28 North has been writing music, recording, traveling, and slamming out live performances for five years. During that time they've performed support for Motley Crue, Dave Matthews Band, Dickie Betts, Ace Frehley, Billy Squire, Steven Adler, Lez Zeppelin, Pat McGee Band, Joe Grushecky, Rusted Root, Town Hall, Pepper's Ghost, Pat Travers, Crash Kings, Ekoostik Hookah, and many more. From The Whiskey a Go-Go in Hollywood to The CMJ Music Festival in New York City; The House of Blues in Cleveland to the Dewey Beach Music Festival in Delaware, not to mention the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and a standout performance at the 2010 SXSW (South by SouthWest) Festival in Austin; these guys stay busy with about 160 tour dates a year literally all over the United States and Canada.
Although all four members are in their early twenties, they have produced a significant body of work with over 150 original songs in their ever-growing repertoire. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 28 North brings big crowds and raucous standing ovations wherever they perform.
The Band is made up of Singer and Guitarist Michael Lindner, Singer and Guitarist Alex Stanton, Singing Drummer Tyler Bond, and Bassist/Vocalist Jonathan Colman. Their unique voices and talents as instrumentalists and arrangers combine to form a group of unprecedented depth and originality. What truly sets them apart though is their dedication and drive to expand their audience all over the map. In addition to a strict and rigorous rehearsal schedule, the remainder of their time is committed to grassroots promotion. With a fast growing e-mail list of over 5000 fans massed in the last year; designing, printing, and packaging their own flyers, t-shirts, CDs, and stickers; booking their own shows all over the country, 28 North is undoubtedly busy.
The list of influences is endless but the classic sounds of The Beatles, The Band, and The Allman Brothers where the beginning, with added blends of funk, alternative, folk, reggae and jazz. More recently the band has been intrigued by groups such as Wilco, Radiohead, My Morning Jacket, Tool, Ryan Adams, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dr. Dog and more.
With three Available Albums, 'Gone Too Far' and 'Mystery' and their third self titled, '28 North,' mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound, these four young men have something exciting to say...something innovative with a nod to the past. 28 North songs have a kind of honesty and edge to them that slices through the mass of overproduced fluff dominating the rock world today. They balance crushing riffs, with slinky funk, and hooks and choruses guaranteed not to leave your head. Whether its their high energy electric show or their magical acoustic show, listen and you'll hear one of the most promising bands around.