Authenticity. A word that is frequently used in describing The Cold Stares, and frequently missing from modern music discussions. "We're not just a blues band, or just a rock back, or anything other than who we are," front man Chris Tapp says. There is a power and a realness that is arrived at by just doing what you do best. The Cold Stares do that.
Formed in 2008 after the duo spent a number of years in other bands, Chris Tapp and Brian Mullins got together for the sole reaosn to just jam. No preconceived notions on what the project should be. Just do what comes naturally. The result is a hard rocking, story based brand of rock and roll that is sung from the soul.
Chris' unique guitar rig, along with Mullins' giant bass drum provides a visual and sonic landscape for the two to travel on different paths than other acts. In fact, you may find yourself looking for another member behing the curtains by it's just these two men.