Ten O’Clock Scholars

They hung up their metaphorical music notes in July of 2009, after nine years together. Now, Ten O’Clock Scholars have come out of their “indefinite hiatus” in 2012.


(Here's the previous history of the band. When we get around to it, we'll add the new stuff.)

Hailing from Omaha, Nebraska and described as anything from Indie-Pop-Rock, to “…a refreshing break from the unfortunate fatal accident that contemporary music has had with itself,” (Storm Lake Pilot Tribune), Ten O’Clock Scholars have been making a name for themselves in the renowned Omaha music scene. 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. Drawing from various genres, including indie-rock, grunge, folk, pop, classical, emo, and plain old rock ‘n’ roll, the Scholars use solid lyrics to write memorable songs that catch the ear of the listener. During the course of their existance they’ve shared the stage with Deep Blue Something, Marty Casey and The Lovehammers, Jeffrey Gaines, Zack Hexum, The Alternate Routes, The Nadas, Sarah Benck and the Robbers, The Feds, and Anonymous American, and they’ve played festivals with the likes of Toadies, What Made Milwaukee Famous, Sister Hazel, Saliva, Ingram Hill, Green River Ordinance, and Railbenders. After the release of their first full-length album, “Bridges and Brighter Days,” in 2006, Ten O’Clock Scholars began playing regionally across Nebraska, Iowa, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas. They’ve played the 36 Hours of Keystone Festival (2006), Northgate Music Festival (2007, 2008), Continental Drift Music Festival (2012, 2013, 2014) and have played campus events for local and regional universities. After the decision was made to take an "indefinite hiatus" in July of 2009, the Scholars released their final album, "Ten To Close," on the same day as their final show. Three years later, they decided a three-year hiatus is much too long, and started playing shows around Omaha again. Over the past decade, Ten O’Clock Scholars have had eight different songs played on local radio stations, from the fan favorite "Indecision" to 2009's “Please Baby Please.” They were band of the week on local television station KXVO in 2006 and 2007. KXVO’s online radio station, The Source, has Scholars music in regular rotation. In September of 2006, the Scholars were the featured band on the Lincoln website StarCityScene.com.