The City Series

The City Series

 Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
BandFolkAlternative

Biography

A little over five years ago the two founding members of The City Series, Alex Rollins and Louise Messina, had never spoken. Two years ago they met and began a friendship that amounted into more than a friendship and eventually a band was born.

Alex, the primary songwriter, draws his melodies from sounds he hears on the radio and sounds he comes up with during the day. His words come from experience and from daily mishaps that end in poetry. He carries the band’s guitar and lead vocals as well.

Louise has been refining her musical talents for the past few years, and upon the realization that she and Alex sound like gold together, has blossomed into the foundation of the band. She runs the show, literally. Managing, booking, critiquing, supplying, and inspiring Alex’s words and melodies, she welds the band together while carrying vocals, keyboard, and the occasional ukelele.

Now joining forces with a drummer, Luke Chase, who's talent just manifested itself into pure genius, The City Series has become known for their catchy melodies, intuitive lyrics, and Rollins' bigger-than-himself voice.

The City Series’ first “release” is a six-song, home-recorded collection of “demos” (as Alex prefers to call them) called the Jupiter EP, named after the bands original moniker. Still relatively unknown outside of friends, family, and the band’s unprecedented fan bases in Poland, Tulsa, Seattle, New Zealand, and Washington DC, the Jupiter EP remains a little-known secret with six songs that are currently being turned into what will become the band’s debut LP, which they started work on in April with a full band, studio recording of "Cut Myself Some Slack", which is quickly becoming the band's anthem.