Jim (guitar), Ryan (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Chris (bass), and Marcelo (drums)
“Hookier than a bass tournament” is how lead singer, guitarist, and pianist Ryan Carson’s music has been described. After years of playing in bands, Ryan decided to reach out to someone he knew he could rely on; his bass guitarist cousin Chris St. John. They realized family ties also led to musical camaraderie. After all, their grandmother had always wanted them to form a family band.
Keeping it in the family, Chris and Ryan decided to name the band, “Waiting For London” based on a script their aunt wrote about waiting for a girl named London. While collaborating on a few songs, the cousins decided to create music that carried a message of optimism and hope. To round out the band, they decided to reach out to musicians via Facebook. It wasn’t until they met guitarist Ryan “Jim” Erickson and drummer Marcelo Erazo, that they knew they could solidify their sound and vision.
It was late 2019 when this band of like-minded musicians stepped onto the Wolf Den stage at Mohegan Sun. They drew on their combined hardship turned courage to make it a night to remember. With the band being influenced by The Fray, Train, and The All-American Rejects, critics reviewed Waiting For London as having a uniquely positive pop/rock alternative sound.
Both of Waiting For London’s EPs Worth The Wait and Brilliant Together are produced by Loud Lion Productions, co-owned by Lakeshore’s Jesse Castro and Ben Lionetti, and is the culmination of years of hard work for all involved.
“We’re truly excited to share our music,” Ryan states. “Our EPs pull elements from pop, rock, jazz, and even strands of classical music. It’s an eclectic fusion of our influences and individual personalities. We can’t wait to get out there to perform these songs and see what the future holds.”