Within Reason

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Within Reason
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Within Reason's logo
Background information
OriginBirmingham, Alabama
GenresHard rock, alternative metal, post-grunge
Years active2005–present
MembersChris Dow
David Koonce

Within Reason is an American rock band from Birmingham, Alabama, whose founding members include Chris Dow and David Koonce. The band was formed in 2005.

In September 2006, Within Reason released their first EP titled Cycle A Smile. In January, Within Reason appeared and performed live on the TV show One Tree Hill to an audience of over 4 million;[1] when the episode was filmed, the song they were set to perform was changed to "Favorite Sin". Another track from Cycle A Smile, "Let It Out", was also featured during the fourth season of the series.

The band was voted "Rock Band of the Year" and "Performer of the Year" for the 2007 BAMA Music Awards (Birmingham, Alabama).

The single "Favorite Sin" was featured on a compilation disc with a segment on the band in the May 2008 issue of Metal Edge Magazine. Five songs on a new video game called Motomax 4 released in June 2008.

In August 2008, Within Reason began working on an album with multi-platinum producer Rick Beato which was released February 2009 called Bloodshot Life.[2]

Within Reason's third studio album After The Crawl was released on March 20, 2012, it was produced by Nick Chahwala and recorded in Atlanta, Georgia.[3]

To support of the new album, Within Reason joined the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival tour featuring Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Adelita's Way, POD, Deuce and many others.[4]

In January 2013, Within Reason performed a concert at the Clive Davis Theatre in Los Angeles that was taped for a GRAMMY Live segment;[5] the band was also featured in a commercial for Microsoft Surface tablet playing their song "We'll Have It All".[6] The ad aired during the GRAMMY broadcast in 2013; the band was also featured on GRAMMY Live from the Red Carpet during the pre-show.[7]

In spring 2014, Within Reason released their first single from After The Crawl, "Enemy", to radio; the song peaked at No. 46. In summer 2014 the band once again joined the Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival tour followed by a North American Tour with Godsmack and Seether.

In January 2015, their second single "Here Comes The Light" was released to radio accompanied by a music video produced by the band's bassist, David Koonce; the single peaked at No. 39 on the Active Rock chart giving the band their first radio hit song.

After a summer tour with Buckcherry, the band began writing for their third album, they completed a fall tour with Seether and Saint Asonia in October 2015. The band began 2016 with a winter tour with Hinder followed by recording their next album coproduced by Hinder's Cody Hanson and Marshal Dutton; the album titled Battlefields, Life Love and War was released in April 2017.

Albums Year
Cycle A Smile (demo) 2006
Bloodshot Life 2009
After The Crawl 2012
Battlefields Life Love and War 2017


Title Year Peak chart positions Album
Act. Rock US Main.
"Favorite Sin" 2008 Bloodshot Life
"Enemy" 2014 46 After The Crawl
"Here Comes The Light" 2015 39
"Invictus" 2017 29 31 Battlefields Life Love and War

Founding Members

  • Chris Dow
  • David Koonce


  1. ^ "One Tree Hill: Clip, "One Tree Hill : Clip: Within Reason on One Tree Hill Season 4 : Episode 16"". The WB. May 2, 2007. Retrieved July 10, 2013.
  2. ^ Last.fm "Bloodshot Life Album" Last.fm, New York City, NY, March 5, 2009. Retrieved on July 24, 2013
  3. ^ Chahwala, Nick "Bravo Ocean produces new album for rock band Within Reason" Namaste Studios Atlanta, GA 11 August 2011. Retrieved 10 July 2013
  4. ^ Boise, Danielle "Interview with Within Reason – Playing Uproar 2012" Target Audience Magazine, Atlanta, GA 21 September 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  5. ^ Chmielewski, Dawn C. "CBS stokes Grammy Awards excitement with lots of online extras" Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA, 8 February 2013. Retrieved on 10 July 2013
  6. ^ Callaham, John "New Microsoft Surface TV ad spotlights Within Reason" Neowin.net, 12 February 2013. Retrieved on 10 July 2013.
  7. ^ CBS Video "GRAMMY Live - Within Reason Interview with GRAMMY Live" CBS.com, Los Angeles, CA, Retrieved on 10 July 2013.

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