Don’t put “a” guy in your band….put “THE” guy in your band.
After a five state search and a 30 person audition process……we’ve found him.
GARDEN STATE RADIO has spent the last two years cultivating a show like none other out there; heavily investing time and money into production and promotion. Our on and off stage efforts paid off, and resulted in one of the best summer schedule of any working band on the market today.
Before we began the search for our new guitarist, we asked ourselves, “Who are we looking for?” The band needed to raise the very bar that we set for ourselves and all others this past year, so it was unanimous that we couldn’t settle for anything less than 100%, no matter how long that search took. Throughout August and September (working around our 3-5 night a week show schedule), we pounded the pavement and sought out dozens of interesting prospects. Some were good and some were amazing, but none felt PERFECT for where we saw GSR headed in 2015 and beyond. We didn’t just want a great guitarist; we wanted a great lead singer, rapper, multi-instrumentalist, performer, promoter and personality (Did we mention we also wanted a fresh style and great attitude?) At one point, it looked like it was an impossible task to find all this in one person.
In walks Nick Navarro, killer guitarist, great look, amazing at promotions/graphics, stellar rapper/singer (and also happens to be a world class piano player!) There wasn’t one aspect of the job he didn’t fill and our decision was instantly made. We are very excited for this new chapter to begin, as Nick’s arrival comes at the same time as the launch of our all new 2015 show. You’re not going to believe what you’re about to see and hear from Garden State Radio. We’re not raising the bar this year; we’re reinventing the game.
Nick’s official full-time start is Tuesday, October 21st @ Bar A and then every weekend forward. But Come Say Hi this Tuesday, October 7th at Bar Anticipation, Nick is filling in. Come get a sample of new GSR a little early, come check it out !!!
We welcome Nick to the GSR family and look forward to an amazing fall and winter show schedule.
PS- Thanks for the continued support.
Ryan, Kelly, & Bobby