Born in Basements

Originally from the northern suburbs of Cincinnati, Misnomer is a collective of 4 artists and musicians with a mission to break down the conventional boundaries of popular music. With various influences and styles, Misnomer offers familiarity existing within the paradox of “contemporary” & “classic”.  By refusing the expected and ruling deviating from tradition, an original yet familiar sound is created from their ability to produce from what they consume. 

In the early years of the band, Randy Clark (drummer) and Kyler Davis (guitar/vocals) formed a strong relationship based solely around a mutual love for the art, craft, and expression of music. In college at The University of Cincinnati for Electronic Media, they developed a keen ear for sound along with the cinematic approach to the songs, existing in platforms beyond just the audio.

Dominic Franco (bassist) was added to the line-up shortly after Davis and Clark met. Dominic is an extraordinary musician who not only exemplifies talent in his instrument, but offers the ability to structure the music in the writing process. As a 3-piece, they established themselves and developed an identity through their interesting and unique approach.

Misnomer added the fourth member, Logan Brown (multi-instrumentalist, producer), after collaborating with him to independently record and release their first full length album. Brown is an extremely talented producer and artist, who has already made a name for himself in his experimental self-produced and written solo-projects.

Misnomer has played in the Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, and Northern Kentucky circuit for roughly 4 years. After finally picking up momentum, they decided to release their first full-length album at the end of 2016. The album, self-titled, was completely written, recorded, mixed, mastered, and produced in basements. It is available on Spotify, Tidal, Apple Music, Itunes, Soundcloud, and Bandcamp. 


They are now writing, recording, and booking shows, and continuing to develop their unique sound for their audience.