Eisley: Eisley was formed in 1997 in their bedroom after youngest sibling, Stacy, wrote their first song at age 8. They performed first show in Spring ’98, grew in local coffee house/rock venue, played 100’s of shows as unsigned indie for 4 years (’98 – ’02) in Texas, found and audience in Dallas’s Deep Ellum crowd about the time Sunny Day Real Estate released their 4th record. With a hand full of inspiring songs, new management and great press from music critics in the burgeoning Dallas scene, the young indie-pop group released their debut ep on Record Collection (Mike Mogis produced), signed w/ Warners, jumped on Coldplay’s Rush of Blood tour and began carving out a National following.
3 ep’s + 2 lp’s, 15 US tours, 3 UK tours & 1 Australia tour later, Sherri DuPree – vocals/guitars, Stacy DuPree – vocals/keys, Chauntelle DuPree – vocals/guitars, Weston DuPree (drums) and their cousin Garron DuPree – bass, are expanding/growing (median age – 22), hitting stride and persist in writing beautiful, lush, melody-charged pop songs, arguably have the best female vocals in the biz’ and continue to win hearts and minds from a broad, growing demographic.
The band’s undaunted commitment to their own unique, visually imaginative brand of song-crafting has both nurtured their base and shielded them from mass homogenization. Indifferent to industry boundaries/conventions, Eisley continues to expand – focused on who they are, writing what they feel/experience as they remain devoted to song-crafting, relational marketing, touring.
Eisley is nearing completion on an exciting, brutally honest, catchy-as-hell 3rd LP to be released this year followed by a dauntless exhibition of touring.
Past tours include: Coldplay (Rush of BTH US/Canada tour), Brand New (Deja Entendu Tour), Snow Patrol (Final Straw Tour), Yahoo Sponsored Eisley headlining tour, New Found Glory (Catalyst Tour – 60 shows), Switchfoot (Nothing is Sound Tour), Taking Back Sunday (Louder Now Tour – Aus/UK), The Fray (How to Save a Life Tour), made their TV debut on Conan O’brien in August ’07, main support for Mute Math (Reset Tour), plus TONS of headlining tours from ’04 to ’09, festivals: Coachella, V-Fest (UK), Voo- Doo Fest, Reading and Leeds Festivals – UK… Spring ’08 “Combinations” headlining tour, main support for Say Anything (Say Anything record release tour) in Fall of ’09.
Photos © 2006 by: Dennis M. Kelly