Hailing from just north of Pittsburgh, PA, The Redlines have taken personal influences and past experience to create their own distinct blend of classic rock & roll with hints of 60’s soul, 70’s punk, and 80’s heartland rock mixed with a touch of power-pop and garage rock. Led by singer and guitarist, Brian Seese, the band has continued to write, record, and perform throughout the region for over a decade.
The band is rounded out by second guitarist and occasional vocalist, Jason Lizzi, whose blistering solos and melodic leads often occupy the spotlight, Tony Vinski, a stalwart on bass, and Sam Berman, also of Nox Boys and Little Gunpowder, on drums for the formidable rhythm section that creates a rich and full foundation for each song.
The band is rounded out by second guitarist and occasional vocalist, Jason Lizzi, whose blistering solos and melodic leads often occupy the spotlight while the formidable rhythm section of Tony Vinski, a stalwart on bass, and drummer Sam Berman (also of Nox Boys and Little Gunpowder) create a rich and full foundation for each song.
This signature sound is on display on Kick Out Tomorrow (to be released on May 29, 2023), the follow-up to the 2022 EP, Kick Out Today, and second half of two-EP vinyl album in which the band decided to let loose and inject their sense of fun into the music and lyrics all while using the various permutations of garage rock as the canvas. A key component was teaming up with famed producer and engineer Eddie Ashworth (Sublime, Pennywise, Frenzal Rhomb, Great White) who helped shape and polish that vision. Mastered by the legendary Gene “The Machine” Grimaldi, these five songs continue the wave established on last year’s recordings as The Redlines aim to avoid predictability while maintaining a recognizable sound, highlighted by the first single “Take What You Can Get”.
This also marks the first collaboration with Pittsburgh-based Katzulhu Records to produce and distribute the vinyl version of the double-EP while longtime label Swade Records will continue to manage CD and digital distribution for the band. With this latest EP The Redlines have two full-length albums available alongside 3 EPs in addition to seven singles.
Songs from these albums have garnered airplay on Pittsburgh’s WXDX (105.9 The X), Beaver Falls’ WBVP (99.3), Youngstown, Ohio’s WNCD (93.3 The Wolf), Sirius XM’s Little Stevens Underground Garage channel, and are in the regular rotation on multiple Internet-based radio stations. The band has been a three-time Grassy Award nominee from Butler’s WLER (97.7) and has performed live multiple times on Pittsburgh’ most popular rock station, WDVE (102.5), as part of the DVE Coffeehouse.
On the stage The Redlines break out all the stops to put on an entertaining performance. Not content to simply play songs directly from their albums, varied as they are, the band mixes up originals and covers by enlisting the help of other musicians on the bill whenever the opportunity presents itself. Percussionists, violinists, singers and banjo and keyboard players have all joined to ensure that no show is the same. The band has entertained crowds at The Big Butler Fair opening for Pittsburgh legends, The Clarks, as well as Mr. Smalls Theater and Funhouse, Jergels, Club Cafe, and Wooley Bullys, as well as venturing out to Maryland, Ohio and West Virginia to play Cedars (Youngstown), The Empty Glass (Charleston, WV), Moonshadow (Deep Creek, MD) and The Buzzbin (Canton) among others. The summer festival season has seen the band invited to The Deutschtown Music Festival, Millvale Music Festival, The Pittsburgh Marathon, and The Band Jam Grass Roots Music Festival.
Additionally, the band has been featured in American Songwriter and Ghettoblaster magazines, the Beaver County Times, and the Pittsburgh City Paper.
Meet The Band
Brian Seese – Vocals/Guitar
Brian grew up in the 70’s listening to his parents oldies and old school country tunes. Even though he made some regretful musical choices as a young teen, this is when he first started experimenting with guitar playing and songwriting. Brian began with open mic nights in Las Vegas and then started his own band, Skankin’ Homer, upon his Pittsburgh return. Since then he’s played off and on while raising a family, now finally committed to The Redlines… until death finds him.
Jason Lizzi – Guitar/Vocals
Jason Lizzi may have made his first public appearance at a Bar Mitzvah with his Skiffle group, The Brighton Lads, but his biggest break was opening for Dick Dale. Jason’s influences include The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks along with Curtis Mayfield, Bob Dylan, and Lennon/McCartney. He entered into show business at the age of 16 and still rocks The Redlines with his guitar styling.
Sam Berman – Drums/Percussion
Sam shot out of the gate early, starting in high school as the drummer for The Nox Boys, touring extensively throughout the US and Spain and recording with Jim Diamond (who worked with The White Stripes and The Sonics). He’s also a go-to fill-in drummer for many Pittsburgh-area bands, including Devin Moses and the Saved.
Tony Vinski – Bass
As with most bass players, Tony picked up the bass in high school because no one else would. He stayed out of the spotlight for years, playing in basement bands that never saw the first floor, until 2001, when he started Paging Mr. Herman with a couple of the guys from Pittsburgh ska legends “Skankin’ Homer”. In 2011 he started The Redlines with Brian Seese bringing with him a wide-variety of influences and a unique perspective in the hopes that this band will finally keep him above ground for good.