Join Professional Americans and other amazing artists from Ventura County as Rock City Studios hosts a benefit concert and silent auction to raise money for victims of the Borderline shooting.
Bring your wallets! Let's raise some money for our community!
Give a $10 cash donation at the show and get our CD free (while supplies last)!
13 tasty tunes ready for digestion!
Over 25 years ago Chris Rowland & Toby Hansen were at the epicenter of a burgeoning hardcore sound coming out of Washington, DC with their band Mad Minute. Two EPs, three LPs and four years later, the group split – Rowland to follow the more orthodox path through college and a career in film on the West Coast; Hansen to embark on a two-decade odyssey touring and recording with SKA/soul band, The Pietasters.
Fast forward to 2017 and, through a series of fortuitous events, we now find Hansen and Rowland reunited in Camarillo, CA. Connected over the years by their friendship and passion for music, they have seamlessly fused an eclectic array of genres into a sound uniquely their own.
In cahoots with engineer and bass player, Matt Tosadori, and Rock City Studios, the band has recorded a live acoustic album and on February 14, 2018, released their first full-band single, Mrs. Valentine. Professional Americans’ second single, Bad People, dropped on March 1, 2018, with their debut full-length album, Rock Big League, released on April 1st.
After an exhaustive search, Professional Americans finally found a drummer while trolling on the internet. Conor Logan is a veteran percussionist who has cut his teeth on world tours with hardcore legend Ray Cappo and his band Shelter. After moving to Ventura last year, he decided to look for another musical project and the universe aligned with Craigslist to show him the path to Professional Americans.
With a complete line-up and debut album, Professional Americans are poised to ascend to the Pantheon of Rock 'n' Roll Valhalla.
Professional Americans perform the song "1981" at Rock City Studios.
Professional Americans perform the song "I'm Only Sleeping" by The Beatles.
Meet Matt, the millennial bass player for Professional Americans.