Under The Radar formed in August of 2014 and they played their first show, one month later, on one of the small stages at The Cooper-Young Festival in Memphis. There was no denying that something special was happening. The boys were only 10, 11 and 12 years old when they met, but you couldn't tell by the way they played and performed on stage. It's a very rare thing, in this day and age, for three young musicians to not only find each other but have the same passion for music. Ryan's rock-solid time-keeping coupled with Matt's thunderous bass lines lay down a solid foundation for Zeke's rocket-fueled guitar chops. Under The Radar went on to open for Kansas in April of 2015 and has since opened for Loverboy, .38 Special, Saliva, Better Than Ezra, LA Guns, Nelson, Nita Strauss and Bret Michaels, they have proven that they can hold their own on the big stages. In September of 2018, they opened for Loverboy at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and got a standing ovation at the end of their short set. They’ve released two albums and they continue to open shows for some amazing artists. They’re getting airplay all over the world and their fan base is steadily growing. Their sound is huge, and they hold tight to their classic rock roots. UTR’s musicianship and stage presence are way beyond their years and UTR is fully committed to giving everything they’ve got, every time they step on the stage!
In the time, they have been a band, they have appeared on terrestrial radio all over the region, internet radio all over the world and had 5 separate television appearances. They played the Jimi Jamison Tribute in 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 and they’ve been written up by online magazines like Guitar World, Classic Rock, Prog Rock, Classic Rock Revisited and countless others. In February of 2015, an Italian website called them, "The Baby Trio From Memphis". The producers from America's Got Talent were even calling to discuss the boys. They won their first Battle of The Bands in October of 2014 at the St. Francis OctoberFest, In May of 2016, they won the Dream Night Talent Search in Dallas, Texas, and in November of that year they won the MySitti Talent Contest in Nashville. In 2018 they were Runners-up in the International Unsigned Only Song Contest with their song, “Boom” and later that month they won the Up And Coming Artist Duo/Group Award at the Josie Independent Music Awards in Gatlinburg, TN. They released their first full-length album with Jimmy Fulp engineering, Todd Poole Producing and Justin Rimer handling the mix duties in November of 2017. Todd Poole is the founding member and lead singer of Roxy Blue, who were signed to Geffen in the early ‘90s and are now signed with Frontiers. He later went on to form the Grammy-nominated band, Saliva, and to front the hard-driving band, 714. Todd is also the son-in-law of the late great Jimi Jamison, formerly of Survivor, Cobra, and Target. Todd has assumed the role of manager, mentor and big brother for the boys and they're having the time of their lives. The band turns 5 this August and there will definitely be many more to come!
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