by Alyssa Gurkas
Transit Radio’s music flooded through the fresh fall air at the FestiFall last Sunday. The WHS student band performed nine songs, eight written by the band and one cover song.
The band consists of sophomores Colin Barry, Julian Mone, Mike Maguire and Connor Wynne. They made their second appearance at the FestiFall and performed the following songs: “Don’t Let Go,” “The 4th Wall,” “Pirate Revolution,” and “Welcome to Jersey,” written by Barry, and “Jenny,” “Blue Eyes,” and “An Ordinary Story of a Boy and a Girl,” written by Mone.
“We love playing in the Westfield area. Our favorite thing about performing is being on stage and being in front of people and showing our music,” said Mone.
Transit Radio also announced that they are currently working on an extended play record which should be finished within the next month.
The band has played at venues including the Starland Ballroom, the Stone Pony, Crossroads, Coffee Beanery, Canvas Clash, Goz Fest 2012 (a fundraiser for Sound Station), 10th Street Live and the Westfield Spring Fling in 2012. Transit Radio is the youngest band to have ever played at the Starland Ballroom.
According to the band, they have been together for about two and a half years and practice once or twice a week.
“Mike wanted to start the band, Colin played guitar, I owned a bass and then we forced Julian to play with us,” said Wynne.
The band also competed in the Jersey Shows competition and made it to the finals. “We started with the competition to get our name out there,” said Barry.
The band also has a Facebook page, facebook.com/TransitRadioBand.
“We got all of our friends to like and comment on our spread, I [said] ‘you should come and support us’ and I guess that’s when it all started to happen,” said Mone.
And as for the future, Barry said, “We hope to play around here...and record a good album. We just like playing around the Westfield area.”