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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 original members Demetrius Donahue (guitar, lead vocals) and Josh Rodriguez (drums, backing vocals) joined by Ian 'Comfort' Cahill (guitar, producer) and Kyle G. Carlson ( bass, backing vocals, occasional keys). All four 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 us as well in January, who also lives on through this excellent music. Chris Puletz offers an excellent tribute to old school hard rock with his virtuoso drumming in the vein of Keith Moon and John Bonham. Ian 'Comfort' Manson offers not only some of the best rhythm-lead guitar work as suited for this blues-grunge hybrid, but also adds his production skills and experience of hip-hop 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. The EP was recorded in the basement studio of none other than bass player Jeffy 'Bones' Pospisil. With his Washburn 6-string bass and a passion for belting out some harmonies around the soulful voice of lead singer Demetrius, he holds down the heavy foundation along with Chris for a monster-rock volume that is sure to entertain. It's 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 four members are intent on making their music a lifetime career, and also to re-instate the heart and soul to rock music which seems to have been forgotten over the decades. A true recipe for success! -Ethan Mae

General Info

Band Members
Demetrius Donahue- guitars and vocals , Chris Puletz- drums and backing vocals, Ian Cahill, Guitars and Jeff Pospisil on, bass , keys and back up voca
Artist Name
Goodbye January
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Contact Info

Brooklyn, NY
Ian Cahill/D. Donahue

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