Nick Scalise and Gregory Shanahan are in Bestfriends. The young pair has big plans to push the post-disco envelope as far as humanly possible.
The Chicago-based duo composed all the music and played all the instruments on their self-titled EP, released in early 2012. They also produced, mixed and mastered the six- song album and directed videos for two of the songs.
First meeting in preschool, the multi-instrumentalists met up years later to join internationally touring bands and shared the stage with several of contemporary music’s most popular acts.
The two were drawn into the world of production and song writing when they craved more control and freedom with their own music.
With a live drummer backing their concerts, Scalise (guitar, lead vocals) and Shanahan (keys, bass, vocals) are unique within the indie-electronica-pop-rock world. They create new computer based instruments and combine them with traditional ones for performing and also recording.
The band is currently recording new material for an upcoming release and will perform select live dates this summer.
“If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples, then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.” -George Bernard Shaw