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The members: Nathan Schleicher, Emily Carlson, Nic Cole-Klaes

The history: At Average's eclectic indie-folk arrangements and instrumentation pair with lyrical influences from diverse subjects including history, cinema, God and myths. At Average originally launched after a splintering of the Midwest-touring band The Northern Skies(Hoxeyville Festival , Arts Beats & Eats, Comedy Central Tour). At Average is: Nathan Schleicher on lead vocals and various acoustic instruments; Emily Carlson on organ and strings and Nic Cole-Klaes on acoustic double bass.

What's up with the name: A person can be stuck as average in any way (culture, physicality, you name it). But average doesn't mean boring. The best you can do is be inspired to be better than "normal".

The style: Folk-Rock

Got anything recorded? Black Hatted EP released April 2012 From LA to Nashville to Detroit, the band brought in guest artists from across the country to season Black Hatted's tracks with diverse harmonies, swelling orchestrations, spaghetti western riffs and even bellowing tones from a cathedral organ. Nashville producer, Mike Odmark mixed and mastered the album at Jars of Clay-owned studio, Gray Matters. The band is currently taking preorders for their new album at: http://www.ataverage.bandcamp.com. Home And Alone: Winter Recording from Nathan Schleicher & Emily Carlson released April 2012

Tell us your future? After launching their debut EP, Black Hatted, the band will be playing festivals and concerts around Michigan and the Mid-West. They intend to release a follow-up album in Fall 2012.

Website: ataverage.bandcamp.com

Next Show: To celebrate their debut EP, the band will be headlining two shows in Metro Detroit. The first concert is Friday, April 27th from 7 to 9PM at The Coffee Beanery located at 28557 Woodward Ave in Berkley, MI. The second show is scheduled for Sunday, April 29th from 8-9:30pm at Christ Church Cranbrook located at 470 Church Road in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Both shows are all ages and free admission.

Comments: For more information, interview requests, etc: Band: At Average Contact: Nathan Schleicher Phone: 517.410.5147 E-mail: AtAverage@gmail.com Website: http://www.ataverage.com

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