The Holdup formed in autumn of 2006 when Guitarist Tyler Scurti and Drummer Danny Flores added, Mike Garmany as Lead Vocalist. The Holdup quickly began writing music and started performing at small local gigs. It didn’t take long for the Holdup to gain a steady fanbase and local attention. Later that year, they added a few more members to the holdup team, Kyle Christensen on Bass, Clev Stiles on management and recently Keyboardist Nick Santana. The chemistry and fit were undeniable and The Holdup was complete.
The Holdup’s first EP was released in spring of 2007 and sold 1000 instant copies. Shortly after their EP’s success they were picked up and sponsored by Local Clothing Company Left Coast Boardwear and signed a record deal with the Independent label Dub Rock Records. Dub Rock Records quickly got to action and booked the band with national touring bands such as: The Dirty Heads, Rebelution, The B-Side Players, The B Foundation, Collie Buddz, and more.
With such songs as “Wildchild”, “Chronic Song” and the ever growing popular hit “Stay Gold”, the Holdup’s music is destined to be heard over airwaves and venues across the golden state. Combine surf rock melodies with ear catching lyrics and you get The Holdup, an energetic hardworking quintet that defines a unique style of California based dub rock music.
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