Members: Julie Lange (vocals), Kell Curtis (guitar), Miguel Fair (bass), Taylor Tatsch (guitar), Robert Yahne (drums)
Hailing from Dallas/Fort Worth Texas, The Bright is: Vocalist - Julie Lange, Guitarists - Kell Curtis and Taylor Tatsch, Bassist - Miguel Fair, Drummer - Robert Yahne and Keyboardist / Producer - Eric Jenkins.
Described as "beautiful, stylish stuff that just might infiltrate your daydreams" by the Fort Worth Star Telegram and "that strange collective with a penchant for writing the most radio-friendly songs this side of L.A." by the Dallas Observer, The Bright - at its core - is always about delivering hooks, both familiar and unique with a certain unpredictability that is tasteful, emotional, memorable and relatable. Drawing from an array of British Rock eras and influences, the vocal dynamic ranges from breathy chill, to sexy modern pop, to intense and even at times operatic (as reflected by their ambitious cover of Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir") with an underlay of dreamy/thick guitar swirls and powerful rhythms. The band has also solidified a cross-over appeal by performing alongside artists that range from eclectic producer/recording artist Timbaland at Dallas' House of Blues and classic rocker Billy Squier at DFW's Verizon Theatre to performing in front of hundreds of thousands viewing the main stage and television broadcast at one of the country's largest New Year's celebrations, Big D NYE ( www.bigdnye.com ), outside the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX.
After releasing their debut LP in 2007, "In Lucid Dreams", the band was approached by MTV and Fox Sports to license songs from the album for use in the networks' programming. Since then, The Bright's songs have been featured in MTV's "The Hills", "Parental Control", "Teen Cribs", "My Sweet Sixteen", the multi-platform broadcast / V-cast Verizon Network supernatural series "Valemont" and Fox Sports' Vizio Profiles. The Bright has also received prominent airplay in the L.A. market on KKZQ 100.1 The Edge, in Grand Rapids, MI on WGRD 97.9, via the web on the Renegade Radio Network as well as abroad via radio segments hosted by English music journalist Kelv Hellrazor.
The Bright has also partnered with the social network Share The Mic (www.sharethemic.com), an organization that brings together artists, charities and foundations into a unique network that mutually supports an artist's drive to build a fan base and a charitable institution's need to raise awareness. Through this relationship, the band has been matched with the charity Autism Speaks, an advocacy organization the band is very passionate about.
Currently the band is in the studio recording new material set for release in early 2011. Their latest self-released effort "In Lucid Dreams", produced by Eric Jenkins, engineered by Taylor Tatsch at Bass Propulsion Labs in Dallas, TX is available for download on iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster and Amazon.
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www.thebrightmusic.com, www.sonicbids.com/thebright, www.ourstage.com/profile/thebright
www.facebook.com/thebrightmusic, www.myspace.com/thebrightband, www.twitter.com/thebrightband