The Locals are an alt-pop, indie rock band from Chicago, IL.
2013 has been a huge year for the band, as they have played across the country at from Dewey Beach Pop Fest (DE) to Summerfest (WI), with their touring region also expanding to MI, IA, MO, KY, OH, MI, IN, WI, NY, IL, the band is poised to finish out 2013 with a bang.
The Locals were just featured on WGN Midday News (a national broadcast), Vocalo Radio (WBEZ), had a half page feature in The Chicago Tribune and will close out their home town tourdates with marquee shows booked at both The Metro and Schubas in Chicago.
Internationally, The Locals performed at GoGo Music Festival (Kent, United Kingdom Summer 2011).
The Locals 2013 EP release "Stereostatic Funcular" (9.3.13) was produced by Steven Gillis (Filter, Naked Raygun) and features guest musicians like Jason Narducy (Bob Mould, Split Single, Superchunk, Verbow, Telekenisis).
The band is currently working on a new music video that will include a stop motion feature (compiled from fan submissions) the video release date is set for early winter 2013.
The Locals are:
Yvonne Doll (lead singer, guitar, songwriter)
Yvonne was recently featured in Guitar World Magazine's "Ten Female Guitarists You Should Know", and was awarded a Dean Markely Schloarship.
Doll is also an internationally recognized photographer. Her cell phone photo series "SleepyUrbanite" , landed her an appearance on The Today Show, NBC News, NewsTalk Radio (Ireland),and was featured in VoxPop Magazine (France), TimeOut, The RedEye and more.
Christy Nunes (bass) began playing professionally at the age of 14. She hails from San Diego. Christy has played in a diverse assortment of bands over the years (funk, rock, punk, acoustic and classical/jazz) and brings an element of each to The Locals. Christy's "trademark" stage presence is an unrelenting side to side thrashing of her head (she is currently seeking an endorsement from Tiger Balm).
Tommy Oedering (drums) is the newest addition to The Locals. A skilled drum-smith (that's a real thing), he recently migrate to Chicago from Springfield, MO to make drums for Chicago Custom Percussion. Tommy has been playing and touring relentlessly over the past five years.