While aiming to capture the true spirit of roots reggae, GUIDANCE BAND strive to approach songwriting with a unique and open minded view. Their passion has always been for diverse styles of music creating their own eclectic original blend.
Guidance Band was formed by longtime friends Keith Batlin (guitar/lead vocals), Ryan Brandvold (bass) and Brian Kusko (Drums). Keith and Ryan started jamming together in Hawaii in high school. After meeting Brian at Musicians Institute in L.A. California they moved north together to San fransisco to pursue a long time musical group (Freesound). Later the three moved back to Hawaii where they now live. They were soon joined by Brandon Hutson (Trombone/Trumpet) who moved to Hawaii from Oregon after a successful music career in Portland with the former Uprite Dub Orchestra.