Worst Kept Secret recently released a cover of The Goo Goo Dolls hit “Broadway”. While not as well known as other GooGoo Dolls songs, the band has captured the song in way that tops the original. Check it out here:
We reached out to the band and spoke with band member Jared, and asked what influenced Worst Kept Secret to cover this song, this is what he had to say:
“We just love 90s music. We were all born around 1990 and we grew up 90s kids. We had been talking about doing a cover forever and one day we were just at rehearsal. We always jam random songs and we were kind of stumped writing one of our own songs and decided to take a break and I was like ‘oh I learned this (Broadway)’ and our drummer Ryan was like “yes!” Immediately. Then we just put our spin on it. We wanted to do a song that (to our knowledge) hadn’t been done. I think there are obviously more popular goo Goo Dolls songs (iris, Slide) but we knew we could really make this one our own. We grew up fans of Goo Goo Dolls, Matchbox 20, Third Eye Blind, Counting Crows, etc. “
What we know about the Worst Kept Secret:
Worst Kept Secret is a Hard rock band from Morgantown WV established in 2014.
The band infuses elements of metalcore, southern metal and punk.
The band was formed by drummer Ryan Schauman, lead guitarist Ben Geelhaar and rhythm guitarist Jared Miller. Shortly after they recruited vocalist Shawn fisher and finally bassist Pat Cole to complete the 5-Piece lineup.
The band, all raised in Elkins WV, have been playing together in one way or another for years. Ryan, Jared, Shawn and Ben were in a cover band called The Gnarly Charlie’s. Pat, Ryan, Jared and Ben played in a ska band called We Ain’t Disco
Pat and Ryan played in Pat’s acoustic project and Shawn and Jared played in an acoustic duo while attending college at Fairmont State University. They all relocated to Morgantown WV and that’s where WKS was formed.
The project was originally intended to be a combination of The Damned Things and Four Year Strong but quickly took on a life of its own. Their sound has been described as a mixture of Every Time I Die, Atreyu and Rise Against.
Since their formation the band has played 100 shows throughout, MD,TN,PA,VA and WV. In 2015 They released their debut EP
“Nuff Said” in front of a sellout hometown crowd. They have graced the cover of Horrorcore Magazine, been featured regularly on radio stations throughout WV, VA and PA including a live set on U92.
They have opened for national acts such as Drowning Pool, He is Legend, LA Guns, Hawthorne Heights, Otherwise, Sworn Enemy, Karma to Burn, Bad Seed Rising, Broadside and Bubba Sparxxx. They also played the Four Chord Music Festival alongside Mayday Parade, The Spill Canvas and Against The Current. They live by the motto “no genre, no problem”. In 2015 they went on their first tour along side Guns Out at Sundown.
They have released 2 music videos
(Bender and Broadway). They are sponsored by Big Timber Brewing and Coldcock Whiskey.
The band is currently finishing up their debut album “Confidence|Arrogance” (due out 3/31) with producer Eric Kirkland.
The band recently released a single for their cover of Broadway by
The Goo Goo Dolls.
We are excited to hear there will be an album released soon, we cannot wait to hear it!