Drew Stedman and The Cosmic Nothings are a rowdy indie-rock band with progressive rock, classic country, and classical influences. They hail from Columbus, OH. Drew Stedman has been performing since he was a young child growing up in southern California. After his family moved to central Ohio, a whole new world of musical possibilities opened up to him as he began exploring different styles of music and becoming a skilled guitarist and vocalist. He spent several years in New York were he completed college before moving to Los Angeles. Drew’s former band, Riddley, performed on both coasts and recorded one album, The Quick Goodbye, which was released in 2007.
After the members of Riddley went their separate ways in 2009, Drew released a solo effort, an EP entitled If the Fires Exist, which is a bold reflection on religion and purpose. Drew de-converted from Christianity shortly after the release of the EP, an experience which inspired him to write thoughtful and provocative music which focuses on belief, relationships, criticism of religion and finding meaning in the universe. He moved back to Columbus, Ohio in 2011 where he produced The Skeptic EP, which is a collection of songs dealing with issues of skepticism, faith, love, and science. In 2012 he was joined by bass player Tom Bauer as well as Chris Burnsides (Drums) and Rob Bradley (Guitar), to form Drew Stedman and The Cosmic Nothings. Chris Gatsby joined the band in early 2013, playing Keyboard and Viola.
The Cosmic Nothings recently completed their first EP, which is self-titled, and was released in July 2013. Stand out tracks from the EP include: So Much Sense, a high-energy reductionist rant about religious belief and logic, and See My Mama Someday, which reflects the storytelling style of Drew’s outlaw country influences. The Cosmic Nothings are currently working on music for a second project that will be released later in 2013.