Star of Tragedy
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Star of Tragedy

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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Star of Tragedy Performs at Sisters

by Dianne Jones
Contributing Writer

OKLAHOMA CITY - Sisters in Oklahoma City recently welcomed local band Star of Tragedy. I was lucky enough to catch this performance and think they should tweak the band’s name a bit to “Rising Star of Tragedy”. I remember being impressed with the innovation of a hard-rocking, alternative act adding keyboards to expand their sound provided by original member Cynde Johnson, as well as being equally impressed with the drumming skills and vocals of the only other original member, Starr Raven. I’ve been around the proverbial block and have seen a lot of live music in my day, but I sensed within minutes after the band took the stage that this was a band I’d like to see again. As original members Starr and Cynde went through a lineup change and re-emerged as Star of Tragedy, I got that chance. They have rounded out their sound with guitarists Derek Smith and Aaron Shupert, as well as bassist Craig Scott. They not only perform like a well-oiled machine, but they have the diversity of sound that not many bands can pull off, as the duty of lead vocals is divided between Starr and Aaron. I really liked the haunting original number Come Clean, the dedication to Starr’s mother called Spirit as well as the crowd favorite, Skin. They also do an incredible cover of a song by K’s Choice called I’m Not an Addict. You can catch this band at their upcoming gigs in OKC at Stars & Bars, Club Babylon, The Firehouse in Norman, and in Texas at such clubs as Firewater Bar and Grill and Hard Rock Cafe or look for them in a city near you. For booking, contact Starr Raven at (405) 691-1045 or visit

- Dianne Jones

"CD Demo review"

Artist: Star of Tragedy
11 song CD Demo

Review by John Townsend

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The band, Star Of Tragedy, has several things going for it that could ultimately get them where they want to go. They have some good songs, they aren't afraid to explore a little and they can rock and roll when the tune calls for it. I think the cuts 'Come Clean', 'Freedom Fades' and 'Left Alone' would be viable in the Rock radio format.

Their CD arrived with the heading Demos scrawled on the cover with a large Sharpie, so I'm being gentle in the area of production. S.O.T. at some near point however, needs to find a really good production team or a first class recording engineer that has "been there and done that" in order to get them to the next level. Starr Raven seems to be the primary vocalist on the CD and she does a great all around job. Aaron, a recent acquisition, sings the last cut on this CD, 'She Lied To Me'. I think his addition is going to elevate the whole vocal scheme of the group by adding more variety. When critiquing demos, I'm generally much less judgmental but I think SOT is on the right track. I'd like to hear something from them again in say.....6 months, after they've had some time to gel with this new alignment. I think this band could really go far.

- Bitchin Entertainment


Star of Tragedy's first CD "Bleeding for you" is now available online, at shows or at and
Three songs are vocally expressed by Starr Raven and three by Aaron Shupert.

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Past songs recorded and released only to fans and radio stations. Weekly to bi-weekly radio play by the Katt 100.5 FM in Oklahoma City.



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Star of Tragedy is an original rock band based out of Oklahoma City.
They play anything from harder rock with melodic vocals to more mainstream radio friendly rock.
SOT has a male and female vocalist. This helps set them apart from many other bands.
All the members of SOT have many different influences. But the collaboration is a masterpiece. They all agree that music in general is an influence, because of their love for many styles.
They respect all fellow musicians no matter what style of music they play. Music is a way of life and we're all in this together!
Star of Tragedy has been together since May 2004. Even though they are a fairly new band, they have managed to play many big events opening up for major acts and playing for many label showcases. They have managed to get a pretty good following doing what they love and they truly care for each and every one of their fans. Treating them with total respect and devotion.

For more info or booking, contact Medcamp Promotions at: (580) 256-2178 or at (405) 606-9702. Or you can join the SOT Street Team by contacting Starr Raven at: and get free merchandise etc.

Star of Tragedy has been at #1 on the daily playlist at the Vans Warped Tour page since December 2005.
Go to and vote for SOT or just enjoy some good music.