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Names of band members:
John Irvine, Kyle Buckland, Ryan Buckland
Places in the Phoenix area where you can usually hear/see Underground Highway:
Regular open mics at locations such as Next Coffee Shop, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, or the Tempe Center for the Arts, as well as non-profit fundraising concerts, festivals, and large Phoenix events like P.F. Changs Rock'n'Roll Marathon.
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More About Underground Highway:
Comments from Underground Highway: "Since 2011, the members of Underground Highway have confronted what they consider the greatest artistic challenge of their time: the identity crisis of modern rock'n'roll. 'A lot of people are trying really hard to do something radically new in music', says bassist/vocalist Kyle Buckland. 'As a songwriter, I've definitely been in that frustrated place before. I'm wondering, 'How is it even possible to do something new here?!' But I think that a lot of the change we're looking for will actually happen with very little effort.' Kyle adds, 'You know, we listen to all these different bands as kids, then grow up and want to play music just like that. But if we're honest, we'll probably end up with some beautiful monster that sounds a little like all of it...a strange and unique collection of vibes that make us who we are.' Although Underground Highway has yet to release a full-length album, they've taken the initiative to building their first record from the stage as they audition new originals alongside covers of favorites from established acts such as U2, OneRepublic, The Fray, Switchfoot, and Relient K. 'We mix things up in concert all the time,' describes singer/guitarist John Irvine. 'We get up on stage, play some covers that people can sing along to, then throw in something new and just see what happens. It's all about making the most of each moment.' John adds, 'When it's all said and done, we hope that Underground Highway can do something new and unique that really makes a difference for people. We want them to walk away thinking more about who THEY are than who we are as a band. Ultimately, for us, that connection has to start on the stage.' 'We're pretty excited for what's next,' concludes the band's drummer, Ryan Buckland. 'There's a lot of work to do, but I think we're jumping in with both feet on this one and ready to make some sound waves in Phoenix.'"