Airiel Down is a nationally touring, independent rock band based out of Raleigh, NC. They are determined, passionate, honest, with a zest for life, strive for excellence, positive image, understanding of community and is committed to giving back to people and our planet.
Having played over 300 shows in 30 states in the past 2 years from the east to the west coast and gaining radio airplay in North and South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia, the band prides themselves on their hard work, relentless attitude, and high energy live show. Many critics, such as Benjamin Ray, claim “Airiel Down is one of the hardest-working indie bands in the country”, many times playing 2 to 3 shows in the same day in different cities, from small rock clubs to large scale events, and opening for national acts in arenas, as they tour constantly.
A true independent, taking on numerous responsibilities such as, song writing, marketing, booking, public relations, web design, updates, finances, videos, and Beaux got his CDL to drive the tour bus and save on expenses.
Airiel Down has opened for bands such as Buckcherry, KISS, Shinedown, .38 Special, Goo Goo Dolls, Gin Blossoms, Helmet, Plain White Tee's, Three 6 Mafia, O.A.R., The Lost Prophets, Saliva, Saving Abel, Foreigner, Better Than Ezra, Craig Morgan, and the list goes on.
Their last CD, Shine, was released in February of 2009. The bands debut, Vision, was released in July of 2006. Both records were recorded by John Plymale and mastered by Greg Calbi (Springsteen, Dylan, Bowie, Ramones, Goo Goo Dolls) at Sterling Sound in NYC. New CD releases fall of 2011.
Airiel Down gained worldwide exposure at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia, Canada when 1.6 Million ticketed-visitors, 6,500 Olympic athletes and officials from 80+ countries enjoyed Airiel Down’s “Air” as it played every day throughout Olympic Park and Olympic village.
In 2011, Airiel Down will again tour to entertain military troops stationed around the world with priority to remote and isolated locations, ships at sea, and contingency operations.
They are the manager, booking agent, music video producer, roadie, promoter, and whatever else it takes to bring their music to the world.