Almost Lucid formed in Cookeville, TN in January of 2013. The band consists of Bronson McNellis (vocals), Kathie Mansur (guitar, vocals), Ryan Hunley (drums), and Michael Davis (bass). The band started after both Bronson and Ryan had just ended other music projects which they had been working on. The guys decided to get together for a simple jam session, but when the guitarist for the session backed out, Kathie Mansur stepped in, and ultimately took over as guitarist for the new band. Influenced by bands like Guns N' Roses, The Foo Fighters, and The Deftones, the trio quickly found it's sound.
After practicing together for a few months, the band decided to take the songs which they had been working on into the studio to hammer out their demo CD. The band turned to Scruggs Recording, and worked with Recording Engineer, Scott Scruggs, who brought his 40 years in the music business to the table. Scott who has worked with country artists Montgomery Gentry, and Aaron TIppin, said after hearing the first song from the band, that they were unlike anything he had ever heard.
After finishing the recordings in the studio, Ryan brought in his friend and ex band member, from a previous band, to play Bass. With their demo in hand, and their lineup set, the band turned it's attention to playing live shows. Their first show was a bar in Chattanooga, called Ziggy's Underground, where they played with The Scams, and Vic Burgess Band. It was clear that night that Almost Lucid was in a class of their own, as they brought the house down with their snake like swagger, and their venomous attitude.
It wasn't long after that the band landed their biggest show to date, as they played the Hard Rock in Nashville, TN. in front of a sold out audience, with a record label representative from Sony Records present. The band played off the energy in the crowd and tore through song after song. Afterwards, Mark Pilkenroth, President of Ishowcase Music, said of the band's performance "That was some epic rockstar shit". The band met with the representative from Sony Records after the show and asked him for feedback, he responded with "I have no criticisims, your energy was great, you look, and sound great, you have stage presence, the crowd was into you, and that's what it's all about."
After the Hard Rock, the band turned their attention back to the studio, and to recording a music video for their songs Welcome to Doomsday and Medusa.
Wherever the band plays, they catch peoples attention, with their catchy guitar riffs, heart pounding bass lines, dance inducing drum beats, and captivating front man. Whether playing infront on 15 people or playing in front of thousands of people, Almost Lucid puts everything they have into their music, to give the people in attendance a show that they will never forget.