Graceful Closure is an American musical trio that originates from Columbus, OH. The band was formed in 2013 by Jared Condon along with childhood friend, Matthew Beatty. The band currently consists of vocalist/guitarist Jared Condon, keyboardist Matthew Beatty and Jared’s little brother, Bryce Condon as the drummer. They released their debut and fully crowdfunded EP, Rév, in 2015.
Jared and Matt came up with the band name late one night while on the phone. They started the conversation about making a band and naturally their first question was, “what will we call ourselves?” By the end of the conversation they settled on the name Graceful Closure. Jared explains that this story of grace has become such a foreign concept in our world and lives. Often these events in our lives do not make sense, but that is when we choose this undeserved kindness, grace, and allow it to close the event so we can move beyond.
In 2014, the band released two tracks, “Chasing Fears” and “Back To You”. In mid 2015, their song, “Chasing Fears” was picked up by a local radio station, RadioU, in their hometown. The song quickly reached No. 1 on the station. This resulted in national airplay and a No. 4 on a BDS Billboard national airplay chart.
In 2016, the band released a new single, “Choices”, off their EP, Rev. The song quickly became an anthem to stay alive and reached No. 9 on a BDS Billboard national airplay chart.
Graceful Closure brings a mix of piano, synthesizer, drums (sometimes mixed with electronic drums), guitars, and vocals. Jared said the reason they write music is so people know they aren’t alone and to make them think about their purpose throughout this journey of life.
The alt pop trio is rapidly building a regional following across Ohio and the Midwest, as a result of their energetic show, relentless interaction on social media, and connecting with fans on a grassroots level. This has allowed them to share the stage with bands like: Family Force 5, Twenty One Pilots, MisterWives and many more.
Graceful Closure is currently working on new music and plans to share more on this soon.