Afterglow is an original pop-rock group combined with melodic rock vocals, and catchy fun grooves. Brothers Adam Ryan (guitars/vocals) and Aron Shane (drums) first formed Afterglow in the summer of 2007 and release a E.P titled "Yellow Brick Drive" with producer Rick Salt. After extensive performances and working the album as a “two man band” the group took some time off to find the right musicians.
Now with the talents of Dave Buchanan on Bass and Raymond Knight on keyboards the group has reinvented who and what afterglow is. In the summer of 2011 the group entered Lois Lane Studio with Juno nominated producer Rick salt, capturing the new sound and energy the group was always looking for.
On December 16, 2011 Afterglow released the first single from the new six song E.P appropriately titled "Get Up and Go" Their single Tougher Time was launched as a FREE download via www.reachafterglow.com for a limited time. “Its amazing the power social media has, within days of releasing the free single our Twitter followers went from a mere 34 to over 300”, states Adam Ryan (lead songwriter). The E.P has been attracting great response from local/internet based radio, including airplay on local radio 106.9 The Wolf, 98.9 Jet FM. Having recently released the second single Lost in the moment the response has continued to be positive and the goal to reach an ever growing audience is more important than ever.
“Having been a performer and songwriter for most of my life I’ve seen massive change in the industry and feel this is the best time to present Get Up and Go. I’ve poured my heart and soul into these songs and we have created what I feel is our best work” says Adam Ryan. “This is it! This songs represent my struggles, my happiest moments, my greatest laughter and loss, the experience of life is written into this project, it must be heard.” he says.
Songs such as Tougher Time and Shine represent a moment in every ones life they can relate too. The passion that only comes with life experience and the talents of a seasoned songwriter resonate through the album. Somehow Afterglow has managed to hone these moments in life and translate them into catchy melodies that leaves us singing along to the groovy drum shots and pounding bass lines all coloured beautifully by melodic keyboards. Get Up and Go will truly leave you with that feeling of Afterglow.
Get Up and Go was released Feb 14/2012
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