Niche is a five piece band hailing from Savannah, GA. They play 70’s influenced rock with
Southern and psychedelic tendencies. The band was founded in 2009 by childhood friends Justin Dick (guitar/vocals)
and Michael Redmond (bass/vocals). The current lineup includes Corey Barhorst (Hammond/synths), Lee Vallier (drums/percussion) and Kristopher Maedke-Russell (guitar/vocals).
What began as a simple three piece rock band has coalesced into a formidable quintet. Dual
guitar solos, three part vocal harmonies, layered Hammond organ and synths and a powerful rhythm
section fuse together to produce a sound that is both nostalgic and unique. Hints of Pink Floyd, Thin
Lizzy and Steely Dan can all be heard in their well-crafted songs.
Niche has two self-released albums under their belt: “So Be It” and “The Other Side of the End”
were recorded by their good friend Chris Adams. In December 2014, Niche went to The
Jam Room in Colombia, SC to record their third album with longtime friend Phillip Cope at the helm
producing the album. This will be their first release with their current lineup. We are pleased and
excited to announce that the new album will be released on Retro Futurist later this summer. Michael
Redmond gave his thoughts about the new release, “The music scene in Savannah has always been a
family to me. We work, play, live, love, cry and party together. We help and support each other. I could
not be happier that something I’m so proud of will be released by friends and musicians here in