Talking to Walls

Talking to Walls

 Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
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British arena rock meets American garage & indie. Springsteen recording "The Joshua Tree" with the Foo Fighters. "A very good band that amazingly just keeps getting better." - New Haven Register

Biography

2010 album We Were Not So Tall co-produced by Greg Giorgio (Interpol, The National, Mates of State) and features guest performances from members of The Stepkids, The Alternate Routes, Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers, Rane and many more

We Were Not So Tall debuted on CMJs Top 20 Most Added Chart across the US & Canada (April 2010)

Had their song We Were Not So Tall featured in a national television ad (NBC) for the Michael Phelps Foundation/Boys and Girls Club of America

Licensed music to MTV (at stations request) for shows in development, and to a sports management company, including for a DVD release that had 20,000 presales

Awarded the Mayoral Arts Grant from their hometown City of Bridgeport, to record a single and shoot the accompanying music video. Still hoping for a key to the city or a street named after them...

Worked with photographer Nick Gamma (Art Director and Designer for multi-platinum artists & labels (NSYNC, A Tribe Called Quest, 311, Matthew Sweet, Jive, Merge) and publicist MuseBox (Death Cab for Cutie, Killers)

Has played 300 shows from Boston to LA.

Completed regional tours of Hot Topic store chain and Westfield Mall chain

Provided local tour support for Zox. Hired by the City of New Haven to play outside the show for musical heroes Soul Asylum. It rained. But was still worth it.

Showcased at several regional festivals and large venues: CT Film Festival, MEANY (NYC) & Millennium Music Conference (PA), Six Flags (NJ), Rye Playland (NY), Toads Place & Danbury Green (CT), Westfield Malls across NY & CT

2006 album Naked launched with blanketed press coverage from every print media outlet in their native New Haven and beyond

Special guests on commercial AOR station WRKIs morning show - interview & performance

Yes, drummer Matt Krupa is related to that other Krupa.

Selected as Band of the Week by guitar accessories manufacturer Dunlop (6/29/09)

Top Promo Artist on Artist Directs UBL.com, week of 5/2/06. UBL is one of the largest music destinations with over 12.8mm unique users per month. (Source: Media Metrixs, March 2006)

Krupa and Brian like to drink gin at 3am while watching old Star Trek reruns. Matt Miklos throws excellent theme parties.

Comfortable on camera, with multiple televised performances and four official music videos

In an early TtW performance, Brian took third place in a live New York showcase as a soloist playing against full bands.

Sponsored by Godin Guitars, Spectraflex Cables, Aurora Strings and Turnpike Music Garage

Discography

Run - February 2012
Black Hearts Parade - March 2011
We Were Not So Tall - February 2010
A Long Stilt Walk - July 2009
The Megan EP - January 2009
Naked - March 2006

Set List

Typical setlist runs approximately 40-60 minutes, though two hour-long sets can be booked as well.

Shows are based around original songs from the latest album, as well as the back catalog and more.

Cover songs are added sparingly, or teased in other songs, as a point of reference for audiences who have not heard the band before. Lots of songs that everyone knows but most bands won't touch. Think Tiffany, Fine Young Canibals, Ton Loc, Wicked Game, Vegas-era Elvis and Poison's "Every Rose Has its Thorn" (the latter played double-time as a rock-stomping anthem). Artistic integrity made fun.

BOTH BAND AND SOLO shows are booked, depending on routing and venue; solo shows feature Brian Kelly.