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Highway J / Bio

History

Highway J – A five piece modern rock band.

Highway J features ranging dynamic vocals accompanied by rock riffs that sometimes hint at “experimental”. The idea is to make “one sound” and leave a lasting sense of melody without compromising honesty or popular appeal. With over a decade of road and studio experience, Highway J has developed the art of appealing to the most stringent musician and still fully engaging the casual listener. Their songs take little effort to enjoy yet contain layers of intricacy that keep interest for lengths of time.

Highway J live can offer the spectrum of experiences. The band can handle 3 hour full stage sets or strip down to a warm acoustic set overnight. Although the band enjoys featuring its original material, they have an impressive cover catalogue. Covers include current popular favorites as well as underground signatures. Performances are dynamic. They often contain energetic showmanship, unique arrangements on popular songs, singer/songwriter duo, elaborate lights and impromptu jams. No show is the same other than the effort given by the members. They engage the audience and offer them to experience the music along with the band.

The soul of Highway J is un-rooted. It sticks to very few rules and uses every member’s personal influence to define their sound. They go with the moniker “If it sounds good, it’s good”. Without a specific agenda, Highway J still tackles heavy issues and is unafraid to write about common themes. Many tracks take on love, friendship, loss and injustice.

Shows

Highway J has played in many places in the Midwest including Chicago, St. Louis, Rock Island, Champaign, Peoria and Bloomington. The band has a diverse group of fans and has a strong following. Below is a short list of some of the venues and events Highway J has played:

PEORIA AREA
CEFCU Center Stage
Ribfest
Peoria Airshow Preview
Martini's
SOP's
Joe's Peoria
Oliver's Pizza & Pub
Kelleher's Irish Pub
Sully's
Babe's
Tomcat's
Crusen's (Farmington Rd. & War Drive)
Gorman's
Bar Louie
JJ Ryan's
Knickbocker's
EP's Timeout
The 5th Quarter
Kuchie's Corner Tap
Moore's Pub
Centerfield 9
Rocky's

BLOOMINGTON/NORMAL AREA
Baxter's American Grille
Illinois Brewing Company
Lizard's Lounge

CHICAGO AREA
Silvie's Lounge
Ballydoyle's Irish Pub
North Beach

ROCK ISLAND
Ribco

Covers

Here are just some of the current bands, Highway J covers in their live shows:

Pearl Jam
The Black Keys
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Fun.
Killers
Radiohead
Incubus
Rage Against the Machine
Dave Matthews Band

Press

Highway J has appeared numerous times in the Journal Star, River City Times, Quad City Times among other news publications. The band has also done multiple interviews with WWCT 99.9 and WIXO 105.7 while getting airplay. The band has most recently appeared on CT on Tap.

Members

Dave Combs - Vocals
Don Bruce - Bass
Jeff Badorek - Drums
Ryan Bradle - Guitar
Ryan Knox - Guitar

General Info

Band Members
Dave Combs - Vocals; Ryan Knox - Guitar, Keyboard, Vocals; Ryan Bradle - Guitar; Don Bruce - Bass; Jeff Badorek - Drums
Artist Name
Highway J
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/highwayj
Genres
Rock

Contact Info

Location
Peoria, IL