Check out these two guys, Ultimate Donny and Gil Mantera. Theyâ€™re from Youngstown, Ohio. Theyâ€™re brothers. Theyâ€™re blonde, handsome, and strapping. They play rock-style music mixed with alternative-style. Theyâ€™re Gil Manteraâ€™s Party Dream.
The duo started rocking shows back and forth between the Youngstown and Columbus, Ohio scenes back in 2000, sharing stages with a variety of bands of different genres and dominating all. On the strength of their incredible live show and two self-released CDâ€™s, they grew to own a solid fan-base in every nook and cranny of the state of Ohio (which, believe it or not, is no easy goddamned task) and soon thereafter most of the Midwest.
By 2004, The Party Dreamâ€™s storm had expanded to envelop most of the Northeast and even parts of the South. All the while honing their craft, their stage-presence and songwriting abilities had grown to monstrous proportions, thus generating interest from tastemakers, labels, and a whole bunch of other pretentious wing-dangs. Despite the influx of attention, the boys held fast and maintained course until the right men for the job approached them. Which brings us to Bloodsongs in 2006.
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