Stella Mira

Stella Mira

 Annapolis, Maryland, USA
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"Stella Mira has a lead singer with a golden voice and perfect stage presence, dueling guitarists who both rip out killer riffs, elegantly layered keyboards, and a tight rhythm section" - Gavin Dunaway of The Alphabetical Order

Biography

Stella Mira

Stella Mira is an ambitious rock band based in Washington, DC, eager to disseminate a broad spectrum of original music. With an eclectic mix of melodic modern rock sounds, the band combines solid collective song writing with crisp and dynamic vocals. Front and center, the multi-talented Joe Ciani-Dausch sings with passion, precision, and soul. To the left and right of him are two seasoned guitarists, Mark Cookson and Sean Cranford, who combine the delivery of distinct rhythmic grooves and hook-crafted melodies. On the side, Brian Rauer further enhances the sextet with tasteful keyboard textures. Last but not least, bassist Steve Citarella and drummer Matt Davis hold the back-line and lock in the rhythm. Stella Mira's fans have compared the band's style to U2, Coldplay, and Maroon 5, and at a show, will occasionally hear a cover or two of these and other similar artists. According to Gavin Dunaway, front-man of Washington DCs The Alphabetical Order, "Stella Mira has a lead singer with a golden voice and perfect stage presence, dueling guitarists who both rip out killer riffs, elegantly layered keyboards, and a tight rhythm section."
Stella Mira recorded their debut EP, entitled Ambient, in October 2003 with producer Ray Tilkens, and released their first full-length CD, entitled "Between Now and Never", in 2006, produced and engineered by Mark Sarisky at American University and at TexasTreefort Studios in Austin, TX. Mark Sariskys previous credits include Blues Traveler, Korn, Tori Amos, Annie Lennox, Paula Cole, The Disco Biscuits, and The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Stella Miras follow-up album, titled Icons, is currently in pre-production, and will feature new material that the band is currently performing in front of audiences. Stella Mira has performed at many notable venues from Washington, DCs notorious 9:30 Club, to New York Citys famed Continental. Special event performances have included the Baltimore Chili Cook-Off, the Arlington Six Points Music Festival, and the international Emergenza Festival. Armed Forces Entertainment has also accepted Stella Mira for booking with the USO to entertain U.S. troops around the world. Airplay has included Washington, DC's DC 101, and the now defunct "Z-104". Stella Mira is currently unsigned, and is seeking management, promotion, and record label opportunities.
To contact the band, email stellamira@comcast.net or call Sean Cranford at (540)207-7245 for booking. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/stellamiramusic. CDs are for sale at http://cdbaby.com/cd/stellamira.

Discography

Stella Mira's "Ambient" EP recorded October 2003 by Ray Tilkins at Ambient Recording Studios. The EP features "Everybody", "Breakdown Or Breakthrough" and "Burglar Steps".

Stella Mira's "Between Now And Never" CD, released 2006, engineered and produced by Mark Sarisky from Texas Treefort Studios in Austin Texas.

Tracks featured on Z104.1 "Capital Scene" radio show (www.moremusic104.com) with Jenni Chase:

November 28th, 2004 "For A Friend"
April 17th, 2005 "Breakdown Or Breakthrough"
June 5th, 2005 "Burglar Steps"
January 8th, 2006 "Breakdown Or Breakthrough"

Currently working on a new CD release for April 2012. Production of the ten song CD will be finished and released by April 30, 2012. You can hear some of them them at www.myspace.com/StellaMira or click the music tab on sonicbids.

Contact Information: stellamira@comcast.net, or call Sean Cranford at (410) 292-3138

Set List

Stella Mira Song List:

Originals:

Everybody
Breakdown Or Breakthrough
Burglar Steps
Shelflife
More Than Meets The Eye
Fly
Freedom And Love
For A Friend
I'll Follow You
Hollywood
I See
Maybe I Will
Pictures In My Head
Running With Scissors
Oracle
Caught Between
State Of Affairs
Silhouette Shadow
Life
Hope And Fall
Give And Take
Warehouse Beans (instrumental)
Modern Fairytail
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Corner
Miracle
Everytime
Whiskey Thief

Covers:

Karma Police (Radiohead)
This Love (Maroon 5)
Rain King (Counting Crows)
Message In A Bottle (Police)
Vertigo (U2)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Where the Streets Have No Name (U2)
Everything She Wants (Vertical Horizon)
Drive (Incubus)
Born Under A Bad Sign (Cream)
Trouble (Coldplay)
Jumper (3rd Eye Blind)
Be Yourself (Audioslave)
Collide (Howie Day)
Lightning Crashes (Live)
Somewhere Only We Know (Keane)
When September Ends (Green Day)
Creep (Radiohead)
Clocks (Coldplay)
Fl