PERFECT RED formed in late 2003 as members of three of Chicago's finest underground bands, Tony Kempa (drums), Tim Maeder (vocals), Billy Keller (guitars) and DJ Gorr (bass), merged to make one hometown super group. The group performed Midwest mini tours with over a hundred shows, recorded an album, and a video. A lot of blood, sweat and tears later, Billy Keller left the band in late 2004 creating a turning point for the group.
In early 2005, the guitar spot was filled by guitarist Jeff Widelski (snatched from The Effect - a Chicago band with a cult following). Jeff brought new life and new licks to PERFECT RED. The band immediately began work on their first full-length album titled "...rebuild the afterworld" which was recorded and released in 2005.
The new chemistry proved to be a success, as the independently released CD gained acclaim in "THE BEST OF 2005" January 2006 issue of the Illinois Entertainer, as well as scoring regular airplay on major Midwest radio stations such as Chicago's Local 101 (Q101), Springfield's WQLZ, and internet radio such as FearlessRadio.com, where it received "Listener's Choice"
After sharing the stage with major label acts such as Disturbed and Pilla, PERFECT RED geared-up for a West Coast tour in support of "...rebuild the afterworld". Immediately following the tour, the band secured their own recording equipment and studio, as well as adding a new "key" member, keyboardist Mark Wegener. As a result of these changes, PERFECT RED has made music for the masses with their 2008 full-length CD: "THANK YOU, Mr. Meltdown" and has received excellent reviews on the internet, the printed page, and on-air broadcasts.