Band of the Week

The Truth About Moviestars
Band members and instruments: Kylan Savage, lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitar; Brad Stallcup, drums; Grant Stallcup, bass
Band born: September 2006
Type of music: Indie/Acoustic/Pop
Originals or covers: Originals
Sounds like: Acoustic led Indie music with a pop flair. Hard to compare the sound with other bands
Songwriter’s muse: Old movies and 1940s radio shows
Influences: Death Cab for Cutie, Dashboard. Confessional, WHAM, Jesus
Accomplishments: Nominated NAMA Best New Band in 2008. Voted to play at Collide Fest in Dallas in 2007 for a crowd of more than 20,000. Won Kansas City YIA Battle of the Bands in 2007
What kind of crowd do you draw: All ages seem to enjoy our music and we have a large high school following across the U.S.
When and where do you practice: We practice weekly in the lead singer’s garage or at our drummer’s house in his practice room.
Any albums: “Songs for Rainy Weather” EP; “A Family Norman Rockwell Would Be Proud Of” EP; full length album “Black and White Affair” coming out soon.
Total number of tattoos and piercings: Zero.
Back stage ritual: We always pray in the bathroom (if one is close) before we go on stage
Funniest or strangest thing that ever happened during a performance: We played in Tulsa one weekend and had a drunk homeless man dance in front of the stage with our manager!
Plans: Summer Texas tour and Playing in Nashville in July
Goals: To continue to play together and grow as musicians, get signed to a reputable label and tour around the U.S.

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