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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: The Great Heights Band
Recommended if you like: Weezer, Ok Go, Motion City Soundtrack, The Cure
Story behind your band/artist name: Singer Neal Karkhanis is a huge Ben Gibbard fan and named the project after the Postal Service hit "Such Great Heights"
Band Members: Neal (vocals/guitar), Eric (vocals/guitar), Owen (bass), Paul (drums)
What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : We say both Baltimore and DC as members of the band live in both those areas (Columbia, Beltsville, Silver Spring, Catonsville)
At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: - Eric runs Buzzlounge Recording Studio which was the same studio space that was used to make records by Panic at the Disco, All Time Low, Bayside, Underoath and many other great bands
- Paul is a well known bartender/drink slinger in DC who has worked for several bars that have been named DC's hottest bars.
- Neal spends are great deal of time in politics as an advocate for health care policy issues often lobbying Members of Congress and members of the Maryland General Assembly
- Owen is a jack of all trades and you may often see him running sound at your favorite DC/Baltimore venues
Anything else we should know, or you want to share: The band engineered and produced their second album, "rad-pop.", entirely on their own at Buzzlounge Recording Studio. In addition to their recordings, the band's touring, booking, and music videos are all self-produced with a true DIY mentality.
Official Website URL: http://www.thegreatheightsband.com
Facebook Full URL: http://www.facebook.com/greatheightsrock
Twitter Handle: @gr8heightsband
Instagram Handle: @thegreatheightsband
Other Links: https://thegreatheightsband.bandcamp.com/
Main Genre: Indie
Other Genres: rad-pop, alternative, punk, punk rock, rock, pop punk, pop, alternative rock