The Handsomes

The Handsomes

 Houston, Texas, USA

What sets the Handsomes apart is their uninhibited live act and their unique sound incorporating funk, ska, and soul within a pop-rock song. Selling out shows in Houston and Austin, The Press labeled them Houston’s “hottest local band” in Dec.’03, and then “Best Rock/Pop” band in July’04 & '05.


The Handsomes flawlessly serve up elements of funk, ska, soul, and pop-rock. The group’s fast-paced music and high-energy live shows have packed houses in Houston, TX since 2003 and are quickly growing in Austin, TX.

After winning their second consecutive “Best Pop/Rock Band” in the Houston Press Music Awards, The Houston Press aptly summarized:

“Massive word-of-mouth and packed (actually, overpacked) shows -- often at the Continental Club and the Lounge -- have certainly paid off for this soulful quartet with their tentacles in ska, funk, and pop. Not to mention a huge fan base that will finally get a record sometime by year's end.

Jordon Blackwell (vocals), David Nachtigall (guitar/vocals), Ben Stark (bass) and newest member Patrick Kelly (drums) have found that small island of confluence between the continents of college rock and party rock.” – (Houston Press, Aug 4, 2005)

The Handsomes recently released their first CD on Christmas Night 2005 to over 540 fans attending their show headlining at the Continental Club.

Mixing many genres in an electrifying show, The Handsomes attract all types of fans. “The Handsomes manage to superglue all the disparate styles above into one catchy, funky, even, um, sexy whole. It's truly something to see and hear.” (Space City Rock, Jan 25, 2006)

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The Handsomes released their self-titled EP in June of 2003. Two of the songs from the EP have received significant airplay on Houston's 94.5 The Buzz, as well as, Houston's KPFT 90.1. They just released their first CD entitled "The Hansomes" for sale at Waterloo Records, & CD Baby.

Set List

The Handsomes blend 13-15 fast paced original pop-ska-funk songs along with various renditions of pop/soul cover songs ranging from Michael Jackson, R. Kelly, and Bill Withers to Sublime or Aha. The total set is over two hours of head-bobbing, booty-shaking music.