GuilFest 2011 - Lineup

The Stanley Blacks

Named after a 1950s composer, The Stanley Blacks are an emergent young
band from Surrey, England, whose string of guitar-driven, infectious pop
songs have forged a strong local following and secured a number of high
profile gigs up and down the country.

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 and Motown artists. The result places the band at the forefront
of a definite musical lineage, whilst simultaneously remaining fresh and
invigorating due to the complex vocal harmonies and assured musicianship
of the band members.

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 L.A. music scene
 with their brand of
infectious pop songs and high-energy live shows. The Stanley Blacks
performed 
to crowds at iconic Hollywood clubs such as The Whiskey A
Go-Go, Bardot Hollywood, The
 Dakota Lounge and The Viper Room. It is
this shared musical flair that allows the band to all contribute to the
songwriting process, creating tangible variations of style between tracks.
Their latest tracks exemplify a band finding their niche and thriving in it.


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