Sinking in deep with an unforgettably addictive sting, Stormy Strong's (real name) unique brand of "alternative saltwater rock" casts razor sharp hooks to the hungry masses. Stormy's honest bitter lyrics, raw emotion and anthemic melodies splice seamlessly with award winning song-writing that is fast approaching gale-force intensity.
Stormy's brand new EP "Take Her Down," recently recorded with music industry icons Lyle Workman (Frank Black, Sting, Todd Rundgren, Beck), Sean Beavan (Black Veil Brides, Guns N' Roses, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails), Tim Narducci (Systematic, Spiral Arms) and Chris Manning (Jellyfish), is already making waves across the internet.
The album's single "Jumpstart The Heart" was chosen as #1 in "Rick's Picks 2012" on Chicago's renowned "The Best Radio YouHave Never Heard" podcast, which also included songs from Smashing Pumpkins, Regina Spektor, Arcade Fire and Rage Against The Machine. Plus Stormy's unique cover of The Pixies, “Where is My Mind?” has been popular on iTunes, Spotify, Rdio, Mog and iHeart Radio.
Stormy has shared the stage with Blink-182, Bouncing Souls, No Use For A Name, Good Riddance, Dropkick Murphys, and Lagwagon. He is currently performing shows with his four piece band around the Bay Area including:
Long Beach Zombie Fest (Guinness Book,12k zombies!) 2013
Alameda County Fair Fourth of July 2013
Int'l Pop Overthrow Festival SF 2013
Santa Cruz Music Festival 2013
Barb Rocks B-Day Bash 2013
California Lawyers for the Arts Music Seminar Jan 2013
Monterey Bay Pop Festival Revival 2012
Numerous upcoming shows in the Bay Area (www.stormystrong.com)
Stormy has won a number of accolades from his first Self Titled CD EP:
Semi Finalist "Jumpstart The Heart" Song of The Year 2013
Winner DiscMakers Songwriting Competition 2008
Winner Indie Songwriting Competition 2008
Winner Billboard World Songwriting Contest 2007
Winner Great American Songwriting Contest 2007
Stormy - Vocals, Guitar.
Tai Ma - Vocals, Guitar
Joel Ramirez - Guitar
Doug Polhamius - Bass
Dave O'Neal - Drums
- "Take Her Down" EP
- "Where is My Mind?" Single
- "Mexico" Single
- Stormy Strong EP (self-titled)
Stormy's song "Jumpstart The Heart" was chosen as #1 in "Rick's Picks 2012
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Stormy's song "Jumpstart The Heart" was chosen as #1 in "Rick's Picks 2012" on 'The Best Radio You H...Stormy's song "Jumpstart The Heart" was chosen as #1 in "Rick's Picks 2012" on 'The Best Radio You Have Never Heard' podcast (http://bestradioyouhaveneverheard.com), which also included songs from Smashing Pumpkins, Regina Spektor, Arcade Fire, Rage Against
Stormy Strong played on KUSP's Lance's Lot
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Santa Cruzan Stormy Strong's music played along with American Idols's James Durbin on KUSP on Lance'...Santa Cruzan Stormy Strong's music played along with American Idols's James Durbin on KUSP on Lance's Lot.
"Overall, we think that the EP is inspiring and exciting"
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Forget the un-rock ‘n’ roll name, this ReverbNation-tipped kid has some serious heart. Stormy Strong...Forget the un-rock ‘n’ roll name, this ReverbNation-tipped kid has some serious heart. Stormy Strong’s latest EP has a much more raw and old-school feel than any of his former work, though the sound still contains all the strong feelings portrayed by past songs such as the single ‘Mexico’. This time around however, the American singer-songwriter seems to have found greater inspiration by 90s grunge bands rather than his usual style which had echoes of Jimmy Eat World-esque alt-rock.
In ‘Jumpstart The Heart’, Strong shows us how he has grown in musical talent whilst still demonstrating his lyrical aptitude that won him the Billboard World Songwriting Contest in 2008, and the Great American Songwriting Contest in the alt/rock genre in 2007. The first track of this EP has a feel of determination and excitement in it, making the older melancholic tracks like ’She’ seem just a distant memory. His signature mix of contemplative lyrics and intense harmony are still present but Strong’s combination gives us an uplifting creation.
The second track is a Pixies cover for ‘Where Is My Mind?’ – a good choice for Strong given his breadth of vocal and his choice to move away from more relaxed melodies. It’s an interesting take on such a popular track and definitely worth a good few listens. Indeed, Strong’s voice has pure quality with a real emotion and strength to it, which you feel throughout the track. Overall, we think that the EP is inspiring and exciting!
"reminds me of Jimmy Eat World and early Weezer."
"reminds me of Jimmy Eat World and early Weezer." - Braving the Storm, Circles of Concrete
"a solid rock band with...strong hooks"
"a solid rock band with...strong hooks" - Michael Fearnow, SF Underground Music (Examiner.com)
Our set can range from 30 mins to 2 hours. Normal set list includes:
Jumpstart The Heart
Where Is My Mind? (cover)
Stolen Winter's Kiss
Anything Anything (cover)
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There are no upcoming dates at this time.