Astoria, New York (PressExposure) July 19, 2011 -- Rising heroically on the Los Angeles music scene is breakout alternative soft rock band BARD. With their epic poetry skills and melodic power, "BARD" is set to release their debut EP titled "No Sleep," now available on iTunes.
BARD, a seven member soft rock ensemble, is headed up by three leading men, Lucas Christenson (Vocals, Guitar), Steven Crandall (Guitar), and Jacob Craner (Piano). Additional players include: Kaitlin Wolfberg (Strings), Grady Hutt (Bass), Zak Dunn (Electric Guitar) and Alfred Jasso (Drums).
On Friday, July 22, BARD will open for Billboard-charting recording artist Ryan Cabrera at the Key Club in West Hollywood, CA. Showtime is at 9:30 P.M. sharp. The Key Club is located at 9039 West Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069.
"Opening up for Ryan Cabrera is a breakthrough moment for BARD," states Lucas Christenson. "Personally speaking, I'm a big Cabrera fan. It is pretty awesome that we are going to be sharing a stage together. We've got an amazing set planned for everybody."
BARD will also perform at The Whisky a Go Go on Friday, July 29 at 12:30 A.M. The Whisky a Go Go is located at 9901 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069.
Christenson and Crandall became friends several years ago, back in their home state of Michigan. They began writing music together and decided to venture out West to Hollywood, CA to pursue their dreams in the music business. Once in Hollywood, the two band mates met Craner and thus created "BARD." As a creative unit, the three musicians collaborate to create all of their own original material.
"Working with BARD has been a dream come true for me," states Abel Rivera, BARD Manager. "These kids can play their butts off. And, Lucas can SING! Their music is beautiful and real."
Music Executive Abel Rivera represents the band as manager. BARD's music can currently be heard on ABC's "No Ordinary Family," while live bookings continue throughout Southern California at popular venues such as House of Blues and Whiskey A GoGo.
Purchase BARD's debut EP "No Sleep" on iTunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/no-sleep-ep/id442781156.
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Bard started in a small town in northern Michigan with members Steven Crandall and Lucas Christenson. The two headed to Los Angeles, California to build their music careers. Halfway through the long trip to California, disaster struck. Driving down an Interstate in Nebraska their trailer caught fire and everything was lost. Determined to keep on, the two continued in their journey to the City of Angels. Once settled, Crandall and Christenson began writing new songs and eventually met Jacob Craner, who impressed them with his stunning key work. As a team, with all of their abilities fused together, it's pure magic. As fate intervened, all of their hard work is paying off. Theres No sleep for the lonely!