Waiting For Monday is a new melodic rock band formed by vocalist Rudy Cardenas and guitarist/singer August Zadra. The band hails from Los Angeles and was brought to the attention of Frontiers by Jeff Scott Soto, with the label moving quickly to sign them based on their outstanding talents. Musically, you can expect classic chart topping melodies ala Journey, Styx, and Foreginer, but with a decidedly modern approach. And if you are looking for sunny, meaningless lyrics, then you probably best look elsewhere as the band has stories to tell, and not all of them happy.
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From the album WAITING FOR MONDAY
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“Musically, ‘Shattered Lives’ came together almost too easily. August brought the band an amazing piece of music and Rudy was instantly drawn to how beautifully passionate, yet somber it made him feel. At the time, Rudy had been floored by the suicide of Avicii and the whole band was still feeling the loss of Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington. Rudy just felt like, lyrically, he needed to say something. A voice for those of us left behind searching for answers. From there, the words and melody just flowed. We hope it helps shed a bit of awareness on this terrible disease we call mental illness and, of course, hope it might help someone who might be struggling with those issues.” – Waiting For Monday
Originally from Venezuela, Rudy Cardenas is an incredible vocal talent. His pipes carried him to the finals on Season 6 of American Idol and he has been heard on TV and movies ranging from Family Guy to Real Steel. For five years, Rudy was the power alto for the multi-award winning vocal group, M-pact, who was named Vocal Group of the Year at the 2005 L.A. Music Awards. More recently, Rudy was the featured vocalist for the Gold-selling Hungarian rock album by Mr. Zsolt.
August Zadra is best known for handling lead guitar and vocal duties in iconic singer Dennis DeYoung’s solo band since 2010. Since the age of 15, guitar playing has been a passion that carried August from Fairbanks, Alaska to Hollywood, California, where he attended and graduated from the Guitar Institute of Technology. He has been a regular feature in the Los Angeles music scene for the past 20 years, playing with a variety of bands, and is often sought out as a guitarist/vocalist collaborator for writing and recording projects.
Completing the lineup are Joe Travers (drums), Walter Ino (guitar and keyboards), and Eric Baines (bass).
1. Until The Dawn
2. End Of A Dream
3. Shattered Lives
4. Found You Now
5. Right In Front Of You
6. Must Have Been
7. Pick Your Lies
8. Inside Your Head
9. Make It Better
10. Love You Forever
11. One More Round
Rudy Cardenas/August Zadra/Walter Ino – Vocals
August Zadra – Guitars
August Zadra/Walter Ino – Lead guitars
Joe Travers – Drums
Eric Baines – Bass
Walter Ino – Keys