TILTED BAND BIO (2009-PRESENT)
Born at the Jersey Shore in 2009, Tilted started out as a hard rock cover band influenced by the likes of KISS, AC/DC, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Metallica and many others from that genre of music. However, it wasn’t until Tilted added a few originals to their lineup that they became noticed by clubs and landed regular gigs at the Red Lion in Brick, NJ, Cranberries in Manchester, NJ, The Landmark Tavern in Sayreville, NJ, and The Dugout Pub in Staten Island, NY. As the original songs grew more popular, Tilted proceeded to land more prominent gigs at venues like the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park NJ, as well as the “home of original music”, the Brighton Bar in West Long Branch, NJ.
In 2012, Tilted became more serious with their original songwriting talents and put together a new lineup introducing lead vocalist, WiL Deehan and in 2015, welcomed bassist, Andrew Deehan. Lead by the powerful riffs and guitar leads of founding member Steve Cavico, thundering drums by original member Tommy Deehan, strong lead vocals and main lyric writing by WiL Deehan, along with powerful and imaginative bass lines by Andrew Deehan, Tilted composed a number of fresh and powerful new songs.
With all original songs, Tilted hit the shore once again becoming regular staples at the Brighton Bar, opening up for national acts such as Hookers and Blow (ft. Dizzy Reed of G n R), Anvil, Corky Laing (from Mountain) and Tantric. Tilted also opened for well known acts such as Prophet and Judas Priestess at the Stone Pony and has been requested personally by Don Jamieson (That Metal Show) to play in several of his shows at the Brighton which were huge hits. As 2017 approached, Tilted got their 1st show at the infamous 2500 capacity venue Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ opening for Udo Dirkschneider from Accept. Just recently, Tilted got chance to open for NJ's own SKID ROW at the Starland Ballroom! This was one of the most biggest shows for Tilted. Big shows at the Starland Ballroom continued with Dokken and the legendary KISS original guitarist Ace Frehley.
Tilted was featured as the Jersey Rock Band of the week on NJ's own WRAT 95.9 The Rat! This included a 3 night interview and 3 of our tracks played on the station!
In 2016, Tilted officially release the four song EP entitled Never Too Late, which consists of four cutting edge and powerful rock tunes. Look for the "NEVER TOO LATE" EP on Itunes, Amazon and Spotify.
As of Dec. 2017, we secured a new member of the band! Bass player Jim McPaul.
In April of 2018, Tilted was featured on the legendary college station 89.5fm WSOU on the campus of Seton Hall University during the "Street Patrol" segment. Over an hour of on-the-air interviews and all of the 4 tracks played from our "Never Too Late" EP.
2019 hits....Tilted goes back into the studio to record their 1st full length album, FULL SPEED AHEAD. The new album is released late summer of 2019 with great reviews, radio segments that include 95.9 The Rat Jersey Rock band of the week, and more shows to promote. Tilted headlines at the Brighton Bar in Long Branch NJ to promote the new release as part of their very own CD release party. Drummer John Carretta joins the band and gives the band a much needed boost, performs memorable live shows that include opening for Dokken & Ace Frehley and our Headline Album release show, and finishes the album. Due to other band commitments, John had to leave the band. Shortly after, Patrick Mellilo joins the band as the new drummer and now Tilted has solidied the unit in 2020!
The current lineup is ready to go "FULL SPEED AHEAD" !
Tilted is a band that takes pride in delivering to their fans and audiences powerful and entertaining performances every time.
IT IS TRULY “NEVER TOO LATE” TO LIVE YOUR DREAM AND ROCK AND ROLL