Ghost Town Locals
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The best kept secret in music


"Seven Wonders Band Together"

Remember ska? Ghost Town Locals music has the sound nailed, adding their own flourishes of jazz, punk and rock to give a unique flavor.
The band's most recent accomplishment was the release of their debut full-length CD, "Who Brought the War to the Dance Floor!" The 12-song CD showcases the band's tight songwriting, seamless time-changes and fun shifting from slow jazz riffs to all out musical explosions.
With the support of some other local bands and even a couple opening slots for well known New Jersey Ska band Catch-22, possibilities are starting to develop, with shows stretching into the North Jersey area.
"We just want to spread the word and spread Ghost Town Locals all over the place," Kristy Goldy exclaimed. "I just want people to hear us."
- Gloucester County Times by Dante DelVecchio

"High School Band Proves It Can Rock with the College Crowd"

The sign on the door read "18+ to enter." According to the rules, most of the band Ghost Town Locals could have been stopped at the door. But they were not patrons, they were performers and they stole the show Saturday, winning WTSR's Battle of the Bands.
The event was judged by six students representing a wide range of campus organizations. Each band was rated in categories like musical talent and showmanship and the first, second and third prizes were awarded to the bands with the highest scores. But when the scores were tallied, a seven member high school ska band from East Greenwich, NJ was announced the winner.
When asked about musical influences, the band listed a range from classic rock and Sublime to Streetlight Manifesto and the Toasters. - The Signal


"Who Brought The War To The Dance Floor"
Debut CD released 12/30/2005
Available at all Ghost Town Locals Shows

Circles, Ready and Locked, Can't Help The Helpless, Can't Say, Bigger Better Things, So Weak, Who Brought The War, No Control, Card Tricks, Monsters, Had Enough


Feeling a bit camera shy


Ghost Town Locals is a seven piece ska group originating from South Jersey which combines its influences of rock, reggae and rhythm and blues to create its own unique, upbeat and catchy music. Lead, rhythm and bass guitars, along with keyboard, saxophone, trumpet, drums and vocals combine to create the group's first album "Who Brought the War to the Dance Floor?" The title track is a commentary on the slow death of the local music scene. Lead singer, Kristy Goldy says, "So many venues in our area have been shut down because people would rather fight at a show than dance. It's as if people are suggesting that when you play a certain style of music, you're required to adhere to the rule book for that genre," she said. Another track from their CD "Had Enough" is an anthem to their cadre of teenaged fans. "When you feel like you've been wronged/Tell them you've had enough." Goldy sings as the guitars, drums and horns come together in a seamless blend of accentuating rhythms. The song ends with all the band member's voices chanting "Hey, hey, hey, hey!" as the song comes to a climactic conclusion. A tiny blonde with a huge voice and boundless energy, Goldy leads the group with her strong vocals and animated stage prescence. The rest of the band has a combined musical experience of about two decades and constantly strives to create experimental, catchy tunes for their eclectic audience. The band has performed more than 30 shows with several top acts including Catch 22, Whole Wheat Bread, Ruder Than You and more. They have performed numerous times at the popular live music theatre, The Trocadero in Philadelphia along with countless other local venues.
With the bands website still in the works, GTL takes advantage of the music networking space on to promote their work. Their site has had more than 20,000 hits and is a permanent fixture in the Top 10 most viewed and played New Jersey ska band sites. Two songs from their new CD and a video of a live performance at the Trocadero in Philadelphia can be found there.