Radio station: Listen to music by Golden Republic
Current Status: Living in Kansas City and touring. Seeking record deal.
Sound description: "Everything you like about your favorite bands"
Influences: T-Rex, Rolling Stones, Bowie, Beatles
Similar to: Nada Surf, Superdrag
|The Premise Is Sound||2000|
|Ben Grimes||Guitar, Vocals|
|Kenn Jankowski||Guitar, Keyboard, Vocals|
|Harry Anderson||Bass guitar, Vocals|
|Ryan Shank||Drums, Vocals|
|Have you found any other bands named 'The People'?||None||July 21, 2004|
|How do you approach a live performance?||None||July 21, 2004|
|What did you learn about Norway from Sondre Lerche?||None||July 21, 2004|
|What's one thing you guys do really well?||None||July 21, 2004|
The Golden Republic originally formed in 1999 as a five-piece glam-rock band called the People. They released one album, "The Premise is Sound", with that lineup and played regularly around the Kansas City area. The following years brought numerous lineup changes (the band estimates 11 People have played in the band at one time or another) but the band finally settled on its current lineup in Oct. 2001. Manager Ben Weber agreed to take on The People and helped secure them a showcase in NYC for numerous label types.
In 2004, the band signed with Astralwerks and changed their name to The Golden Republic.