Brad Standley & The Foxflies
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Brad Standley & The Foxflies

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF
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"Rising Band: Brad Standley & The Foxflies"

Brad Standley is one of the few musicians we see today whose vocals are as flawless live as they are recorded. Seriously, his voice is strong like Hugh Jackman’s, but delicate with a jazzy/folksy influence and he sings falsetto better than Justin Timberlake. His energy and lyrics will make you laugh, and the beauty of his singing will make you weep like a schoolgirl in love. And his band, Brad Standley and the Foxflies, creates music that you can listen to over and over again and never tire. This band’s music is part hilarious, part sensual and they have a song to match any mood.

Brad, along with bassist, Ricardo Esteves, guitarist, Matt Linsky, and drummer Sam Murphy, got together here in Los Angeles, but have brought their music all over the world, most recently touring as far as Europe. The band started when Brad met Ricardo, whose punk rock background, flamenco influence and fine-tuned ear as a producer—he was once an Audio Engineer at Universal Studios—were exactly what Brad had been looking for. They recruited fellow foxflies, Matt and Sam (what’s a foxfly, anyway?) to round out their sound and have been playing gigs together for the last few years. They put out their first album in 2010, called The Hybrid, soon followed by an acoustic album that same year. In 2011, they released The EP and have lots of special plans for us in the near future, including their new single, Tik Tok Nation, a quirky mash up of Ke$ha’s Tik Tok and The White Stripes’ Seven Nation Army.

With 3 albums out and a brand new music video for Tik Tok Nation, (which you can see here) there is plenty of music to fill your ears, but if you’re eager for even more be sure to check them out at The Rainbow Room on January 31st, 9pm. - therisinghollywood.com


Discography

The HYBRID LP (2010) http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-hybrid/id368695676
The EP (2011) http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-ep-ep/id481555986

The music video for their mash-up of Tik Tok by Ke$ha and Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes can be found on their youtube channel.
www.youtube.com/user/foxflies

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Brad Standley was born on a small farm in Northern California in the town of Sebastopol. Raised by a wild herd of free roaming cattle a good distance from civilization making a living as a part time ninja, he learned to live in his own world of bizarre sounds and musical phrases. After a career in the theater and a period of solo acoustic concerts and a stint as a high-ranking CIA super spy, Brad put together the group that would compliment his musical universe.

Brad Standley & The Foxflies bring an innovative sound that could best be described as the love child of Tom Waits, Jeff Buckley, and Otis Redding in a top hat beating up Jason Mraz in a dark alley. It's acrobatic vocals, and innovative lead lines take you by the hand and lead you down a path to a universe that you weren't really sure existed. The foursome consists of Brad Standley on Lead Vocals and Acoustic Guitar, Brad’s former CIA handler Ricardo Esteves on Bass, the doctor turned hobo that they found on a mission to Madagascar Matt Linsky on Lead Guitar, and the Viking that helped them escape that smurf invasion of 2003 Sam Murphy on Drums.