Band page created in 2005.
Hailing from the frozen bit of hell that is Syracuse, New York, the boys of Candid spew a buzzing brand of rock that is equal parts youthful spark and upstate bitterness. The band cites influences that run the gamut, from Weezer's unstoppable melodies and the soaring atmosphere of Radiohead to Elvis Costello's sharp lyrical jabs and the gritty intimacy of Ani DiFranco.
In their six years as a band, Candid has developed an intensely loyal following that thrives on long nights and a strong sense of community. Since getting together in late 1998, vocalist Corey Paige, guitarist J.P. Midgley, bassist Mike Spadaro and drummer Sean Benz have left a trail of awards and converts wherever they've gone. The band has played the northeast extensively and appeared with numerous national and overseas acts, including Tonic, Vertical Horizon, Andrew W.K. and Strangefolk. Honors Candid has received include Syracuse Area Music awards in 2002 for Best Rock Band and Best Rock Vocalist, 2004 for Best Rock Recording (2003's "A Comforting Thought"), and first place finishes in nearly every competition they have entered.
With hundreds of performances and four independent recordings to their credit, Candid has established a voice that is clear, honest and self-aware.
Maybe this is what you need.