The Studio Band Headliner
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The Studio Band Headliner is a pop, indie rock band composed of members from Tampa, FL and NY. TSBH first independently released the EP, "Short Cut" in April of 2009 and is in the progress of producing the album, "F*ck, Marry, Murder" to be released late in 2010.
With tactics utilizing driving rhythm, disco bass-lines, punchy drum beats, catchy melodies and lyrical wit, TSBH is destined to sync with listeners across the world.
Seeking to infectiously spread through use of various medium, throughout this past year, TSBH has been featured on non-commercial radio worldwide, podcasts, indie films and trailers and compilations including the Mercedes Benz Mixed Tape series.
TSBH, and members from, have been seen playing alongside and/or with bands named such as Tides of Man, Hana-li, Slowing Inertia, Raising Theos, John Gold, The Shades, Start Change Stop, Juliet Simms, Tabula Rasa, The Grecian Urns, Mogul Street Reserve, Set it Off, The Sun Society and several others.
"F***, Marry, Murder" currently in production;
No scheduled tour dates at this time.
March 20, 2011 10:08am
Hey everyone. =)
I just got back from the ABC Islands a few days ago.
I was in the process of a new music video I started in NJ and I just finished editing it today.
You can see it HERE.
It's for the song, "Who's Telling".
Other than that, not much else I feel like saying.
You know; wouldn't want to overwhelm you. ;)
As always, feel free to send a message or add me on facebook if you want to initiate a conversation.
Until next time. =)
February 15, 2011 10:08am
Back in NJ for a couple weeks. Got a few new band members lined up for when I go back south; Josh, Joel and Fo.
Still have a couple more songs to wrap up before I can release the full length album.
Maybe I'm just a procrastinator, but I feel like things just keep "coming up".
I'll push through it though; you'll get your music. ;)
Anyway, just a quick update. Happy V-day, sorry I'm late.
I'll be back in Clearwater beginning of March.
November 5, 2010 11:45pm
Been all over the northeastern area of the US over the past month. Personally, turned 21, had some good times. =)
Plan on going back to FL next month to finish up the last bit of "F***, Marry, Murder" and FINALLY release it.
I am. =)
Anyway, not much else to say right now. Finally figured out how to fix the god damn layout to display correctly in IE. I'm a Firefox user myself so who knows how long it's been messed up. =P
Okay, well I'll drop in again soon - I know I should update this more often. Oh, you know you should probably find me on facebook if you actually care about what I'm up to and wanted to stalk my every move but that's all your choice. Hahaha. Awkwarrrrrd, jk.
Hope you're all well.
October 3, 2010 8:59am
Been a while, yeah?
Well, lots going on. Almost done with "F***, Marry, Murder".
Several new songs are out there on the internet to listen to...
Oh, fail on quitting smoking. I made it for a week... X_X
Traveled back up to the north to do some work to make money, but I have a van now for touring. Just need a few more musicians and then I'm set once the album's finished. =)
If anyone knows some musicians in NJ, NY, or FL who can travel - please let me know! Preferably FL (where practice would be) lol.
Anyway, played some shows with Hana-li in Ybor City and Tampa... Including at Hot Topic hahaha. But yeah, I was going to say something else but my memories a bit lapsy because I have been not having time to sleep. =P Hit me up if you ever want to. Peace, love... and more love. -James
July 13, 2010 1:38pm
Hello there. =)
So I've been traveling a bit. Working with a bunch of other musicians. Helping Hana-Li with her music playing guitar and Drake Sweet playing drums for him. STILL working on finishing my own album and trying to get together a full band for live shows very soon, here in the Tampa Bay area. So yeah... Completely disrelated subject - going to try to quit smoking cigsrettes... We'll see how that goes. Wish me Luck. =)
And! Anybody hear of Silly Bands? Well my dad has been working with those, selling them to places like Walmart and such, he patented the new "Silly Rings" and I hear those are doing well. Hopefully we'll all be doing better after that fad kicks in hard.
I miss my fam, they're still up north in NJ. Me, my girlfriend, cat and dog are staying in one of our houses in Clearwater.
If you live nearby and wanna hang out, hit me up.
If you live nearby and are a musician PLEASE hit me up and maybe we can work together. =)
Anyway, a lot is going on, really busy. Kind of stressed. But that's life and I'm sure I'll get through it just fine. =P Hope you are all doing well.
