bluerace has been a band, in one form or another, ever since its two guitarists and principal songwriters met at a jam session in New York back when they were both just kids. The band’s present line-up has been in place since 2013.
The band has opened up for, and appeared on bills with the likes of Pat Benatar, Eliot Easton (of The Cars), Fleetwood Mac, Steve Howe (of Yes), Orleans, and R.E.O. Speedwagon, at venues including the Blockbuster-Sony Music Entertainment Center at the Waterfront (now the Susquehanna Bank Center) in Camden, New Jersey and Long Island’s Jones Beach Bandshell on the Boardwalk. They have released two albums on their own independent label, big radio records – “World is Ready” (2009) and “Beautiful Sky” (2013) – and are presently at work on their third, as-yet-untitled album. Both of their albums and all album tracks are available wherever music is sold and/or listened to on the Internet, including iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Spotify, iHeart Radio, and SoundCloud. (Their music is not presently available via Pandora or Apple Music.)
If you’ve never heard them, their music is pop-rock based, but arises out of an amalgam of influences and an eclectic approach to songwriting. In fact, they describe themselves, first-and-foremost, as a small factory or laboratory of songwriters. Their songs run the gamut from jangly guitars and Beatles-esque melodies to crunchy guitar-based music that gives Roger, the lead guitarist, a chance to show off his wares, and from ballads to feedback and noise. Their A-list catalog is long enough that they already have the material for another three albums beyond the one they are presently recording.