Help Select the Hard Rock Cafe’s Ambassadors of Rock – Vote for The Cold Stares Today
The Cold Stares are my friends and one kicking roots duo. I love these guys and so will you! Please help me send the Band to Hyde Park to perform at Hard Rock Calling 2010 with Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder. They have made it to the finals – Top 10 – online voting for the grand prize winner and national title is this week. Please vote here: http://battle.ambassadorsofrock.com/thecoldstares/
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Nashville, TN, May 30, 2010…Nashville’s Cold Stares are among 10 finalists in the running to perform at Hard Rock Calling 2010 in London’s Hyde Park with Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam and more. The rock duo are to be international representatives for Nashville in the online voting now – June 6, at http://battle.ambassadorsofrock.com/thecoldstares/
The duo won the last local phase of the “Ambassadors of Rock Battle of the Bands” held at Hard Rock Cafés all over the United States in April — and were then handpicked by a distinguished panel including: Little Steven; Doug Brod, editor of Spin Magazine, Toby-Leighton Pope, VP of Promotions for Live Nation, and previous winner, Rudy Vaughn of The Rudy Vaughn Band.
The Cold Stares, Chris Tapp on guitars and vocals and Brian Mullins on drums, have been performing together for almost two years before beating out the competition at Nashville’s Hard Rock. Tapp says, “with Nashville being known to the outside world as primarily ‘country,” I believe we can get our fellow Nashvillians to help us show the world that Nashville rocks and bust that stereotype. It would be so great for Nashville to represent the U.S. instead of New York or Los Angeles. Our sponsors WRLT are also helping to get out the vote. A spot on the London stage should belong to Music City in 2010!”
The band describes themselves as “The Pixies meet Muddy Waters meets Black Sabbath meets Son House meets P.J. Harvey. Looks like — the Afghan Whigs meets Lightning Hopkins playing blues in Clarksdale with Gordie Johnson. Hurts like – Otis Redding and long distance love. Nothing sampled, nothing fake. No bass player needed.”
The Cold Stares will be recording their full length debut album in July. Their EP is currently available on itunes and other retailers. Recent shows in Nashville included 3rd & Lindsley with the Verve Pipe, and a flood benefit at the Hard Rock Cafe.