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Dead Air Radio

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Members:
Bill Givens - Lead Vocs, lead and rhythm guitar, synth programming
Dennis Thompson - lead and rhythm guitar, background vocs
David Charlesworth - Drums

Dead Air Radio is a progressive rock and metal band hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, who fuses elements from progressive mainstays Rush and Yes with the heavier, contemporary styling of such modern acts as Dream Theater and Tool. Producers/primary writers Givens and Thompson draw upon a more diverse palette of rock influences ranging from Seal, Sting, and Nickel Creek to more aggressive fare such as Slayer, Metallica and Mudvayne.

Dead Air Radio’s latest CD, “Signal to Noise Ratio”, contains soaring melodies, complex guitar performances and crushing riffs. The album is a progressive rock tour de force taking the listener through a plethora of sonic textures that truly showcases the band’s influences, yet sets them in a class to their own.

The guitar team of Givens and Thompson are reviewed favorably in the October 2007 issue of Guitar Player magazine by Michael Molenda. In his column, “Myspace Hordes”, which focuses on do-it-yourself bands on MySpace.com he writes, “DAR’s guitarists are crafty, inventive, and powerful guitar players. From the intro’s noise spurts, through at least 5,786 changes of mood, their facility with diverse rhythms, tones, melodies, and riffs is truly awe inspiring…”

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