Space Is For Stars
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Space Is For Stars

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"Space is for Stars - Jeff Healey's"

By deciding to forgo my usual Friday night haunts in the Annex, I stumbled across a rather promising New Market-based band playing at Jeff Healey's Roadhouse calling themselves Space is for Stars. Their energetic dance-rock set definitely made a mark on the crowd, setting them apart from the other bands of the evening. The simple, but tight, two guitar-drums and bass line-up provided a refreshing departure from the usual synth-driven fare that typically populates Toronto's indie scene. Drawing elements of 50s radio-pop like Buddy Holly and Diana Ross, their songs were instantly catchy and inspired a little more than just the usual head-bopping that goes down at Toronto concerts. In fact, two songs in, the crowd started dancing - quite a feat for a venue populated by about 30 people. Highlights of the set were the extremely catchy Long Distance Smile (a definite radio hit), The Sober Life, which had the audience clapping and singing along, and the poetic ballad Pollinate, which had two older audience members waltzing hand in hand. Keep your eye out for these guys? - SQ

Rating-VVVV - University of Toronto - the varsity


Still working on that hot first release.



Space Is For Stars. The name itself is intriguing, but it is the music that will ignite and inspire souls for generations to come. Fresh guitar hooks immediately grab your attention, followed by a rhythm you can feel in your feet, and topped off with inciting modern poetry set to an undeniably catchy melody. These qualities are all translated through the band members’ lively free-spirited personalities.

In the fall of 2005, Ryan Sheppard and twin-brothers Gary and Brian Ellis were all in search of the same thing: an original musical project with a unique, fresh sound. After sending only a few ideas back and forth over the internet, they realized they were on the same page musically and scheduled to meet at a Toronto jam space. With immediate musical chemistry, they began writing, focusing on catchy, well-written songs that deviate just enough off the beaten path to offer something new and exciting, while retaining a straight forward delivery that everyone can enjoy. Along the way, they recruited Brayden Micucci to complete the group and make the songs what they are today.

Their unique brand of rock carries itself with a sound of its own. It has immediately familiar elements inspired by music from as far back as the 50’s right through to today, which creates an instant connection with the listener. Recently, their music has been connecting with more listeners than ever as they rapidly build their fan base and internet presence. Their primary live outlet so far has been the greater Toronto area; playing venues such as Lee’s Palace, Jeff Healey’s Roadhouse, and the Steamwhistle Indie Club, live from 102.1 the Edge. Outside the GTA, they have played Live Lounge in Ottawa for Live 88.5, and a live-to-air broadcast on the Rock Show for Waterloo’s 100.3fm. The band also performed at the Oakville Relay For Life event, a fundraiser with an attendance of over 5000 people.

In the coming months, Space Is For Stars will be releasing an EP, as well a digital version on iTunes, and using it to further increase their fan base. They will be playing across a much larger territory, covering most of Canada, and parts of the United States. If their success thus far is any indicator of things to come, Space Is For Stars will be popping up in every major media outlet before the year is over.