About 8 Ball Down
Cedar Park, TX
"8 Ball Down" was formed in the fall of 2000 by vocalist/rhythm guitarist Sean Neely and lead guitarist Brandon Guitar, in order to write and perform their original songs. Along the way they picked up Lenny Brisart on bass/backup vocals and Chris Blades on drums, and "8 Ball Down" was off to the races, delivering heartfelt lyrics with a soulful sound. Most weekends you will find 8BallDown playing to a packed crowd at various clubs all over Austin and Central Texas. The band regularly contributes its time and music to charity events such as: Fireball (for the children’s burn unit at Shriner’s Hospital), and fundraisers for The Capital City Food Bank. "8 Ball Down’s " self-titled debut album was released in 2002 and was featured on Austin’s KLBJ-FM. In 2003 the band won the Austin area Hard Rock Café’s “Cabo Wabo, Battle of the Bands” and ultimately finished 6th in the nation out of over 300 competing bands. Steve Bozoudes joined the band on drums in 2004 and in 2005 Brandon Guitar was replaced on lead guitar by Jimmy Weiler, solidifying the current lineup. "8 Ball Down" continues to pack clubs at every appearance and believes this will be a great year for the band. Their sophomore CD "Come Take A Ride" was released in August 2007 and is available for purchase at their shows and various online outlets. 8BD loves Austin, Texas and is looking forward to more shows and meeting many new friends.