Waiting For London Bio“Hookier than a bass tournament” is how lead singer, guitarist, and pianist Ryan Carson’s music has been described. Having written numerous songs and playing in many bands that fell through, Ryan got tired of the negativity cycle and decided to reach out to someone he knew he could rely on; his bass guitarist cousin Chris St. John. After all, their grandmother had always wanted them to form a family band.
Keeping it in the family, Chris and Ryan decided to name the band, “Waiting ForLondon” based on a script their aunt wrote about waiting for a girl named London. While collaborating on a few songs, the cousins decided to step out of the negativity that had surrounded them; creating music that carried a message of optimism and hope. To round out the band, they added guitarist Casey Toohey and drummer Kevin G. (who always appreciates iced coffee), that they knew they could solidify their sound and vision. By performing at local events and open-mics, the group became a united force.It was late 2019 when this band of like-minded musicians stepped onto the Wolf Den stage atMohegan Sun. They drew on their combined hardship turned courage to make it a night to remember.
With the band being influenced by The Fray, 311, Incubus, and The All-AmericanRejects, critics reviewed Waiting For London as having a uniquely positive pop/rock alternative sound.Waiting For London’s upcoming EP Worth The Wait is produced by Loud Lion Productions, co-owned by Lakeshore’s Jesse Castro and Ben Lionetti, and is the culmination of years of hard work for all involved.The band is motivated to show that there is more to life than survival, and like finding true love; it's worth the wait.“We’re truly excited to share our new music,” Ryan states. “Our EP Worth
The Wait pulls elements from pop, rock, jazz, and even strands of classical music. It’s an eclectic fusion of our influences and individual personalities. We can’t wait to get out there to perform these songs andsee what the future holds.”Worth The Wait will be released 6/6/2020.
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Waiting For London (interview w Rebecca Mae)
RM: Have you been enjoying any other creative content that has been released during this time? If so, what have been your favorites? Music, art, livestreams, etc?
WFL: We have definitely been enjoying the livestreams of some of our favorite artists. Third Eye Blind put on a whole concert with energy from the comfort of their own homes! Also, our friends in Lakeshore put out some really cool covers.
RM: What are Waiting for London’s future goals? What do you want to accomplish as a band in the long run?
One major goal is to eventually tour. We have fans from numerous countries and would like to visit once the virus gets under control. We also want to evolve as a band and continue making music we love.
RM: If you could headline a festival with 2 other bands (not during a pandemic), who would it be and why?
WFL: We would definitely be interested in headlining a festival with bands like Third Eye Blind and The All-American Rejects. This is because both of these bands are influences of ours and we have a similar sound.
RM: Is there anything else we can expect from you guys soon?
WFL: Absolutely! We're releasing a new EP called "Brilliant Together" later this month. Our last EP "Worth The Wait" had more of an indie pop/rock vibe; pulling from numerous genres. "Brilliant Together" is a spectrum of pop/rock with some songs being a bit more rock than others. We're also in the process of creating new music videos and planning more livestreams. We're excited to get back out there and have an opportunity to connect with our fans at the same time.