On Saturday, July 22, Minnesota’s the Mall of America will play host to Indie Music Channel’s Indoor Indie Music Festival, offering visitors the chance to catch a lineup featuring an international collection of today’s best unsigned artists rocking five different stages. Packing their bags and hitting the road to be a part of this unique event is Audio Insight, an emerging three-piece Woodbridge-based progressive rock band comprised of Anthony Celi (lead guitar/vocals), Mike Deverin (bass) and Dan Sullivan (drums and percussion).
“I created this because I have always felt that there needed to be more support for local and indie music,” Christopher Ewing, Indie Music Channel President and Founder, says. “There are a lot of really talented singers and bands out here whose music isn’t getting enough radio play, if at all, mostly because they aren’t signed to a big record deal with a major label. Whether these singers or bands have a record deal or not, they still have awesome music that deserves to be heard.”
In the case of Audio Insight’s selection to the festival, in some cases the best news you can receive comes at the unlikeliest of times.
“About a month ago we submitted our music for review through Reverbnation.com, but then kept our focus on the summer shows we had coming up.” Celi says. “All of a sudden we get a call from Christopher Ewing asking us to play and we were really, really excited. This trip wasn’t easy to pull together in such a short amount of time, but thanks to some luck and a few of our biggest supporters, we’re going to make this happen and hope Minnesota is ready for a little Jersey rock.”
Since releasing their debut album Dimensions (available on iTunes) in November 2010, this trio of self-taught musicians has never looked back.
Voted by The Aquarian Weekly as one of the Top Unsigned Acts of 2011 in the tri-state area, Audio Insight has garnered features by commercial radio on WRAT 95.9 FM in New Jersey and WKVYN 99.3 FM in California, received college radio play courtesy of Garden State-based WSOU 89.5 FM, WPSC 88.7 FM and WRSU 88.7 FM, were featured on popular blog-talk radio program IndieOnAir! in Chicago as well as California’s THE LIST Magazine, and recently performed at Bamboozle 2011 alongside Wiz Khalifa and 30 Seconds to Mars at the New Meadowlands Sports Complex this past April.