Based out of Toronto R.E.D. (“Raised Emotionally Dead”) is comprised of five distinct yet harmonious characters, each contributing their own unique element to R.E.D.’s sonic flair and making R.E.D. a phenomenon that simply must be shared. The stage is the arena in which R.E.D. (“Raised Emotionally Dead”) truly shines, combining the synchronized intensity of the crowd with their sensory barrage of lyrical hooks and melodies.

The cast is comprised of:
Paulo Demelo aka Jezla: Lead vocals, keyboards
Carlos Demelo aka ZeeDee: Lead Rhythm Guitar, backup vocals, keyboards
Ed Ront aka Specializt: Lead Rythym Guitar
Matthew Hudson aka Nibz: Bass guitar, backup vocals
Nate Winspear aka Naz: Percussion, backup vocals

R.E.D. has been influenced by the myriad sounds of diverse bands such as Mother Love Bone, Rage Against the Machine, Sublime and Nine Inch Nails. Jezla and Zeedee formed R.E.D. from the foundation of their previous project, The Hellz Kitchen Show. In 2011 these brothers built a recording studio and record company called RED Channel Records in order to find and perfect their own unique sound. Specializt, who had formerly played with Toronto’s Zeroscape joined R.E.D and contributed his own reggae metal and ska infused sound to their mix. Nibz, formerly of Toronto’s Papa’s Delicate Condition is an essential link in R.E.D’s chain, bringing his funk inspired groove to the table.

They have opened for such acts as Marilyn Manson at Massey Hall, Vince Neil at the Phoenix and Gilby Clark and Faster Pussycat at The Rockpile as well as having played with numerous local acts at venues such as The Mod Club, The Opera House, Lee’s Palace, Cherry Cola’s and the Bovine Sex Club. R.E.D has been chosen as finalists for several battles of the band including Landmark’s Showcase Competition Envol Macadam and 97.7’s New Rock Search. R.E.D has participated in Canadian Music Week, North by Northeast and Toronto’s Indie Week. Several magazines have reviewed Raised Emotionally Dead:  Toronto’s Raised Emotionally Dead is an alternative rock band that is socially and politically conscious.

RED’s first album release, MEMO, is similar to nineties grunge alternative; Nirvana, Guns N Roses and Rage against the Machine. The tone is contemplative and encouraging with surprise anthem choruses and a live show that entertains. The CD MEMO is a captivating listen with a message found within. Powerful vocals, guitar solos, heavy moments of metal and alternative rock are all found on this release. I’m excited that Toronto has a band like R.E.D. in our city and am looking forward to more releases and live shows. Video Review:

R.E.D has been given radio airplay on such channels as 97.7 Hits FM, Hamilton’s Y 108 FM and 102.1 the Edge as well as on college radio and web based radio. In 2013 R.E.D has been featured on Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley’s Kissin Time compilation album, covering “I was made for Loving You”. This album of Canadian acts was released to benefit Toronto Sick Kids Hospital, with all proceeds going to the organization.

R.E.D is currently amassing sponsorship and writing for their new release, tentatively titled “My Dead Doll Collection” and are looking forward to many more live shows and to releasing a live DVD of previously filmed footage. R.E.D looks forward to the many challenges and experiences the future will bring and to expanding their existing fan base of hundreds, exposing new listeners to their sound to their message and to their live performance.