Stratosphere is a San Diego based modern rock band. They can be misleadingly described as Nirvana meets the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Dave Matthew's' house while playing Frisbee with Beatles records. They play both original and cover songs. Stratosphere has an incredible live show. By combining top notch musicians, high energy rock music, lyrics with deep poetic messages, and the coolest audiences, an awesome vibe emerges at every show. Their debut self titled CD was originally released in May of 2005 and received radio airplay on over 40 stations across the U.S. and in Canada. The entire CD has been re-recorded from scratch with multi-platinum producer Brett Lieberman and three additional tracks were added. The CD was re-released in January 2006. Stratosphere's second CD 'Breaking Out' was released in October of 2006. Kevin Thomas founded Stratosphere in 2003 with a collection of songs he had written over the previous two years. Kevin had been living in various different cities across the U.S., searching for the right atmosphere to bring his music to life . He finally found that environment in Miami Florida. The Band has recently relocated to San Diego and reformed with some new members. Kevin is the lead singer, lead guitarist, and songwriter for the band. He has a degree in Music from Berklee College of Music and a Masters degree in Music Composition from the University of Miami. Kevin has assembled an entourage of the finest session players, giving Stratosphere several different line ups. Performing on bass guitar is the funkified JP Dias, or Joe Grant. On drums there is Brandon Cruz who has a Masters degree in drums and percussion from the New England Conservatory of Music, and Victor Kirk who is a well known Miami session player. On percussion is Steve (Skins) Kornix who plays just about every percussion instrument imaginable. Auxiliary instruments such as saxophone, trumpet, or violin are also occasionally added. Stratosphere is an established regional band on the verge of national exposure. A must see for anyone who loves live music.