Kiley Bland, Steve Cox and Adam Hoffoss. Three guys who grew up in Redneck infested small towns with dreams of some day escaping the country back roads, trailer parks and barn dances to be in a rock and roll band. Well those guys made their dreams come true, and their band is Junior.
Kiley and Steve started the band in high school in a small town where rodeos and high school football are a way of life. It’s a place where there are 3 things on every corner an antique store, a liquor store and a church. As you enter the city limits the sign reads, Gladewater, Texas Population: Just Good Folks.
Adam hails from Dixie Inn, LA. It’s not a hotel, and it’s not Los Angeles. It’s simply the Home of Hamburger Happiness, the restaurant owned by Adams family for 30 years, and the place where he earned a living growing up. He was lost, but now he is found, and he understands now that there is more to happiness than burgers. It’s ROCK!
These guys put on a show like no one else. Their performances are electrifying, and they’ve played & toured with some of the biggest bands in the business - Bowling For Soup, The All American Rejects, American Hi-Fi, Everclear, Lifehouse, 12 Stones, and many more. They performed at the ‘02 &’ 04Vans Warped Tour on the Ernie Ball stage & the world famous Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, CA. The band won 2nd place in the 2003 Grammy Demo Review out of 800 bands, and recently received sponsorships from Budweiser True Music, Ernie Ball guitar & strings, Dean guitars, and Full Armor clothing. Most recently, the band was selected as a national finalist in the Clear Channel Radio Star contest.
Junior released their debut album in 2001 entitled Starving Artists of the Year, an EP titled Redneck, White, and Blue in 2003 before releasing a full length album, Y’all Ready To Rock?, in June 2005. An early version of the band’s song ‘Stand Up and Holler’ from their Toucan Cove debut Are We Famous Yet? was featured in 2005’s Children Of The Dirt 2, a motocross freestyle film featuring X-Games superstar riders Travis Pastrana and Kenny Bartram.