37 West Pine Street
Orlando, FL 32801
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013
Folk | Americana
Stockholm was formed in the summer of 2009 among four friends who shared the same tastes and appreciation of music. Soon after, completely original ideas began to emerge that eventually lead to some of Stockholm's best critically-received songs.
With a well-rounded sound of fresh new material, the group took to the live Orlando scene to show just what they could achieve. The then four piece were well received locally, however, front-man Chris Arter played not only keyboard, but rhythm guitar as well. Feeling rhythm guitar demanded a full-time member, the group set out to gain one fifth and final member to fill the spot; guitarist Olie Thomas joined the band, an English musician who had recently relocated to the U.S.; the quintet, and the sound, was finally whole.
After completing the roster of the group, a flood gate of new songs flowed from the group. Stockholm wrote many of its fan-favorite songs in back-to-back succession during this time, such as This Love, Hush Hush, and Bad by Design. Performing as the newly minted five-piece, the group quickly grabbed the attention of audiences and the press alike, and soon became one of the highest critically acclaimed bands in Orlando. The buzz paid off, and Stockholm was selected to showcase at the prestigious 2010 Florida Music Festival after only six months of existence as a band.
Coming off the high of such quick recognition, Stockholm recorded their first release, an EP titled Don't Stop Now in 2010, which gained them praises such as, 'one of the top bands to watch' from IndieRockCafe. The group felt the release needed to be complete, and are recording the final studio version of 'Hush Hush', due out in the summer of 2011.
Stockholm continues to perform throughout the country, and is currently completing their first full-length release of Hush Hush. Although while the group is frequently either recording or performing on the road, Stockholm still calls Orlando, Florida their home. $8.00 - $10.00