Who we are
“We’ve survived hell to live a life to die for, and we’re just getting started”
…Patrick Stone of Budderside
Patrick Stone – vocals
Michael Stone – Bass
Johnny Santoro – guitar
Rich Sacco – drums
Doused in the (street) waters of Los Angeles, California, Budderside are fronted by Patrick Stone, who toured the world fronting Adler’s Appetite with Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee, Steven Adler, before realizing the ultimate dream of his own band and singing his own songs to the world. Enter Michael “The Stoneman” Stone on bass, Rich Sacco on drums and Johnny Santoro, (Still Standing, Rock Sugar) on guitar to form a rock-solid band of brothers with instantly unbreakable bonds.
Budderside manager, Todd Singerman of Singerman Entertainment (Motörhead’s management), ensured the band went into Rosewood Strat Studio with producer Paul Inder Kilmister (son of Motörhead’s dearly-departed, legendary cultural icon, Lemmy). And the result is a searing-hot, self-titled debut album “BUDDERSIDE”, which is due for release this summer and will be officially launched with the video for their first single “Pain”.
“Working with Paul Inder Kilmister was one of the most educational and exciting times of our lives,” says Stone. “He's so much unlike anyone else, and the result is an album that is just that - completely unique. All of the electricity of something brand-new, from another world, and solid roots that reach the deepest, darkest, richest places on earth.”
High Energy rock ‘n’ roll with wings to other musical arenas… a sound where genuine raw power meets hypnotic harmonies, resulting in one of the most engaging, entertaining bands in the land: Budderside.
Stone’s drive and verve come from a need to make sense of all life’s challenges –politics, sex, philosophy, rage, love, light, sound, senses- and express them all with one unifying current racing through it all – electricity, and Stone is far from encumbered by any perceived ‘limitations’ of a rock band more than he is empowered by the freedom to explore.
“I speak for all of us in the band when I say we are driven by what we were put on this earth to do,” states Stone. “We want to make a mark. We want to make a difference. We think you can feel that in our music.”
That seeker-spirit sees Budderside go from the thick, thumping, leather-clad rock riffery of “The Envelope” to the ska-tinted mobility of “Ska-Bra” which also features Motörhead’s Phil Campbell on guitar. There’s the bendy, grungy intoxication of “X-Girlfriend”, the big-stage orchestral grandiosity of “Can’t Wrap My Head Around You” and the thicker, space-fuzzy buzz-riff of “Open Relationship”… which all serve to say that whatever sonic broadsword Budderside want to swing, they swing with freedom and verve.
“We approach songwriting like life approaches us,” explains Stone. “You can't just write to one person or one style of people. Emotions come and go as they please, and you've got a grasp on and hold on tight to whatever the message is that's being fed to you. So if we're happy, we write about that happiness, if we're sad, we can share that too. When the emotion sparks a sound, that's when a song is born. Music is the friend that has always been there for us when no one else could be, and that's what we want to share with people.”
Infectious, gritty, contagious and altogether dangerous, Budderside demand your fullest focus and most engaged attention.
“Hate, I think it's a waste of time, dividing you and I. I say we bring the truth to light”
…”Pain” by Budderside