Stark: New York Hard Rock Coming To Essex!

If you’re looking for some female fronted hard rock this summer, then maybe Stark will be the band for you! Bassist and singer Lani Ford formed the band in 2003 after playing in various bands and spending some time in the open mic scene. The band started off as a singing-songwriting combination of indie, rock and blues, though with a few line-up changes, the band also added influences ranging from ACDC and glam metal, Blondie, Thunders, and The Ramones to their mix.

Fast forward to the present day, via a few CD releases, gigging, and radio airplay, and the turbo charged band now comprises Lani Ford on bass and vocals, Eric Robel on Drums, and Joe Hogan on guitar/backing vocals, plus sound engineering duties. In March 2010 they released a new EP, ‘Race To The Floor’, and that’s exactly what a lot of you hard rock fans may well be doing, when the band hit the UK for the 3rd time for several gigs.

On June 26th Lani will take the band to St Annes Castle, Great Leighs in Essex, with a gig lined up at the Hope and Anchor in London on June 27th, and a return to Barhouse in Chelmsford for July 1st, where Stark will join Moscow based band Blast, and The Milk on the line-up. Full details of Stark’s UK trip below, but if you’d like more information, and of course sound samples, then click through to www.starknyc.com.

Saturday, June 26th, 2010
St. Anne’s Castle
STARK invasion of St. Anne’s Castle – 8pm
Main Road, Great Leighs
Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 1NE, GB
Price: Free

Sunday, June 27th, 2010
Hope and Anchor
STARK in the UK – 8 pm
207 Upper St.
Islington, London, N19 3TD, GB
Price: £5 GBP

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010
Shakester Records Radio show
Lani Ford will co-host with Shakey – 8-10pm GMT
www.saintfm.org.uk/listenlive.html
Chelmsford, Essex, UK

Thursday, July 1st, 2010
Barhouse
Shakster RNR at Barhouse – 8pm
16 VICTORIA ROAD
Chelmsford, Essex, GB CM1 1NZ, UK.
Price: £3 all night.

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