brief history of the band
Chris, Maki & Eddie all attended the same art school. The
band formed after graduation. Brian came through a mutual friend
and the original line-up was born.
line-up recorded the only Boomstick album at Cerebral Records
Studios in Carlsbad CA. The entire thing was recorded and mixed
all in the same day.
Eddie left the band shortly after but would sit in when he could.
Maki also left as he moved away from San Diego. The band changed
the name to Rezidu. They continued to write and record with drummers
Don and Kyle who never joined the band officially.
Rezidu released two self produced CD's. The Pilsbury Death Squad
EP and Rezidu. The band needed to have a permanant drummer for
live gigs. Teenage drummer Yogi joined and the band played all
over the San Diego club scene including shows at Brick By Brick,
The BLVD, The Belly Up Tavern and many others.
As Yogi got closer to his freshman year in college, Richard &
Chris decided to pursue a new direction and follow their love
of the blues. The Final Rezidu CD was a live album recorded a
couple of days before the final show. Stick A Fork In Us featured
new songs that had not been recorded in the studio as well as
some old songs from the old Boomstick live set.
played their last show at The Blvd in El Cajon CA in Dec 1998.
Chris & Richard went on to form The Downside which later became
Brian formed an industrial band.
In January 2005, Eddie, Richard and Brian have reformed Rezidu. Six years apart and playing in different bands has
strengthened each musician's abilities.
Richard and Brian played an acoustic show as Rezidu at the Hot Java Cafe in San Diego. The response was great and Mike Hilding, of the band Sugarglider, has requested Rezidu reform in full to open some shows for them.
Unfortunately guitarist, Chris Kendall, is no longer living in San Diego. The band is joined by guitarist/drummer Kevin Bell, who hails from Yakima Washington. So the new line-up of Richard, Kevin, Eddie and Brian will debut at The Jumping Turtle in San Marcos CA on Nov 17th.
Watch for the band's new website www.rezidutheband.com