Kodiak is a band from New Jersey formed in 2017 by brothers Pete and Chris Biggiani. With Chris on Guitar and Pete on Drums the band evolved through a few lineup changes until finding Eric on Vocals and TJ on Bass. The band is heavily influenced by Van Halen, Def Leppard and Guns n Roses.
With all elements together, Pete contacted longtime friend Carmine Appice. Their bond was made years earlier when Pete won a contest to be in Carmine’s Realistic Rock for Kids DVD. From that Pete received not only a bundle of drum endorsements, but he developed a friendship with Carmine that later would guide the group through the chaos of the music industry.
Once Carmine heard the bands demos, he immediately started producing the band. They would send song ideas back and forth while writing and began shaping the groups sound and stage show into what it is today. The group needed a new name and Carmine wanted it to sound strong and powerful to best represent their music Pete and Chris decided on Kodiak.
In 2019, Carmine had the band perform at the Metal Hall of Fame in L.A. where they played in front of many icons of the Rock and Metal scene. The band made an impact on the crowd and was asked to come back the following year in 2020, which they agreed to without hesitation.
Making the drive out to the west coast for the second time in only a year. Kodiak is not only a band but a family. They stand up for each other no matter what the scenario is and they find a way through it together. They are absolutely hungry for success. No show is too far, and they will do whatever it takes to create a name in the industry.
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