POUNDERS are a rock/pop-punk power trio based out of San Jose, CA. Their style blends infectious melodies, catchy hooks, driving bass lines and snappy rhythms. POUNDERS have a unique range of tastes that influence their music, including rock, jazz, metal, dance, hip-hop and funk. The staple of the band is by far their live performance and the amazing energy they display to their audience. POUNDERS have taken the bay area music scene by storm and proudly wave the flag for the resurgence of rock and roll in California.
Imagine Billy Joe Armstrong (Green Day) with Travis Barker (Blink-182) laying the foundation of the music, mix in some heavy Les Claypool (Primus) influenced grooves of a self-proclaimed "Bass God," and you have the wonderful formula that makes up POUNDERS. This trio literally owns the stage with their electrifying stage antics, creating buzz each time they perform, leaving audiences longing for more.
With the release of their new album Chasing The Sun in Winter 2010, POUNDERS are eager to get their music out to the masses. In the upcoming weeks the band will be working with San Jose filmmaker Frank Door and his company Element 151 on a music video for the album's namesake single, as well as opening a new all-ages venue in Los Gatos to appease the younger audience and grow the local music scene.
POUNDERS have already had the honor of playing Vans Warped Tour in 2008, the Morgan Hill Music Series and Wine Festival, Santana Row Music Series, the "Bring It Back Tour" stage at Left Coast Live in 2009, the Whiskey A Go-Go in LA, and various Hot Topic stores throughout California, plus they shared the stage with Mike Herrera of MxPx at their own CD Release show. With even bigger things are in the works, everyone will soon be DOWN TO POUND!
What makes the band even more special is the individual accomplishments of the band members. Chris and Justin were back-up singers for 30 Seconds To Mars on Conan; Chris was on America's Got Talent and the Latin Grammy Awards, plus he performed live at the NBA All-Star Game in Las Vegas with Stomp; Justin has performed live on the Projekt Revolution Tour, hosted Nickelodeon's Slime Time LIVE, choreographs routines and performs in stage shows including Paramount’s School of Rock LIVE! and Street Drum Corps presents BANG!, and was featured in Drum! Magazines April 2007 issue as the "New Blood" drummer to look out for; and Alonso has opened for Exodus, Fishbone and Unwritten Law, plus he also plays bass in The Found and Shadow Beat Ritual, which played the California Music Fest in 2009.