LOCHNESS MONSTER on the Coca-Cola Stage
Date: Jan 22, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM
Lochness Monster is an Alternative Rock band from South Florida. The band consists of Bruce Donaldson (Singer), Justin Shaner (Guitar), Federico Carradini (Bass), and Rene Rivera (Drums). Justin Shaner formed Lochness Monster in 2015 and in 2016 their debut album “Fables” was released. The album was recorded by gold record producer James Paul Wisner who also worked with bands, such as, Dashboard Confessional, Paramore, and Underoath. The album received radio play and it peaked at #16 on the CMJ (College Music Journal) charts, remaining on the charts for several months. In 2018 the band re-entered the studio with Wisner to work on their self-titled EP and the band released a music video for “Calling Out” and “Farewell Past” off the EP. The singles’ “Defiance” and “Farewell Past” played on the “Launch Pad Live Top 20 Countdown” and charted in the #1 and #2 positions for several months.
Lochness Monster was awarded Best Rock Band at the 2019 Oski Awards in Miami, FL and was chosen to play at one of Florida’s largest music festivals, SunFest, with One Republic and Keith Urban headlining. In 2020 Lochness Monster was planning to play Rock in Roma, an international rock festival, but the festival was delayed due to the pandemic.
From 2019 to 2021 Lochness Monster entered the studio again to work on their 2nd EP titled “Working for a Future” which will include 3 new songs (Atlas, Glass Jar, and Running Away) and an alternate version of one of their fan favorites, “Pendulum,” with Bruce Donaldson on vocals. Guitarist, Justin Shaner, states “our new songs on this 2nd EP are a result of us not giving up on songwriting through covid and finding creative ways to continue our passion through a time that was difficult to get together. We went through numerous remote mixing sessions, and once we could get together again, we continued to do in person mixing sessions. We had a new production sound we were going for that was more stripped down then our previous releases, so we decided to entirely produce these new songs ourselves at Rain Cat Recordings in Stuart, FL and Bull Productions in Miami, FL. Though it was a longer process then usual, we were able to get this new material right where we envisioned it to sound, and these studios really did a great job of capturing the music in a raw, authentic way.” “Working for a Future” is set to be released soon but the exact date has not been announced yet. Andy Van Dette is currently mastering the new songs in New York City. Lochness Monster stays very active in the live music scene, especially across South Florida, and can be seen playing live throughout the year.
Visit http://www.LochnessMonsterMusic.com to stay up to date on their latest shows and new music.
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