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Metro Detroit’s Tention creates music that runs the gauntlet of hard, alternative, and grunge rock. After home recording an early 12 song album, playing local shows, and building a solid core of fans, Tention began working on a five song demo with producer Rob Muccino of EQS (Engineered Quality Sound). Upon completion of the demo, the band began touring local notable bars such as The Emerald Theatre, The Hayloft, and The Bullfrog.
Over the past 7 years, founding guitarists Chuck Kemen, Steve Shaheen and drummer Kyle Branum have grown together musically creating an emotional hard rock sound that has been compared to distinguished bands such as Stone Temple Pilots, Nickelback, and Theory of a Deadman. The addition of lead singer Matt Heger in 2004, the heart of Tention’s hook-laden, dynamic vocals, began a song writing revolution for the band and they haven’t looked back since. And with the recent joining of bassist Sam Baiz, the band has found the strong, punchy bass lines they had been looking for.
While writing and recording is a large and exciting part of this band, Tention remains solely dedicated to bringing the crowd to its feet and providing a great sounding and captivating live show. After all that’s what their fans have come to expect, and they have worked hard for that.

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