Members: Julian Stanz, Lance Mosher, Ryan Watson, Jeremy Jinkerson
"Pumpkins does Floyd." That's the go-to expression for a description of The Hostage. Although The Hostage often touts the genre "progressive alternative," it just doesn't bite like inciting two of greatest musical ensembles ever. So let's be clear: The Hostage is an alternative rock band and makes no apologies for it. But it's successfully coupled the spirit of alternative rock from the 90s with the epic sounds of the 70s. It's a unique sound, one that lends itself to words like "unclassifiable." But it's an approachable sound, one you've never heard but that faintly resembles a memory. This is "Pumpkins does Floyd." This is The Hostage.
The Hostage was originally formed in 2005 as Stop Star. The move to the name "The Hostage" has raised a lot of questions. And we're not going to answer them here (yet). You're welcome to decide for yourself what the name means; life is bigger than easy answers.
After its inception, The Hostage has performed at multiple festivals in the West Tennessee area including the Mid-South Fair and the Chester County Barbeque Festival. The Hostage Kry has performed at venues including the New Daisy Theater and Minglewood Hall with artists including Ingram Hill, The Becoming, Stereoside, Perspective, and After the Storm.
FREE DOWNLOADABLE SONGS
Please take the downloadable songs and burn them, give them to your friends, submit them to radio stations, shoot skeet with them, or whatever else you want! Whatever it takes to get the word out -- The Hostage will be silent no longer!
Should you be interested in The Hostage merchandise, we've got the cure for what ails you. Although we do not presently have an online store, we do have the following merchandise available: Butterfly in Jar T-shirt - $10; Logo car decal - $5; FOUR different stickers - All for $2. Contact by message for ordering information. Alternatively, stickers are free at shows!
How YOU can help:
To those who have been truly touched by our music, we CANNOT do this alone. Please contact us by message to learn how *you* can be a part of taking The Hostage to the next level. We need your help, and we will happily welcome you into our fold.
So we're not playing where or when you want us too. You're not out of luck yet. We encourage you to contact us about a booking at 662.617.0497 or 731.608.6512.
Also catch The Hostage at:http://www.myspace.com/thehostagebandhttp://www.gomemphis.com/bands/hostage/http://www.commercialappeal.com/bands/hostage/http://www.stereofame.com/thehostage
"This life is not the end of the journey. Every day, we work towards the beginning of eternity." - Lance Mosher
"A painter paints pictures on canvas, but musicians paint their pictures on silence."