Light of Doom was started in the Spring of 2005 when lead guitarist, Dillon Cahill (age 11) started taking lessons at Experience Studios in Escondido, just North of San Diego, California. Adam Bruck, music teacher and band coach at Experience Studios instructed Dillon for just a few months. Before long, Dillon was playing rock Dillonshows around town with a group comprised of other students from the Adam Bruck and Light of Doomstudio.
During one of these shows, Dillon met another 11-year-old guitar player named Erik Griffin. Erik had never sang lead before, but was asked to cover Iron Maiden’s “Run To The Hills.” The thought was that if Erik screwed it up, no one would “boo” because he was so young. But Erik didn’t sing bad – he was amazing. Many would go so far as to use the term, “Epic.”
About this time, Adam had the idea of organizing young players into dedicated bands, helping them write songs and having them perform shows around town. Some told him it was impossible because of their age. Adam disagreed.
Mitchell His plan was put into action when Adam met 10-year-old guitar player Mitchell Wofford. Mitch was taking guitar lessons and hanging around the studio. Between lessons, Adam started showing him a few basic drum beats. He picked them up instantly and hasn’t put the sticks down since.
Soon after, Dillon, Erik, Mitch and another Experience Studios student were practicing together and began playing small shows around San Diego. No one wanted to play the bass full-time, so the boys switched off playing bass, drums and guitar. Adam “filled in” on bass, but the band needed a permanent player in that position.
As luck would have it (at least for our guys), another band taking lessons at Experience Studios broke up and two of their players started jamming with Dillon, Erik & Mitch. An amazing, Van Halen obsessed, guitar player named Daniel Futcher and a funky, groovy bass player named Lucas Canziani soon became part of the band. Light of Doom was now an official group.
To date, Dillon, Erik, Mitch, Daniel & Lucas have played huge shows all around Southern California. Light of Doom has been seen at the House of Blues in Anaheim and San Diego, the infamous Whiskey A Go-Go in Hollywood, the cutting-edge SOMA in San Diego, and others.
Recently, Light of Doom beat over 2,000 bands in a competition to win a coveted spot on the new Fox TV hit, The Next Great American Band, from the producers of American Idol.
Week 1 – Light of Doom Performs – Flight of the Icarus
Week 2 – Light of Doom performs Bob Dylan’s All Along the Watchtower and their own song Eye of the Storm
Week 3 – Light of Doom perform’s Elton John’s Saturday Night’s All Right and
their song with the same name, Light of Doom!
Week 4 – Light of Doom performs Billy Joel’s The Stranger
Week 5 – Light of Doom peforms Jailhouse Rock
Week 6 – Light of Doom performs The Rolling Stones – Jumping Jack Flash
You can check out Light of Doom every Friday Night on Fox’s The Next Great American Band.