Michael Gross and The Statuettes

Michael Gross and The Statuettes

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Melodic Rock/Pop

Biography

Michael Gross and The Statuettes are an American Indie Rock/Pop band from Salt Lake City, Utah that formed in the summer of 2008.

From 2003-2007, Michael Gross was the guitarist and one of the singer/songwriters in the band The Brobecks. After his departure from that band and a stint in a band called Lets Become Actors, Michael recorded his first solo album in the spring of 2008 entitled "Tales From a Country Home.” A short time later, Michael formed a full band around this project. The Statuettes were born.

Michael Gross and The Statuettes released their debut EP “Dust & Daylight” in June of 2009. It was met with much success locally, and received healthy praise on national music blogs, websites, and zines. The Salt Lake City Weekly described “Dust and Daylight” as “twangy pop that has a slightly uneasy tone beneath the jingle jangle flow."

With their follow up six-song EP entitled “Impulse & Exports” (released in January of 2010), the band replaced the alt-twang sound found on their previous EP with reverb soaked guitars, and sweeping synthesizers that fit nicely into a moody pop/rock package. 2010 hopes to be a good year for the band, as they plan to tour, record new music, and other lovely things

Discography

-“Dust & Daylight E.P.” (2009) was the first release by the Statuettes. It was met with much success locally, and received healthy praise on national music blogs, websites, and zines. The Salt Lake City Weekly described “Dust and Daylight” as “Twangy pop that has a slightly uneasy tone beneath the jingle jangle flow."

-“Impulse & Exports E.P.” (2010). The second release by the Statuettes. In this E.P. the band replaced the alt-twang sound found on their previous EP with reverb soaked guitars, and sweeping synthesizers that fit nicely into a moody pop/rock package. Though recently released, "Impulse & Exports" has already garnered critical acclaim in the Salt Lake City music scene, as well as on national internet blogs, websites, and zines.

Set List

Set lists can range anywhere from 30-75 minutes. Typical songs played include:
-Keep Driving
-On and On
-Words
-Holy Smokes
-Silence Is A Killer
-No Good
-I've Been Wrong Before
-Stone Face
-Novocaine
-Life In The Middle
-I'll Come Quietly
-Patience
-The End
- You Cant Get What You Want
-My Life Is Changing
-No One Does It Like You Do
-One Wasted Night