GREAT FALLS – Five musicians. One dream.
“The end goal for us is to eventually get signed and be a regular touring band,” bass guitarist Nathan Ross said.
The masterminds behind the band ‘Call of the Awakened’ was then high school freshmen Dillion Kuntz, Nathan Ross, Lance Rader and and Jayden Harrison.
‘Call of the Awakened’ was just a hobby at the time.
Now they are turning their dreams into a reality and traveling to Los Angeles to record an album with music producer Mikey Doling.
“If we raise all this money and go to L.A., well that’s the start of the journey,” lead singer Dillon Kuntz said.
The band knows this will be a challenge, but it’s just one of the many the band will and has faced already.
Two of the band members lost their father to a car accident. Their dad was one of their biggest fans.
“It was a really hard thing to go through, but we’re coming back stronger than ever and we’re ready to make this second album. It’s the best comeback story I can think of,” drummer Jayden Harrison said.
And did we mention their age? These young musicians are ages 19-20, the youngest is only 16.
“These guys went from strangers to friends to brothers, we’re a family now,” Harrison said.
Taking a tragedy and turning it to inspiration, the band writes their original songs from their own life experiences.
“If I could get just one person to say that our music changed their life, this would be a success,” guitarist Lance Rader said.
But they need your help. Living on their own, working side jobs and creating music, they are trying to save as much money as they can for their trip to L.A.
“If they help us out, we are going to deliver an amazing record and they just might be able to say that a huge band came from their own town,” Kuntz said.
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Reporting by Elizabeth Transue for MTN News