Star Persons

Star Persons

 Madison, Wisconsin, USA
BandPopHip Hop

Electro Rap Pop - electronic dance beats with dizzying raps & pop hooks

The innovation of Outkast & Gnarls Barkley mixed with the pop sensibilty of the Black Eyed Peas & the mind-bending metaphors of A Tribe Called Quest

Biography

Star Persons is a Madison-based six person, fully electronic, live band. They have come to revitalize the pop music scene by blending electronic dance beats with dizzying raps and pop hooks into their own genre: Electro Rap Pop.

Their music will be sure to make your head nod and your body move. It’s just a matter of time before this intergalactic Star Persons sound infects your hard drive, eardrum, and subconscious...

Accomplishments so far:

The band debuted on 3.20.2010 at the Majestic Theatre in Madison, WI. The venue was at capacity by 11:15, with some people waiting in line over 30 minutes in the cold Wisconsin winter to try to get in. By the end of the night over 750 people came through the door.

In the one year since their debut, they have:

~won five 2011 Madison Area Music Awards, including:
-New Artist of the Year
-Hip-hop song, album, & performer of the year
-keyboardist of the year for A-keysy
~headlined at almost every major music venue & dance club in Madison
~opened for Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
~opened for Big Sean
~played at the Madison Area Music Awards & the first ever Madison Hip-hop Awards

Press:

"The group spins a dance party groove of slick keyboard lines & athletic raps" --The Capital Times

"electro-pumped party jams...with a bit of Neptunes flavor" --The Onion's A.V. Club

"High energy & enthusiasm... a new & unique sound" --Emmie Magazine

Treat Yourself:
http://starpersons.net

Discography

Supernova EP (2010)
Weirdos From Another Planet (2011)
Esc Artists (2011)
Treat Yourself to Tuesday - new song released every Tuesday online. (2011)

Set List

The usual set is around 60-75 minutes, but can be longer or shorter if need be.
As of late, the band has taken to performing 2x50 min sets.

Songs in setlist:

Supernova
Spanish Fly (Somethin' 'bout Your Love)
Chicken Little
A.L.F.
Holly Hunter
Johnny 5
Dancin' On The Sun
Cinderella
Roxy
Good Shit
Banana Bang
Ready Rawk
Smiley Faces
Dream Catcher
ElektroDiscoTekno
Oubliette
Wordplay
Swagga
Big Bang
Elemental Odyssey
When Cars Fly
Sic Dat Monkey
Celebrate

Covers:

Uprising (Muse)
Personal Jesus (Depeche Mode)
The Freaks Come Out At Night (Whodini)
You Dropped A Bomb On Me (The Gap Band)
Axel Foley
Popcorn
Theme from "Mike Tyson's Punchout" (Nintendo game)