All I Know
'Stuck On 8'. A phrase coined by a friend who made the observation that eight would be the maturity cap of long-time friends Aldric and Sam. Next to music, goofing around with a schoolyard sense of humor is what they are known for. Stuck on 8 is a four-piece NYC-based band consisting of Sam Davis (bass), Mike Bordino (electric guitar), Francesca Kaplan (backing vocals) and Aldric Gomez (rhythm guitar/vocals). The band was formed in 2002 by Sam Davis and Aldric Gomez who had been writing and performing music together for 10 years. With diverse musical tastes and influences, the two began recording what was to become the Stuck On 8 debut demo. The self-titled CD was compiled of songs they had written over the years and was completed in July 2002. The debut was then followed by their second studio album 'All I Know'. They next sought out like-minded musicians to perform the songs live. Enter Mike Bordino and Francesca Kaplan. Mike Bordino, the youngest of the group, was introduced by a common friend and took to the music with heart and passion. Francesca Kaplan, the latest addition to the Stuck On 8 lineup, is a self trained vocalist who took a keen interest in the Stuck On 8 sound. When an audition notice went out in March 2003, she stepped up and stepped in. The band began it's live performances in New York City's Greenwich Village playing regularly at legendary hot music spots such as Kenny's Castaways, Paul Colby's The Bitter End and the famous Continental. Their music has been well recieved by a diverse audience and has been featured on C-TV Staten Island and 90.7FM Berkeley. Stuck On 8 is still a young band, but the fast growing audience and attention is something well recieved by them and returned through their musical energy. Keep an eye out for this up and comer.