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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 15, guitarist Tom Santos 18, and drummer Alex Fogg 18. Recently Going Dark played a benefit with Vince Neil lead singer of Motley Crue. They have opened for 3 Doors Down (2014), Trapt (2014) Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (2014,) and Hollywood Ending (2014) Going Dark was invited to play 3 dates in Boston Mass this past summer (2014). 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 at Irving Plaza and Big Time Rush at Great Adventure. They have played multiple shows at iconic venues - The Bitter End NY, NY,
The Stone Pony, Asbury Park NJ, Revolution Bar & Music Hall Long Island, NY, The 8x10 Club Baltimore, MD, and The Carousel , Salisbury Beach MA

“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.

What the Music Industry is saying about Going Dark
" I grew up with a thing called song writing and these guys have the songs..., in the next 10 or 20 years these guys will be maybe as big as Motley Crue and this is what the youth of America needs right now.!"....
“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,

“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,

“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

Performance Highlights
Turning Point Benefit with Vince Neil Lead Singer of Motley Crue 2014
Opened for The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus 2014
Opened for Hawthorne Heights 2014
Opened for 3 DOORS DOWN - Quick Chek NJ Balloon Festival, 2014
Opened for Trapt ,2014
Opened for Against The Current, 2014
Opened for Hollywood Ending, 2014
WDHA 105.5 FM / WMTR “Teachers Who Rock” 2014
Opened for REO Speed Wagon - Quick Chek NJ Balloon Festival, 2013
State Fair Meadowlands 2013
Jersey Stock with Deleasa and Kicking Daisies ,2013
Chris Jacobs The 8x10, Baltimore, MD 2013
David Garibaldi, Iconic Boyz, 2012
Vince Neil’s “After Party” band, 2012
State Fair Meadowlands 2012
Mountain Jam Festival - Woodstock, NY, 2012
Opened for Eddie Money - Quick Chek NJ Balloon Festival, 2012
The Bamboozle Festival - with The Foo Fighters - Asbury Park, 2012
Sold Out CD release concert to over 700 people, Montclair NJ 2012
Opened for Sebastian Bach - Irving Plaza, NYC, 2011
Opened for Big Time Rush – Six Flags/Great Adventure, Arena 2011
The Bamboozle Festival with Motley Crue - Giants Stadium, 2011

Media Appearances
Chasing my 9
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. Produced by John Ginty " Day After Day" (2014) Produced by David Silver
Music Videos – “Play Your Game”, “Stand Up”.

Going Dark"s 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).
Going Dark was 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
(Tom Santos replaced LJ Militello as lead guitarist in September of 2013 after LJ left the band on good terms to pursue other interests.)

General Info

Band Members
Oliver Shaw, Tom Santos, Alex Fogg
Artist Name
Going Dark
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Livingston, NJ
Darren Prince