Out of the shadows of the New York City skyline comes the Big Apple's latest cutting edge Rock band, Attention Deficit Society (ADS). Gritty like their home town, these rockers combine attitude, emotion, and raw sonic power, blending it into a perfect Alt. Metal stew complete with crunchy guitars, driving rhythms, & catchy melodies.
Theirs is a story of music magic, where a few ideas and few hours in the studio morph into a celestial quest to push the limits of Heavy Music, while maintaining a harmonious edge viable for Modern Rock radio. Originally just a studio project in 2008, founder CHARLIE SABIN (Lead Vocal/Guitars) and TARIK SOLANGI (Producer/Engineer) soon realized they had hit on something both exciting and promising when the demos proved to be the beginnings of a full fledged album. No stranger to the music scene, having recorded for RCA, ROADRUNNER, GREENHOUSE, & VERSILES, Sabin set out to find the most talented musicians in the NYC area.
First on board was MIKE MAY, a drummer Tarik had called upon many times in the past when an artist was in need of a rock solid player with a “great attitude” and creative edge. After listening to the demos, and liking what he was hearing, Mike felt he could really help take the music to the next level and joined the band, bringing with him long time friend and Brooklyn native JEFF SCOTT on Bass, proving the age old saying “with every great drummer comes a great bass player.” Jeff's incredible chops, precise execution, & years of playing with Mike quickly became the backbone for the bands thick, driving sound.
Unwilling to settle for just any lead guitar player, ADS continues to move forward, constantly writing and recording new material (with a catalog of over 45 tracks to date), as they look for the fourth and final piece of the puzzle. In the interim, the band has invited a few friends to stop by the studio to track some of the solos on the record. Names like ARTIE DILLON (CARMINE APPICIE’S SLAM), MIKE MIRANDA (SNAPPAHEAD), MIKE SUPPA (VH1’s SOBER HOUSE/ MIKE STARR OF (AIC)/ 5 REVOLT) and most recently RICHIE SCARLET (ACE FREHLEY/ SEBASTIAN BACH) on piano, can be heard on the songs currently being worked up for the band's debut record, SONGS FROM THE MANOR.
As the heart of ADS, Charlie Sabin uses his vast experience as a performer and songwriter to develop what is his most original project yet. He's spanned the spectrum of styles from his days of soaring vocals with the classic underground Metal band TOXIK (the prototype of today's Progressive Math Metal scene) to stints with bands like STRENGTH and BARFLY. The past few years Charlie has also become one of the tri-state areas top acoustic showmen, performing versions of not only ADS tunes, but unplugging the sounds of everything from Motorhead and Megadeth to Green Day and Led Zeppelin. An accomplished songwriter, Sabin has penned tunes with such respected composers as JAMIE KYLE (HEART/ FAITH HILL/ TRICA YEARWOOD), JACK PONTI (BON JOVI/ INDIA ARIE/ ALICE COOPER), & VIC PEPE (ALICE COOPER). According to Charlie, “our lyrical content runs the gamut from addiction and relationships, to the mental mind f*ck each and every one of us have to deal with on a daily basis.” “We write straight from the heart, with no pretense and have actually lived through this shit!”
Sabin's extensive live experience includes national & international touring, having shared the stage with acts like King Diamond, Pantera, Alice In Chains, Extreme, Ace Frehley, Joe Lynn Turner, Dee Snider, and countless others. Recounts Charlie, "I am grateful for having had the opportunity to work with some of the biggest names in rock! I was recently asked to sing on a record with Joe Lynn Turner! That's pretty cool! When I think about the places I have been and the people I have met along the way, I just have to smile! I can't wait to finish up this record, secure a deal, and with any luck, bring it on the road.”
While putting the final touches on their debut record at Prime Time Studios, Mt. Vernon N.Y., the band has decided to release a three song “Promotional Package” now available on I-Tunes, Amazon MP3, Reverbnation, and the rest of the usual digital download sites. Some of the bands music is also featured on the late night TV show "RED EYE" WITH GREG GUTFELD, on FOX NEWS. Together with the help of some pretty well known friends, ADS plans to produce a product rock fans everywhere will enjoy. Please check out;
Member Since: July 30, 2008
Members: MIKE MAY- DRUMS
CHARLIE SABIN ~ LEAD VOCALS/ GUITAR
MIKE MAY ~ DRUMS
JEFF SCOTT~ BASS
MIKE MIRANDA- LEAD GUITAR
STEVE "BUDGIE" WERNER- DRUMS
MIKE SUPPA- LEAD GUITAR
AND MANY MORE........
Influences: ANYTHING WITH ATTITUDE AND CONVICTION
Sounds Like: ADS