California Stop
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California Stop

Band Alternative Pop


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The best kept secret in music


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SINGLES: Released on
"Spent The Rent"
"Come On Love"
"Five On Friday"
"Finally Free"
"Shake That Thing"

2002 RADIO PLAY: "27 Years" 93.7 The Coast

2005 RADIO PLAY: "Spent The Rent" FM99 WNOR Homegrown Program & WCNU College Radio

6 song EP: "Broadway Mile" 2002 - Belly Of The Whale

Current EP: "Little Grey Machine" 2005 - California Stop

Debut LP: Release set for Fall 2006 - California Stop


Feeling a bit camera shy


California Stop is a genre-bending "island-flavor" rock group from Hampton Virginia. In only a short time the band built a dynamic soundtrack to a celebratory show that has captivated audiences throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Their engaging live show and vibrant, hook-filled tunes have earned them regional street-cred and given their position in the mid-atlantic college and club circuits plenty of "buzz" to build on.

The tunes are mostly dance-based but the band enjoys the dynamic of styles that stretch outside of the "fun-n-happy" vibe. Luckily, both new and old fans welcome the maturity and contrasting vibes of the softer and more straight ahead material the band can branch into. A well-crafted foundation of influences is firmly intact and has led to a rare and clever personal challange to mash things up style wise. Such diverse artists as Jason Mraz, Weezer, Maroon5, Dave Matthews Band, AC/DC, Led Zepplin, Paul Simon and O.A.R. are among the more known artitsts that have influenced the band. The strongest influences however are acts like Virginia Coalition, The Clarks, Carbon Leaf, Pat McGee Band and Fighting Gravity who all play a powerful part in influencing the band from the very beginning and still do to this day.

California Stop has become a sort of musical chemistry lab by bending and blending the elements of pop, rock, ska, worldbeat, pop-punk, reggae, funk, soul and folk. One minute the band is whirling thru a pop-rock, a light, bouncy, reggae-tinged number. Top it all off with a tender, worldbeat ballad and a splash of indie charm in a rootsy, acoustic tune and well, you get the picture. It's a formula that few have succeeded in mastering. Nostalgic and hip like a "rock-n-roll UB40", California Stop delivers infectious fun with lots of heart.

Latest Update: 8/2006
The guys are currently recording and gearing up to release a debut album at the amazing Norva Theater in Norfolk, VA.