By Anthony Saude
Eastvale – Some may say that Rock and Roll is dead and hasn’t been mainstream for quite some time and is just for old people. Well I say that is because you haven’t heard the Thursdays in Suburbia perform on stage or in the studio for that matter. The members of this band are still enrolled in high school in the City of Eastvale.
The band members met at Rock Stars of Tomorrow Musicians Academy in Chino Hills and formed a band just one year ago. What they have accomplished in their short time is together and at their age is nothing short of astounding. Their most recent accomplishment is taking home the gold in their first competition as a group at the Battle of the Bands Vans Warped tour.
These talented musicians have been honing their ever evolving skills at Rock Stars of Tomorrow for most of their young lives. Liam Eastwood, 15, guitarist and Aiden Kunhardt, 14, drummer have been taking lessons there since they were 6 and 7 years old. The hard work and dedication has been on display at places like The Whiskey in Hollywood, House of Blues, Chain Reaction and several festivals all over the area including a memorable performance at a Picnic In the Park Concert in front of their hometown crowd in Eastvale.
“Our future plans are to finish our original music and get our EP out to the public as soon as possible just two more songs to finish that project. We’ll see where that will take us. Hopefully opening for someone big like Red Hot Chili Peppers or Foo Fighters.” said Margie Eastwood, the bands manager.
“The band just played what could be their last concert for a while on August 2nd in Rancho Cucamonga. The band will be spending a lot of time in the studio right now so they could finish their EP project as soon as possible. All the members of the band are very gracious and appreciative of all the support their loyal fans have shown up to this point.
Although the band thoroughly enjoyed the Vans Tour competition and wouldn’t trade the experience for the world, they aren’t planning on any competitions in the near future. The band just wants to play anywhere and everywhere and share their music with as many music lovers out there as possible.
When CityofEastvalenews.com asked the band members who they would like to play with either living or dead they said;
Serena Tario Singer 15
I would play at the Rose Bowl in front of Jim Morrison
Aiden Kunhardt drummer 14 playing drums since he was six
I dream of playing at the Forum in front of thousands of people.
Reece Borski bassist 16
I just want to play anywhere and everywhere
Liam Eastwood guitarist 15 Playing guitar since he was 7 years old
I would play in front of Red Hot Chilli Peppers with John Frusciante at the old House of Blues in LA so I could ask for criticism on both my technique and songwriting.
Rock and Roll is alive and well in the Inland Empire and it seems, soon, in many other parts of the country and who knows, maybe the world.