Our Sound

The Fallen Stars are an Americana Rock band.  Blending their country folk storytelling with the backbone of rock and roll.  Often compared to the Civil Wars, The Mastersons as well as Wilco and The Replacements.  

"Somewhere between the wide-open stretches of Gram Parson's beloved Mojave Desert and the decaying cityscapes frequented by Bruce Springsteen shine the Fallen Stars." ~The Orange County Register 

Reviews:
Americana Champions Shone Brightly
Fallen Stars Go Country
OC Weekly Review

For bookings:  booking@thefallenstars.com

Awards

Best Country/Americana Band 2016
LA Music Critic Awards

Best Live Band 2015
OC Weekly Best Of 2015

Hot Adult Contemporary Artist
2012 Los Angeles Music Award Nominee

Best Male Artist
2011 SoCal Live Music Competition Nominee

"Top Ten Indie/Unsigned Release of the Year"
~Los Angeles Music Examiner

"Top Prospect of the Year"
~Music Connection Magazine

Best Country/Americana
2009 Orange County Music Awards Winner
2007-2012 Orange County Music Awards Nominee

Best Live Rock Band
Best Live Acoustic Band
2009 SoCal Live Music Competition

Best Live Acoustic Band
2008 Orange County Music Awards

Label and Booking Info

Label: 
Songs & Whispers
Publishing Company: 
Budde Publishing

MANAGEMENT and all other inquiries...
[ps] promotion – thefallenstars@songsandwhispers.com 

U.S. Booking Contact: 
info@thefallenstars.com

European Booking Contact:
Heiko Grein or Arne Staats at Songs & Whispers




 

Stage Requirements

Full Band:

Stageplot PDF

15' wide by 10' deep
AC power on both sides of the stage
a 6'x4' rug for the drums or a carpeted stage
Minimum of 2 stage monitors, preferably 3

4 piece Drum Kit:

  • Beta 52 or comparable for the kick drum.
  • Beta 57 or SM 57 for the snare drum.
  • If miking the toms - awesome.
  • If miking the overheads - that's cool too.

Guitar and Bass:

  • Sennheiser e609, SM57/58 or if you're fancy AKG 414 or Royer! for 2 guitar amps
  • Bass amp has a built in DI.
  • We have our own Acoustic DI pedal.
  • Guitar amps will not exceed 15 watts so stage volume is hardly a concern.

Vocals: 

  • Two mic stands w/ booms, one stage left, one stage right
  • We will provide our own Shure Beta 58 vocal mics


Duo:

Stageplot PDF

10' wide by 10' deep
AC power on both sides of the stage
6'x4' rug or a carpeted stage
Minimum of 1 stage monitors, preferably 2

Guitar and Bass:

  • Sennheiser e609 (see above) for 1 guitar amp
  • Bass amp has a built in DI
  • We have our own Acoustic DI pedal
  • Additional XLR cable for Porchboard Bass pedal

Vocals: 

  • Two mic stands w/ booms, one stage left, one stage right
  • We will provide our own Shure Beta 58 vocal mics 

Photos for Download

Photo Credit: Matt Froehlich

Photo Credit: Matt Froehlich

Photo Credit: Matt Froehlich

Photo Credit: Matt Froehlich

Videos

Tour Rider

Things we would really appreciate having available at our show:

  • 1-2 bottles of water (no bubbles) per person please. 
  • If we are arriving/ playing around a mealtime, a meal would be wonderful. No one likes a hangry band. (But no sauerkraut or anything with cabbage for Bobbo, thank you!)
  • Tracy likes bourbon, Matt likes whiskey or beer, Bobbo doesn't really drink when we're out performing because he's also the driver but if we don't have to drive - he likes wine: malbec, cabernet or red zinfandel but definitely NOT white zinfandel.  
  • A table or area to display our cd's and merch.
  • Also - we'd like a parking spot close to where we load in.  Seriously.