Ryan (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Mike (guitar), Chris (bass), and Brian (drums)
“Hookier than a bass tournament” is how lead singer, guitarist, and pianist Ryan Carson’s music has been described. After years of seeking the right combination of band mates, Ryan finally heeded his grandmother's advice to seek the reliability of family and chose to reach out to his bass guitarist cousin, Chris St. John.
With that stability and commitment in place, Ryan and Chris were faced with choosing a name for their new band. They soon decided upon “Waiting For London” based on a screenplay about waiting for the requited love of a girl named London.
While collaborating on their first few songs, the cousins made a united decision to create music that carried a message of optimism and hope while reflecting their greatest influences, such as The Fray, Train, and The All-American Rejects. By late 2019, the Connecticut-based quartet made their debut on the Wolf Den stage at Mohegan Sun, showcasing their combined hardship-turned-courage to give the audience a night to remember and leaving a lasting impression on critics, who reviewed the band as having a uniquely positive pop/rock alternative sound.
Both of Waiting For London’s EPs, Worth The Wait and Brilliant Together, were produced by Loud Lion Productions, co-owned by Lakeshore’s Jesse Castro and Ben Lionetti, and are the culmination of years of hard work for all involved.
“We’re truly excited to share our music,” Carson states. “Our latest EP Brilliant Together is across the spectrum from pop to rock. We cannot wait to get out there to perform these songs and see what the future holds.”
Rounded out by guitarist Mike Ranieri and drummer Brian Brindle, Waiting For London is currently writing new music to release a new EP and gearing up to perform shows.