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Arya / Bio

Fully Formed in May 2011. Serious does not even begin to describe this band. Dedicated, Hardworking. Creating music that can only be described as "The Diet Coke of Metal" ...... getting people off the bar stools is not Arya's only goal. Local music needs to be exaggerated and Arya wants to see the venues so packed at local shows that you'll have to stand on the bar just to see the stage. Get a drink, tip your bar tender, raise your rock hands high and and prepare for a show! Expect Great things from Arya.

In the late months of 2011, Guitarist Mike Dobbs began a search to find the musicians who would complete an ensemble of a dedicated and driven rock powerhouse. The group worked vigorously to find a sound that would work in today's industry whilst remaining completely unique. It was the combined talents of what each band member brings to the table that gives Arya their uniquely marketable quality that they have today. in 2012 Arya was awarded the "Rising Force" award at the Project Backstage Midwest Rock awards, an award given to those (as described by the staff) that have the potential to make their mark.

In 2013 Lead vocalist Jericka was added to Revolver's Hottest Chicks in Rock and Metal Official Facebook Fan Page making her a staple role model for thick women that can rock out and wear what they want. With an added responsibility Arya finally put their foot down and swore no matter what would happen it would not stop progress and immediately hit the studio. They released their debut single "By a Thread" which was received heavily by the local media and their entire fan base.

Throughout the last few years the staple members Mike, and Jericka have been through a great amount of twists and turns including several member changes and gear set backs that ultimately kept the band from recording anything solid. In order to continue progressing in any way they could Arya also was caught up by a non stop circle of playing out monthly in their local area, although this grew their fan base tremendously within months their fans became restless for a cd.

The Summer of 2014 Arya is in production of their first full length album, with the hopes of a long tour after it's release. Arya being amped with huge amounts of ambition and determination, plan to go after bigger and better shows such as Warped Tour, Freaker's Ball, World's Loudest Month and lots more. Equipped with an intensely loyal and constantly growing fan base, numerous strong relationships with club owners and fellow bands across the country, and a stage energy to be reckoned with, Arya is well on their way to forging a new path and proving that success as an independent band can be achieved.

General Info

Band Members
Vocalist Jericka, Guitarist Mike Dobbs, Heavy Vocal Mat Kampmeier, Guitar John Maxwell, Bass Wayne King, Drums Sean Pflum
Artist Name
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Rock / Alternative / Heavy Rock

Contact Info

Kansas City, KS

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