Industry insiders have called The Stanley Blacks "that rarest of pop entities: a young, fresh-faced
group ready to fully restore your faith in the long line of English artists stretching back from The Kooks
to The Beatles."
Hailing from the same town as mod-heroes The Jam, The Stanley Blacks fuse the energy of late 70s
rock with the 60s pop sensibilities of The Beatles. They have been compared to the melodically
addictive Franz Ferdinand and The Kaiser Chiefs. Their songs feature clever, complex lyrics and
vocal harmonies (singer/songwriter Ashley Reed). A rocking yet inventive rhythm section (Matt
Emberson on drums, James Turnbull on bass) supports guitarist Jon Marshall’s lucid riffs – and pull
together the Stanley Blacks’ unique yet universal sound.
No strangers to the London area club scene, The Stanley Blacks have just returned from the States
following a series of high profile gigs in Los Angeles. The band won over the jaded L.A. music scene
with their brand of infectious pop songs and high energy live shows. The Stanley Blacks performed
to SRO crowds at iconic Hollywood clubs such as The Whiskey A Go-Go, Bardot Hollywood, The
Dakota Lounge and Molly Malone's. Both Strongholds in Venice Beach and The Viper Room were so
impressed by the band that they booked them for multiple dates.
Alexi Yulish, Bardot Hollywood had this to say: "I'm crazy about The Stanley Blacks and feel lucky
they played Bardot as one of their first gigs in Los Angeles. They connected with the crowd and just
blew people away. This band is a force to be reckoned with!"
In between gigs The Stanley Blacks recorded at the legendary Record Plant with Grammy awardwinning
producer Bob Cutarella and noted engineer/producer Bruce Irvine. Songs from this recording
will be available later this year. You can follow the video diary of The Stanley Blacks U.S. debut via
podcasts posted on www.youtube.com on The Stanley Blacks channel.
Named after a 1950s composer, The Stanley Blacks are quickly making a name for themselves and
fast emerging as THE young band from to watch. Rick Buckler of the Jam said The Stanley Blacks
are "an amazing band that will go far." Come discover for yourself what everyone is talking about.
For more information visit www.reverbnation.com/thestanleyblacks.