Based out of Kansas City, KS, The line-up consists of vocalist-guitarist Shannan Wright, bassist David Wood, drummer Ben Burgess, and lead guitarist Randee Roe. The average age of the band is 29. They exploit a range of influences dating from the 70’s-90's alongside today's modern rock.
The Guild has been touring the Midwest in support of their self titled album and is now in the process of releasing a second album. They have opened for national bands including Redline Chemistry and Nonpoint. In May 2015, the band entered a national competition with hopes of showcasing from the Jägermeister Stage at Rockfest. This event is currently one of America’s largest outdoor rock music festivals held by one of the countries top rock radio stations, 98.9 The Rock. The competition utilized a week-long viewer voting process and the top 5 placing bands were later scrutinized by the radio station officials. The Guild was voted best band over 70 other participants and shared the experience with some of the world’s iconic names such as Rob Zombie, Papa Roach, Tech N9ne and many more.
Fans have described their sound as, “A modern mesh of both new and old school rock that is inspiring to the soul. They create from every human emotion while bringing a fresh approach from which you rarely see from original rock bands anymore”.
The Guild’s musical and lyrical expression easily transcends around the world. Original titles including “Come To Me” which brings sexiness back into rock, and “Darkness Falls” which propelled them into victory of the Rockfest competition as it focuses on overcoming the evil within the world. "Dealers Hand” inspired by emotional pain. Pain which was manifested from poor choices in life before turning the situation around for the better. The band strives to attain diversity in their writing material in order to secure a listener's interest. At times the music can be quite funky and groove oriented, making your body beg to get up and move!
Heading into 2016, The Guild continues to elevate their creativity while writing, recording, and touring. You can catch them here on the web: