chris stickney (vocals)
jordan chase (bass, vocals)
bradyn byron (guitar, vocals)
jason ciolli (guitar)
ryan loerke (drums)
The summer of 1998 brought forth the creation of 'stutterfly'. What started as a hobby for four young men from Kelowna, B.C., Canada, swiftly turned into a passionate and emotional outlet for members: Chris Stickney (vocals), Jordan Chase (bass, vocals), Bradyn Byron (guitar, vocals), and Craig Langerud (drums). In 2003, Jason Ciolli (guitar) joined the band and in 2004, Ryan Loerke took over on drums to complete the line-up. The band has continued on to become one of the most intense and energetic live shows you will experience.
Their melodic sound resonates with three-part vocals and harmonies, intense screaming, hard-hitting drums, and thick driving guitars. These, punctuated with transparent lyrics, form a refreshing new sound distinct from other bands.
Stutterfly's demo, "hollow", quickly turned around and sold over 3,000 copies at their shows alone. "Broken In Pieces...", their first full length cd was released in 2002, and later re-released on the bands' own label, The Elysien Project. Touring the United States and Canada extensively, this creative and hard working band generates a buzz at every stop, and is always welcomed back.
After reaching number one on mp3.com in their genre, Stutterfly maintained a top 10 position for over a year, and received almost 200,000 plays. With the help of Los Angeles based Freeze Management (the Used, Story Of The Year, Goldfinger) Stutterfly inked a deal with Madonna's Maverick Records (Deftones, Alanis Moressette, etc.) in the summer of 2003, and later that summer toured with fellow labelmates Story of the Year. Working with producer Ulrich Wild (Deftones, Taproot, Bleeding Through) the band will be releasing their full length Maverick debut, "and we are bled of color" in 2004, and touring even more extensively for it the future. Keep your eyes open internationally for an opportunity to see and hear Stutterfly.