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    Civil Twilight

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    Genre:Indie, Rock, Alternative
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1It's Over lyrics
    Quiet In My Town lyrics
    Doorway lyrics
    Church On Fire lyrics
    Save Yourself lyrics
    6On The Surface lyrics
    7Wasted lyrics
    8Surrender lyrics
    9What You Want lyrics
    10Something She Said lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    Story of an Immigrant [2015]
    2Holy Weather [2012]
    3Human [2010]


    Current Band Members:

    Steven McKellar – vocals, bass guitar, keyboards
    Andrew McKellar – guitar
    Richard Wouters – drums, percussion
    Kevin Dailey - keyboards, backing vocals

    Band Origins: Cape Town, South Africa

    Band inspirations/parallels: early U2, Muse, The Police, Radiohead

    The three original band members (Steven, Andrew and Richard) had a strong musical upbringing. Andrew and Steven's mother is a classically trained pianist, and Richard's parents travelled around singing and playing Folk songs on both Piano and Guitar. Andrew and Steven would spend hours at a time listening to their fathers Jazz records from a very young age, although it was a few years before any of them discovered their true calling in Rock music.

    In November 1996, highschool friends Andrew and Richard decided to form their own Rock band. Both could play the Guitar, but knew it would take more than that to create the true Rock sound. The first thing they wanted to add to their sound was Drums. After drawing straws, it was decided that Richard would lay down his Guitar and pick up the sticks. He had his first lesson just three days later.

    Just two weeks on from the creation of the band, they held their first rehearsal. Andrew arrived with younger brother Steve in tow. It seemed the two brothers had written a song together, and as the rehearsal went on, it came clear that Steve also had a pretty good voice.

    The band was now nearly complete; just one thing left to find. A Bass player. The band quickly realised they were not going to find a new band member, and so presented Steve with a Bass and completed the line-up.

    In August 2005, they arrived in Los Angeles, and performed several shows to a growing number of quick-found fans. They began to attract industry attention, and in October 2006, signed with One October (Indie Entertainment).

    March 2007 saw the band in the studio, recording their first album. Just one month later, it was finished. Creativity in the studio peaked. Half the original planned material was ditched, and new songs made right there during recording.

    The album 'Human' was released in January 2008. Their most successful commercial release to date has come from this album, called Letters from the Sky, which enjoyed 24 weeks and reached #7 on the Billboard Alternative charts. Several tracks from this album have been used in a number of US tv shows including The Vampire Diaries, Degrassi, One Tree Hill, and backtrack for American Idol.

    Their 2nd Studio album, Holy Weather, was released in 2012 and debuted at #3 on Billboard Heatseekers.

    The band's 3rd studio album is set for release on June 2, 2015, titled Story of an Immigrant, with the lead single by the same name currently available for purchase on iTunes.

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