Listening to Oklahoma City rock band Aranda is something like hearing an explosive hybrid of the atom bomb and all of Woodstock combined. They are an experience.
Brothers Dameon and Gabe Aranda have been writing, playing, and singing music together since they were kids, and even at a young age, they knew that music was going to be a major part of their lives. Throughout their career Aranda has had the privilege to work with some of the industrys finest talent including the Grammy nominated production team of Sam Watters and Louis Biancaniello on their first self-titled national release.
2009 saw Aranda’s first single, “Still in the Dark,” climb into the Top 30 in rock radio across the country, and American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson decided to cover two of the band’s songs on her newest album, All I Ever Wanted.
One of the songs she covered, “Whyyawannabringmedown,” was Aranda’s follow-up single to “Still in the Dark.” The high-energy song is an in-your-face rebellion, and was selected by the WWE as the official theme song of their event "The Bash".
The 2nd song covered by Clarkson ended up being released as a single which only reinforced to the band that their music had an audience if given the proper chance.
Aranda released a deluxe edition of their 2008 self-titled debut album, which includes live tracks and a radio mix of “Whyyawannabringmedown.” Also included is a DVD/CD of their wall-shaking album release show called Aranda: Live From OKC.
Dameon and Gabe are no strangers to sharing the stage with big names in rock: during the past few years they have performed with hit bands such as Papa Roach, Shinedown, The All American Rejects, Rev Theory, Saliva, Puddle of Mudd, Theory of a Deadman, and Black Stone Cherry. With the brothers’ flawless harmonies and passionate onstage performances, Aranda is a live show you’ll never forget.
“We want to create high energy, keep rocking, keep everybody entertained. We want to involve the audience and make it fun for them,” guitarist Dameon says. “Our hope is that you’ll keep coming back for more.”
The band recorded their 2nd album "Stop the World" with Grammy Nominated producer Johnny K (Disturbed, Sevendust, Staind, Drowning Pool). The first single from the record "Undone" made it into the Top 25 on the active rock charts. The second single "Satisfied" is climbing the charts and is currently in the Top 30.