WHO ARE THEY?
STAND.............when it comes down to it, are the most energetic and exciting European / U.S. crossover act you are ever likely to see. With a guitar driven alternative rock sound, their two lead singers bounce off eachother and work in tandem perfectly. Two completely different vocal styles blend together to make a wall of sound with beautifully melodic results. Both live and on record this Dublin four piece, now based out of New York, know exactly how to achieve what they want from every performance.
WHO DOES WHAT?
WHERE HAVE THEY BEEN?
Neil Eurelle - Vocals / Bass
Alan Doyle - Vocals / Guitar
David Walsh - Guitar / Keyboards
Carl Dowling - Drums / Vocals
STAND formed about 8 years ago in Dublin and quickly made an impact on the musical environment there. They independently released two albums with singles that reached Irelands Top 10 on numerous occasions. After extensive touring of both Ireland and Europe, namely Sweden, Finland, France and Germany and after winning the praises of the critics, STAND relocated to New York. Taking refuge in the city and concentrating on the New York rock scene and the general American College market, the band have had huge success in winning over Americas youth.
WHAT HAVE THE CRITICS SAID?
"One of the more exciting things happening within the New York rock scene is the buzz building around Stand."
- Larry Flick - Billboard Magazine, USA.
"Stand delivers just the kind of music college audiences are craving. If you want to rock, Stand is the band. No new group in the last 5 years has shown so much promise."
- W.C. Kirby - Campus Activities Magazine, USA.
"***** ( Five star rating ). A slice of the pure melodic."
- The Sun, Ireland.
"Stand have produced an album of depth and polish that belies the fact that this is their debut. 'Correspondent' serves as a stunning debut in any reporters' book."
- Jackie Hayden, Hot Press, Ireland.
- Tom Dunne, Today FM, Ireland.
"These guys have more energy than a suitcase full of monkeys!"
- Ken Gorka, The Bitter End, New York.
Hot Press Readers Poll Award Winners:
3rd Best Album Debut of 1999
8th Best Album Overall of 1999
6th Most Promising Act for the new millenium.
WHAT'S THEIR MOST RECENT SUCCESS?
The band were in Ireland throughout July 2003 and released the debut single, "Sleeping on our feet" from their forth-coming album to great reviews, (check recent editions of Hotpress). The song reached #29 in the Irish Charts thus ensuring radio airplay, TV slots and alot of media attention. Stand also took part in this summers O2 in The Park Gig and previewed their new material to a 55,000 strong crowd. Anticipation for a new single and ultimately the new album is mounting around the country and in the U.S.
WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?
STAND have just secured a licensing deal with Budweiser for their 'True Music' Campaign. A live CD recorded by Budweiser in Arlene Grocery, NY is due out in June. This is their second licensing deal with a major drinks company. Harp Larger USA also used the bands song 'Lift' for a radio spot. This new album is in the works, due out February 2004, as well as extensive touring of the U.S.' Mid Eastern State Colleges and Clubs, along with a tour of Ireland.