The Waiting is a Christian pop rock band, consisting of Brad Olsen (vocals, guitar), Todd Olsen (guitar, vocals), Clark Leake (bass), and Brandon Thompson (drums, percussion). Since the members focus more time on other aspects of their lives and like to take their time recording, the band does not produce and perform as frequently as most other bands.
Early albums by "The Waiting" were guitar driven alternative rock that drew fans with clever songwriting and introspective lyrics that stood out from most Christian rock of the day. The band's later albums moved towards a more polished pop sound and suffered less enthusiastic reviews for it.
In August 2003, The Waiting hit the stage after a hiatus in Snellville, Georgia where they played a sold out show. This would be their last concert. The Waiting officially broke up in late 2003 due to its members seeking to further their own endeavors.
In May of 2009 Brad Olsen released his solo album titled, "I Can Explain". This can be purchased by visiting his website at www.olsenexplains.com
Brad Olsen continues write and record music. He resides in Salt Lake City, Utah and is an Arts Director at K2 The Church. He is available for booking.
Todd Olsen resides in Atlanta, Georgia working as a music producer.
Clark Leake received a Masters in Theology from St. Vladimir Orthodox Seminary in May, 2007.