A Course Of Action

About A Course Of Action

A Course of Action is a powerful foursome that brings many years of musicianship and a genuine love of music for the sake of music. They are known for incredibly tight live shows, commercial edgy, radio-friendly, hard-rock music that promises to break the cycle of “new” rock styles and refocuses listeners on solid rock music, with clear influences of Alice in Chains, Tool, Sevendust and current influences such as Alter Bridge and Chevelle.

Lead guitarist, Jonathan Byrd, played on the national scene in a Mercury Records act known as Copperhead in the early 1990’s, but when that band met their demise, he and founding member, Tony Hawkins, formed Hybrid in 2000. They recruited for 3 years to find the right singer to solidify their vision for Hybrid, and they found that reality in John Culberson, a South Carolina native who also had regional success in True To One. After a few lineup changes, the band found their stride when they added Florida native, JT Silvestri on drums and Wes Johnson on bass guitar. 

The band has been making huge strides month after month since then. The band was honored with an AFE Tour for the troops in 2008 and 2012 brought some label interest, but nothing that was the right fit. 2013 held the first SXSW showcase for the band, and 2014 brought a performance at Rocklahoma and the mainstage at Sturgis, as well as several national opener slots. After much local success and national/international radio airplay from the band's debut album, "Dark Before The Dawn", the band began work ing with award-winning producer, Beau Hill on tracks that would begin the band's second release, titled "Treason".  Treason officially released on June 8, 2015.

In early 2015, the band signed with Star 1 Records, and are scheduled to release "Treason" on Universal Music Group's distribution network, INgrooves. The video for "Who We Are", the first single from the new album, was released in January, 2015, on Viacom's network, including MTV.

A Course of Action is a band to watch. Hailing from North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida, the group brings many years of musicianship and a genuine love of music for the sake of music. That coupled with a strong DIY work ethic, the band seems poised for great things.

Once the band was asked, "what is your gimmick?" The answer was, "there is no gimmick. We are just four normal guys from the South making great rock music." 

A Course of Action is proudly endorsed by Clayton Guitar Accessories, Soultone Cymbals, DC Axes and Curt Mangan Strings.

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A Course of Action is a powerful foursome that brings many years of musicianship and a genuine love of music for the sake of music. They are known for incredibly tight live shows, commercial edgy, radio-friendly, hard-rock music that promises to break the cycle of “new” rock styles and refocuses listeners on solid rock music, with clear influences of Alice in Chains, Tool, Sevendust and current influences such as Alter Bridge and Chevelle.

Lead guitarist, Jonathan Byrd, played on the national scene in a Mercury Records act known as Copperhead in the early 1990’s, but when that band met their demise, he and founding member, Tony Hawkins, formed Hybrid in 2000. They recruited for 3 years to find the right singer to solidify their vision for Hybrid, and they found that reality in John Culberson, a South Carolina native who also had regional success in True To One. After a few lineup changes, the band found their stride when they added Florida native, JT Silvestri on drums and Wes Johnson on bass guitar.

The band has been making huge strides month after month since then. The band was honored with an AFE Tour for the troops in 2008 and 2012 brought some label interest, but nothing that was the right fit. 2013 held the first SXSW showcase for the band, and 2014 brought a performance at Rocklahoma and the mainstage at Sturgis, as well as several national opener slots. After much local success and national/international radio airplay from the band's debut album, "Dark Before The Dawn", the band began working with award-winning producer, Beau Hill on tracks that would begin the band's forthcoming second release, titled "Treason".

In early 2015, the band signed with Star 1 Records, and are scheduled to release "Treason" on Universal Music Group's distribution network, INgrooves. The video for "Who We Are", the first single from the new album, was released in January, 2015, on Viacom's network, including MTV.

A Course of Action is a band to watch. Hailing from North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida, the group brings many years of musicianship and a genuine love of music for the sake of music. That coupled with a strong DIY work ethic, the band seems poised for great things.

Once the band was asked, "what is your gimmick?" The answer was, "there is no gimmick. We are just four normal guys from the South making great rock music."

A Course of Action is proudly endorsed by Clayton Guitar Accessories, Soultone Cymbals, DC Axes and Curt Mangan Strings.

