Well, I guess we should address the basics first. The Festive Years are a four piece rock band based out of Austin, TX. They were founded in 2012 by songwriter, lead singer, and guitarist Christopher Loyd (not that Christopher Lloyd, but this one). Despite this fact, he is nonetheless referred to as “Doc” by his band mates (we’ll give you a second…). Other than Doc, The Festive Years consist of lead guitarist Julian Garcia, bassist Steven Stringer, and recording engineer and drummer Cliff Fitch. Despite being a relatively new act, The Festive Years are built of a conglomeration of experienced former show band musicians, giving their live show a flare not often found within the realms of alternative rock. The Festive Years combine songwriting prowess with powerful instrumentation to give you a genre they have affectionately dubbed: “Smile Rock”. We hope you enjoy it.