Send me a message or something, you can find my email at thestudiobandheadliner.com and clicking on "contact". Looking forward to some "holas" from you fans. =P
Hope to talk to you soon. =)
May 2nd, 2010 6:33am
Going to NYC in two days to participate in the mastering of an album I helped on in FL three months ago. Ted Jenson is mastering it... pretty awesome.
After that I am going back to Florida for a couple weeks - grab all the rest of my music equipment from there and come back to NJ. Almost have the album "Fuck, Marry, Murder" finished. Once that's done... hopefully I can make a tour happen. =P
Yeah... LOTS of work to do. =)
April 13th, 2010 11:05am
Much going on. I have a contact with a company who might be involving me in espionage esque matters, helping me contact music supervisors because God know I really could use a licensing deal. (If you know any music supervisors, CALL ME.) My music is currently featured on the VF Music Store! I released a VF EXCLUSIVE album, entitled "Freaks' Exclusive" - I'll give you a hug if you buy it. =)
ALSO http://homegrownradionj.com/ aka HGRNJ Radio will be featuring TSBH from noon to three o'clock EST so that's exciting. My car was a little messed up at the mechanic so I put it on storage insurance and in the driveway my bimmer sits indefinitely. I need to get rid of it somehow, definitely not affording that shit. I finished recording "Someone You Haven't Met" which is a very different style but somehow it fits... right? Anyway, haha not to talk your ear off. I'll be going now. =P
March 27, 2010 1:38pm
Hey, just finished a new music video at 5am this morning.
It's for "This is an Argument, not a Debate".
You can watch it by clicking HERE.
It was really fun to make, I hope you watch it and I hope you enjoy it. =)
Let me know what you think!
March 22, 2010 12:47pm
Okay, Jesus layout is gone but I left a pic in my gallery. Couldn't take it. I was scaring mother dearest. I'm about to start on some new songs. Thanks to everyone who came here and took the time to hear my new song "Let's". Oh! Someone was awesome enough to write a full review of my music, her name is ReineDeVampire and you can see the review on The Double Treble. Thanks so much for that. =)
Anyway, everyone check that out, stay tuned for new music and send me a message once in a while. I'm a person too you know. =P
March 19, 2010 12:03pm
I just changed my layout the other day.
Let me know if you like it better or not. I think some people might be a bit offended. I am definitely not an "anti-Christ" I just have had a lot of people tell me I looked like him lately so I decided to put it up for fun.
Other than that... Yeah, just making music and trying to find enough musicians to play live again.
If you know of anyone... Let me know. =)
March 10, 2010 6:34am
So, I have been back in NJ for a week now. Finished all the tracking in FL on the 3rd. Back to reality; bills, financial despair and stress. I am writing a lot of new music though. I think I should have a new song up tomorrow or the day after. So that's good. Um... Anyone who can help me spread the word about the music - you are awesome. Otherwise... been up all night. I don't know if I'll be going back to sleep but I am going to go make some food because yeah. Famished. Blah. Nasty cigarette/coffee breath. Damn music-writing keeping me up all night. =) Yeahhh that's life.
Well, mine anyway.
Feel free to hit me up or whatevssss
Feb 28, 2010 1:52am
I am in Florida helping fellow musician, Hana-li, record her first album - most amazing studio I have ever been in, state of the art everything, awesome people; I've been at Clear Track Studios for the past month recording mainly her guitars but also doing a little guitar, drums and vocals on an album being produced to raise money for the orphans in Haiti. Been having an awesome time, soon I'll be back up north. Haven't played live in a few months. After the move I need to find new musicians to play with. Mainly going to be writing new music when I get back. I'll keep you posted.
Until next time. =)
Feb 2, 2010 3:46pm
Oh, awesome news - Mercedes Benz puts out a compilation to help promote new artists every eight weeks - guess who got on Compilation #30? Yep, TSBH. =)
"Shine Like the Stars" was chosen for it, if you search for Mercedes Mixedtape you can check it all out. They totally mispronounce my last name - but it's in a British accent so it's all good. haha.
"Short Cut" album EP released April 2009
1. Plastic Cups
2. Shine Like The Stars
4. Too Cool For School
"Fuck, Marry, Murder" album In Progress for release in 2010
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