“CARRY-ON BAND is a breath of fresh air. Innovation, ceativity and drive. One of my favorite bands. I see nothing but good things ahead for the guys from California. ”
— Gerry Gallagher, CEO and Publisher - "ROCK ON" Magazine and WROCK Radio.
The band is on fire and the flames are rising. No Time for Warning is the title of the bands debut release that is about to explode onto the scene one song at a time. Beginning with a rocked out rendition of the 1963 Ronettes' single, Be My Baby, and followed up by their first original single release 3 & 1/2 Minutes. Now, on March 3rd 2022, they release their rock love story ballad, Last Time I Saw You.
Since the reopening of venues after the COVID shutdown Carry-On Band has performed several shows for the Canyon Club franchise. Opening for national act such as Missing Persons, Ambrosia, Lou Gramm, Asia, and The Immediate Family with the intention of establishing themselves in multiple markets and expanding their fanbase.
The band is looking forward to a video interview with music producer, Simon Phillips, about his experience working with COB during the making of their upcoming CD release. The Album, No Time for Warning is now available for purchase only at their live shows.
They also worked with video producer Eric Donaldson from the award winning collective NINETEEN87 on the recently released 3 & 1/2 Minutes music video as well as the upcoming video starring Natasha Blasick and Stephen Friedrich for their rock ballad titled “Last Time I Saw You”.
Band members; Pete Sarenana, Adam Ponce, and Mark Prudeaux also welcome Jesse Silgero on bass and Ruben Reza on rhythm guitar, as additions to their live performances. They are now writing and recording their second album as well as booking new shows.
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3 & 1/2 Minutes review
OCTOBER 23, 2021
By Andre Avanessian
Combining elements of classic rock, punk, and alternative styles, "3 & 1/2 Minutes" is an incredibly fun and energy-fueled frenzy of hard-hitting riffs, blistering lead guitar work, and attitude-infused vocals that revels in its sheer sense of fun and undeniable free-spirited nature. Carry-On Band is clearly having a whale of a time with this track, and the brilliant high-octane performances reflect that point marvelously. This is a band clearly loving what they do and you can feel that positive energy bursting through the solid songwriting.
I'll be honest and say when the lyrics began rolling, I smile quickly swept across my face, not only are they humorous but they contain a great playfulness to them that makes them just plain fun to listen to. There is a time and a place for deep themes and lyrical potency just like there is a time to let one's hair down and just go wild, "3 & 1/2 Minutes" is very clearly meant to fit into the latter category, and it's a rip-rollicking good time because of it. It's great to hear a band just having a pure blast writing and playing music that is unapologetically down to earth, aiming to simply sweep you up into its whirlwind of unbridled energy, catchy riffs, and animated performances. Carry-On Band knows exactly what type of band they are and what they are wanting to achieve with their music, and having grown up listening to riff-heavy music such as this, I salute them.