Garrett McArthur “NEEDMORE”
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NEEDMORE, hands down, is one of the hardest working musical groups today. Originating from Los Angeles, California in 2007, they have been writing, recording, and touring non-stop ever since.
Recently named the #1 Rock Band by MTV’s OurStage, NEEDMORE is one of the biggest buzz bands in the US. The New Music Seminar have actually named the band one of it’s Top 5 “Artists On The Verge” of 2010. With their hot single ‘Lost My Way’ quickly gaining traction, the spotlight is on them!
The band yields an exponentially growing fan-base, which was first noted when they sold out the Key Club in Hollywood for a major record label showcase. It has since grown into a national following, which is evident, given the fact that NEEDMORE has garnered over 8.5 MILLION spins on the social networking platform MySpace Music. Working very closely with TV & Film has also allowed NEEDMORE to acquire placements of their songs in major motion pictures(20th Century Fox), national television commercials (Ford, Lincoln), and on soundtracks, along side of many accomplished and successful names in the music industry.
The new NEEDMORE single ‘Lost My Way’ was recorded in Washington, DC with Tony Alany. It was then mixed at Milestone Studios by Jeff Juliano (John Mayer, DMB, Lifehouse, Train, Paramore, etc.), then mastered at Sterling Sound in New York with Dave McNair (Flyleaf, OAR, Sara Barielles).
If that isn’t enough, NEEDMORE’s previous self-titled album was produced by Grammy winning Producer Wyn Davis (Guns N Roses, Sublime, No Doubt), Grammy nominated Producer Tom Keane (Kanye West, Chicago), and Grammy nominated engineer Joe Gastwirt (Pearl Jam, 311, Jimi Hendrix, S.R.V.). It features songs such as ‘Late Night Drive,’ ‘All I Need,’ and ‘Go,’ which have been placed in television commercials, films, and on soundtracks.
NEEDMORE is not just a great recording artist though, they pride themselves on their LIVE performance. The members of NEEDMORE have played in many venues across the world(from the world-famous ‘Hollywood Bowl,’ to New Years Celebrations in Mumbai, India, to national college tours across the country).
They currently support major label acts on national tours, as well as headline their own. Their live show is a MUST SEE. Their relentless touring schedule is in part due to the fact that they have been invited back to 100% of the venues they’ve played.
“It is fantastic to walk off stage, and have either the venue owner, promoter, or concert chair say ‘that performance was incredible! When can we have you back,’” says frontman, Garrett McArthur. “It it just so humbling as a band, and shows us how much we’ve impacted everyone that night,” he adds.
Their schedule is also in part due to the fact that NEEDMORE was the #1 booked act at the N.A.C.A. National Entertainment Convention, and have been invited to perform at N.A.C.A. Regional Entertainment Conventions as well. It is now just a matter of time before NEEDMORE is a household name.