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New Stellar Star

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2007 | INDIE

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2007
Solo Pop Rock

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"New Stellar Star: The Singles"

Chris Bullock is the singer/songwriter/producer and frontman for New Stellar Star. Chris has been writing and performing since he was a child. Growing up in Winnipeg, Canada allowed him time to write and perfect his craft due to the blistering cold Winnipeg winters.
In 2002 Chris packed up his suitcase and guitar and moved to Vancouver, B.C. to pursue music and a reoccurring acting bug which set him spiralling off into a world of art, acting and his love for making music. Chris dedicated his time to music and put the acting bug on hold while he focused strongly on his true passion, making music. While in Vancouver he performed at several popular musical venues in and around Vancouver and recorded an unreleased solo acoustic record at a local studio.

His drive and enthusiasm for his craft is apparent with his latest endeavor New Stellar Star. New Stellar Star’s regular line up of sessional musicians live and on record comprise Drummer Michael Shawcross and Guitarist Grant Miller.

New Stellar Star has worked with Nickelback producer Dale Penner and Bob Brooks the former owner of Little Mountain Sound. The single “Long Gone” was mixed by Mike Brylinski (Goo Goo Dolls) and mastered by Stephen Marcussen (Bon Jovi).

New Stellar Star have not as such, released a new official album, but a collection of singles loosely connected to each other.

The penultimate single according to release dates, is “Long Gone”. The song is very Brit-rock sounding. Walls of guitar riffs and rhythms, ride above a loud and punchy string section. While Chris’s lead vocals shunt the multi-layered harmonies all across the melody and chorus line. This uptempo number stands somewhere in the middle, between the Goo Good Dolls and British band Oasis.



“Out Loud” the latest single, sticks much to the same elaborate “Long Gone” production, with a dishy smothering of keyboard synths and a little less guitar upfront in the mix. The song however is heavily dependant on Chris Bullock’s chants and typical anthemic choruses like:

“Wake up wake up now this is your last dance
Go on and take it like it’s your last chance
Rock till you feel it Spit like you mean it
This is your one shot go out and take it
live your life out loud…”

Which clearly give you the picture that New Stellar Star want to rock you…seriously! The chorus hookline is catchy and you’ll be singing along with absolute ease after the second verse.

The mid-tempo “Lay Down On Me” features the famed bittersweet sound of the Rolling Stones with touches of the Richard Ashcroft (The Verve) vocal-phrasing style. Once again Chris shows he can write catchy choruses.

“All The While” is acoustic-guitar driven, but by no means lighter than the rest of NSS’s cutting edge melodies. This is because Chris never let’s up on the vocals. Gritty, crunchy and loud, he punches his lyrics right into your face. Just so you get the message loud and clear.

On “Fade Out” NSS are very reminiscent of early Robbie Williams. The melody and the chorus line is more powerpop orientated, although still mantaining it’s dirty rock roots.

With this singles collection New Stellar Star forcefully introduce themselves into the indie music world. They have a gutsy grinding rock sound, with great melodies and catchy choruses. Chris Bullocks’s clever songwriting and gritty bellowing voice do the rest.

Definetely a band to keep a watchful eye on, New Stellar Star’s singles are currently available on iTunes. - JamSphere Magazine


"New Stellar Star: The Singles"

Chris Bullock is the singer/songwriter/producer and frontman for New Stellar Star. Chris has been writing and performing since he was a child. Growing up in Winnipeg, Canada allowed him time to write and perfect his craft due to the blistering cold Winnipeg winters.
In 2002 Chris packed up his suitcase and guitar and moved to Vancouver, B.C. to pursue music and a reoccurring acting bug which set him spiralling off into a world of art, acting and his love for making music. Chris dedicated his time to music and put the acting bug on hold while he focused strongly on his true passion, making music. While in Vancouver he performed at several popular musical venues in and around Vancouver and recorded an unreleased solo acoustic record at a local studio.

His drive and enthusiasm for his craft is apparent with his latest endeavor New Stellar Star. New Stellar Star’s regular line up of sessional musicians live and on record comprise Drummer Michael Shawcross and Guitarist Grant Miller.

New Stellar Star has worked with Nickelback producer Dale Penner and Bob Brooks the former owner of Little Mountain Sound. The single “Long Gone” was mixed by Mike Brylinski (Goo Goo Dolls) and mastered by Stephen Marcussen (Bon Jovi).

New Stellar Star have not as such, released a new official album, but a collection of singles loosely connected to each other.

The penultimate single according to release dates, is “Long Gone”. The song is very Brit-rock sounding. Walls of guitar riffs and rhythms, ride above a loud and punchy string section. While Chris’s lead vocals shunt the multi-layered harmonies all across the melody and chorus line. This uptempo number stands somewhere in the middle, between the Goo Good Dolls and British band Oasis.



