After taking the interests of bands like Hit The Lights, Fireworks and The Wonder Years, Broadside has seem to catch the eyes and ears of their own following. Between the heavy instrumentals and the tasteful use of gang vocals, this band strives to put their own spin on pop punk.
In mid 2008 Jade Estrella, a Los Angeles based guitar player teamed up with drummer, A Richmond native, Andrew Dunton as he was attending the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA. They would go on to spend the next 6 months with another band, which had relocated them to Richmond, before going off on their own to start a new project.
Josh Glupker, another Richmond local, was approached to play bass but was already playing drums in his own band. Fortunately for Broadside, the band went its separate ways shortly after, landing Josh with the gig.
The band went through several guitar players before they were honored to find someone as genuine and talented as Kyle McConnell. Kyle had been around the Richmond music scene for many years and had just left his previous band.
Broadside spent a year together writing songs while they searched for the perfect singer. After auditing over 50 vocalists from all over the country, they got an email from a Virginia Beach resident, Bryan Austin.
Wasting no time, they headed in with producer Jason Sowers ( Race The Sun ) at Track Attack Studios. After spending a month getting their demo tracked and released, Broadside is here to prove that pop punk is not dead.