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Born & Raised / Bio

Full length album "Ghosts of Tomorrow" out now!!!

BORN & RAISED is the product of Dane Ernst, Jon Meneley, and Carlos Pulido. During the fall of 2008, Dane was asked to get some people together to open up a show for Corey Posey. Dane called Jon and Carlos, who did not know each other at the time, and picked up the bassist from Corey Posey's band and proceeded to play a 45 min set. The show was received very well by the audience and the chemistry between the 3 band members encouraged them to continue their musical ambitions.

Over the next couple of months, Dane, Carlos, and Jon started writing and recording song ideas, while looking for a stable bassist to complete their quartet. The logical choice came when bassist Vinay Badiwala joined the group shortly before the winter of 2008. From there, Born & Raised began playing open mic night at The Garage in Denton, and after a few Monday nights with good feedback, they were moved to the weekend. Over the course of the 2009 year, Born & Raised played several shows and were encouraged to pick up a singer. After playing without a singer for about 8 months, Born & Raised picked up their first singer and proceeded to play in Fort Worth, Greenville, and Downtown Dallas. At the beginning of the school year in 2009, Vinay chose to go to medical school in Aruba, which forced the band to find another bassist. Luckily, Miles Norton stepped in for Vinay and brought a funky, blues influence to the band. Unfortunately, band parted ways with their first singer at the end of 2009 and Born & Raised picked up Kenny Hada, cousin of Carlos. Then, in April of 2010, Born & Raised picked up seasoned singer Jason Webb, who had been singing in bands for over 10 years. Regretfully, after 2 1/2 years of service, the band and Miles decided to part ways due to unforeseen complications. Vinay Badiwala was accepted back into the band after a short audition period. At the beginning of 2014, the band and singer Jason Webb mutually parted ways and the search for a new voice began. Still hunting, the band has recorded another EP for Fall 2014 release and awaits the arrival of the next brother of the band.

General Info

Band Members
Big Jon - Electric Guitar, Dane(sticks) - Drums, Carlos(lead/rhythm guitar) - Electric Guitar, Vinay(low end) - Bass, Nate(wailing vox) - Vocals
Artist Name
Born & Raised
Home Page
Active Since
Metal / Southern Rock / Progressive

Contact Info

Dallas, TX

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