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The Coast Pilots

The Coast Pilots

The Coast Pilots


With over 10,000 fans on facebook and #1 on the reverbnation pop charts for Santa Rosa, CA this up and coming band is making a name nationally. The Coast Pilots song “Cinderella Smiles” was in the top 10 requested songs on Indie 104/iradio for April/May of 2011. If you've ever sang along to a song by Train, Paramore, or Matchbox 20 while stuck in traffic you will like The Coast Pilots. Singer Adam Menconi and producer/bass guitarist Erik Erickson Read more on Last.fm
With over 10,000 fans on facebook and #1 on the reverbnation pop charts for Santa Rosa, CA this up and coming band is making a name nationally. The Coast Pilots song “Cinderella Smiles” was in the top 10 requested songs on Indie 104/iradio for April/May of 2011. If you've ever sang along to a song by Train, Paramore, or Matchbox 20 while stuck in traffic you will like The Coast Pilots. Singer Adam Menconi and producer/bass guitarist Erik Erickson formed The Coast Pilots in Santa Rosa in 2009 after meeting through a shady online musicians want ad site. Menconi had been playing guitar and writing songs for 15 years and Erickson (former member of the Los Angeles Area band Big Dumb Love) had just moved to the Santa Rosa area. "Even though my studio was set up on the fireplace hearth at the time, we seemed to hit it off" says Erickson. After honing in a unique but accessable sound which can best be described as "Addictive, melodic, grooves for people that like to rock out in the safe confines of their Prius" Menconi and Erickson decided to record a full album. "It is important to us to make an album that is family freindly but still rocks" Says Menconi. The Coast Pilots have spent the last two years writing and recording rough tracks for the album and are now working at Wheelhouse Studio on the final product.

After going through several line up changes The Coast Pilots magic lineup now also consists of Matt Hennen (Kepler, The Silencers) on drums, John Crowhurst (Skitzo, Mudslide) on lead and stunt guitars, and Justin Leonard (Daelian) on rhythm and lead guitar. Along with writing, recording and playing live shows the Coast Pilots are also very involved in the Santa Rosa community. Erickson started the Rincon Valley Education Foundation Music Fundraising program. "We recorded all the school bands in the Rincon Valley School District and realased a benifit album. 100% of the proceeds go back into the district music program and 20% of online sales benifit VH1 save the music foundation. It's a great way to keep music alive in our schools" says Erickson. Instrumentation Adam Menconi - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar Erik Erickson - Bass John Crowhurst - Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, and Banjo Matt Hennen - Drums Justin Leonard - Lead and Rhythm Guitars Read more on Last.fm.

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