“Out Loud” the latest single, sticks much to the same elaborate “Long Gone” production, with a dishy smothering of keyboard synths and a little less guitar upfront in the mix. The song however is heavily dependant on Chris Bullock’s chants and typical anthemic choruses like:

“Wake up wake up now this is your last dance
Go on and take it like it’s your last chance
Rock till you feel it Spit like you mean it
This is your one shot go out and take it
live your life out loud…”

Which clearly give you the picture that New Stellar Star want to rock you…seriously! The chorus hookline is catchy and you’ll be singing along with absolute ease after the second verse.

The mid-tempo “Lay Down On Me” features the famed bittersweet sound of the Rolling Stones with touches of the Richard Ashcroft (The Verve) vocal-phrasing style. Once again Chris shows he can write catchy choruses.

“All The While” is acoustic-guitar driven, but by no means lighter than the rest of NSS’s cutting edge melodies. This is because Chris never let’s up on the vocals. Gritty, crunchy and loud, he punches his lyrics right into your face. Just so you get the message loud and clear.

On “Fade Out” NSS are very reminiscent of early Robbie Williams. The melody and the chorus line is more powerpop orientated, although still mantaining it’s dirty rock roots.

With this singles collection New Stellar Star forcefully introduce themselves into the indie music world. They have a gutsy grinding rock sound, with great melodies and catchy choruses. Chris Bullocks’s clever songwriting and gritty bellowing voice do the rest.

Definetely a band to keep a watchful eye on, New Stellar Star’s singles are currently available on iTunes. - JamSphere Magazine


"New Music: New Stellar Star"

New Stellar Star, born Chris Bullock, began writing and performing as at an early age. In 2002, he moved to Vancouver to pursue acting and music, though he ultimately ditched acting to spend more time strumming his guitar. In 2007, he recorded his first EP and decided upon the name of New Stellar Star and in 2009 worked with Nickeback producer Dale Penner on the single “Lay Down On Me,” which features bubbling synths, chiming acoustic guitars and shimmering electric instrumentation. His latest single, “Long Gone,” on the other hand is an anthemic, hands to the sky stadium-shaker with chugging guitars and a snarling rock n roll grimace. - The Seeds Hype Tree Blog


""Rock Stars""

Sweet Spot Productions and The Sounding Board was quoted as saying.....

"Newcomers New Stellar Star www.myspace.com/newstellarstar (Chris Bullock on acoustic guitar & Peter Vander Hout on piano) were great! Acoustic rock... these guys have what it takes to be 'rock stars' – thus the name I figure!"

- Sweet Spot Productions


""Rock Stars""

Sweet Spot Productions and The Sounding Board was quoted as saying.....

"Newcomers New Stellar Star www.myspace.com/newstellarstar (Chris Bullock on acoustic guitar & Peter Vander Hout on piano) were great! Acoustic rock... these guys have what it takes to be 'rock stars' – thus the name I figure!"

- Sweet Spot Productions


Discography

Currently released tracks are: All The While, Fade Out,
Lay Down On Me and Long Gone and the brand new single Out Loud. All available now on Itunes!

New single OUT LOUD available now!

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New Stellar Star is the Canadian Pop/Rock solo project of Singer / Songwriter / Artist and Actor Chris Bullock. 

Chris began his project in Buffalo, NY  having recorded a majority of his debut EP at the Goo Goo Dolls Studio. Having spent time making his record in both New York and Los Angeles Chris recorded a records worth of material. New Stellar Star singles are now available for download on iTunes, Amazon as well as CDBaby. 

Over the years as a musician Chris has worked with well known industry talent including Dale Penner/Nickelback, Buffalo Guitarist David Julian/ Korel Tunador/Goo Goo Dolls, Mixer/Producer Mike Brylinski/The Goo Goo Dolls and Winnipeg Guitarist Grant Miller and an incredibly stellar line up of sessional musicians from around the globe. 

Chris' music is an eclectic blend of modern day Pop/Rock blended with classic rock influences. His music has drawn a wide array of comparisons from Bon Jovi to Goo Goo Dolls to Dashboard Confessional to British rock bands Oasis and Coldplay.  

Chris is working on a slew of side projects including his acting career and is very involved in the art and design world as a self taught modern contemporary abstract Art Painter. 

 Recently Chris' music was part of the soundtrack to the film H&G having its world premier at the Vancouver International Film Festival  in 2013 as well as screenings in Los Angeles and releases in select theatres across Canada and  the US in 2014.  Currently, New Stellar Star is in the semi-finals for Manitoba Songfest wherein out of 166 Manitoba Bands, New Stellar Star is in the top 10 set to play Manitoba Songfest 2014. 

Chris is planning on recording a brand new record in 2014.

Stay tuned for updates on New Stellar Star and on Chris and his acting and painting career. Singles are available now on iTunes and Amazon and CDBaby! Please support indie rock and buy NSS music! 

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