In an era where algorithms decide what’s on your screen, it’s easy to feel like the people behind the glass are designed for you – but what if instead they were destined for you? For the members of Classless Act, a bright new band from all over the globe, this seems to be the case.
Formed in 2019 and consisting of five former strangers who met via TikTok and Instagram, the members of Classless Act, Derek Day (Vocals), Dane Pieper (Guitar), Griffin Tucker (Guitar), Franco Gravante (Bass), and Chuck McKissock (Drums), quickly formed brotherhood bonded through a series of double-taps, DM’s, and tagged comments. They are united on a mission to be the next great, generation-defining rock band drawing inspiration from classic rock acts of the 70’s and alt-rock groups from the 90’s through today. Their music echoes the hallmarks of previous generations – anthemic rhythms, shredding guitars, soaring vocals – but punches its way into the future with clever arrangements, sharp musicianship, and great songwriting.
Already making noise in the industry, the band has been in the studio with world-class producers who have helped craft hits for the likes of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Soundgarden, The Killers and The White Stripes. And the band recently landed a deal with Better Noise Music, Billboard’s #1 rock label for 2020. Their electric debut single “Give It To Me” perfectly represents the group’s deft ability to take vintage tone and inject it with a new, modern energy, bringing life back to a time-honored rock n roll sound.
What stands out about Classless Act is their cohesiveness as a group, despite each member hailing from a vastly different walk of life, both culturally and physically. That singular vision, embedded with a diverse sense of self, is evident on their forthcoming debut EP. On each track, their talent and honesty ring through, as does the group’s respect for one other as artists, giving them space to make music that’s timeless. Bonded by the unique connections of the digital age, and further connected by creating art together and delivering great live shows, the result is a singular sound that is destined to be heard by all.