Stonewall is a hard rock power-trio based in the Connecticut River Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont. They are very popular in their area, and are quickly establishing themselves all over the Northeast and New England. Stonewall’s original songs mix elements of the hard rock of the 70s, the 90s, and today with the raw energy of grunge and the musicianship of metal, with nods to blues, roots, acoustic, and southern rock influences. Stonewall aims to transcend genres, and refuse to be pigeonholed. While their sound is certainly heavy at times, the thunder comes with a healthy dose of soul. They try to steer clear of gimmicks and clichés, and recall a time when rock bands succeeded through meaningful songwriting, musical excellence, mastery of their instruments, great stage charisma, and a strong work ethic. With a wealth of talent on each instrument, Stonewall stands out from the crowd as the band to watch.
Stonewall has played with well-known national acts such as Days Of The New, Quiet Riot, The Misfits, Brand New Sin, Suicide City, and Gary Hoey. They also love to play with up-and-coming local and touring bands as well. Stonewall has won Five “Battle Of The Bands” by various sponsors and venues including Q106FM, ROCK93.9/101.7, FOX101.5, Electra Nightclub, Captain B’s Bar & Grill, and Uncle Sam‘s Pub.
Stonewall aims to provide the best concert experience they can for the fans and venue. Josh, Ryan, and Philip are confident in what they do, yet remain humble, even as they gain more and more attention and praise, and are committed to putting in the hard work necessary to realize Stonewall’s full potential.
Stonewall was once known as The Few. Josh Parker --the lead singer, guitarist and primary songwriter-- formed the band in 2000. When Ryan young replaced their first drummer in 2004, they changed the name to Stonewall. Phillip Chiu took over on bass in 2005. The current lineup is by far the most talented yet. Phillip’s dexterity on bass and Ryan’s explosive drumming offer the perfect compliment to Josh’s solid rhythm and exciting lead guitar work. Josh’s rich baritone lead vocals are supported by both Ryan and Phillip singing backup. They deliver a remarkably full sound for three people. Josh’s proficient songwriting ensures that Stonewall constantly delivers new songs full of clever tongue-in cheek humor, social commentary and personal insight.
Stonewall aims to provide the best cooncert experience they can for the fans. Josh, Ryan and Phillip remain humble, even as they gain more and more attention, and are commited to putting in the hard work necessary to realize Stonewall’s full potential.
Stonewall has played with well-known national acts such as Days of the New, The Misfits, Gary Hoey, Quiet Riot, Iron Horse, and Suicide City. They also love to play with up-and-coming local and touring bands. Stonewall has won six “Battle of the Bands” events sponsored by various hosts including: Captain B’s Bar & Grill, Q106FM, FOX101.5, ROCK 93.9/101.7, and the 2007 Upper Valley Battle @ Shenanigan's in White River Junction, VT.
Stonewall's debut album "What If? was released in the fall of 2008, getting high marks, and great reviews. The band plans to hit the road touring in support of the album through 2009, and get back in the studio in 2010 to record a second album.
"What If?" the full length album 2008
"Blessings for Pearls" single, Nov. 2006
"Poisoning the Well" EP, June 2006
"Live at the Windham" live album, Feb. 2006
Stonewall’s goal is to succeed and be recognized in the music industry for their 30+ original songs (with more being written regularly) but can perform a great cover show as well. They play a wide range of 60+ cover songs, including rock songs from the 70s, alternative favorites from the 90s, as well as modern rock hits. Please see the enclosed list for the complete song list. They will always do their best to satisfy your crowd.
Stonewall is able to play 3 to 4 hour shows for bars, clubs, and parties. They can play up to 45 to 60 minute sets, or 30 minutes for bills with multiple bands. They can also provide a full live sound system, and sound engineer when needed.
~ COVER SONGS ~
EIGHTEEN - Alice Cooper
DON’T FOLLOW - Alice In Chains
NO EXCUSES - Alice In Chains
NUTSHELL - Alice In Chains
WOULD - Alice In Chains
3 LIBRAS - A Perfect Circle
MACHINE HEAD - Bush
N.I.B. - Black Sabbath
PARANOID - Black Sabbath
THE RED - Chevelle
LINUS & LUCY - Charlie Brown
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