Meet The Band

MEET THE BAND

Taken

February 23, 2006|By SAM SESSA

Hometown -- Bel Air

Current members --Jim Benson, guitar and background vocals; David Beahm, guitar and keyboards; Dave Erickson, vocals; Ryan Booth, bass; Matt Sutphin, drums

Founded in --2003

Style --alternative rock

Influences --Nine Inch Nails, Lindsey Buckingham, the Cure, the Black Crowes

Notable --Right now, TAKEN has about three of 14 tracks recorded for its major-label debut, Benson said. During tomorrow's show at Rams Head Live, the band will shoot a music video for the song "The 5th Year."

Quotable --"We really like the idea of capturing the moment before we cross over into the majors: Having how the crowd was and that raw energy and the anticipation of what's to come ... bringing those two worlds together."

Hear TAKEN tomorrow at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place in Power Plant Live. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $13. Call 410-244-8854 or visit ramsheadlive.com. For more information about the band, visit takenonline.com.

sam.sessa@baltsun.com

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