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STYLE: Melodic Hard Rock
PhotobucketFormed in Austin, TX in 1988, Blind Date began writing songs, recording and performing in Texas. In 1988 and 1989 they were voted best metal/progressive band in San Antonio. Lead singer Buster Grant live in San Antonio, TX and the rest of the band in Austin. Being based out of two cities enlarged their fan base, and they rapidly became a top draw in Austin and SanAntonio venues.

At the end of 1989 they recorded with engineer John Viehweg who is credited for recording the demo that signed Dangerous Toys to Columbia Records. By the beginning of 1990, all three tracks from Blind Date’s demo began receiving spins on local radio stations throughtout Texas. The band earned a huge street buzz, and became the supporting act for many major-labels U.S. touring bands including, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Vixen, Helix, Saigon Kick, Lynch Mod, Dangerous Toys and Pariah. In 1990 Blind Date was featured in Metal Edge magazine and received hundreds of fan letters from all over the world! They also performed as official South by Southwest (SXSW) showcasing artists in 1990 and 1991. Texas Beat magazine voted Blind Date as the  most sign-able band to perform SXSW.

Blind Date earned features in the San Antonio Express News, the Fort Worth Star Telegram, Study Breaks magazine, and was the focus of a television news segment from San Antonio’s KMOL channel 04 on the 1991 SXSW music conference. The band was showcasing, and in talks with, several major labels until they parted ways in April of 1992.



– Blind Date [1991]

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