Members: Aaron Conn, Tom Masters, Mark Andrews, Ian Macdonald
Junction Five is an explosive alternative rock band based out of Rochester, NY, with sounds similar to that of Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age. Junction Five is recognized by their catchy choruses and memorable melodies. They bring a fiery element to every show, which has secured them opening performances for Creed, Maroon 5, Sponge, Neverset, Pilot Speed, The Tea Party, and more. They have licensed songs with MTV and have had airplay on over 90 radio stations across the country.
The band consists of guitarists Aaron Conn and Tommy Masters who have a longstanding history of playing together. The boys eventually picked up long time friend Mark Andrews on bass and then next scooped up drummer Danny Roelle. With a college radio campaign that debuted Junction Five in the top 10 on over 20 radio stations, licensing with MTV, and an opening for Maroon 5, J5 began their push for a successful career. The 2008-2009 year has been a monumental success for the band.
Their name saturates the internet in full force. Junction five has been the featured artist on A2GMusic.com and in the Artist Spotlight at Grokster.com. J5's song was awarded the #2 song on GigAmerica.com's "Best of Top Ten" of all time. Additionally, Junction Five was voted #7 best guitar of all time, and #19 best male vocals of all time on Garageband.com and achieved "track of the day" on mp3.com and IUMA.com.
The press is no stranger to Junction Five either. Freetime Magazine says J5 is "rich with melody and smart lyrics." Rochester, NY's City Newspaper states, "â¦Junction 5 comfortably defies pigeonholing, and sounds good doing so." Following a performance in Pennsylvania, a music major told The Centurion, "I was really feeling the smooth melodies."
The band has appeared live on WOKR TV13's morning show, The Zone WZNE 94.1FM, WBER 90.5FM, and WGCC 90.7FM. Radio stations across the country have been involved with Junction Five through a radio campaign launched by The Planetary Group. This has earned them airplay on Music Choice and Radio@AOL/Spinner.com. They have also been in rotation on over 60 CMJ reporting college stations and independent stations across the US and Canada. Nine stations previously debuted Junction Five in the top 30, including a #2 peak debut. MTV has licensed 7 songs for use in the popular reality shows; "Fraternity Life" and "Sorority Life." In addition, Carlson Entertainment has recently licensed 7 new songs. The Rogers' Spring Music Festival. They have received song placement on the A&R Network(A&R Worldwide) CD sampler.
Throughout the years, Junction Five has opened for Creed, Maroon 5, the Tea Party, Pilot Speed, Neverset, Socialburn, Jesus Jones, Jeff Healey, Tony C and the Truth, Twin-A, and more. They have showcased at the 7th and 8th Annual Millennium Music Conference, the M.E.A.N.Y. FEST 2003, 2004, 2006, and 2009 (NYC), and have received song placement on the A&R Network CD sampler. Some of the clubs and events they have played include Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, CBGB's, The Continental NYC, Kenny's Castaway's, Crash Mansion NYC, The Elbow Room NYC, and moreâ¦