I have been the lead vocalist/manager of my band "Solidify" as of March 2002.
Jan.2003~ Professionally recorded the bands EP* "Auditiory Hallucinations" @ Studio C in Stockton, CA. which I co-produced, recorded vocals, wrote lyrics and music for.
.~Feb.2004, I was asked to record vocals on "Better Left Unsaid's" track Concealed Creations, as well as speratic guest appearances for live show's.
..I also intern and help out alot at the studio, have my own digital home studio set up where i play drum's,guitar, piano, and vox..and have fun.
~Currently am getting my own music and media productions going for local bands, Taping quality digital video and audio of a group and put together a DVD, photo's, and grapix for them.Currently booking and handeling productions for a Breast Cancer campaign, honoring the month of awareness by bringing local California female fronted musicians/bands to play a show and donate the proceeds to research
Solidify gave a video interview for "2DECENT.COM" after their performance with "Luxt" @ The Anywhere Cafe, Stockton, CA.
Music video for the single "Breaking Point" was filmed by Juilie Bright, and aired on Sacramento's cabel acess t.v station.
Dec. 12th 2003~
Show review by Christian Duncan of "TwistedMusic.NET"
Seifert Center, Stockton Ca.
~~"Solidify has been bangin around NorCal for the last couple of years and has gotten themselves a pretty loyal following in their area. This quartet is a lively bunch and can be an entertaining band to listen to. It's apparent that there's a good chemistry between the gutarist and the singer. They've got a sound that falls outside metal per se, but it's heavy and dark enough that they can fit in with anyone but the most extreme. By far, "Breaking Point" is their most commerically accessable piece and perhaps the best performed of the night."
Newspaper artical on the group, " The Flame" Lodi, CA.
Jan. 24th 2003~
Tool, A perfict circle, Evanessence, Pat Bennatar, No doubt.
TOOL, A PERFECT CIRCLE, DREDG, PULSE ULTRA, THE MARS VOLTA, EVANESSENCE, BJORK, DEFTONES,MARILYN MANSON, INCUBUS, THE RED WEST, SILVERCHAIR,BENJAMIN GATE, STORY OF THE YEAR, ILL NINO, DEPSWA & many ot
Kristen Wiles ( lead vocalist, lyricist, songwriter)
Born May 19th 1984, Danville Illinois
MUSIC CAREER: Solo work, side projects with local musicians, Guest vocals recorded for the band "Better Left Unsaid".
The band I currently worked in "Solidify" here in Stockton, Ca, began back in March of 2002. We performed many shows all over Ca. recorded a music video for a UOP student that was aired on Public Access, Professionally recorded a 3 song demo @ Studio C here in Stockton, and because of career goal differences, I have decided to venture deeper, as Dan & Rob contemplate their musical goals, looking for like-minded musicians to write, work hard, rehearse often, and do what it takes to get on the road.
Ive recorded guest vocals on the album for local band " Better Left Unsaid", as well as other side projects working in the studio, at home, and am constantly writing.
I can most definatly sing, as I can scream for the right emotional music, theres a melodic structure in the music i can write, harmony, and deep lyrics.
Sam York ( guitarist, backing vocals, songwriter )
Born May 4th 1979, Stockton Ca.
MUSIC CAREER: currently in CRYPT ORCHID, Stockton Ca. MUSICAL INFLUENCES: Deftones, Salmon, Tool, Snot, Dredg, Flower, Papa Roach, Incubus, Downset, Radiohead, Pulse Ultra, The Mars Volta.
Robert Castillo ( percussion )
Born July 12th 1984, Lodi Ca.
MUSIC CAREER: Previously in "Homesick" of Stockton CA. 1998-2000 MUSICAL INFLUENCES:Rush, Lost Prophets, Mud