StereoRiots is an alternative indie band based out of Washington DC. The band began taking shape when Wahid Hashime (guitar/vocals) met Jey Williams (bass/vocals) online. The two began writing songs together and eventually enlisted Moe Sesay (drums/vocals). After the trio began shaping their sound they recruited Erica Yu to play keyboard and synth. Within a few months of writing together, StereoRiots began tracking demos at Blue Room Productions. Soon after their first set of demos were released the band started playing local shows in the DC area, and caught the attention of Austin Bello (Forever the Sickest Kids). In early 2014 StereoRiots began work on their debut EP with Austin. In the spring of 2014 Erica Yu departed from the band. Wahid, Jey and Moe continued to write and record the EP with Austin as a trio. During the recording process StereoRiots continued to play shows in DC, Virginia and New York. In late summer of 2014 the band wrapped up the recording for their debut EP. The trio continued writing and performing in various parts of the DMV area. In the beginning of 2015 the band announced that their debut EP "Intervals" would be released on February 13th, 2015.
They also announced Jorge Ramirez (keys/synth) as a new member of the band. For the next year to come they really started being noticed. Winning more contests and getting opportunities to play in major venues in the DC area. Venues like 930 Club and the Howard Theatre. 2015 was full of good vibes. They even started working on the daunting task of recording their first full length album. So far it's been an uphill battle especially with the quality they want to give their fans and the project being completely funded out of pocket. But they wont be stopped. They have so much material they want to share with the world the won't give up. They finished recording their first single off of the full length album in January 2016. But 2016 also brought StereoRiots some heartbreak. Jey the bassist and one of the original founding members was called to the West Coast to pursue a new calling in life. They moved forward and held tryouts for a new bassist. They found Chris Ruffin on August 9th, 2016 to fill the gap that was left with Jey's absence, So far he's contributing amazing things to StereoRiots.
Written by Jey Williams and Paige Compton