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Hometown: Bel Air

Current members: Jim Benson, guitar and background vocals; David Beahm, guitar and keyboards; Dave Erickson, vocals; Ryan Booth, bass; Matt Sutphin, drums

Founded in: 2003

Style: alternative rock

Influences: Nine Inch Nails, Lindsey Buckingham, the Cure, the Black Crowes

Notable: Right now, TAKEN has about three of 14 tracks recorded for its major-label debut, Benson said. During a Feb. 24 show at Rams Head Live, the band will shoot a music video for the song "The 5th Year."

Quotable: "We really like the idea of capturing the moment before we cross over into the majors: Having how the crowd was and that raw energy and the anticipation of what's to come ... bringing those two worlds together."

For more information about the band, visit takenonline.com.

[Sam Sessa]


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