Dee, Isaiah, and Solomon wouldn't be able to step foot into Saint Vitus--or many of the other venues they play in--if it weren't for their talent. At just 20, 18, and 16 respectively, the trio of St. Joseph, MO brothers have utilized their extraordinary, self-taught talents to catapult them across the country and in front of audiences much older than they are. What many of those audiences may not realize is the seed for the still rising star of Radkey had been planted during a screening of a Pixar film. "We were at the premiere of Toy Story 3, and Dee got this text from this chick that wanted him to fill in for a cover band and play the bass. So he did," recalls bassist Isaiah who then requested to take over the instrument, for the first time, from his older brother. Soon after, Solomon picked up the drums and a punk band of then all-teenage brothers were born. "We practiced every day," says Isaiah. "[Now] here we are."
From L to R: Isaiah, Dee, and Solomon Radke of Radkey
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