Built out of the competitive steel empire of Pittsburg, PA, Josie McQueen has managed to develop a sound reflecting to today's generation. Strongly influenced by bands such as The Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, and Cage the Elephant; Josie McQueen embodies the gritty heart of which Alternative Rock is all about. Founded by two pals [Aaron Duda (Bass/Lead Vocals) and Jesse Weygandt (Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals)] who shared a common love for Alt. Music, Josie was born.
After spending time in their native PA, recording two EP's, and their drummer stepping down, the founding partners of Josie McQueen took an interest of the Richmond, VA music scene and made the move. Signed now under Dead Industry's Label, the group was in need of locating their final member to ensure that their sound was now given the rhythmic power it needed.
After a few auditions, Josie McQueen found their sound complete with the addition of drummer Rene Rivera. Now a completed entity, Josie McQueen is ready to make a bigger mark on the Alt. Music Scene and is driven to make their sound one that cannot be forgotten.
Since the release of the band's second EP "Grody Noise", the response from listeners on multiple online radio stations and music streaming sites continues to intensify and grow in strength. Rated a 9/10 from Music Existence, and Hughshows.com calls Josie McQueen “the real deal.” [+]