Tony Byroads Backing vocalist

Tony Byroads is an American Vocalist. Most widely known as the former Vocalist/DJ for the rock group Crossfade and their hits “Cold”, “Colors” and “So Far Away”. Originally from Buffalo, New York, Tony Byroads moved to Columbia, South Carolina and formed the band The Nothing with Ed Sloan, Mitch James, and Brian Geiger. The band changed its name to SUgardaddy Superstar and was then signed by Columbia Records, and became the rock band now known as Crossfade. While with the band, they made appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, a presenter at the 2004 Radio Music Awards, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan O Brien,and an episode of Monster House (episode: “Club Monster” the Cat Club on Sunset Strip ). The band quickly went to headlining their own tour in '04-'05 from their first self titled album, which went platinum. In the spring of 2005, Tony left the band. As of 2008, he had started writing for his own project. He spent some time in Nashville with widely known songwriters such as Sam Mizell, credits: Jordan Sparks, Sidewalk Prophets, Matthew West, Mandisa, also Justin York, of EMI, and Steve Wilson.

Musical acts

1.Crossfade Heavy metal, Alternative metal, Progressive rock, Post-grunge, Hard rock, Rock music, Southern rock, Alternative rock

1999 - 2005

Crossfade is an American rock band from Columbia, South Carolina. Their current members are Ed Sloan on lead vocals and guitar, Les Hall on lead guitar, keyboard, and backing vocals, and Mitch James on backing vocals and bass. Since their formation Crossfade has released three studio albums – their platinum selling self-titled debut album in 2004, Falling Away in 2006, and We All Bleed in 2011.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Guitar, Lead guitar, Lead Vocals 1999
Brian Geiger
Drums, Percussion 1999 2004
Mitch James
Bass, Backing Vocals 1999
Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Turntable(s) 1999 2005
James Branham
Percussion, Drums 2004 2008
Lead guitar, Keyboard, Backing Vocals 2006
Percussion, Drums 2009 2010
Percussion, Drums 2010 2012
Drums 2012

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