replaced LJ Militello as lead guitarist in September of 2013 after LJ left the band on good terms to pursue other interests.)

What the Music Industry is saying about Going Dark
“These guys are f@#%ing bad ass!” Vince Neil - lead singer, Motley Crue

“We were blown away by what we just saw!” John DiEsposito - Founder, The Bamboozle Festival

“…one of the youngest bands I have ever worked with, Going Dark…has done more in their short careers than many have in their whole existence…. These guys are bound to be the next heart-throbbing sensation…. Their positively bubbling energy throughout each live set is infectious and melodic.” Maria Mar - WRAT-FM, The Aquarian Weekly, August 22, 2012

“When I was first informed they were coming in I thought in the back of my mind "please don’t be young poppy the same as everyone else music"...and boy was I in luck! These guys are absolutely not like any other younger band out there; they stand alone with their talent and sound!” Lindsay Klein - WDHA-FM, January 25, 2012

“Going Dark does hard rock in its purest form. It's quite shocking just how talented these kids are and how accurate they can capture a sound far older than themselves…”
Tiffany Lee – Yahoo! Music/Video Ga Ga blog September 27, 2012

Performance Highlights
The Bamboozle Festival - Asbury Park, NJ, 2011 and 2012
Mountain Jam Festival - Woodstock, NY, 2012
Opened for Sebastian Bach - Irving Plaza, NYC, 2012
Opened for Big Time Rush – Six Flags/Great Adventure, 2011
Opened for Eddie Money - Quick Chek NJ Balloon Festival, 2012
Vince Neil’s “After Party” band, 2012
Sold Out CD release concert to over 700 people, 2011
Opened for REO Speedwagon - Quick Chek NJ Balloon Festival, 2013

Media Appearances
WNBC 4 NY Nightly News
Good Day NY – Fox 5 NYC
Teen Kid News
Yahoo! Music

Recordings - “iAm” EP (2010), “Play Your Game” (2011) recorded by Ben Elliott at Showplace Studios. Produced by John Ginty. "Fakers and Fools" EP 2013 recorded at The Shark Tank. Produced by John Ginty
Music Videos – “Play Your Game”, “Stand Up”.

Going Dark just released their music video for the anti-bullying anthem “Stand Up”; the video features WBC Middleweight Champion Sergio Martinez, Holt McCallany (“Fight Club”, “Lights Out”, new CBS series, “Golden Boy”), Colleen Zenk (Emmy nominated star of “As The World Turns”) and Michael Park (Two Time Emmy Winner, “As The World Turns”, Broadway star).
This Fall, Going Dark will be featured on “Teen Kid News”; the series airs on over 200 TV stations and in 12,600 schools to approximately 91% of the country and is seen in 1,000 locations in 175 countries worldwide.
Managed by Darren Prince, Prince Music Management. For more information: mailto:goingdark@ymail.com or to schedule appearances or interviews contact goingdark@ymail.com

General Info

Band Members
Oliver Shaw, Tom Santos, Alex Fogg
Artist Name
Going Dark
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Contact Info

Livingston, NJ
Darren Prince