6 Degrees West is an explosive country music act with dueling lead guitars and solid harmony vocals. The band, deriving its name from the "six degrees of separation" in the music business, was founded by lead singer, Tim Pardee, in 2008. Tim had a vision to put together a talented group of musicians that could create a great sound along with an electric stage presence in their live shows.
Tim met the group's drummer, Ray Santo, early on in the development of the band. Hailing from Boston, Ray's versatile playing style was a great fit for this rock edge country sound. Tim and Ray quickly shared the vision of a band that would rise to success by focusing on making the music great and the fans entertained.
The band later brought on guitarist, Shannon Pearce. Shannon brought a stand out personality on stage with some rich harmony vocals. Pearce was the missing link that the group had been searching for to round out their sound.
The last piece of the puzzle was guitarist, Tyler Merle. Tyler brought those hot Nashville licks to the table and added a smooth tone to the group. It was evident that Tyler was needed to complete 6 Degrees West and take them to the next level.
The band has seen a great rise in success over the past two years with the release of their single, "She Got Me There." Shortly after, by the request of country radio, the group released their titled EP cut, "Bowchickawowow." This song quickly became a highly requested tune from DJ's and fans alike at shows. The song exhibits the band's personality and energy on stage.
The band's latest single, "Slide On Over," is the perfect compliment to rounding out their sound.
6 Degrees West has opened for some of the best acts in country music, including, Eli Young Band, Little Big Town, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Locash Cowboys, Gloriana, Dustin Lynch, Tyler Farr, Blackjack Billy, Lonestar, Brett Eldredge, Zac Brown Band, and many more.