A Couple Strangers

A Couple Strangers

 Liverpool, New York, USA

We are pretty much a straight up, raw, in your face rock band. We don’t get flashy with effects or layering. What you hear from our recordings is what you hear when you come to see us. We can play a soft ballad, move into a punky rock beat, and then completely rip into a super charged in your face song. We also feel that these tracks make for a good first impression because they are catchy and have that hook that every good single needs. For us, what this project is really all about is live pe


A Couple Strangers is a four-piece all-original modern rock band out of Syracuse NY. The group emerged from an earlier project, Electric Heat, a musical effort focused on the singing and songwriting talents of Matthew MacDuffie & Amber (Pyke) MacDuffie. In 2008 the duet decided to test their material plugged in to create a more commanding sound. They recruited longtime friend and unrivaled drummer, Jason Helinger. The three played with a few guest guitarists in pursuit of a good mix that would round out their sound while they searched for a bassist. In 2009, they approached another longtime friend and fellow guitarist, Sheldon Higby, and asked him if he would play the bass. A Couple Strangers was complete. A Couple Strangers mission has been to create and perform music that is Vivid & Alive in an effort to revive the suffocating masses that have fallen victim to the monotony of most music today. The resulting sound is a collision of Angst, Love & Hope that will inspire and stir.


2010 Demo recorded at Subcat Studios in Skeneatles NY. Airplay: regular rotation on WNYradio.com, WOUR Syracuse NY soundcheck, 94.1 WOTT Watertown NY. Come Fall Ithaca College Radio.