The Lonely Biscuits Head to SXSW 2014, Hangout Fest!
Last Year’s mtvU Woodie Award Performer at SXSW and “College Artist of the Year” Winner
“The Lonely Biscuits is on its way up.”
– The Hollywood Reporter
“Take a listen to this breezy, tempo-shifting pop/rap mashup and hear why the indie foursome won mtvU’s 2013 “College Artist of the Year” award”
– USA Today
“‘Things Sure Have Changed’ is lyrically sentimental, but holds on tightly to its groove.”
– Baeble Music
“We suggest getting acquainted with The Lonely Biscuits, like, immediately. Or preferably yesterday, if possible.”
– MTV Buzzworthy
SXSW Lineup to include BMI Showcase (with Cherub), Copyright Alliance Showcase, and more!
Nashville, TN – February 25, 2014 – The soul/hip-hop/funk 4-piece The Lonely Biscuits are returning to Austin this March to play South by Southwest! At this moment one year ago, these four college guys were well on their way to the big leagues – MTV cameras had just surprised them at their door at Belmont University in Nashville, TN announcing they were voted mtvU’s “College Artist of the Year” and wereabout toperform at the Woodie Awards at SXSW 2013. Fast forward to present day and you’ll understand why this tireless band of full-time students are on the verge of becoming SXSW favorites once again. For more details on the band’s upcoming SXSW performances, please visit:www.thelonelybiscuits.com.
Still full-time students in college at Belmont University in Nashville, The Lonely Biscuits have since landed major shows including support for The Fray, gigs at Loufest and the upcoming Hangout Music Festival 2014 in Gulf Shores, AL. Following the mtvU win, the band signed with Red Light Management and William Morris Endeavor and hit the studio to release their Fall 2013 EP, Things Sure Have Changed. The album charted on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart, hit the Top 50 iTunes Alternative Charts, and landed the band critical acclaim from The Hollywood Reporter, USA Today, MSN Music, ArtistDirect, FUSE, Baeble Music, MTV Buzzworthy, and more. Things Sure Have Changed is now available for download oniTunes, here: http://bit.ly/TLBiTunes.
Most recently, The Lonely Biscuits kicked-off 2014 with the release of their new music video for the single “Pool Day.” Always aiming to push boundries, The Lonely Biscuits decided to take a different approach with their “Pool Day” music video and teamed up with long-time friend and New Jersey-based artist, Shane McClatchey to create their first-ever stop motion. Watch the video, on CMJ.com, here: http://bit.ly/TLBcmj and for more on the artist behind it, visit: http://smcclatchey.tumblr.com/.
The Lonely Biscuits, formerly known as Gravy and the Biscuits, formed in the Fall of 2011. All four members of the band were drawn to Belmont University for its top-notch music and entertainment industry programs. Founding members Grady Wenrich (Rap/Guitar) and Sam Gidley(Drums) were random roommates when they started jamming and making music out of their dorm room. John Paterini (Vocals, Guitar) came into the picture in September after hearing some of their tunes from his dorm room across the hall. Two months later, Nick Byrd (Bass) joined the group, rounding out the band’s sound and solidifying their unique style.
Even with their recent mainstream success over the past year, The Lonely Biscuits maintain a steadfast loyalty and focus on their college fanbases – the ones who landed them the mtvU honor in the first place. The band makes an effort to tour through the college circuit – typically playing to sold-out crowds and drawing hundreds every night to catch their infectious tunes performed live. The band’s focus on cultivating a unique DIY marketing and social media strategy to reach out to these fans across the country hasn’t gone unnoticed. Yahoo!’s Small Business Blog exclaimed, “their marketing has a viral-ready appeal and sensitivity that’s a chart topper.”
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SXSW 2014 Showcases:
Wed., Mar 12th – 11:00pm – BMI Showcase w/ Cherub – Bar 96 (96 Rainey St.)
Thurs., Mar 13th – 5:30pm – Copyright Alliance Showcase – El Sol y La Luna (600 E 6th St)
Fri, Mar 14th – 1:10pm – Big Picture Media Showcase – The Blind Pig, Rooftop (317 E 6th St)
Fri, Mar 14th – 5:25pm – Hyde Park Showcase – Hyde Park Bar (4206 Duval)