Color School


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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Color School

Recommended if you like: Color School sounds like the rebirth of the 45rpm, where every song is a single.Influenced by 70's pop where style was less important because people crossed over. Fan statements of who they sound like goes anywhere from The Beautiful South to Pavement to Mathew Sweet. If you ask the band, they say somewhere between The Ramones and Petula Clarke.

Story behind your band/artist name: The name comes from an art movement indigenous to DC in the late 50's early 60's. Being from DC, we wanted our name to tie to something unique about DC that is apolitical. The three of us have all been in past DC bands. We met as messngers, a common job for DC band members back in the day. Charles was playing in The High back Chairs (Dischord Records). Bill and I were in the Young Caucasians (Go Records, Wasp Records). It is a wonder we have never played together before. Well, not really... but time gives you that sense. I would love to tell you more. But really it might be best to do so when we meet. Otherwise, we are just pontificating. So, we look forward to a beer with you; either at one of our shows or one of yours.

Band Members: Jerry Herg- Vocals and Guitars, Bill Kalish- Drums, Paul Hyland- Bass,Percussion, Camille Miller-Vocals, guitar

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC :DC,Bethesda,SilverSpring and Alexandria VA

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: 1)
Our first gig with this line up was literally in a hurricane at a hippie music and camp fest that we now lovingly call Mudstock. We made it through that, we can make it through anything.

- We found our singer, while in France via a Sao Paulo day care bestie thingamabobber. 

- The name is hommage to the indigenous art movement called Washington School of Color And Light. As some painted the town red, they striped it. 

- Bill, the drummer, likes to bring smoked meat to practice.

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Main Genre: Pop

Other Genres: Power Pop Rock Indie