Born & Raised
FULL LENGTH ALBUM “GHOSTS OF TOMORROW” JANUARY 2012
BORN & RAISED is the product of Dane Ernst, Jon Meneley, and Carlos Pulido. During the fall of 2008, Dane was asked to get some people together to open up a show for Corey Posey. Dane called Jon and Carlos, who did not know each other at the time, and picked up the bassist from Corey Posey’s band and proceeded to play a 45 min set. The show was received very well by the audience and the chemistry between the 3 band members encouraged them to continue their musical ambitions.
Over the next couple of months, Dane, Carlos, and Jon started writing and recording song ideas, while looking for a stable bassist to complete their quartet. The logical choice came when bassist Vinay Badiwala joined the group shortly before the winter of 2008. From there, Born & Raised began playing open mic night at The Garage in Denton, and after a few Monday nights with good feedback, they were moved to the weekend. Over the course of the 2009 year, Born & Raised played several shows and were encouraged to pick up a singer. After playing without a singer for about 8 months, Born & Raised picked up Jared Bishop, formally of S.A.O. and shortly after combining their forces with Jared, they moved on to play in Fort Worth, Greenville, and Downtown Dallas. At the beginning of the school year in 2009, Vinay chose to go to medical school in Aruba, which forced the band to find another bassist. Luckily, Miles Norton stepped in for Vinay and brought a funky, blues influence to the band. Unfortunately, Jared and the band parted ways at the end of 2009 and Born & Raised picked up Kenny Hada, cousin of Carlos. Then, in April of 2010, Born & Raised picked up seasoned singer Jason Webb, who has been singing in bands for over 10 years, and there the band sticks. Born & Raised plans to keep the current line up for the long haul.