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April 21, 2006
Students Reach Finals in MTV Search for Hottest Band
When MTV began their search for the hottest new college band in the nation, the members of College of the Canyons-based Scenic Attraction submitted an entry, figuring they had just as good a chance as anyone.
Turns out, they had a much better one.
The five members of Scenic Attraction find themselves on the verge of stardom as one of the five finalists winnowed down from hundreds of entries and voted on by fans at MTV's website www.bestmusiconcampus.com.
"We were stunned," said Brent Weiss, lead vocalist of the band. "I rushed home from work to find out, and when we heard, we were just so excited.
"Excited, but also nervous."
The nervousness is understandable. Of the five finalists, only one will be chosen as the grand prize winner, and with it comes not only airing of the band's video on MTV, but a record contract with Drive-Thru records. Fans have from now until 11:59 pm on Sunday, April 23 to vote for their favorites on the Best Music on Campus website.
"It would be unbelievable to win," said Weiss. "It would just be a tremendous gateway into so much more."
The brainchild of bassist Randall Adams and guitarist Garrett Eberle -- both College of the Canyons students -- Scenic Attraction evolved into its current incarnation just more than a year ago. After trying different names and different members, the band meshed in its current form, which also includes guitarist Nick Pucci, drummer David Tiritilli and singer Weiss.
"I was actually trying out to be the drummer," said Weiss. "But they liked my voice, instead."
Scenic Attraction's uptempo rock/pop songs have already garnered a large fan base, and the band continues to spread its wings on tour, with concert dates planned everywhere from the local American Legion Hall in Newhall on April 22, to clubs in Arizona, Oklahoma and Florida this summer.
"We're a serious group, and this is exactly what all of us want to do," said Weiss.
And like any up and coming band, Scenic Attraction still has to overcome its share of hassles and headaches trying to juggle so much in its reach for the brass ring.
"Work, school and money," said Weiss. "Money's always the biggest thing right now. But we deal with it, and manage it the best we can."
But maybe -- just maybe -- after this weekend, money may very well be the least of their problems.