Against The Ordinary is an up and coming modern hard rock band from Southern California. First formed in the summer of 2013, the band is comprised of lead vocalist Marc Llana, lead guitarist Dillon Brown, bassist Ian Field, and drummer Jacob Guzman.
The band's sound and music is the product of 45 years of Rock N' Roll. Not only is the music great to rock out to, but the band's stage show brings the songs to life with various theatrics and visuals that always leaves the audience talking and wanting more. The band believes in giving the audience more than what they paid for, and time and time again they always deliver without fail.
Against The Ordinary has performed many shows in the Los Angeles area, as well as many prominent venues in Southern California. They have opened for national acts including Michael Schenker and Last In Line, and have been a fixture in the L.A. music scene playing clubs like The Troubadour and the Whisky. The band is currently unsigned but is determined to make their presence known in the industry, by any means necessary.
This band isn't just another rock band. This band is simply Against The Ordinary.
Over the last 11+ years, his private guitar training focused on rock, blues, classical and some jazz in order to make Dillon a well rounded guitarist. However his true love is rock and blues. Currently focusing with his band on creating original music and working towards a career as a professional touring musician, Dillon also plays some bass guitar and contributes background vocals...READ MORE
Before auditioning to be the vocalist, Marc spent the last 5 years in search of a band that would fulfill his dream of exposing today’s youth to the wonderful world of Hard Rock. His influences include Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Arthur Brown, David Bowie, The Stooges, KISS, Twisted Sister, Guns N’ Roses, Motley Crüe, Marilyn Manson, and Rob Zombie to name a few...READ MORE
Jacob has grown up listening to many varieties of music from classic rock to praise and worship. He loves and appreciates all genres of music, but his favorites include classic, modern, and Christian rock; as well as blues and funk. Jacob’s primary influences comprise of John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters, Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, ....READ MORE
Playing for around 4 years, Ian is self taught and very driven in his music. Drawing influence from several bands into his playing, his top ten influences would be Steve Harris, the late Cliff Burton, Geezer Butler, Geddy Lee, John Paul Jones, David Ellefson, Frank Bello, John Wetton, Sting, and Paul Siminon.....READ MORE
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Against the Ordinary | Live at The Troubadour | Rockerrazzi Filmz
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Remember the ’80s heavy metal scene? The drunken debauchery? The sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll? When men dressed up like women, and women dressed up like the girl your mother warned you about? Well now, so many years later, the long hair has turned gray or perhaps fallen out completely, the girl your mother warned you about is, well, your mom, and even Gene Simmons proclaims that rock is dead while many reluctant rockers concede to agree......
"..I will start with Against the Ordinary. Playing its first show ever this band is already on my list of must sees. My personal connection is that guitar player Dillon Brown is an alumni of the Kids Rock Free program, the same program my daughter is in. Now that he has graduated out of the program (he turned 18 recently) he is putting his love for music to use and he is doing it well. One thing I have noticed about Dillon is that he is in love with music. When he plays he goes to that place that is just him and the music. He is amazing on stage and off. He always has a great attitude on stage and off. Dillon is not a one man band so let me introduce you to the rest of the crue: Lead Vocals Marc Llana, the aforementioned Lead Guitarist Dillon Brown, Guitarist Grant Wolfe, Bassist Kyra Lesner, and Drummer Jacob Guzman. The band has a sound similar to and is influenced by Guns 'n Roses, Velvet Revolver, Led Zeppelin, Motley Crue, and the Foo Fighters. This band really surprised me because they are all very young and they did a cover of Alice Cooper’s "18" that blew me away. I overheard members of the other bands giving props to how well they did this song and that means a lot more coming from a fellow musician and not just music fans."
Please click here to read the entire article by Wesley Anderson of Rockwell Unscene!
"..Against the Ordinary opened the show. Many of you have not heard of this band YET. I say that because I have seen this band play 2 times now and they have only played 3 shows. So how did they, a new band based in the Corona area, get on this bill? Take a listen to them and you will know why. The band is young not only in how long they have been a band, but in age as well. As young as they are in years and experience, many of the members have been playing music most of their short lives. The band has a Classic Rock/Punk sound and feeling. They perform originals but they also do a spot on cover of Alice Coopers "18". To see for yourself, check out the live music video ROCKwell UnScene shot at this show by clicking the following link... http://youtu.be/pP7OxEKpzdo When they play this song you can’t help but stare in awe as they channel Alice himself. If you are looking for a new band to add to your list of must see bands, Against the Ordinary is it." Click here to read the entire article by Wesley (Rockwell) Anderson
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