"Bayless" has quickly become an up and coming band, sharing the stage with the likes of Thousand Foot Krutch, Disciple, Building 429, Mikeschair, Chasen, to name a few. The combination of powerful melody lines, heavy guitar riffs blended with piano, "Bayless" has caught the attention of many listeners abroad.
Bayless currently worked with Hawk Nelson lead singer, Jon Steingard, to produce a 5 song EP entitled, "Sabotage" in the summer of 2013. Jon as well as fellow Hawk Nelson bandmate and drummer, Justin Benner, make appearances on the album. The album was mixed by Grammy winning producer/engineer Pete Stewart, former frontman of GrammaTrain.
The Sabotage EP is intense, hard hitting, and in your face, but also allows for a softer side with their song, "Beautiful Scars" - a song dedicated to the family of Braxton Kooser, who died in a car accident in Jan. 2013.
Bayless is thrilled with this EP and pray it not only catches the ears of new and current fans, but also that reaches many lives in the process.
In 2010, "Bayless" was one of the winners of the Air 1 Battle of the Bands competition in KC, along with SameState and Cole DeRuse. "Bayless" has been blessed to have their songs on stations ranging from Maryland, Virginia, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Texas and privileged to play at such venues as Arrowhead Stadium and the Rock The Light Festival with several other big name artists. They are also featured in the October issue of HM magazine as the "Pick Of The Litter". "Bayless" consists of members: Vanessa & Jared Bayless, Rod Nance.
"Bayless" wants to continue to reach people with the message of the music and continue to help people in all walks of life, while challenging their faith and worldview.
Why we do what we do...
First off, this is a ministry. We love and serve our savior, Jesus Christ with all our hearts. And it's our desire to share that love with others around the world. We believe one of the most effective ways to reach others is by simply listening to their stories.
Our music is inspired by these stories. Stories of addiction, loneliness, hope, loss, love, perseverance, deception... light and darkness...
We write & play our music in the hopes of others hearing, relating, and realizing they are not alone in this world. We write & play in the hopes of meeting these people and learning why they are who they are.
If even one person's life is impacted by something we've written, then we're already a successful band.
Give us 45 minutes to tell you our story, then come talk to us after and tell us yours. Who knows? We might even write a song about it...