Stuck in Standby
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Stuck in Standby

Band Americana Rock


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The best kept secret in music


"music: underground magizine"

A mix of folk, pop rock, and even some country flavors, their songs are relatively upbeat, masking the melancholic overtones of love, relationships, and modern life. I guarantee you’ll enjoy it.” - music: underground magizine

"Pittsburgh Post Gazette"

“A spare, intimate style of Americana” - Pittsburgh Post Gazette


-Holding onto Nothingness (5 songs - 12/2001)
-Somewhere Along These Lines (6 songs - 6/2002)
-6.2.8 (12 songs - 12/2002)
-The Demographic (9 songs - 7/2003)
-Schematics of a Broken Heart (18 songs - 7/2004)
-Everything Fades Away (15 songs - 12/2005)


Feeling a bit camera shy


Founder and front man Joe Pucciarelli formed Stuck in Standby in 2001, while waiting for a delayed flight. Scribbling on the back of his ticket he wrote: "We'll be stuck in standby waiting for better times, but the best times of our lives are the ones we leave behind." Those melancholy words that formed the foundation of Stuck in Standby still express the band's endeavor in exploring the darker side of human relationships while also maintaining a sense of wanderlust and hope for a brighter tomorrow. Pucciarelli provides the guitars, as well as lead vocals and artistic guidance to the band. Joe Shields forms a solid foundation for the music with his bass guitar and backing vocals. Chaz Ipson throws beautiful leads into the mix. Pete Harris rounds out the songs with solid drumbeats. With a unique sound that echoes out of college coffee houses and small clubs, the group also has a crisp, together melody that is usually not found in such avant-garde music. Listening to Stuck in Standby leaves your mind wondering as you drive down the road, but eventually you and the music reach a destination.