VERTICAL BRIDGE was formed after a most unlikely gathering. Jamie Sorsen shares, “I met Jimmy at a salon party. A few years later, the two met Brad Thomas at a Memorial Day backyard barbecue. Sorsen remembers, “We were blown away with the chemistry we had together. We just clicked!” A new band was formed and together, they began playing outdoor events, churches, and everywhere they could play.
Drawing from musical influences that include Van Halen, Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin, and Megadeth. Vertical Bridge’s own style can best be described as hard rock, featuring clean vocals comparable to Paul Rodgers of Bad Company. “I think you can hear subtle tributes to each of them interlaced in our music,” says Thomas.
In 2010 they decided to pursue music professionally as Vertical Bridge. In 2011 plans were put into motion to record a new album. They sought renowned Nashville producer Billy Smiley, of the band White Heart, to capture the band’s live show energy. “Never Too Late” was released nationally in 2012/2013 and the band hosted two successful album release parties. “Working with our producer, Billy Smiley, and his production team, they really brought our music to a new level,” Douglas affirms.
Highlights in the band’s burgeoning career include recording with Megadeth bassist, David Ellefson. Their song “Off to the Races” has been used by NASCAR racetracks as well as the Supercuts chain nationwide in 2012. Supercuts has chosen their song “Boys and Toys” to be featured for 2013. They were recently selected by Tinderbox to take their music to TV and college radio; only 14 out of 6,000 bands were chosen. In March 2013, they will attend music’s biggest festival, South by Southwest (SXSW).
When you get the chance to experience a Vertical Bridge live show, expect a spectacular light and video show, killer guitar sound, great vocals and rocking drums. Hello world, meet Vertical Bridge. Just as the title of their debut album proclaims, they want to share a cool message that it is Never Too Late to pursue your dreams!