The Holy Guile

After the dissolution of his previous band, Saud Ahmed decided to make his once studio only side project, The Holy Guile, a full-time reality. Retaining previous band mate Dan Hatfield from The Crimson Armada, the guys quickly searched for members to fill the outfit. First to show up was bassist Tony Morick, who had been friends with the guys previously. Then, Tony suggested for guitar a good friend, Ryan McGee, who had just ended his prior band conveniently weeks before being asked to join, thus allowing him to be free to focus his time purely on The Holy Guile. To follow suite, Ryan McGee had one man in mind for drums: Andy Baxter, who he knew from previous run-ins with an old producer they had in common.The line-up was complete at the very end of 2012 and began playing out locally in Ohio in early 2013. [+]