Authenticity. A word that is frequently used in describing The Cold Stares, and frequently missing from modern music discussions. “We’re not just a blues band, or just a rock band, or anything other than who we are”, front man Chris Tapp says. There is a power and a realness that is arrived at by just doing what you do best. The Cold Stares do that.
Formed in 2010 after the duo had spent a number of years in other bands, Chris Tapp and Brian Mullins got together for the sole reason to just jam. No preconceived notions on what the project should be. Just do what comes naturally. The result is a hard rocking, story based brand of rock and roll that is sung from the soul.
Chris’ unique guitar rig, along with Mullin’s giant bass drum provides a visual and sonic landscape for the two to travel on different paths than other acts. In fact, you may find yourself looking for another member behind the curtains but it’s just these two men.
As Huffington Post writer Radley Balko wrote in describing the first time he saw the group at 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville-
Recent licensing includes Dodge Motor Company, ESPN, NFL, X-Games, TNT Network, Monster Energy.
Recent touring includes venues like – Piano’s NYC, 3rd and Lindsley – Nashville, IRIS Festival – Oland Sweden, The Nick – Birmingham AL, The Viper Room – Los Angeles, The Ride Festival – Telluride Colorado, Handy Blues Fest – Henderson KY, Lafayette’s Music Room – Memphis Tennessee.
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