Port|80 plays modern rock music and have been influenced by many different styles of rock music through the years from The Beatles to present day rock.
The band has been together since 1997, but has actually been in the making for quite a few years. Dave and Rod began jamming around together in the early 90's while stationed over in Germany. After returning to Indianapolis, Rod and Dave met Doug and then the three of them met Amy. After a few tryouts from various vocalists for the lead singer position, the four of them met Aaron and knew immediately that he was the perfect man for the job. There is a musical chemistry with the five members of the band that keeps getting better as they mature as musicians and friends. PORT|80 has just released a CD entitled "Stamp In Time" which includes 11 original songs. The album's title was chosen because the band wished to document all of the original material that had been written and played over the past 3-4 years. The band is also currently playing many other originals that will eventually end up on the next CD. The band's style of modern rock has a unique sound because of the varied musical influences and experiences of each band member. Many different influences from various rock sub-genres can be heard sometimes within the confines of one song. The songs lyrics are thought provoking and are always carried very melodically with a bit of an edge. Although PORT|80 considers itself an original band, the live shows include many covers of current modern rock and alternative songs. Sometimes a classic is thrown in the mix with an added PORT|80 touch. The ratio of covers to originals depends on the club's preference, venue, time slot, etc. The band has achieved much in a few short years - a full length CD of original music, great gigs at clubs all over the Indianapolis area including downtown, Broad Ripple and Bloomington, a featured band of Rock 107's Garage program and regular airplay during their local band show, a spot on a public access TV program, etc. Last, but definitely not least, PORT|80 has worked very hard over the past 3-4 years and has had A LOT of fun! The group's future hopes are to build upon what they have already accomplished and to grow as musicians together.
6854 Brendon Way N. Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46226