Pedestrian, 2006. L-R: Zac Rae, Blair Sinta, Joe Karnes, and Joel Shearer.
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Past members||Kane McGee
Band members have played in the backing bands of artists such as Gnarls Barkley, Damien Rice, Alanis Morissette, Dido and Our Lady Peace, as well as for Death Cab For Cutie. Pedestrian was also invited to perform as opening acts on tour in North America and overseas with Damien Rice and Our Lady Peace, allowing the band to reach a wider audience and larger fanbase.
Although releasing albums on Shearer's own independent label, the band has a distribution deal with Iris Records.
- Joel Shearer (vocals, guitar)
- Joseph Karnes (bass, vocals)
- Zac Rae (keyboards, guitar, bass)
- Blair Sinta (drums, vocals)
Former or part-time members:
- Brendan Buckley (drums, keyboards, vocals)
- Stewart Cole (trumpet, effects, vibe)
- Cedric Lemoyne (bass)
- Ed Maxwell (bass, keyboards, vocals)
- Kane McGee (drums)
Pedestrian independently released 4 CDs: the Electric and Acoustic EP's (2003), Ghostly Life (2006) and Sidegeist (2008)
The band took a long time to make their first full-length album, Ghostly Life, because members were on tour with Damien Rice in 2003, Our Lady Peace in 2005, and also took time out to record and tour with other artists. The album "Ghostly Life" is inspired by "art, politics, love, hate, life, loneliness, chaos, and good Scotch".
Pedestrian recorded Sidegeist independently at the band's studio in Los Angeles. It features Randy Kerber (piano on "Let the Ending Begin") and Shara Worden (vocals on "Shape of a Pocket") of My Brightest Diamond. The album "Sidegeist" is inspired by "art, politics, love, life, loneliness, chaos, good scotch and a beautiful dog named Cedrick". Following the release of Sidegeist, the band was named The Deli LA's Band of the Month for 1st half of September 2008.
|Date of Release||Title||Track listing|
|(date unknown)||Live||(track list unknown)|
|May 3, 2006||Ghostly Life||
Notes and references
- "Going indie: Pedestrian", CNNMoney.com, 2008-08-08. Retrieved on 2008-10-20.
- Harde, Erin. "Fans gush over Our Lady Peace", Regina Leader-Post, 2006-07-22, p. A9.
- Devlin, Mike. "Band's energy surmounts sound woes", Times-Colonist, 2006-04-28, p. D2.
- Malachowski, David. "Lush sounds from north of the border", Times Union, 2005-10-02, p. C4.
- Meyer, Zach. "'Our Lady Peace' overshadowed by opening act", thecurrentonline.com, 2005-10-24. Retrieved on 2008-10-20.
- "Bio at PedestrianMusic.org".
- "Peyote Radio Theatre Feature Artist: Pedestrian".
- "Band of the Month Poll", thedelimagazine.com. Retrieved on 2008-10-20.