In suburban America these days, starting a band is almost as easy as joining a soccer team. Santa Claus doesn't bring baseball bats and fire trucks anymore- he delivers anxiously awaited guitars and amps. It's almost more common to see a mom sporting ear plugs at a venue than to see them toting orange slices and juice-boxes. While being in a band might not be extraordinarily unique, Greeley Estates pushes to the front of the pack as one of the few young bands putting the relationship with their fans above all else. Greeley Estates live shows go unparalleled. With a dynamic style reflecting numerous musical backgrounds, Greeley captures the audience and sears a lasting impression. Stripped to its core, the musical foundation reflects catchy melody and pop sensibility infinitely amplified by a hardcore edge and intense vocals.
Although Greeley Estates calls Arizona home, they are more often found navigating the pages of an atlas. In addition to performing nightly, Greeley emphasizes getting to know fans on a personal level, providing the human identity that is clearly evident in their lyrics and presence. Though Greeley Estates' journey has just begun, they've already achieved unparalleled significance among their peers. They've completed 3 national tours including every date of Vans Warped Tour 2005. They've self-released a full length album Outside of This and a full length DVD The Death of Greeley Estates - both of which have garnered a top-five spot on SmartPunk's overall sales rankings.
Celebrating their recent signing to Record Collection and the release of their second album, the EP Caveat Emptor, Greeley Estates will co-headline the MySpace Fall Tour 2005 . They return to the studio in January 2006 to record their second full-length album and then continue touring on Taste Of Chaos 2006. In a world of fabricated celebrity, people are finding honest authenticity in Greeley Estates - not only in their music and performance, but in their efforts, their character, and lives that serve as the foundation for their music.
"People say that success happens when preparation meets opportunity," says vocalist Ryan Zimmerman, "But the most important part of the equation is our foundation of support from the people that have been with us since the beginning. Without them, we'd have been forced to throw in the towel a long time ago."
Greeley Estates is:
Ryan Zimmerman - vocals
Dallas Smith - guitar
Brandon Hackenson - guitar
Brian Champ - drums
Brad Murray - bass