"A ten-piece homage to 1950s and 60s soul and blues that is an energetic, electric and absolutely earth-quaking musical assault. This is a big time sound from a big time band. Look for big things from Matt Stansberry & The Romance"
– michael canter, Jivewired
"...First and foremost was the incredible soul the band brought to the stage. Stansberry has crafted a sound that is rarely heard from new bands, especially those in Oklahoma: full horn section, soulful and engaging background singers (who thankfully weren't that much in the background) and a fun show that would be perfectly at home in Memphis or Motown"
– Jerry wofford, Tulsa World
"This 10-piece combo is filled with brass, sass and all the sounds that define the American rock and roll experience of the last 60-plus years into a two-hour showcase of catchy songwriting and expert musicianship. Stansberry proved he's mastered leading his large band as well as his lead guitar prowess. I consider him in a class with another groundbreaking new artist, Gary Clark Jr. The (not so) secret weapons at his disposal are backup singers Myra Beasley and Chanda Graham. Dynamic balls of energy on stage, when they open their mouths and belt it, if feels like they've erupted from some old Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd classics."
– Scott Rains, The Lawton Constitution
"Stansberry really finds his groove with Let’s Brighten It Up. It’s not hard to imagine why he is midair on that cover. He must be jumping for joy"
– Joshua Boydston, Oklahoma Gazette
"I was able to catch Matt Stansberry’s latest music project perform live at the 2013 Festival of the Arts. It’s easily one of the most entertaining sets I’ve seen in quite a while. A huge sound, brass players, backup singers and Matt’s Chuck Berry sensibilities made for a stunning concert experience. More than anything, the band is doing something big and brave. Thumbs up for doing something different. I dig in abundance"
– Nathan Poppe, The Oklahoman
"Matt Stansberry’s latest project offers a sound that is both familiar and fresh – which is no small feat. The ten-plus member band delivers this exoteric rhythm and blues-meets-modern pop vibe by way of layered horns, dual guitars, keys/organ, a ‘pocket’ rhythm section and sassy, backing vocals. It's a potent mixture. And the group’s sophomore release, Crash Landing, offers a little extra appeal for star-crossed lovers and all who’ve felt a touch of life’s blues."
– Jim Johnson, KGOU (NPR)
"Stansberry's Buddy Holly look and Chuck Berry aesthetic cook with his large band featuring some amazing background singers and brass to complete one heck of a rocking outfit. Despite the retro vibe, Stansberry's songwriting and musical chops create very modern sensibilities."
– Scott Rains, The Lawton Constitution
$19.99 + S&H
• 12” classic black vinyl
• 33 1/3 RPM
• full color jacket
• limited run
• high quality audio download
VINYL IS CURRENTLY ON BACK ORDER (ESTIMATED ARRIVAL AUG 2014)
OCTOBER 11, 2014
CARNAGEY BENEFIT ConcerT
OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY AUDITORIUM
6:30pm - 8:30pm
OCTOBER 16, 2014
7:00PM - 9:00PM
NOVEMBER 1, 2014
ST LOUIS, MO
BEALE ON BROADWAY
10:30PM - 2:30AM
NOVEMBER 21, 2014
W/ MARK GIBSON TRIO
NOVEMBER 22, 2014
UCO JAZZ LAB
With special guest Mark gibson Trio
december 17, 2014
oklahoma city, ok
film district holiday party
609 W. Sheridan ave.
open to the public
7:00PM - 10:00pM
a few PAST SHOWS
SXSW Official Showcase (Buffalo Lounge)
NYE Opening Night OKC (Main Stage – Headliner)
summer sounds / cedarburg, wi (Main Stage – Headliner)
Center Of The Universe Festival (TULSA WORLD Stage)
Norman Music Festival (Sooner Theater)
Free Tulsa Music Festival (Main Stage)
Charlie Christian Fest (Main Stage – supporting Najee)
Taste Of Bricktown (Main Stage – headliner)
OKC Arts Festival (Water Stage)
knuckleheads / kansas city, mo
Beale on broadway / st. louis, mo
Twilight Concert Series (Main Stage)
EDMOND ARTS FESTIVAL (Main Stage)
Lower Bricktown Live Concert Series (Main Stage) Oklahoma Christian University (Main Stage – headliner)
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