Rob Benedict - Lead Vocals & Guitar
Rob Benedict is an actor with an impressive list of TV shows and films he has acted in, in his near 20 year career. He is known as
the prophet "Chuck Shurley" in the CW series, "Supernatural" and the irreverent power agent "Jeremy Berger" in the buzz worthy Starz comedy series "Head Case". Other regular roles include "Lucas
Pegg" in the CBS sci-fi drama "Threshold", Sydney Bristow's partner "Brodien" in "Alias", and "Judah" in the NBC sit-com "Come To Papa". Additional television credits include guest appearances on
"The Mentalist", "NCIS: Los Angeles", "Shameless", "Psych", "Cold Case", "Law and Order: LA", "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation", "Burn Notice", "House", "NCIS", "Medium", "Monk", "NYPD Blue", as
well as recurring roles on "Touch", "Franklin and Bash", "Chicago Hope", "Birds of Prey" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".
When not acting, Benedict can be seen and heard as the front man of the LA based rock band Louden Swain, whose fifth record, "Sky Alive", was released in the Spring of 2014. It is his third European Tour with Jason Manns and this time with their new Band The Station Breaks.
Louden Swain music is available on Itunes and Amazon.
Jason Manns - Lead Vocals & Guitar
As a singer/songwriter Jason has released his debut album in 2006 and not only plays in the US but has toured Europe multiple times. His original songs are placed in TV Shows in the US, one of those being theTV Hit-Series Supernatural.
As an actor he had leading roles in Indiefilms like "Cake" and character
roles in films like "Rock Slyde". As a producer Jason has worked on various short films.
He released his second album "Soul", which he describes like that: "I am really
excited about this album, there are some definite experiments on there that I'm curious to see how they go over. There are, of course,plenty of songs that sound like what most people would think
of as "JasonManns songs" but there are a couple, maybe a few, that don't really sound like that... and I really like them! It's not a crazy departure. It's not electronic, no vocal, dance music
or anything, but there is one rock song on there that is pretty fun, and kinda dark, and there's one with kind of an R&B influence... like I said, experimental!”
His next album "Move" was released in 2013 and is also a great success!
In December 2014, Jason released a Christmas Album with wonderful guest appearances of actors from Supernatural like Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins, Rob Benedict and Richard Speight jr.. The associated release party for the album was held at the King King in Hollywood and was live streamed on Stageit with over 5000 viewers. The proceeds went to Random Acts, a charity organization of Misha Collins.
He recently released his new album “Jason Manns – Covers with friends” featuring Jensen Ackles, Rob Benedict, Gil McKinney and
Richard Speight jr.
Jason resides in Los Angeles.
His music is available on Itunes, Amazon and cdbaby.
Billy Moran - Lead Guitar & Vocals
Billy Moran’s explorations into the world of music came in his hometown of Fairfield, CT. At the age of eleven he picked up his brother’s guitar to play along with Adam Clayton’s bass line in U2’s “Where the Streets Have No Name.” The ease with which he picked out the notes and learned the song showed the youngster that he truly had a gift. He began devouring music with a passion, even locking himself in his room until he’d learned a song completely.
Adding to that passion was the influence of Guns N’ Roses guitar great, Slash, whose musical imprint can be heard all over Moran’s playing. Entranced by Slash’s signature sound, Moran rushed out to buy “Appetite for Destruction.” Within a week’s time Moran was able to play each and every song off the album, having learned them by ear.
That attention to detail and the relentless pursuit of perfection have become two crucial tenets to Moran’s musical personality. “I take a great deal of pride in the instrument, constantly seeking new tones and finding other players that inspire me to want to create. I love the feeling I get when I push the boundaries of my own capabilities,” he shares.
With comparisons to artists like Gary Clark Jr. and Trey Anastasio (Phish), Moran has made a career out of enhancing songs. Moran began performing in a number of bands starting from middle school on before starting his own in his senior year of high school entitled Circle of Karma. Before long, despite solid success opening for Godsmack, Circle of Karma faded. Shortly after, Moran joined up with another local band, X-IT, which led to rave reviews and opportunities to open for artists like Wyclef Jean and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones.
But Moran was still restless and was eager to continue improving and growing in his craft. In 2001, he loaded up his things and moved to the West Coast, settling down in Los Angeles. Before long, he formed Lost In Mayberry, a three piece rock trio. One night Moran was reassured he was on the right path, when after a show at the Viper Room, he was approached by music personality, Matt Pinfield, who praised the band's performance that night.
When LIM eventually disbanded in 2006, Moran was determined to not let the momentum fade and landed a gig with up and coming band, Louden Swain. It was here that Moran truly came into his own, writing and arranging the music for several songs; Carpool Lane, Mrs. Vance, She Waits, Past Perfect, Fifteen, Honey Bee and Help You. The latter was placed on the soundtrack for the feature film “A Little Help.” His relentless love of music lead reviewers such as Music Connection to comment, “Louden Swain demonstrates why the bar for musicianship and song crafting is so high in the "indie" world.”
It’s the future that Moran has his eyes set on now as he continues to step out onto the stage with Louden Swain to bring their music to fans across the globe. “My goal is to connect with as many people as I can with the music I write and perform. Some of the best feedback I’ve ever received after a live performance is when someone tells me that the music I created helped change their life or even saved their life in some cases. That’s such an indescribable feeling.”
It’s all a result of Moran’s enduring love of his craft as he continues his dream to create and to touch others’ lives.
Cooper Appelt - Bass
Rob Humphreys - Drums & Percussions