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One of She Eats Planets' latest and most memorable shows ended with security pulling an excited fan off the stage in front of singer Sara Hart while drummer Matt Mello dodged a leather jacket that was tossed on stage. Guitarist Laura Robida and Bass Player Tal Goodman were wading in a pool of spilled beer and water while on the other side of the stage guitarist Jay Dressler was wiping blood off her guitar.
She Eats Planets are the real deal, playing their raucous brand of rock and roll spiced with pop, punk, and metal influences. They are smart, savvy, determined, and driven. They are rock and roll.
The story of She Eats Planets begins when Hart, Goodman, and Dressler (then the band's drummer) teamed up as all-girl cover band The Minorichicks in 2006. The band's lineup was in a constant state of flux and before long The MinoriChicks decided to begin writing original songs. They brought Robida into the mix and adopted their new name. She Eats Planets was born - but not quite complete until Dressler decided to pick up a guitar, allowing Mello to fill the void behind the drums.
"This band has come a long way in the past few years. We're ever evolving and changing into something that was beyond our original dreams," Dressler says. "She Eats Planets really and truly is a unique blend of sound that is all our own. You won't find anything like us in the whole galaxy."
Since their earliest days, She Eats Planets has taken off, playing stages all over Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York City to an ever-expanding and dedicated fanbase. The band has attracted a diverse spectrum of fans from Sid Vicious look-a-likes (for real!), self-proclaimed life-long "metalheads," to teens sporting apparel from the latest and hottest pop singers.
And like their fans, She Eats Planets pulls their influences from a wide range of musicians. Their list of musical influences reads like a who's who of musicians pairing Nine Inch Nails with the Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer with The Donnas, Rush with Tsunami Bomb. The band has successfully drawn from all their influences, combining the different stylings to create a sound that is uniquely She Eats Planets.
"I always have a hard time describing our sound to people when they ask," Robida admits. "As a band we all have such diverse backgrounds and we all like different types of music that it's hard to point to one genre and say 'That's it! We're this!' I look at songs like 'Music Inside' and say it's pop-rock and then I look at 'Shut Up (I Love You)' and I know that it's definitely not pop-rock. So what are we, then? I'd say we're a rock band that's breaking down genre walls."
While the band works on breaking down those walls, they're working in the studio to create their first full-length studio release. They've already released their debut single "Music Inside" to widespread acclaim. The song was a finalist in the Spin Hot Pursuit Contest sponsored by Gibson guitars and Spin Magazine during the summer of 2008 and is in rotation on Clear Channel radio stations and popular podcast "On the Rocks."
"We've been working really hard on our originals; we're really proud of our work," says Hart. "The band just keeps getting better and better."
She Eats Planets. Find out who 'she' is and why she's eating planets.
Sara Hart- lead vocals
Laura Robida- lead guitar
Jay Dressler- rhythm guitar/backing vocals
Talya Goodman- bass/backing vocals
Matt Mello- drums
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