Evolution of Sound
"I'm still waiting for you to notice me now...notice me now." Is this a cry for attention? At first glance, perhaps. What band doesn't want to be noticed? However, this line from Drop of Grey's flagship modern rock single, "Waiting" speaks volumes about who they are as individuals, and why they play music. Consider this: Do you notice the farm boy from small town Pennsylvania, or the blue collar 9 to 5 employee who makes sure your home theater system sounds just right? Do you notice the college student who is just another face in the crowd? Do you notice the auto mechanic who has a shop just three blocks from you? Probably not. Now let's look at this from a different angle: Do you notice the spiky haired guitarist doing spin kicks across the entire stage, or the charismatic vocalist belting out your favorite song just 3 feet from your face? Do you notice the man in the back with one arm straight up in the air as he counts off the intro, or the bassist rocking out on top of the drumset? Absolutely. Vocalist Eric Musser, guitarists Ben Rider and Clint Goldschmidt, drummer Ryan Kiscaden, and bassist Dan Rider got their start in June of 2006. After a few member changes added bassist Glenn Kitch in the fall of 2007 and parted ways with Clint Goldschmidt in spring of 2008. Together they have approached music and the music industry with a hard working, blue-collar mentality. "If we write great music, put on an exciting stage show, and bust our asses promoting, the only logical conclusion is that we will get noticed," says lead guitarist Ben Rider. It makes sense, right? As a blue-collar worker, the best way to work ones way up the career ladder is to work harder than everyone else, and this in turn gets one noticed. This is the approach Drop of Grey has taken with their musical career. Thus far, the work ethic has been paying off. Drop of Grey has played all of the top venues in Central Pennsylvania including The Chameleon Club, which was once voted as MTV's 1 live venue in America. In January of 2008, the band takes that work ethic into the studio to record their first EP. They will be recording at Saturation Acres where such national acts as Fuel and Breaking Benjamin have recorded. Following the recording, the band plans to tour regionally and nationally in support of the CD release. "I'm still waiting for you to notice me now...notice me now." Now the line takes on a different dimension. Drop of Grey is more than your entertainment for the night, or the music in your CD player. They are you, and you want to be noticed for the things you do. What a different world this would be if thousands of people packed stadiums to watch you do what you do: till a field, fix some speakers, go to class, or repair cars. We all know this is not how the world works, and this is why they do what they do. This is why... "I'm still waiting for you to notice me now...notice me now."