17BLACKLIDGE Media press kit


Bio: 17blacklidge is a rock band with a driving ferocious sound out of Tucson, AZ. We’ve just released our debut album Off The Ledge, out in all online stores and streaming services, and have been creating a buzz in Arizona. We are writing and creating and composing everyday. Our music is rock infused with metal, blues and vintage sound. We cant wait for the world to hear our music and give everyone the best rock concert experience they can remember. 17Blacklidge (Brady Arffa, bass/vocals, Jerry Bartell, guitar, Noah Martin, Drums/Lead Vocals, Hunter O'Dore, Lead Guitar Bartell, Noah Martin and Hunter O'Dore make up 17Blacklidge. We have been writing and performing together for 4 years. However we have all been playing music since we were 3 and 2 of us have been playing music together since the 2nd grade. For us music is everything and we intend to make this our life.

  • Venues: UofA Spring Fling 2018 & 2019 Main Stage opening act for headliner 2018(QuinnXCII)
  • 2019 17Blacklidge Headliner for UASF
  • 2nd Saturday’s Downtown Tucson
  • Monsoon Music Festival 2015,2016,2017,2018 opening act for headliner and Headliner.
  • Wisdoms Bar 2015-2019
  • Santa Cruz County Fair
  • Many Charity events all around Tucson
  • SkyBar
  • Club Congress
  • Private Company Parties.
  • Kino Sports Complex
  • House of Bards
  • Encore
  • City Of Tucson
  • Oro Valley Parks and Rec.
  • ASU Spring Carnival
  • 2019 Opening for Dennis Quaid and The Sharks
  • Opened for Scream Blue Murder from London
  • Opened for Jacky Vincent formerly of Falling in Reverse.
17blacklidge @UofA Spring Fling
UofA Spring Flingn
Downtown Tucson
2019 ASU Spring Fling
2019 ASU Spring Fling

Band Members:

Hunter O’Dore (Lead Guitar)

Hunter O’Dore: from Tucson, AZ. I play lead guitar and have been playing ever since I can remember! My dad first got me into playing and showed me the power of metal with Black Sabbath, Megadeth, and the powerful riffs of Van Halen. Noah and I started the band 2 years ago and bonded as best bros from the start! I love to play music, games, and work. I just want to pursue music with my brothers and see where it takes me in life writing and playing!

Noah Martin (Drums/Lead Vocals)

Noah Martin: From the sands of Tucson, AZ. I’ve been playing music since before I could remember, my dad first sat me down on a drum set when I was 2 years old and I strummed my first chord when I was 3. Music is in my soul, I love rock, blues, metal, mariachi, playing, writing, and working out. I listen to Jimi Hendrix, Royal Blood, and the Beatles for inspiration. They let me be free. All I want and see myself doing in life is writing and playing music with my band mates touring the road!

Jerry Bartell (Guitar)

Jerry Bartell: From Tucson Arizona. I started playing drums when I was 8 years old and picked up guitar when I was 10 years old. When I was 11 I saw the movie "It Might Get Loud" starring The Edge, Jimmy Page, and Jack White. After seeing that film, my life was changed forever. I put drums aside and started making guitar my number one priority. I took inspiration primarily from the The White Stripes and Green Day when I was learning guitar in the early years. As time passed my music taste had grown more vast and I really started sinking my teeth into bands like A Day To Remember and Parkway Drive. Those two bands have shaped my guitar sound and heavily influenced me lyrically. I currently have been working in the construction field and welding for my dads custom house business. I also enjoy working on cars in my spare time. Music has made me the person I am today and I cant see myself doing anything else for a living.

Brady Arffa (Bass/Vocals)

Brady Arffa: From the deserts of Tucson, AZ. I’ve been playing bass in the band for little over a year but have been playing music since I was in second grade. I love gypsy jazz, rock, metal, and just playing. I just wanna be on the road with my brothers writing and playing music!



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