Radiobot is a dynamic musical ensemble comprising the talented members Brett Scallions, Billy Harvey, and Eddie Wohl. They’ve released their re-imagining of a classic Bob Dylan song, “Subterranean Homesick Blues.” The cover is a taste of what’s to come with their debut original single set for release on December 8th.
In their homage to Bob Dylan, the band expressed their admiration for the rock ‘n’ roll lyricist, aiming to pay tribute with swagger. The accompanying video pays homage to Dylan’s Alley video, with Scallions meticulously recreating all of the iconic cards by hand.
Radiobot was formed in 2016 by Scallions, Harvey, and Wohl. They initially faced challenges due to conflicting commitments and touring schedules. However, their chemistry resulted in three new songs. A hiatus followed and the trio reconvened in 2020 during the global lockdown. They opted for a virtual collaboration via Zoom and FaceTime. This unconventional approach led to the creation and recording of 18 songs, marking the age of the home studio.
The band’s writing process begins with a Billy riff, followed by the addition of necessary parts and vocal melodies. The songs take shape through collaborative efforts, with each member contributing remotely.
Brett Scallions, known as the original lead singer of Fuel, brings a wealth of experience to the band. Billy Harvey, described as “the most famous person you’ve never heard of,” has built a career as a do-it-yourselfer, producing records for notable artists and working as a side man for various acts. Eddie Wohl, a five-time Emmy Award-winning songwriter, composer, producer, and mixer, has an extensive background in the music industry, producing for acts ranging from metal greats like Fuel and Anthrax to pop artist/American Idol judge Kara Dioguardi.
Radiobot’s upcoming albums, Concrete and Desert, are highly anticipated to say the least. The band’s diverse influences, collaborations, and background promise a unique and compelling approach to their craft. Stay tuned for more info from the band.
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