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Biography

  • Years Active

    2004 – present (17 years)

3 KISSES jumps from one high energy style to another with traces of just about every cool female-fronted rock band of the last 20 years. The band has been compared to an array of artists including the Cranberries, Luscious Jackson, the Breeders, Joan Jett, the Buzzcocks, Letters to Cleo, Wendy O. Williams, Blondie, the Ramones and everything in between. They have coined the phrase ‘Texas Party Punk’ to describe their music. 3 KISSES’ live performance has been called ‘freakin’ explosive’ and lead singer/guitarist Tish Meeks has been referred to as ‘a ball of fire on stage.’ 3 KISSES was launched in Austin, TX, in January 2004 and have since performed over 350 live shows for over 300,000 people. The band was featured on ABC’s ‘Wife Swap’ in 2007 performing for almost 15 million viewers.

An idiosyncratic combination of alternative, pop, rock and punk filled with catchy guitar hooks and introspective lyrics, the heartfelt vocals and positive party vibe make the songs of 3 KISSES addicting. Tumultuous lyrics delivered in a zany, upbeat fashion has become a 3 KISSES trademark. Martin Folkman, Publisher of the Musician’s Atlas writes, “3 KISSES is fronted by the kinetic Tish Meeks who no guitar, mic stand or stage can contain. packs more energy into a 3-minute song than all the WMD's combined!”

3 KISSES has been featured on the FOX 7 Morning Show in Austin, TX, WOAI-NBC in San Antonio, TX, KTRK-ABC in Houston, TX, KLBJ 93.7FM in Austin, KPFT 90.1 in Houston, Indie-Music.com, Female Musician Magazine, One Way Magazine, Origivation Magazine, The Macon Telegraph, The Brenham Banner Press, The College Station Eagle, EDGE Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly and The Austin American Statesman.

The band premiered their first music video Yellow in September 2004, released their debut CD Wings in November 2004, and released their sophomore album, It All Comes Down To Me in June 2006, which they followed up with an East Coast Tour. Their 3rd album, Nut Job was released in May 2007. Notable performances include multiple showcases during SXSW in Austin, Millennium Music Conference in Harrisburg, PA, Independent Music Conference in Philadelphia, PA, Dewey Beach Music Conference in Dewey Beach, DE and Austin’s Heart of Texas Quadruple Bypass Festival.

In addition to their regular tour schedule, 3 KISSES supports breast cancer research by performing at Susan G. Komen Races across Texas. Tish’s original story, Legacy, about the loss of her mother to breast cancer, appeared in Jack Canfield & Mark Victor Hansen’s Chicken Soup for the Recovering Soul in December 2004.

3 KISSES is sponsored and/or endorsed by Paul Reed Smith Guitars, Daisy Rock Guitars, Dunlop, Miller Lite, Jägermeister, Coffin Case, Dirtbag Clothing, Old Dog Products, WB Custom Pickups, GoGirls Music, Independent Artist Registry, Texas Independent Musicians, Music Gorilla, Rockin’ Moms and Powered by Sam Ash.

“3 Kisses completely own the audience with their punkish 'cuddle-angst'. Their songs are based on fun and intelligent mock anger–pierced tongue in cheek anthems to annoyance that everyone in the audience can relate to and smile about." - Dan Workman, SUGARHILL STUDIOS

"An exhilarating mix of pop tunes that keep you wanting more. Front woman Tish Meeks has a way of grabbing your attention and not letting it go." - Madalyn Sklar, founder of GoGirlsMusic.com

“One of the best compliments that I can give is that I have thousands of CDs stacked high but 3 Kisses stands alone in style.” Eddie Russell, DJ

"3 Kisses is refreshing. Their sound is different, their lyrics are thoughtful and their music is addicting…a band to keep your eye on….they are going places." - Alexia Helfand, MUSIC GORILLA

"It's not often that you can pop something in and like every track, but 3 Kisses has got it!" Duss Rodgers, CATSASK MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

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