Willamena

  • Band / Solo Performer
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Genres

AAA, Rock, Indie, Pop

Location

Kalamazoo MI United States

Sounds Like

Tom Petty, U2, Beatles

Label

Ten Lanes Wide (in-house)

Digital Location

musicpage.com/willamena

History

Member since: 05/31/2012 Year Founded: 1996

Contacts

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Lance Hendrickson

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231.375.7533 [email protected]

Details

  • Original material: 03 hrs : 00 min
  • Average Draw: 100
  • Largest crowd: 1,000
  • Have sound: Partial PA
  • Original Songs:
  • CDs released: 4
  • CDs sold: 2200
  • Digital songs sold: 300

Biography

Willamena is a rarity — a nationally-charting genuine indie band. And with its fifth release “The Light Ahead” hitting the streets and the airwaves in January, 2015, Kalamazoo Michigan’s #1 rock act is setting out once again to use its award-winning live show and blue-collar work ethic to prove some old wisdom true: a determined underdog will have his day.

Before its release, lead-off single “The Other Side of Loneliness” debuted at #5 on the Billboard AAA indicator most-added chart (1/17/15), started at #3 in AAA downloads and streams on radio-servicer PlayMPE.com (1/2/15), and jumped straight onto the FMQB AAA top-200 singles chart, reaching #87 by 2/17/15 – all without a label, professional promotion, or a publicist. The EP itself climbed directly to #1 on Amazon.com’s “Hot New Releases” Adult Alternative list (1/17/15), and tracks soon began reaching high-profile outlets like nationally-syndicated Undercurrents and iHeartMedia stations DC-101 and KSSS. As RadioInfo.com observed, “… it’s definitely a marketable sound that makes for some hit triple-A playlists… and hot AC/AC stations that wait patiently for their turn …. We are keeping our ears on them. So should you.” (RadioInfo.com Rock “pick of the week” 1/14/15). The band’s full official biography can be found here: http://willamena.net/band-bio/

Tour Dates

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