Downsiid is one of Texas’ Hottest rock groups touring the nation, selling merchandise, and recording new songs. We proudly sponsor DJ Akira (the guy with the crazy mohawk) and have become good friends with the group from our hometown.
Downsiid was formed in 2000 by drummer Rich ‘B.rich’ Burgos in Killeen,Texas. The band entered the Central Texas music scene as a 4 piece that was a lot harder sounding and rougher than the Downsiid fan’s know today. The band originally was made up mostly of U.S Army soldiers stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas. B.rich started looking to make some line-up changes. Singer Jason ‘String’ Atwood joined the band after a chance meeting with ‘B.rich’ at a local Tattoo Shop that String owned, and the voice of Downsiid was found. In 2003 DJ Akira MC joined the band bringing Hip-Hop, turntablism, samples and a hype man into the mix. Jeff ‘Spanish’ Scott, George Dell, and Joe Clinard complete the band on lead guitar, guitar/vocals and bass respectively. Downsiid has enjoyed independent success with their releases: ‘Karma: The Rebirth’ and ‘The Evolution of Ghetto Rock’. They have toured the country on self funded tours to include their annual indie fest ‘The Siid Show: Rock N Roll Circus‘, which is in it’s 5th year and now includes 8 Texas cities, “Girls, Grills and Guitars Tour” and “The Freedom Tour” which took them to towns neighboring military bases throughout the South. To date DownsiiD has sold over 10,000 copies of ‘The Evolution of Ghetto Rock’ and are preparing for the release of the highly anticipated follow up, ‘Life of Lies’ featuring tracks by Andy Waldek (Daughtry, Earth to Andy), production by Roy Z (Judas Priest, Halford) and mastering by Maor Applebaum (Halford).*
*bio taken from Reverbnation.com
Check out their latest video for their song entitled “Not With Me” from the album Life of Lies.