Minus Touch / Bio

We have all heard the negativity, "Rock is dead. There are no REAL musicians anymore." These attitudes are defeatist in nature, oversimplifying, or worse, IGNORING the passionate musicians that cross just below the radar every day. It is our goal, to counter that idea. We create music, not just for us, not for YOU, but for everyone who will ever have a chance to listen to a song and let it move them. To get those goosebumps across their neck as the guitar solo comes to a crescendo. We want to make music that moves, enlightens, and inspires. That motivates ALL of us to dream and feel again. We want to share this passion and this journey with YOU, the music lover. The hopeless romantic. The dreamers and the night-time philosophers.

One of Raleigh’s top Rock bands, Minus Touch is a Hard Rock/Grunge band originating out of Raleigh, NC. Formed from members of several different bands it's current roster consists of Michael Medina (Vocals), Ryan Smith (Drums), Shane Padfield (Guitar), Daphne Rodgers (Bass), and Chris McKay (Lead Guitar). The members have been close friends for years, each sharing a profound love of music. They list their influences as, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and more. They have appeared in numerous publications including Simply Elevate Magazine and Faircloth Review as well as appearing on FXBG Pirate Radio. We just finished production on our first EP in January and are looking to expand our current fanbase with loyal fans to help spread the word and get our name out there through Facebook and other social media. Below we have included links to all of our websites as well as our youtube channel. If you could take a moment to listen and share our music with others we would greatly appreciate it! Thanks for your time! - Mike


General Info

Band Members
Michael Medina - Vocals, Ryan Smith - Drums, Chris McKay - Guitar
Artist Name
Minus Touch
Profile Page
Active Since
Rock / Metal / Grunge

Contact Info

Raleigh, NC

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