Portland, Oregon - (May 2, 2009) - Holding Out, a rock/pop group based out of Portland, Oregon, has released their new 10-track LP album “Playing in the Rain”. The album, produced by long-time industry professional, Tim Ellis, was mixed and mastered at Kung Fu Bakery Recording Studio. "Holding Out has the perfect combination of rock passion, great groove, and exceptional vocal delivery,” adds Tim. This independent band looks forward to getting the album in the hands of new and old fans alike. Read more on Last.fm …read full bio
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Portland, Oregon - (May 2, 2009) - Holding Out, a rock/pop group based out of Portland, Oregon, has released their new 10-track LP album “Playing in the Rain”. The album, produced by long-time industry professional, Tim Ellis, was mixed and mastered at Kung Fu Bakery Recording Studio. "Holding Out has the perfect combination of rock passion, great groove, and exceptional vocal delivery,” adds Tim. This independent band looks forward to getting the album in the hands of new and old fans alike.
Holding Out came to Portland in 2006, excited to become a part of its vibrant music scene. And now, with this new album, the group is eager to further extend the reach of their music, in the anticipation that it will connect with new fans on a personal level. “We can’t wait to present our new album in our upcoming shows. We want to use the momentum of the album to further broaden the influence of our music,” says one band member.
The album has already received some positive reviews: “Holding Out has created an album that evokes much of the same pleasant emotions as the activity it shares a name with…This Portland trio seems to draw upon a combination of influences from the rock/pop genre. The sound they craft is a bluesy "roots rock" confection… Being their debut album, Playing In The Rain has to not only be an accessible, enjoyable album, but also display the band's talent and potential, and both of these goals are easily accomplished… Playing In The Rain is a good album in its own right, but as a debut for Holding Out, its even better; a near perfect introduction to a band with energy, potential, and a knack for outstanding musical arrangements.”
Who is Holding Out?
Holding Out is a band of rock, pop, and blues influences combined with an incredible blend of powerful vocals. The band has two lead singers, both of whom also write songs for the group. Scott brings a blues-based, 70’s-style rock to the table, while Kelly brings in an acoustic, folk-style rock. When these two work together to combine their musical styles, something new is born, and it comes from the heart. Both leaders have an incredibly exciting and comfortable stage presence and their well-crafted, powerful vocal styles combine together to make natural and inspiring harmonies. Even Jen lends a hand with some background harmonies, giving the group a full vocal style that is a unique trait to have in their genre.
They have a sound that is appealing across many age groups; while many younger audience members love the excitement of the band members’ on-stage antics, older crowds are pulled in with powerful vocals and relatable lyrics. This band’s willingness to have fun while addressing the important issues of life and music is what makes their reach into different audiences so unique.
With their creative blend of musical styles and techniques, Holding Out is creating something new that people can really invest in. Their willingness to be honest and real through their music creates an atmosphere that makes audiences feel like they are a part of the show and leaves them wanting more.
One of the newest additions to the Portland scene, Holding Out is making a name for themselves in this incredible city of music. It would seem that their ability to appeal to the broadest of audiences has no limit. They continue to wow with every performance and their reputation as an excellent band to see live has continued to grow since the first time they stepped on stage.
Come see them at a venue near you, you will not be disappointed. This band has everything that it takes to change the world with music. Why not get on board?
What People Are Saying...
"Holding Out has the perfect combination of rock passion, great groove, and exceptional vocal delivery." -Tim Ellis (Musician/Producer, Kung Fu Bakery Recording Studio)
"Holding Out is a group of serious musicians that aren't afraid to have fun. They did a great job of catering to our diverse group of guests and had both young and old on the dance floor late into the night." -Amy Wesselman (IPNC)
"When Holding Out plays people can’t help but to dance! Good Energy! Good Band!" -Cody (Thirsty Lion)
"Holding Out is a "feel good band" that gets the crowd moving. They are a great band to have for any function!" -Cristel Anderson (21st Century Productions)
"If you haven’t heard their CD or seen them live, you are majorly missing out. These guys rock, and their musical ability is phenomenal. Both lead singers are strong and are able to cover a wide array of musical styles. They are definitely one of my favorite bands." -iTunes Listener Read more on Last.fm
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