Downside was founded in 1999 as a result of a collaboration of 2 bands, Liquid Inspiration and Spilt Milk. Downside started as an original band until it participated and won a Battle of the Bands contest at Roony’s and they transitioned into a cover band and was Roony’s house band on Wednesdays for several years.
Downside played many venues in the Hampton Roads area until 2009 when they separated. In 2016, original members and seasoned musicians Mike McMurry and Scott Moyer reunited Downside and added guitarist Hector Rosado and later bassist Justin Griffin who also played with McMurry in a band called Raised on Robbery.
Downside started actively playing in March 2017 and has been active ever since bringing their high energy shows to venues in Hampton Roads and adjacent areas. Downside brings a varied show with popular rock, alternative, ska, punk, pop tunes intended to have you singing all show long. In 2018, Downside teamed up with Rock Star Booking and has been playing at Virginia Beach venues with great acceptance.