What is pOUT? Led by songwriters Teddy Wallingford (bass, acoustic guitar, vocals) and Michelle Romary (vocals) and accompanied by world-class drummer, Efrain Hernandez (drums) and jazz/reggae inspired rhythmic guru, Brent Hamker (guitar)....pOUT is what you get when you mash up Cleveland rock and Detroit funk with Puerto Rican thump!
pOUT rose to popularity on the Cleveland club scene in 2011 and landed on the cover of the Sunday Arts Section of The Plain Dealer while recording their debut E.P., ‘For Real’, an album that scored positive feedback from Cleveland Scene Magazine. The foursome supported the effort with over 70 club dates and private shows throughout the Midwest in 2012, earning solid followings in the Detroit and Dayton areas, as well. The E.P. features their strong funk single, ‘Stand Up’, and the melancholy acoustic ballad, ‘Real’.
pOUT targets Summer of 2013 for the release of their second album, a full-length L.P. produced by multi-platinum producer Michael Seifert (Regina Spektor, Gentleman Hall, Bone Thugs ‘n Harmony). After recording their sophomore effort in downtown Cleveland, the band will support the new album with a tour in the second half of 2013. The band proudly shares Cleveland’s vibrant arts culture by bringing their new sounds to a much larger audience across the United States.