In the summer of 2001, after booking a full U.S. tour themselves, the members of Never Heard of It sat in the office of a used car salesman. Consumed with anticipation and determination, the band had just committed the next five years of their lives to making payments on an avocado-green Chevy Express van. Five U.S. tours later, they landed themselves a spot on the entire Vans Warped Tour in 2002 and it was only 14 months and 110,000 miles after buying the van that they were able to upgrade and trade that in for a 35-foot RV. Again, people questioned how a band could be doing so well and doing so much while still unsigned.
Never Heard of It started their own label called Unmotivated Records, put out a full length CD, and got a nationwide distribution deal because of their extensive touring. They also released an EP called The New Sh*t and sold over 42,000 copies in just 2003 alone. They toured non-stop and played as many shows as possible. Because of their hard work and DIY tactics, they were asked back the play the entire Warped Tour in 2003 for their second year in a row.
Earning a reputation as the hardest working and most successful independent band on the tour, offers started to come from every direction. They were offered full endorsements from Washburn guitars and a complete custom kit from Truth Drums, but, more importantly, they were offered more tours including their first tour overseas. As support for Bowling for Soup in the UK, NHOI received a response that they could only dream of. By their third show the word was already out and there were magazines and press that followed the band to see what all the hype was about. NHOI sold a little over 3,000 CD's in just 11 shows and were labeled as the next big thing to hit the UK. They were then offered a main support slot on a 23 date tour with Spunge in February of '04 and followed up with two headlining UK tours in October '04 and Feb '05.
When they got back home, they took roughly eleven days to record, edit, master, etc. their then upcoming new release, "11 Days," that dropped on March 9, 2004. It is now available in countries including the UK, Germany, and Japan.
After finishing a headlining world tour in the spring of '05, playing in Japan, England, Scotland, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, NHOI returned home to California to work on their new album.
Their self-titled CD was released in early 2007.
Also in 2007, the band went on an unannounced and sudden hiatus near the middle of the year. Though the band has not officially broken up, they have not been together since then.
Davin Dell'Osa: Vocals
Jeff Anenberg: Guitar
Rick Avery: Bass
richE Zahniser: Keys
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