HOME TOWN: Richmond, VA
Brandon Roundtree - Vocals
Jason Marshall - Guitar / Vocals
Corey Thomas - Bass
Alex Howard - Guitar / Vocals
Ryan Tinsley - Drums
Making a claim of performing a countless number of shows, while on face value may seem noteworthy, does not necessarily speak to the impact a band is able to make while out on the road. Seemingly since the beginning of rock and roll a band could pack themselves in a van and stay out there as long as their heart and soul could endure countless trucks stops and smelly dudes. So when it is noted that the band Conditions have played over 200 shows, it is certainly a testament to the commitment of the band. Perhaps more impressive though, is the tangible payoff and direct impact this band has been making worldwide while grinding it out show after show.
The Richmond Virginia band attributes much of their current success to experiences they all went through playing in previous bands dating back to their high school days. Touring at such a young age has provided invaluable lessons that are still carried with them to this day. While learning from past mistakes may be paying off in the present, all the sensibility in the world will not make up for a lack of quality songs.
It does not take but one listen to the music of Conditions to quickly understand why they have been able to resonate deeply and make lasting connections with fans. The songs are instantly accessible without any dilution of heart or lack of hard cutting edge. It is this remarkable fine line that Conditions so dutifully walk. It allows their female fans to gush while the guys proudly rock out. In addition to the music, their live performance is fueled by energy, stage presence, and flawless musicianship. It is this rare mix of charisma and chops that has allowed Conditions to amass a loyal and supportive fan base across the country. Those fans purchased 4,000 songs off of their PureVolume EP in the first month of its release. It is exactly that type of zealous fan reaction that is catching the eye of media outlets nationwide. The Alternative Press recently proclaimed the band as one of their "100 bands you need to know in 2010".