Formed in 2008, Bronze Radio Return’s line-up took a few years to solidify, though most of the band’s members were orbiting each other for years at the Hartt School, one of the country’s best schools of music, located in Hartford, Connecticut. For debut Old Time Speaker, the band relocated to Nashville for a two-week period, to, as lead vocalist Chris Henderson puts it, “A place we’d never been with a producer we’d never met, and played a bunch of songs we’d never played before.” For such an inauspicious set of circumstances, the band managed a solid and well-received debut, and forged a lasting bond with producer Chad Copelin. Old Time Speaker established the band’s relentless touring schedule, including an invitation to represent the Connecticut music scene by performing for President Obama at an event in Bridgeport, CT in 2010. Fan favorites “Digital Love” and “Lo-Fi” have been picked up for advertising and television licensing and the album landed on CMJ’s Top 200 Album Chart.
Ted McCloskey’s award winning music has been featured on AMC’s “The Walking Dead”, NBC’s “The Voice”, PBS, MTV, Discovery, and the History Channel among others. In March of this year, Honda Motors picked up a track from his 8th record (2012’s The Last of the Pin-Up Girls), for use in their national television ad campaign. If you have been lucky enough to catch him and his crackin' band, the Hi-Fi's, you get the feeling you have seen something special. It's pure energy; it's a snarling type of rock and roll that just isn't made anymore.
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