OTTIS: Official Biography and Update of 2009. It all started with Brad Rounds (vocalist), Chris Walcher (drummer) and Mike Walcher (guitarist) finally turning on the amps, and just jamming behind the set. Within 15 minutes, the song 'FALLING APART' was completed. The next step? See what people think. 'FALLING APART' received a pretty good response and positive feedback from many people..really fast. The next step was to complete the sound: find a bass player. This was no easy task. After the first three or four were a no-go, Chris suggested this kid he knew: John Durant. He said that John had played with him in an old band from middle school and that he was decent. But for some reason, all this talk and no sign of John. Unable to wait for flaky bass players and no talent ass-clowns, they jumped in the studio anyway. From the get-go, it seemed like this was their calling, all worth the 40 hours of recording and producing with Stephon Villenuave at Castle Studios, in the heart of Los Angles; they spent time 'seriously analyzing' their music. Recording 'LIFELESS' definitely opened their minds to the idea that they could maybe make something out of this, but would take some seriously hard work. Just before the EP was recorded, OTTIS made a few guest appearances on VH1's Celebrity Sober House in the summer of '08, kicking their motivation up. The hard work began; laying down four tracks onto an EP, and acquiring a bass player. It took John a good two months before he finally got his ass over to the studio, but once he played a few times, he picked it up right away. After four hours of playing time, the band knew he was the missing link, the extra sound that they needed. So John officially joined the band just before the band got the call to play for Andy Dick's reality TV show 'You Don't Know Dick.' Whether or not it will be aired, who knows? But John's first band experience with OTTIS was this show, so he needed to pick things up fast. After the VH1 stuff was all finished, it was back in the studio, writing more songs. The result? Three brand new songs...all unrecorded. Now that a full set of songs has been established, it was time for another show. This time, at the Whiskey A Go-Go on Sunset Blvd. The crowd response was epic! Selling out the venue and acquiring vast contacts. The latest article by Derirdre Loy in Valley Scene Magazine, "OTTIS AT THE WHISKEY" was published in April of 2009, and passed out on April 17th during OTTIS's Granada Cancer Benefit Performance. The band now has a buffet of songs, and continues to write and write as much as possible. Their latest hit "Lifeless Tragedy" from the 2009 EP "Lifeless" is now on World-Wide-Radio! This latest joint will be played throughout 5, 300 radio stations in over 35 different countries starting in the week of May 19, 2009. They have current plans to film a music video for the hot hit "LIFELESS TRAGEDY" at the end of 2009. EP release: "Lifeless" May 5th 2009. Mike Walcher - Guitar Chris Walcher - Drums Brad Rounds - Vocals John Durant - Bass 'Ottis'