About the Artist
From: College Park, Maryland United States
Website: Visit Standing Ground's Website
In 2007, Standing Ground formed in the Tidewater area of Virginia, after vocalist/guitarist Brian Elder of Gloucester, Virginia and guitarist Kevin Epstein of Hampton, Virginia heard of each other through a mutual friend. Searching for a bass player, they met Chance Ferguson, a bassist from Kill Devil Hills, NC. During the audition, it became apparent that this was the bass player Brian and Kevin were looking for. Following the audition, Chance relocated to Gloucester, Virginia to join the band full time. Brian had been playing with Brandon Clarke , a drummer from Mathews, Virginia on and off for 5 years. They decided to give him a call, which led to a practice session and, by 2007, the band was complete. Since then, Standing Ground has achieved a multitude of accomplishments in the small amount of time they have been together. They’ve been covered by local press, had radio play on 99.1 FM in Gloucester, 98.7 FM Homegrown in Chesapeake and 100.5 FM Locals Lounge in Virginia Beach. They are now being played on K94 Rocks and Cygnus Worldwide Internet Radio Stations. The band has been featured by web sites such as Sapere Productions, K94 Rocks Promotions Page, and Anthem Entertainment. They have also been the featured band of the month on K94rocks.com Internet Radio. On OurStage.com, a site where the fans decide the best music in head on competitions, Standing Ground’s music has consistently placed high in the ratings for Overall, United States, and Southeastern Regions, often being the number one for Virginia and the Southeast.