08/03/08 Toured with Armed Forces Entertainment to Singapore/Diego Garcia and entertained deployed troops.
06/22/12 Selected by Rock Radio Network for inclusion in their list of downloadable content for radio program managers to use in daily radio content.
07/20/12 Opened for NATIONAL Winger in Hickory, NC.
07/22/12 Interviewed live by Sanitarium.fm in the UK.
08/11/12 Played Greensboro Exposed Music Festival with great response.
08/12/12 Played Charlotte Exposed Music Festival with great response.
9/21/12 Released “Dark Before The Dawn” to worldwide distribution in digital format (Itunes, AmazonMP3, Spotify, Deezer, YouTube, emusic, Rhapsody, Simfy, Napster, Cdon.com, TDC, Vodaphone Live, 7digital, Orange, SFR, ovi by Nokia, zvoog, Junadownload).
10/06/12 Performed at the Mid-Atlantic Music Conference for industry professionals at Chop Shop Noda in Charlotte
10/14/12 Played Rocktoberfest IV – 3 day festival with 4 national acts.
11/09/12 Showcased for Kim Stevens with Capitol Records – Nashville at The Canal Club in Richmond, VA.
1/1/13 Named Redemption Booking's Band of the Week (http://www.facebook.com/redemptionbookings)
1/7/13 Named The Pit Unsigned's Band of the Week (http://www.facebook.com/thepitunsigned)
1/7/13 Named The Indie Spotlight's Top Band of 2012 (http://www.facebook.com/theepictexan)
1/24/13 Named "Band of the Year" by The Sanitarium.fm out of the United Kingdom
1/27/13 Featured on www.myglobalmind.com, the online presence for Strutter'zine Magazine in Holland
03/16/13 Played the Audiowall Invasion Takeover Showcase at the SXSW Conference in Austin, TX at the 311 Club.
6/8/13 Opened for Saliva at the Swamp Fox in Marion, NC as direct support.
9/1/13 Featured as the Band of The Month of Edge Entertainment News from Los Angeles. (http://www.facebook/edgerocknews) – 4 page spread. - http://www.joomag.com/magazine/edge-entertainment-online-volume-2-september/0004326001377187062
11/14/13 Opening for Eye Empire and Mindset Evolution at the Wizard Saloon in Hickory, NC.
12/14/13 Co-headlining the Rockin’ Kids First Benefit in Charlotte, NC, in conjunction with Kids First of the Carolinas.
4/06/14 - Opened for Saving Abel at Capone's in Johnson City, TN
5/13/14 - Opened for Saliva at the Bucked Up Super Saloon
5/21/14 - Nominated for Best Rock Band in Carolina Music Awards
5/24/14 - Performed on the Axis Stage at Rocklahoma 2014
6/08/14 - Opened for Tantric at Amos' Southend in Charlotte, NC
6/09/14 - #1 Reverbnation Artist in western NC for 3 years.
7/19/14 - Opened for Super Bob at The Wizard in Hickory, NC.
8/09/14 - Performed on the Wolfman Jack Stage at the Legendary Buffalo Chip at the Sturgis Bike Rally in Sturgis, SD, with Sevendust and Buckcherry.
8/19/14 - Opened for Nothing More at Amos' Southend in Charlotte, NC.
8/28/14 -Opened for Hed(pe) at The Wizard in Hickory, NC.
9/13/14 - Opened for Saving Abel, Another Lost Year at Amos' Southend in Charlotte, NC.
12/13/14 - Opened for Nothing More, at Capone's in Johnson City, TN.
1/6/15 - Opened for Halestorm at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC
1/21/15 - Signed with Star 1 Records.
1/25/15 - Official MTV Artist Profile launched at www.viacom.tv
2/7/15 - Opened for Wayland at 181 Main Event Venue in Gastonia, NC
2/21/15 - Opened for Bobaflex at the Wizard Saloon in Hickory, NC
2/28/25 - Opened for John 5 at Capone's in Johnson City, TN
4/17/15 - Opened for Puddle of Mudd at Ziggy's in Winston-Salem, NC
4/17/15 - Who We Are charted at #18 and Beautiful at #22 on Digital Rock Radio's Top 50 Independent Singles.
5/23/15 - Confirmed for Rocklahoma 2015
6/8/15 - RELEASING FIRST STAR 1 RECORDS RELEASE - "TREASON" GLOBALLY ON INGROOVES/UMG.
6/13/15 - Carolina Summer Craft Beer and Music Festival featuring Tantric, Another Lost Year, Super bob, Almost Kings, and many others at Winston-Salem State Fairgrounds

Featured in multiple publications in 2013/2014 - for full list, request full press kit.

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