- No one said it
was going to be easy.
- The idea of a
group of musicians gathering to create a cover band is
certainly not a new concept. However, performing every
tune with the musical attention-to-detail found only
in the best "tribute" bands is certainly not the goal
of most cover bands.
- This is what
- The project
began late in 2008. After extensive discussions on the
direction the band would take, the two forming members
set out to find talent capable of performing music at
a high level - not an easy task when you're location
is not one of the country's music hotspots such as New
York, Nashville, Los Angeles or Chicago.
- Through all of
2009, the original members made initial contacts with
over 70 musicians, auditioning nearly half of them,
before finding the four needed to complete the
- Early in 2010,
work on a promotional
began. Selecting five songs from their repertoire, the
goal was to introduce POWERLINE
as the quintessential cover band, displaying their
wide array of vocal and instrumental talent, which was
second-to-none in the Midwest and beyond.
quickly became one of the Midwest's premier rock
groups. It was the unique choice for
and any other events as well as larger
and outside gatherings such as Fairs
brought great live music to audiences of all ages with
a professionalism and enthusiasm rarely seen in
today's musical groups. Outstanding vocals and
top-notch instrumentation sets the group apart from
many of its counterparts in the industry.
- The group
amicably decided to go their separate ways in 2011.
Tom went with a rock-fusion group.
Jonathan stayed in Columbus and went to work
with a cover band doing similar material to
Powerline's. Steve was sought after by a very
good heavy rock group. Paul joined an 1980's
Hair Band tribute group. Kenny went to work on
original music, working with Michael in the studio.
Michael was sought after by three other bands:
a Fleetwood Mac / Stevie Nicks Tribute Band, a
Classic Rock group and a group that was extremely
popular for two decades that was