“Starlight Theatre are the essential live band. Four guys who deliver well-crafted songs with a contemporary pop/ambient flavour; fabulous!” - Sue Marchant (BBC).
Starlight Theatre is four friends doing the best they can to create something significant. Sometimes it works, sometimes not so much; either way the goal is to always enjoy the progression.
After completing a national tour (2012) with Australian pop rock darlings ‘Evermore’, Starlight Theatre bunkered down and focused on writing, going as far as sending singer Jason Tarau on a writing/recording expedition to the United States to work with platinum selling songsmith/producer Adrian Newman (The Veronicas/Plain White Tees/Hedley). Adrian himself working on a pro bono basis, due to strong belief in the initial demos sent to him by the band. After working on the songs for two weeks, Jason flew to meet the rest of the band in London in order to fulfill performance commitments.
Starlight Theatre relocated to London in August 2013 in order to follow up momentum created by their single ‘The Window’, which had received UK radio play during 2012. Before taking the leap, Starlight Theatre decided to record a further single ‘The Sweetness’ mixed by Pedro Ferreira (The Darkness) and mastered by Joe LaPorta (Imagine Dragons/The Killers) for a soon to be announced release date in the United Kingdom and worldwide via iTunes.
Drummer Josh Burnett had this to say about recording the new single; “I was confident in the song before we went in, as we demo songs extensively, but I was still surprised at how well it came together on a new level once we were in the studio. It’s got my favourite balance of melodic vocals while still being interesting on a musical level”.
Since arriving in London the quartet hasn’t stopped; touring extensively, including festival performances and media opportunities. The latter including their first spin and interview on BBC radio.
Regarding the move to London, bassist Josh Belz stated that “although we are a long way from friends and family, we strongly believe we are where we need to be and so far the response has been overwhelmingly positive”.
Until the new single ‘The Sweetness’ is released, the bands current record ‘Castles, Clocks & Cathedrals’ (ITunes top 8) is available via ITunes.
As one festival goer put it; “Imagine George Michael dressed as ZZ Top playing U2 and you're not even close. Ubercool - Starlight Theatre at Lodestar Festival, superb!” Stay tuned.
Starlight Theatre appearing:
15th August / The Fiddlers Elbow / 1 Malden Rd, Camden
16th August / Club 229 / 229 Great Portland St, London
23rd August / The White Lion / 234 Streatham High Rd, London
24th August / The Troubadour / 265 Old Brompton Rd London SW5 9JA
29th August / Dublin Castle / 94 Parkway, Camden
31st August / LodeStar 2013 Music Festival / Cambridge
6th September / Cavendish Arms / 128 Hartington Rd, Stockwell
13th September / The Spice of Life / 6 Moor St, London
14th September / Hope & Anchor / 207 Upper St Islington
18th September / The Water Rats / 328 Grays Inn Rd, London WC1X 8BZ
19th September / New Cross Inn / 323 New Cross Rd, London
20th September / The Nambucca / 596 Holloway Rd, London
22nd September / Fiddler's Elbow / 1 Malden Rd London, Greater London NW5 3HS
24th September / The Good Ship / 289 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JR
11th October / The Troubadour / 265 Old Brompton Rd, London SW5 9JA
15th October / Surya / 156 Pentonville Rd, London N1 9JL
17th October / George Tavern / 373 Commercial Rd, London
21st October / The Bedford / 77 Bedford Hill Rd
23rd October / The Water Rats / 328 Grays Inn Rd, London WC1X 8BZ / Supporting 'Ball Park Music'
26th October / Oxjam Clapham Music Festival / SW4 London
1st November / The George Tavern / 373 Commercial Rd, London
More dates TBA.
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