About the Artist________________________________________
Hard rock with strong melodic overtones. Maintaining a commercial appeal while clinging to an original sound and avoiding the cookie cutter FM bands of today.
8systems has proven itself an electrifying addition to Texas's hard rock scene, and more and more Austin hard rock aficionados and industry representatives are taking notice. Deftly mixing the progressive with the aggressive, 8systems delivers a powerful, passionate and energetic live show that, coupled with the band's relentless promotion, has been packing clubs and bars in Texas and beyond.
8systems is composed of bassist John Thevenot, guitarist Cameron Hooker, drummer Brent Barnett and frontman Rob Chambers. With influences including The Deftones, Tool, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains and the pop sensibilities of such acts as Incubus and STP, 8systems' music is both artistic and accessible.
Formed in Austin in late 2004, 8systems immediately discovered a powerful sound and a collective voice that would quickly take on a life larger than any of its members. The band members have come to Austin from all parts of the country, each bringing unique backgrounds and approaches to songwriting and having honed their skills and musical vision in numerous bands along the way. After settling on their current lineup, the band began and has continued to pursue an intense rehearsal and writing schedule, with a single-minded focus on developing the sound and style that sets 8systems apart.
The members of 8systems have been interviewed on 93.3 KLBJ, and 8systems' music has been spun on 101X in Austin, they have shared the stage with national acts such as Hurt and Hinder. The band is currently touring regionally to support their ever-growing fan base, in anticipation of an LP to be self released and distributed through all major electronic outlets. A national tour is planned to support this album beginning in early 09. 8systems provides their own radio support and commercial spots on radio stations across the Midwest and Southwest as well as handling all the other professional responsibilities of a driven, independent band. With almost forty years of combined experience, 8systems knows how to work a stage and have a damned good time in the process. But enough print - let the music and incendiary live shows speak for themselves.
Rob Chambers- Vocals
Cameron Hooker- Guitars
John Thevenot- Bass Guitars
Brent Barnett- Drums
“I absolutely want Parallel on our next Band Promote Sampler CD”- Mike Galaxy, Owner Indyhits.com, bandpromote.com.
“8 Systems, from Austin, TX, have a great sound. The vocals are very strong yet don’t overpower the rest of the band. The guitar is awesome, great drumming, these guys have it all. They have fun on and off stage and get great crowd reactions. I can see a phenomenal future for 8 Systems.” - -- Cody Keng – Del Mar College Foghorn
GarageBand.com Parallel - Track of the Day on Dec. 12th, 2008
GarageBand.com Universal Disease - Track of the Day on Dec. 18th, 2008
GarageBand.com Abyss - Track of the Day on Jan. 31st, 2008
Indiesolo.com Featured artist of the day – February 29th, 2008
Appearances and scheduled dates since
Jan. 1, 08:
Jan 13, 2008 4:00 PM Fitzgerald's Houston, TX
Jan 18, 2008 11:00 PM Red Eyed Fly Austin, TX
Jan 25, 2008 9:00 PM SOHO San Antonio, TX
Jan 27, 2008 7:00 PM House of Rock w/ HURT!!! Corpus Christi, TX
Feb 16, 2008 9:00 PM Bonds 007 Bar San Antonio, TX
Feb 29, 2008 10:00 PM Bricktown Ballroom Oklahoma City, OK
Mar 1, 2008 8:00 PM Across The Street Bar Dallas, TX
Mar 7, 2008 8:00 PM JC'S HOUSE OF ROCK Wichita, KS
Mar 8, 2008 10:00 PM Graham's Central Station Pflugerville, TX
Mar 15, 2008 9:00 PM Bikini’s Bar "Showcase" during SXSW Austin, TX
Mar 29, 2008 All Day Fitzgerald's Houston, TX Houston 100 Festival
Apr 18, 2008 9:00 PM The Gothic Theater Denver, CO
May 17, 2008 8:00 PM VIP Houseboat party Austin, TX
May 23, 2008 8:00 PM Chic's w/ Atomic Pink! El Paso, TX
May 24, 2008 6:00 PM Cooperstown Phoenix, AZ
June 14, 2008 8:00 PM Across the Street Bar Dallas, TX
June 20, 2008 8:00 PM House of Rock Corpus Christi, TX
March 2008 Hard Rock
February 2008 Hard Rock