February 4, 2002
Roundabout at Battle of the Bands
calist respectively, and guitarists Tim Borquez and Mike Rapson. Their diligence and long hours of practice have paid off, not only with the CD, labeled "Drift," but an ever-increasing fan base that has been shadowing them for the past year as they toured the local all-age show scene.
Their music has been compared to Blink 182, Green Day, Third Eye Blind and Sum 41.
Band manager Don Bazemore, father of Devin and Brandon, says the group will be working hard to fill their debut CD tour calendar for the upcoming year, adding their goal is to sign a record deal this year and hopefully tour nationally. All their songs are original and written by the band.
"They are doing well," he said. "My job is to get them into as many shows as possible and we expect the show calendar to get pretty full quickly."
The new show features many new songs they have been working on, he said, which would be on their next CD, hopefully released this year with the help of a record label, or on their own.
Besides their music careers, both Brandon and Tim are studying business at the University of Washington, Devin is a music student at Bellevue Community College and works part time, and Mike has a full-time job.
The band has decided to donate one-half of the profit of the CD sales to the Cedarcrest music department. They can be contacted by visiting their Website at www.thebandroundabout.com.
Tickets to Battle of the Bands are $6 at the door. Cedarcrest High School is located at 29000 N.E. 150th in Duvall.