Just Standing – Featured Band On 365 Radio Network
Just Standing is an all original, heavily 90’s influenced rock band from Chesapeake, VA.
They are a 4 piece Hard Rock, Post-Grunge, Progressive Rock, Alternative Metal influenced by bands like Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, Tool, Korn, Deftones, Foo Fighters, Linkin Park, Alice in Chains, System of a Down, Shinedown, Staind, Seether, Kings of Leon, Chevelle, Seether, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, Bush, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath, Metallica.
The band was established in 2010 and has since been quickly rising in the local underground.
At the time, (summer of 2011) Drew Varner was guitarist and vocalist. Daniel Barnett was a guitarist and vocalist too. The two switched positions for certain songs and sometimes both played guitar and/or sang at the same time. Connor Burch was on bass guitar and AJ Torres was on drums. Years later the band broke up due to internal issues with members and band commitment. In April 15, 2013, the band got back together but replaced Daniel Barnett with guitarist Travis Gates. Just Standing also tried out female vocalist, Bethel Boss. But that didn’t last long. She quit the band after the first show as the new group.
Just Standing’s music is hugely influenced by rock music. Drew Varner and Daniel Barnett grew up together and had brought their rock, grunge, and metal music style to the band. Coincidently every other member shared almost the same exact music taste. Connor Burch and AJ Torres also liked those genres of music, but additionally brought their heavy punk influence to the band.
Newer (2013) guitarist Travis Gates was mainly inspired by bands like Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, and Jimmy Hendricks. All these sounds combine into the one-of-a-kind band known as Just Standing.
Some elements of Just Standing’s music include various vocal harmonies, shredding electric guitar solos, strong and complex bass grooves, and great drumming with technical fills. The Just Standing musical style stretches from occasional heavy metal, to soft rock/alternative. The band keeps no limits on their music abilities. The majority of the songs by the band are rock or alternative.
They just released their first professionally recorded “2016 EP” April 30, which can be found anywhere music is sold online.
Just Standing has opened for national acts as well as other well-known acts including Gemini Syndrome, 9ELECTRIC, Stitched Up Heart, Richie Ramone, FLAW, Spoken, I Set My Friends On Fire, Bellusira, Downtown Brown, Awake At Last, and Oblivious Signal.
Drew Wolf (Drew Varner) : Vocals
Travis Gates : Lead Guitar
Ay-Jay Thrash (AJ Torres) : Drums
Otto Funk (Connor Burch) : Bass