Who is Storage 24
The band Storage 24 hails from the southern state of Mississippi with a unique combination of hard rock, hip-hop, R & B, and self named STREET ROCK. The band is affectionately named for the storage unit it rehearsed in and still holds its humble and honest, yet aggressive roots, it started with in its earlier days.
Storage 24 is made up of 4 very unique guys with very different backgrounds, but one common goal and that's to take over the Rock world. Storage 24 is:
- Bobby Rutherford (Drummer)
- Phred "Baby Phred" Harley (Vocalist)
- Matt Phillips (Bassist)
- Karsten Hilton (Guitarist)
In their hometown of Jackson, Storage 24 was voted #1 rock band in 2007 by The Jackson Free Press and Best Original and Best Rock Band 2010.
Also named Best Rock Band and Best Original Band at the Best of Jackson 2010 and 2011 Awards in Jackson, MS.
Storage 24 was named Band of the Year 2009 Battle of the Bands at Club La Vela, Panama City Beach, Florida, Largest club in the USA, beating out 9 other bands from all over the Southeast.
Storage 24 has shared the stage with the likes of The Black Crowes, Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin, Puddle of Mudd, Ludacris, Course of Nature, Black Stone Cherry, Rehab, Atomship, Night Ranger, and One Less Reason, 12 Stones, Drowning Pool, to name a few.
Phred "BP" Harley
Fredrick "Baby Phred " Harley was born March 25, 19 hundred none of your business! Baby Phred is a former R&B singer who later got into Rock music that fit his wild and energetic personality better than he could have imagined! Baby Phred is a very focused and serious person, with hopes of One Day taking Rock Music to a whole new level. BP is a Vocalist, producer, songwriter and arranger of music.. With that being said, BP has big dreams of Storage 24 being a household name!
Matt Phillips grew up in a family of musicians. Watching his dad play banjo on stage and his grandad play his ‘56 Les Paul sparked his love of music.
At the age of 15, what clinched the deal and lit a fire to be a musician was seeing Kiss on the cover of Metal Edge magazine. Matt’s main influences were Kiss and Aerosmith.
Matt honed his skills and joined Soul Skard and later Black Water Burn. After Black Water Burn, he joined Storage 24 and has been a key influence keeping the Storage 24 dream alive.
Karsten “Bumblebee” Hilton
Karsten Hilton was born in Böblingen, West Germany and came to the states when he was a year old.
His parents and grandparents influenced his musical taste from classical music, big bands, Chet Atkins, Les Paul, and pretty much everything from the 1920’s through the 1980’s. Until, Karsten discovered rock and heavy metal in the mid 1980’s. There, the lone journey began.
Karsten’s musical endeavor began at 9 years old when he began learning Violin and acoustic guitar. After a brief 8 year hiatus from learning music, Karsten picked up guitar again and never looked back.
The musical path Karsten has taken has lead him to learn much and his love of music has allowed him to play in many bands in different capacities. Karsten’s main instrument has been guitar, but he has played bass, drums, and sang vocals in a few bands. He also dabbles and doodles around on piano for fun.
Just a few bands Karsten has been in and recorded with before joining Storage 24.
- Beneath the Blood
- Black Water Burn
- Adam Echo