There comes a day in everyone’s life when they realize there must be more.
“Music was the only thing that took me there,” admits singer and guitarist Dustin W. “When push came to shove, music was the only thing left that seemed real.” It is this passion and love for music that brought the alternative rock band, Reality Addiction , finally together. All hailing from New Jersey, the band is comprised of Dustin Widofsky (Vocals/Guitars), Ben Antelis (Drums/Vocals), Sheep (Bass), and Robby Tal (Lead Guitar).
In the summer of 2007 the band released their first self-titled EP. The overwhelming response of the release drew CD sales from all over the country, and over 125,000 plays on their Myspace in a very short period of time. This past September 08' the band released their debut album "Maybe Now You'll Listen" which drew sales from around the globe.
Through performing at just about every club, bar, venue and street corner in Israel and the NY/NJ area, Reality Addiction has become a well known act. Along with being hired by a large range of colleges, festivals and parties, the band has moved up quickly with appearances that include: performing at Six Flags Over Georgia with Natasha Bedingfield, playing numerous other Six Flags theme parks around the country, performing with the chart-topping duo, Evan and Jaron (Crazy for this Girl) at the Schottenstein Cultural Center in Midtown Manhattan, playing at Rutgers University with Max Bemis of Say Anything, headlining a stage at the Bamboozle Festival, and many more.
In January '09 Reality Addiction entered into a well-known competition called The Break Contest. The contest consisted of 160 bands from New Jersey, all competing for the right to perform at The Bamboozle Festival in May. Three rounds and four months later, the guys found themselves at the Finals (being judged live) by some renown industry pros from places like Live Nation, Sirius/XM Radio, Rhapsody, 3 Doors Down, Doghouse Records, Killbrand Clothing and many more. Reality Addiction was chosen along with 15 other bands to advance to The Bamboozle Festival at the Meadowlands Sports Complex(Giants Stadium). This year Bamboozle was attended by over 35,000 people and featured artists such as No Doubt, Fall Out Boy, Third Eye Blind, Sum41, Boys Like Girls, Demi Lovato, Taking Back Sunday and many, many more.
Tracks can be purchased on Itunes, Amazon, Cdbaby.com, and most other online music vendors.
Band E-mail: RealityAddiction@gmail.com
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