The BurnDown All-Stars are going international. Featured in "Bodog Music’s Battle of the Bands" a reality show set to air in the US, Canada and Europe on the Fuse Network July 8th at 8pm, this grass roots independent movement is poised to beat the odds and become your next favorite band.
BurnDown began in August 2002 when founding members Dave Quicks , RokBottom & Kuf Knotz began recording their friends in a warehouse in the East Falls section of Philly. By the time they were finished they had an eighteen-song album (BurnDown presents…Volume 1, The Outside Connect Jawn) representing forty of the best musicians, dj’s, singers and emcees Philly had to offer. Over the next couple of years, along with other founding members Carlito Attack and Kuf Knots, BurnDown began building a traveling team, an All-Star band. By the 2005 release of BurnDown’s second album (BurnDown presents… Volume 2), the All-Stars line-up had solidified. The current twelve man crew has been playing together ever since. Joining guitarist and singer Dave Quicks and emcees Kufie, RokBottom and Carlito is Tom Walling on drums, Rico Joseph on bass, emcees Lord Biz, The Dialects and JawnZap7 and Tom Copson on lead guitar.
A steady performance schedule has the All-Stars’ live show on point. In fact, BDAS was recently named the best independent band in the Northeast at the Independent Music World Series hosted by DiscMakers and Billboard Magazine. BurnDown also has been chosen to represent Philadelphia in the nationwide Bodog Music Battle of the Bands, a touring reality show which will eventually award one band out of seventeen, a million dollar record contract. The band has shared the stage with Steel Pulse, Common, The Roots and many more.
BDAS have finished recording what is essentially their first record as a band at BurnDown Studios in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. The band is looking forward to a busy summer, now that they have a smoking hot new release "Wake Up" and continue to tour.