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Smiling Politely / Bio

Hailing from Minnesota and comprising members Eric Tracey (vocals, guitar), Matt Springer (bass), Cole Bechly (guitar) and Brady Outcelt (drums), Smiling Politely embraces a brand of hard rock mostly associated with the post-grunge era of alternative music, complete with crunchy distortion and melodic textures. The band emerged in 2004 as Smiling Politely (a name taken from an episode of the popular television show “The Simpsons”) and released their debut EP, Screamelody. From that the band was honored by the Telly Awards for their music video “Killing Me” with 3 high honors. 2 Bronze Telly’s one for cinematography and one for video editing. Also Telly’s top award the Silver Telly for a music video. From there Smiling Politely released one more EP (Between Angels and Demons) before the release of their first full length album “Behind the Mask.” In 2008 a few tracks appeared in the movie and soundtrack for Heart of the City. 2010 SP was prominently featured in Thunderstruck 9 (an extreme snow mobile movie). Smiling Politely is currently playing shows to support their 2nd full length album “Through the Darkness”, as well as writing new upcoming material. Find out more about Smiling Politely and see behind the scenes videos at www.smiling-politely.com, www.facebook.com/smilingpolitelyband, and www.youtube.com/user/sptvtube

General Info

Band Members
Eric Tracey - Vocals/Guitar, Cole Bechly - Guitar, Brady Outcelt - Drums, Matt Springer - Bass - Guitar
Artist Name
Smiling Politely
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Contact Info

Minneapolis, MN

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