Ten O’Clock Scholars are a powerpop foursome that have been part of the Omaha music scene since 2000. Together, members Ryan Kosola, Paul Gedbaw, Justin Connealy and Taylor Stein, blend their unique musical backgrounds to create a sound that’s reminiscent of late 90’s radio rock. In 2009 they took an indefinite hiatus, but dusted off their gear in 2012 and began writing new songs and playing live again. 2015 saw the release of the band’s most recent album, “A Long Way From Midnight.” That album had two songs receive radio play; rock song “American” in Nebraska & Iowa and introspective ballad “Typecasting” in Nashville, TN. In total, they’ve released four albums on their homegrown label, Onken-Stein Records.
During the course of their existence they’ve shared the stage with Deep Blue Something, Marty Casey and The Lovehammers, Jeffrey Gaines, Zack Hexum, The Alternate Routes, and The Nadas, and have played festivals with the likes of Sister Hazel, What Made Milwaukee Famous, Toadies, Saliva, Ingram Hill, and Green River Ordinance. After the release of their first full-length album, “Bridges and Brighter Days,” in 2006, Ten O’Clock Scholars began playing regionally across the Midwest. The band has had nine different songs played on radio stations, including their biggest hit to date “Indecision.”