Death of Paris / Bio
No one said being in a band would be easy - & we've never complained. We're unsigned, unmanaged underdogs hungry for the opportunity to show what we're made of. Our entire lives are dedicated to bringing you high energy electro/pop/rock full of passion & honesty. Life's too short to settle for less.
Upon graduating college in 2009, vocalist Jayna Doyle and keyboardist/guitarist Blake Arambula found themselves at an unthinkable crossroads. Their band at the time completely fell apart before their eyes and they weren't at all prepared to move on to 9-5s. They began writing as a means to escape from the reality that this was now the dreaded "real world." It became a now or never moment and they never looked back.
As serendipity would have it, they were contacted almost immediately by producer David Baker at Killingsworth Recording Company in Los Angeles about moving forward with their new project. They quickly booked time at the studio to record a full length album, with or without a full band. They rented a storage unit in the middle of winter so they could finish writing for the album, and ended up having to return their space heater in order to help pay for plane tickets to get to the studio.
33 song ideas, 10 finished songs for the album, 2 weeks in the studio, and 5,000 miles later - Jayna and Blake returned as Death of Paris, shortly bringing in guitarist Patrick Beardsley and drummer Bryan Lee Bass to complete the project. They started out doing a 3 week acoustic tour of the
Southeast, playing in malls, coffeehouses and bars, paying dues with opening slots and no pay, all as an attempt to getting their symbolic foots in door.
Fast forward 3 months later and they found themselves being invited to headline a "best of local music" show at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, followed by invites to open for national bands 100 Monkeys, Young the Giant, and Weaving the Fate. Other notable performances have been Fall for Greenville, a festival which brings in close to 150,000 people yearly, and the zombie themed Run For Your Lives! marathon, which brings in nearly 200,000 zombie runners.
Having just completed their third self booked, self promoted, and self funded East Coast tour, the band has been busy writing for their upcoming album, which they are looking to record during the Fall of 2012. In the meantime, Death of Paris will continue spreading their music, connecting with fans, and discovering new ways to be successful business-minded musicians.
- Band Members:
- Jayna Doyle, Blake Arambula, Patrick Beardsley, Bryan Bass, Lucas Arambula
- Artist Name:
- Death of Paris
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- Active Since:
- Pop / Rock / Electro
- Columbia, SC
- The Wombats
- No Doubt
- Bloc Party