Downside Joyride is a rock band with a country twist, formed in upstate New York in 2008. Their sound has been compared to the likes of Bon Jovi and Kid Rock.
In July of 2010 Downside Joyride released it's debut album "Long Way Home". The record features 11 tracks written and recorded by Todd Mihan at his studio in Hyde Park, New York. The four piece band has been enjoying positive crowd reactions with songs that appeal to the listener in both quiet acoustic and full band electric settings."Long Way Home" is currently for sale online and at performances around the tri-state area.
Downside Joyride was born when musician Todd Mihan found himself between projects. His passion for writing led to the creation of 30 plus songs between 2007 and 2009. When he decided to assemble a band to perform the new music, Todd invited musicians Chris Trainor-drums , Mike Morrison-guitar , and Steve Orlik-bass to climb on board. Together they deliver songs that hook you from the gate and leave you wanting more. The album's dramatic title track "Long Way Home" received honorable mention in Billboard's 16th annual World Song Contest. "Hang in there honey , help is on the way ...don't leave me here alone , try to stay awake...hold on to my hand , I won't let you go ...wish we'd taken the long way home" Todd sings about a fatal motorcycle crash he witnessed one Sunday afternoon.
Todd's guitar playing is featured on Tommy Lee's new record " A Public Disservice Announcement" released on September 21st 2010. He won an Ernie Ball Music Man guitar in October of 2009 when he was the first ever submission to interactive recording website ThePublicRecord.com. He has shared the stage with Motley Crue , Ratt , Kings X , Gin Blossoms , Ronnie Montrose , and many more. Todd is not only responsible for writing, recording the music ,he also created the album artwork and designs/maintains the band's website downsidejoyride.com.
Downside Joyride's debut record "Long Way Home" is now available on iTunes , Amazon , and CD Baby.