The Getaway is more than a band. These four 20 somethings have come together against great odds to become an instant pop/rock sensation. From bouts with cancer to overcoming being born blind, there's not much this young band hasn't gone through and overcome to have the opportunity to live out their dreams. "We focus on writing not only good music, but positive music that has the ability to help others overcome the challenges in their own lives," Nate Staggs (drums) emphasizes. Joined by Phil Dunn (vocals, guitar, keys), Alex Wheatley (guitar, vocals), and Scott Singleton (bass) The Getaway is setting their hometown of Cincinnati, OH on fire with their live shows while also touring regionally.
The band's first official release, the "Everybody Wants Fame EP", is set to be launched in May of 2011. Working with highly acclaimed producer Mike Brown (The Maine, Switchfoot, Papa Roach, Velvet Revolver, Paramore) they've pieced together an EP that reels you in with soaring pop melodies, and hooks you with the roaring guitars. Add in the piano for feel and a solid rhythm section and you have a hit making machine known only as The Getaway.
Never before has a truly dedicated band shown how a group comes to be from little known inception to the top through the wonders of sensational live shows, viral video, and the internet. The idea is that the band is more than just four guys sharing a passion for music, but the group and the project itself is a part of everyone who chooses to follow and participate in the band's endeavours. Essentially YOU get to be a part of The Getaway Look for these guys on the road this summer!