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Stasis @ Five Points Inn

Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA

Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA

Stasis @ East Stroudsburg University

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Stasis @ Five Points Inn

Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA

Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA

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The best kept secret in music


Saturday, July 9:

Lower Nazareth Township: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Bangor-based band, Stasis, in concert at Wal-Mart Supercenter, Route 248. Donation performance benefits Children's Miracle Network. Stasis is winner of 2004 WZZO Backyard Bands Competition. For local performances, visit

- The Express Times

During the afternoon, vintage cars were on display and music was provided by WSBG and rock band Stasis. A Med-Evac helicopter landing was another attraction and residents could take a peek at the new seven-bay firehouse, the interior of which is still being completed.

"We enjoyed everything, including the food," said Scotrun resident Angel Rivera as his son was fingerprinted by a Pocono Township policeman for a child identification program. "It was a fun day. We got to see all the things the community has to offer," his wife Christine said.

- The Pocono Record

Stasis lead singer Damian Gessel, with his model good looks, trademark Bruce Lee ringer T-shirt, and sometimes wispy singing voice, is walking, talking pop incarnate. Andy Warhol would swallow him whole. He downs honey on stage to lub his vocal chords and practically French kisses the microphone while crooning over the band's bouncy rhythms.

Bassist Josh Guerrero's massive hair puts on a show of its own while he fingers out some heavy, thumping on his guitar. His fine guitar work and Sean Montross's steady percussions make up the foundation for the Stasis sound.

Upon this foundation, "The Dude" Steve Harman and Aaron Hallett layer their lead and rhythm guitar work, respectively.

Stasis' strength... is an undeniable dedication to accessibility... I could not keep my foot still during their performance at the Battle of the Bands, and they were clearly a crowd favorite.

Their efforts have been 3.5 years in the making. Just now with their win at the Battle of the Bands and their upcoming album, they are on the brink of success. The band is currently in the studio at Saturation Acres. Saturation Acres owners Bret Alexander and Paul Smith of the Badlees are producing and Stasis is writing their own music. "It's going to be a lot of fun, says drummer Sean Montross, "We really strive to write the best, melodic, catchy music we can. We work hard to write music everyone can enjoy. There's something for everyone. Sean hopes the album will take them to the "big time. We hope it catches on and acptures some label attention. The ultimate goal would be a record deal. We just want to play music for a living." - The Morning Call


Debut Full Length Album -- "Sirens" 2004

Radio Play:
95.1 WZZO, Allentown, Pa
93.5 WSBG, Stroudsburg, Pa
88.9 The Pulse, Selinsgrove, Pa
88.3 WDCV, Carlisle, Pa
Others pending...


Feeling a bit camera shy


Stasis was formed in the Winter of 2001 as a way for 3 friends to escape from the tedium of work and school. The project evolved into a collective dream to share insightful, hooky music with the listening public.

Fast forward through 3 years of practice, vocal and instrument lessons, trials and tribulations, a revolving door of band members, and endless cutting of its teeth with gigs and recordings to 2004 when the band released its first full length album, "Sirens," to much buzz and media coverage. The album's single, "Leaving for Chicago," is a pop/rock tune so catchy, fans who've never even heard the song consistently sing along to its anthemic chorus at shows.

So catchy, in fact, former Epic Records VP Pete Ganbarg invited Stasis to perform at the Pontiac Grille in Philadelphia to compete for a spot on his newly formed label, Puretone Music. And while Stasis did not fit with Mr. Ganbarg's vision, he bestowed a compliment of the highest order on them, giving high praise to "Leaving For Chicago."

Stasis was the winner of the 2004 95.1 WZZO Backyard Bands competition-- arguably the premier honor that can be given to a band in the Lehigh Valley. The competition was judged by major label representatives including someone from both Arista and Virgin Records.

Stasis has also found success on the charts of Both "Leaving for Chicago" and "Snapshot" received dozens of favorable reviews-- skyrocketing Snapshot to #63 overall out of thousands of songs. Leaving For Chicago found an even more impressive spot. Even now, "LFC" sits at #661 out of an all-time over 18,000 songs.

In light of their successes, Stasis has been continuing to craft its melodic, memorable pop/rock sound, garnering fans and record label interest along the way. In a very literal sense, it is just a matter of time for this up-and-coming band from Allentown, Pa.

Says lead singer Damian Gessel, "The clock is ticking down until Allentown offers its next big thing. We feel it in our bones. We're it."

We'll soon find out.