Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Static Era are addicted to a dream

Static Era is an Auckland-based rock band (think Evanescence meets Stone Sour) that formed in late 2010 and features a stellar lineup of musicians.

Double-platinum selling guitarist Chris Yong (Tadpole, Redline, Alt TV) has performed internationally and toured with Disturbed, P.O.D, Alter Bridge and Evanescence.

Vocalist Emma G is a New Zealander of the Year Local Hero award recipient, honoured in 2012 for inspiring others through her music. Despite living with a health condition that has challenged her through twenty three surgeries, including ten brain surgeries, she established a successful singing career at a young age and placed top ten in the Inaugural Play It Strange songwriting competition in 2004. Emma G also teaches tertiary level music and was a vocal coach for eight years.

Award winning drummer Dave Rhodes (Stylus, 29 Blackbirds) received a New Zealand Music Award for his work on the triple-platinum self-titled Blindspott album and has toured with Alien Ant Farm and Hoobastank.

Rounding out the lineup is bassist Victor Pesch, who has performed in numerous punk/metal bands in his hometown of Hamilton. He brings his solid rhythm and experience to help complete the Static Era sound.

Watch the video "Addicted to a dream" from their latest EP "Dare to fail".

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