Russ Lunsford (Vocals, Gtrs, Bass, BGV's,) and Sean Harrison (Drums & Percussion) met when they were 17 years old, and since then they have played music and been best friends. They formed their first band in 1991. In 1992 they formed their second band, " Jr's Lunchbox." They had some local success in Memphis, TN but after 3 years the band split. The band members went out into the world and unfortunately withdrew from the music scene for a long period of time. Russ Lunsford battled many personal struggles. (one being a debilitating drug addiction that almost destroyed his life) After major legal problems as a result of drug addiction Russ chose to truly change his life once and for all! He started writing about the horrible life that he had chosen and how he came out on the other side a better and more of a complete person! In the process of making this debut record, Sean (drummer) was in a horrific automobile accident that almost took his life! He damaged his entire body, but fortunately he was able to walk again and most of his injuries healed. His right foot had major nerve damage, and he did not think that playing drums was going to be possible again. In the process of Russ writing songs for the record, he contacted his best friend and bandmate to see if he was up for it, and reluctantly after some convincing to at least give it a try, Sean built up the courage to give it all he had. Knowing that he may not physically be able to pull it off. After months of working hard, rehearsing, and practicing Sean is back as good as he ever was!!!!
These 2 have been in the darkest of dark hours, and they both have come out on the other side. After all the struggles and pain Russ and Sean are now " Sad Movie Scene " Their debut record "Statue of David" is already creating buzz, and it has not even been released! Sad Movie Scene's first official tour kicks off September 13th 2013 in Memphis, TN, and is a 26 dates between Sept and December.