Area 81 writes and records original music, a total of two dozen songs and counting. With two CDs complete and new songs being composed, Area 81 is proving itself as a mature band driving to the goal of becoming signed by a music label. The dedication and commitment we have to our music is reflected in our live performances. Each member of the group brings an individualistic slice of musical background and personality to the band. The result is a unique sound that is appreciated by fans of good rock music. This Rockford, IL based band is made up of Rob Becker (bass) Steve Fredette (drums) Mike Parr (guitar) Chris Watson (lead vocals) Experience, professionalism, and a high energy stage presence are qualities that make up our band's persona. Thank you for your interest in Area 81.