DCMR NOTE: Moved to Nashville in Nov 2018 as far as we know.

Band/Artist Name: Staunton

Recommended if you like: Jet, Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Oasis

Story behind your band/artist name: My last name. These days everyone has some digital or online band site so all the names are pretty much taken. It was going to be Chris Staunton but Staunton sounded more like a band.

Band Members: Chris Staunton- Vocals, rhythm guitar and songwriting, Nick Giambruno- Lead guitar,backing vocals,cello, Eric Messick- Bassist, backing vocals and "soundman", Paul Grossman- Drums

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Rockville MD, its where we practice

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: The first show the band ever played was Cherry blossom festival and it will be our first show of the season this year as well. The lead singer Chris Staunton works setting up film trucks for alot of professional sports games around the DC area. We missed out on performing with Third Eye Blind and Vertical Horizon last year for the 4th of July due to reaching out to late. Instead we ended up on the next show which was with Daughtry and Magic. Due to my job in broadcast sports I was supposed to work the winter classic a year back but instead went out to Hawaii to party for a month. I talked to the person who replaced me at the event and was essentially the personal assistant to Billy Idol for the event. But Hawaii's always fun.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: We will be performing with Cheap Trick, Less Than Jake and Tom Keifer (Cinderella) this spring. Currently working on summer tour and Australia winter tour. Every large band we play with says we sound kind of like a different famous group.

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Main Genre: Rock

Other Genres: Folk,Pop,Pop Rock,Hard Rock