Los Angeles-based THE STRANGE FAMILIAR has announced a show on Tuesday, February 10 at the Silverlake Lounge. The group--singer/songwriter/keyboardist KIRA LEYDEN, guitarist/songwriter JEFF ANDREA and bassist FRANK FREEMAN--play resonant pop rock that’s defined by Kira’s soaring vocals and elegant keyboards, matched with Jeff’s urgent guitar work. They released their debut five-song EP You Can’t Go Back last year and are set to follow it up with a full length shortly.
THE STRANGE FAMILIAR has sold over 50,000 downloads of their debut single “Courage Is…,’” reaching the Top 10 Rock Singles chart on iTunes. They have also gained a strong following online, averaging up to 20,000 plays a day on their MySpace page. Several fan-made YouTube videos featuring the band’s music have a combined total of well over 1,000,000 views. One video featuring the lyrics of “Courage Is…” has over 300,000 views alone--all without a record label or manager.
For more background on the band -- including info on their songs “Courage Is…” and “Secret Life (You and Me),” both of which are featured on the hit ABC Family show “The Secret Life Of The American Teenager” and their past success as songwriters -- visit these links: