THE COLD STARES

THE COLD STARES

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
BandRockAlternative

Sold 25k copies of debut album "Howling Wind and a Cold Wet Night" .
Album was in the top 10 on Amazon's Blues Rock category for 6-8 weeks, indie for 4
First major label release with Mark Needham (Imagine Dragons, Pink, Fleetwood Mac) at East/West studios in Los Angeles spring 2014.
Legal Representation- John Strohm, Loeb and Loeb, Nashville TN
Press- Richlyn Marketing/Kate Richardson Nashville TN
Upcoming notable summer 2014 shows include main stage at The Ride Festival Telluride CO

Biography

Authenticity. A word that is frequently used in describing The Cold Stares, and frequently missing from modern music discussions. There is a power and a realness that is arrived at by just doing what you do best. The Cold Stares do that.

Formed in 2009 after the duo had spent a number of years in other bands, Chris Tapp and Brian Mullins got together for the sole reason to just jam. No preconceived notions on what the project should be. Just do what comes naturally. The result is a hard rocking, story based brand of rock and roll that is sung from the soul.

Chris unique guitar rig, along with Mullins giant bass drum provides a visual and sonic landscape for the two to travel on different paths than other acts. In fact, you may find yourself looking for another member behind the curtains but its just these two men.

The first time I saw them, says Nashville radio personality Dan Buckley, "I thought they had at least two other musicians secretly behind the curtain. Theres just no way that sound comes from the two of them." 
As Huffington Post writer Radley Balko wrote in describing the first time he saw the group at 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville-

"This will go on for an hour. Between songs, people will whisper. They're asking one another if anyone knows who the hell this is. And its here that you and everyone in the room will have the same realization just about everyone else has the first time they see they hear the Cold Stares live: These guys are better than the band you came to see." 

Sold 25k copies of  debut album "Howling Wind and a Cold Wet Night" .
Album was in the top 10 on Amazon's Blues Rock category for 6-8 weeks, indie for 4
First major label release with Mark Needham (Imagine Dragons, Pink, Fleetwood Mac) at East/West studios in Los Angeles spring 2014.
Legal Representation- John Strohm, Loeb and Loeb, Nashville TN
Press- Richlyn Marketing/Kate Richardson Nashville TN
Upcoming notable summer 2014 shows include main stage at The Ride Festival Telluride CO, Copperhead Festival, Ferdinand Folk Festival, Sunset Marquis, toured full US. Dates with acts such as Rival Sons and Spoon




Discography

The Cold Stares 2010
A Cold Wet Night and a Howling Wind. 2012

Set List

1-3 hours of Original music