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Saturday, March 19 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Speak

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Forever questing for innovation, SPEAK invoke timeless melodies in energetic, synth-laden anthems. Frontman Troupe Gammage has been recording music since age 11. Mesmerized by the compositions in his favorite video games, he started creating his own using rudimentary computer software. Developing his sound through his study of electronic music and observation of his musician parents (Ernie Gammage and Christine Albert) and the Motown collection at home, Troupe released his first EP at age 16. He went on to release two more albums online garnering over 25,000 downloads to date. Gammage spent a year in University of Southern California's music composition program before moving to Austin to pursue video game composition and voice acting. After co-founding his own production company and gaining solid footing in the business through work on games for Playstation, XBox, Wii, and PC, Troupe has shifted his focus to pop powerhouse SPEAK. The band met through mutual friends in 2008, rising from the remnants of electro-pop band Jupiter-4. With Gammage join University of Texas students Nick Hurt (guitar) Joey Delahoussaye (bass) and Jake Stewart (drums). Hurt and Delahoussaye are guitar performance majors. SPEAK recorded their debut EP with producer Chris œFrenchie Smith (JET, Dandy Warhols). Through Smith, Troupe landed a gig recording keys for JET's new album Shaka Rock. The band's debut album EP, œHear Here has garnered serious attention, receiving highest 4-star honors from the Austin Chronicle, and great reviews across the board. Recently SPEAK was presented with an Austin Music Award for Best New Band from none other than the Talking Heads. What people are saying about œHear Here Austin Chronicle (4/4 stars) œ[Hear Here is] poised to change the musical landscape¦crank up the volume: The future just got a lot brighter AV Club (B+) œSmooth electronic seduction, spiked with a little venom Austinist œswimming in synth and innovative pop melodies
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Austin electro-pop group SPEAK’s new song “Peaks” reached #2 on Hype Machine with nearly 200K plays. The band was awarded 4 Stars from the Austin Chronicle for their debut EP Hear Here and was named Best New Band at the Austin Music Awards. New Album Pedals will be released... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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