In 2007 I had decided to release an EP of some songs that I had been writing under the non-existant band name “The Weak Need”. I then used that EP to find players to form an actual band. In 2009, The Weak Need released our first CD entitled “Restitution”. This CD was promptly nominated for a GMA Modern Rock Alternative Album Of The Year. In 2012, we released another album entitled “Everything But You”. However, shortly after this CD came out, I decided to step out of the band as it became more of chore than a joy. This was an extremely difficult decision for me.
Days after the band had been dismantled, there was a new writing freedom that came over me and I dug in and started writing and recording. I drew on my vast loop library, band samples from previous CD's, and virtual instruments in my home studio and was writing an average of a song a week spending up to 18 hours a day in the basement. Ready For Rome is the culmination of that time and effort.
Although on my own, I have chosen to release this project under the band name as well with the logic being that The Weak Need name is simply a vessel to deliver the songs that I have written. The players themselves make up the engine and all the moving parts. In essence, they...we... are the heart of that vessel. I am currently in discussions with some friends and contacts to re-form the band and bring The Weak Need to an entirely new level.