We are Hurricane Will and Storm Damage from Nashville, Tennessee. As individuals we are from different places, but we all reside in Nashville. Our music can be exemplified as a unique and intense blend of blues, classic rock, funk, rockabilly, soul, or 'Nashville Blues/Rock'. We are currently playing locally and have released our first EP (the Wire and Wood EP) to be followed by a full album soon. We will also be traveling to the surrounding areas sometime soon: Pittsburgh, Ohio, Louisiana, and Texas.
Hurricane Will and Storm Damage is a unique group of guys who all came to Nashville to live out their dreams of being full time musicians. While they were all born and raised in different places, they met in the Fall of 2015 in Nashville. The members met at a jam where Will and Travis were a consistent part of the house band and Josh filled in on drums that night. Kyle came out to jam because he heard about Will from people around town and wanted to check out the "new kid". When they got up to play it was instant magic. Since then they have practiced and wrote songs as well as recorded an EP at Bombshelter Studios, and played a few shows where they have captivated a loyal following. What sets Hurricane Will and Storm Damage apart from most bands would be the age of members as well as the music they create and play. Since all of the members come from slightly different backgrounds and influences it makes for a unique sound. Hurricane Will and Storm Damage is also different because their guitarist/singer, Will Beeman, is 16 years old.
Hurricane Will and Storm Damage are playing in Nashville and the surrounding areas and you can watch for details about every show on our social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). When we start traveling, we will post our shows on there as well as travel vlogs on our Youtube channel to give you an inside experience of life on the road! Don't forget to buy our EP and other merchandise available here on this website as well as subscribe to our email list so you never miss a show or update!
Music was in Will Beeman’s life before he left the womb, he would kick in time to the beat of whatever song was on the radio. His first guitar was a gift from his brother and sister that he was given at the age of 7. When he was 9 he began to take guitar seriously. When he was 10 he was introduced to Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan and there was no looking back from there. By the time Will was 13 he had his first band and was gigging regularly in the North Central Ohio region. In the Summer of 2014 Will and his band (House of ‘Cane) found themselves opening for the Spin Doctors and headlining the biggest festival in his hometown of Lexington, Ohio. Around the time of Christmas of 2014, Will and his parents visited Nashville. On his first night in town they went to a blues jam and met a musician who brought Will up to play with him on the main stage of B.B. King’s within Will’s first 24 hours in Nashville. In June of 2015 Will and his family moved to Nashville and within a few months met Josh, Kyle, and Travis and formed Storm Damage. Since the move to Nashville and formation of Storm Damage, Will has become an endorser for Bluesman Vintage Guitars, Cusack Effects, and Rockslide Guitar Slides. As of 2017, Will has also won the Dallas International Guitar Festival's 10 Under 20 Competition, and the Big Pines Festival Youth Showcase.
As a young child, Kyle ran around the house singing Aerosmith’s Ragdoll at the top of his lungs, proudly declaring it his favorite song. He started playing guitar when he was 7 years old, but did not get serious until the age of 12. He made his performance debut at the middle school talent show at 13. As lead guitarist in the Pittsburgh band LocaL, Kyle performed in numerous bars, clubs, and social events in the Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia areas. He also played Blues, Funk, and Soul improvisation shows every week. Along with song writing, recording EPs, and filling in for other local bands, he interned at Amerison Studios. He is currently studying Music Business at Belmont University, while teaching guitar at Tonestar Guitars in Nashville, TN.
Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Travis followed his own path to Nashville, TN with short stints in Central Florida and Boston, MA. Having spent the last 10 years building and operating a renowned venue in East Nashville, Travis found an old P-bass, a Flip Top amp and a fresh passion for music. Exposure to a vibrant music scene populated by some of the finest pickers around allowed him to dabble in all sorts of music - bluegrass, blues, country, punk, funk, rock and jazz. Now it’s time to enjoy the resulting mélange!
“Peter Kastaris is a seasoned drummer playing for over 10 years. After playing in his local scene of St. Louis Peter moved to Nashville Tennessee to attend Belmont University to study Music Business. In his short career he has already had the privilege of sharing the stage with Jon Anderson of Yes, The Zak Brown Band, and Mumford and Sons. Peter hopes to continue his musical journey in Nashville, learning and growing from the immense pool of talent that surrounds him.”