Mia Carruthers and the Retros

Mia Carruthers and the Retros

Fountain Square
Saturday – Sep 26 – 8:00

Cincinnati, OH

Mia Carruthers (vocals, guitar, keys) and Aaron Breadon (drums, vocals, keys) are high school students attending Cincinnati's School for Creative and Performing Arts. They also happen to be in a band and part of the cast of MTV's hit reality show "Taking the Stage" which is based around activity in their school. Other Retros members include Mia's brother Taylor Alexander (guitar, vocals) and Seth Huff (bass, vocals).

"I didn't think of myself as a songwriter until very recently. From a young age I just wanted to write.. whether it be a poem, a story, anything. I guess I liked the fact that you could create an image without one. It seemed like magic. The only thing I needed was an imagination, and a pen.. until I picked up my dad's Martin. Then my stories became lyrics, my pen became an acoustic guitar, and I figured out why those goosebumps formed on my arms when listening to my favorite song. I solved a little piece of the puzzle, and was on the path to finding what I wanted... a dream."

Mia Carruthers, 15.