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The Potential Lunatics / Bio

The Potential Lunatics are a Long Beach, Ca based teenage brother and sister alternative/punk band,
Daisy Rock Guitars endorsed artist, 2013 "40 Under 40" award winners, TEDx speaker and performers, official lunatics.

Younger than most bands that were actually around to see the bands that influence them, The Potential Lunatics take cues from Bratmobile, Bikini Kill, Nirvana, Babes In Toyland, X Ray Spex, Patti Smith, The Runaways, The Adverts, Sex Pistols, Ramones, The Damned, Devo, and more!

Emma Simons-Araya (guitar, vocals) sings about Sylvia Plath, playground scabs, doing the dishes, and other hot and raging topics, while critiquing our culture from the perspective of a young woman. While Isaac Simons-Araya (drums, vocals) murders his drum set with a slick face and forearms working like Keith Moon and Animal the Muppet combined.

They have wowed audiences with their music and captivating stage presence.
The Potential Lunatics have been acknowledged by many in the music business as hard working, young, professional punks, playing regularly since 2008.

The Potential Lunatics have played many venues including: The Troubadour, The Smell, The Queen Mary, The Constellation Room, Grammy Museum, DiPiazza's, Orange County Fair, Aquarium of the Pacific, Anarchy Library, Detroit Bar, Crocodile Cafe, and Gilmans.

Events such as: SXSW, Zombie Walk Long Beach, Grrrl Fair, Ladyfest L.A., Ladyfest IE, Riot Grrrl Carnival, Garth's Jelly Donut: No Stairway, First Fridays Long Beach, Anaheim Art Walk, Green is Greater Long Beach Festival, Al Borde's Escuela de Rock, and many more

The Potential Lunatics released their first underground and grungy EP "Eating Paste" January 2009.
Their first record "Well Trained Youngsters" was released June 2011.
May 2012 they went on their first tour, up the West Coast, from So Cal to Seattle, Washington.
March 2013 TPL toured AZ, NM, TX, which included playing at SXSW.

Their second album "Dizzy Spells and Garden Talk" was released August 2014
and is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and Google Play

General Info

Band Members
Emma Simons-Araya, 17, guitar, bass, vocals. Isaac Simons-Araya, 15, drums, vocals
Artist Name
The Potential Lunatics
Home Page
Active Since
Alternative / Punk

Contact Info

Long Beach, CA
Cecille Simons-Araya

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