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The Upbeat: Satin Peaches

By Macaela Mackenzie
Oakland Press Special Writer

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Local band The Satin Peaches has begun its first American tour to celebrate the release of its first EP, “Still Sour.” The band is comprised of four members: George Morris on vocals and guitar, Ryan Wiese on lead guitar, Aaron Nelson on bass and Jeremy Smith playing drums. They’re all from the Walled Lake area.

Morris, Wiese and Smith were not strangers to playing together before forming the Peaches. The trio had been in various bands since middle school and decided to take their talents to the next level by forming the Peaches with the addition of Nelson.

The Satin Peaches have even been featured in the infamous music festival Lollapalooza and have toured Europe, opening for acts like The Go! Team. That European tour is what the band members cite as their most defining experience as musicians.

“Our first trip over, when our plane landed and we looked out at ground from England, it was an unexplainable feeling. It’s something less than 1 percent of the population gets to experience, and we’re all very happy; we’re so lucky,” Nelson said.

The band is currently embarking on a national tour with fellow musicians The Parlor Mob, and it recently released a debut CD, “Morning Maid” in the United States.

“It was really nice to interact with so many different people who are there to support you and love your music,” said Nelson of the Peaches’ recent EP release show. “It was a big confidence booster and has propelled us into 2009 with very high goals. As for the actual EP, we’re excited to see how ‘Still Sour’ will do with promotion behind it. If all goes to plan, it’ll be on college radio across the Midwest by the middle of summer, which will hopefully encourage people to buy the CD and follow us in the future,” he continued.

To find out more about Oakland County’s very own rising talents or to listen to “Morning Maid” and “Still Sour,” visit www.myspace.com/thesatinpeaches or www.thesatinpeaches.com.

The Satin Peaches will perform at 8 p.m. Friday (May 8) at the Pike Room in The Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Mick Bassett and the Marthas, Gigantic Hand and JSB Squad also are on the bill. Tickets are $8.

Web Site: www.thecrofoot.com

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