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Goodbye January / Bio

Goodbye January was originally based in Brooklyn, NY. After a few line up changes, GBJ now consists of founding member Demetrius Donahue (guitar, lead vocals) joined now by Ian 'Comfort Within Noise, Cahill (guitar, producer), Josh Rodriguez (drums, backing vocals), Kyle G. Carlson (bass, backing vocals, occasional keys), and Jamie Starr (mood, intensity and sonics). All five members work equally to achieve a common goal: Heavy, meaningful blues-rock inspired by the early 90's post-hardcore movement. All members contribute to the finished songs, but it is Demetrius Donahue who tells his story of a ray of hope through life's heart breaking and tragic moments. After all, the name 'Goodbye January' is a positive memorial of his deceased mother that was born and subsequently left this world in the month of January.... She lives on through this music. Ian 'Comfort Within Noise' Cahill offers not only some of the best rhythm-lead guitar work, that's perfectly suited for this blues-grunge hybrid, but also adds his production skills and experience with hip-hop and re-mixes, to add something more than 'just a little extra' to the melting pot of influences here. The 'Goodbye January' EP was of course mixed and produced by this man. It's definitely not to say this band does not do it's share of excellent blues-ballads as well, with one listen it's easy to hear the diversity of the light and shade technique...even within one song at times! All five members are intent on making this music a lifetime career, and also to re-instate the heart and soul to rock music, which seems to have been forgotten over the years. A true recipe for success! We look forward to sharing all of this with anyone that is willing to experience our vision with us....

General Info

Band Members
Ian Cahill - Guitar/Recorded the EP, Demetrius Donahue - Vocals/Vocals and Lead Guitar, Kyle G Carlson - Bass
Artist Name
Goodbye January
Home Page
Active Since

Contact Info

Brooklyn, NY
Ian Cahill/D. Donahue

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