The Badlees are a six piece rock band that have been creating and performing music since 1990. Pete Palladino (vocals), Bret Alexander (guitar), Paul Smith (bass) Ron Simasek (drums), Dustin Drevitch (guitars) and Nyke Van Wyk (violin) joined forces decades ago after a few happenstance introductions, that some would say, were driven by destiny. Individually, The Badlees are very different on many levels, each coming to the table with unique personalities and musical influences. However, these differences are why The Badlees worked in the first place and hence, survived the ups and downs in the ever changing music industry. A true band is when the whole is greater than the sum of its parts and The Badlees are no exception.
In 1990, the band embarked on a journey that is currently entering its 3rd decade of creating The Badlees sound. Since then, the music business has seen itsfair share of trends but The Badlees only focused on their own trend. Making great music without regard to what’s in vogue. Wrapping complex, thought provoking lyrics inthe rock band format is The Badlees secret sauce.
Over the past 22 years, The Badlees continue to produce relevantmusic without regard to the trends. In 2012, The Badlees will enter the studioto record their 10th studio release following up their latest release, See Me As A Picture: The Best, So Far, an 18-song compilation of musical highlights from the band’s career. See Me tries to accomplish the unthinkable task of representing a 22-year career in an hour of music. Considering that the band’s career features a couple of major label record deals, radio hits and national critical acclaim, a true summation of the band’s career won't get the proper attention it deserves in a few paragraphs.