A Band of Songwriters
Andy Reed is a singer/songwriter/producer from Bay City, MI. Andy currently operates daily out of his recording studio Reed Recording Company. He has worked and performed with the likes of Mike Viola, Steve Eggers, The Verve Pipe, Brandon Schott, and Brendan Benson. His newest project "The Legal Matters" will be releasing their debut record this summer. Andy is currently working on the next An American Underdog record as well which is slated to be released in the fall.
Los Angeles based troubadour Brandon Schott's new sun-kissed single "HENRY" was released in late 2013 as one of four brand new songs on "THE A/B EP", a collaboration with Bay City's own Andy Reed. Building on the whimsical 60s-pop carnival of Brandon's last record, "13 Satellites", the EP has gathered glowing reviews and aesthetic comparisons to the work of Elliott Smith, Harry Nilsson and Jeff Lynne. Brandon is currently working on his fifth full length album, "CRAYONS & ANGELS" - due to be released late 2014.
Jeff Yantz is a singer songwriter from Bay City, Michigan who has been writing, recording, and performing since the early 90's. He cut his teeth as a principle writer with his band One Trick Ponies. After self-producing three projects with OTP he has also released three solo projects. His most recent full length record being "That's the All of it" a folk-centric project recorded over the last 2 years with a sound resulting from an affection for warm tube sound boards, ribbon microphones, and the efforts of some the outstanding musicians from the Great Lakes Bay Region.
Joe Sullivan is a local singer/songwriter. He still lives in his hometown of Saginaw Township with his beautiful wife Tracy and his two great kids, Sean and Madisson. Joe loves being a part of this unbelievable community of musicians and music lovers. He is truly honored to share the stage with such a great group of guys. He also has a cd available that Andy Reed seems to like.
Donny Brown is a drummer, singer-songwriter and producer. He was a founding member and one of the principal songwriters of The Verve Pipe, whose albums sold in excess of 3 million worldwide. Donny produced and co-wrote the two highly acclaimed family albums for The Verve Pipe in 2010 and 2013, both of which ended up on iTunes Best Of Year lists. His original compositions have been featured on Dawsons Creek, Roswell and on Americas Funniest Home Videos as well as the feature film Joe Somebody. In addition to writing and co-writing for The Verve Pipe he has written with the band Hanson, solo artists Tracy Bonham and Willy Porter and also with Ed Robertson of Barenaked Ladies. Born and bred in Saginaw, Michigan, he now resides in Lansing.