"Let's Brighten It Up" is the debut, seven song EP from Matt Stansberry & The Romance. These songs are inspired by 50s rock and 60s motown soul. This project isn't simply copying older music, but rather using those legendary sounds to fuel a revival of classic music with a modern twist.
“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.” - Jivewired
“The title track bridges the gap between ’50s pop and soul, beaming like sunshine with a good amount of shimmy. “She’s Got It” is similarly infectious. Other offerings play more like straight soul — “Tonight” and “In Your Arms” recalls what contemporaries like Mayer Hawthorne and Fitz and the Tantrums are doing.” - Oklahoma Gazette
Debut EP produced by Matt Stansberry, co-produced by Jon Schroeder – Two Grammy Nominations, Hanson, Other Lives, Gungor. Mixed by Darrell Thorp – Three time Grammy Award winner, credits include projects with Beck, Thom Yorke, Radiohead, Switchfoot, Paul McCartney, Gnarles Barkley, Jay-Z, Elton John, Brian Setzer. Mastered by Michael Fossenkemper – Numerous Platinum/Gold/Grammy Nominations.
MATT STANSBERRY (GUITARS & LEAD VOCALS)
JEFF HALL (DRUMS & PERCUSSION)
BRINE WEBB (BASS)
DAN WALKER (KEYS)
LEE RUCKER (TRUMPET)
CHRIS HICKS (SAXOPHONE)
ERIC LEONARD (TROMBONE)
JOE STANSBERRY (VOCALS)
CHANDA GRAHAM (VOCALS)
MYRA BEASLEY (VOCALS)
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