Hector On Stilts

Hector On Stilts

Infobox musical artist
Name = Hector On Stilts
Landscape = yes
Background = group_or_band
Origin = Tucson, Arizona, USA
Genre = Rock
Indie pop
Years_active = 1998–present
Label = Independent
URL = [http://www.hectoronstilts.com/ Official Website]
Current_members = Clayton Colwell
Jeb Colwell
Jennifer McCarron
John Brodeur
Past_members = Bruce Halper
Conor Meehan
Jay Schultheis
Adam Levy
Anders Johansson
Adam Michael Rothberg
Roger Mason

Hector On Stilts (HOS) is an American Indie pop/Rock band. The band was originally formed in Tucson, AZ in 1998, and currently resides in Albany, NY.

History

Hector On Stilts was formed by cousins Jeb and Clayton Colwell. The two started performing as teenagers in coffee houses throughout their hometown of Tucson, AZ before taking a break while both attended college. [ [http://www.aznightbuzz.com/stories/121058.php AZNightBuzz.com : Clayton Colwell ] ] The Colwells were in part drawn east to Pittsfield, MA in 2001 due to the city's equidistant proximity to New York, NY and Boston, MA. [http://www.metroland.net/back_issues/vol28_no08/listen_here.html Metroland Online - Listen Here ] ] It was while the Colwells were based in Pittsfield that current bassist Jenn McCarron and drummer John Brodeur joined the band [http://hectoronstilts.com/bio.php] . Prior to joining Hector On Stilts, Brodeur wrote a feature about the band for Albany alternative weekly newspaper "Metroland". The band currently records and resides in Albany, NY.

Band

Current members

Clayton Colwell - guitar
Jeb Colwell - guitar,synth
Jennifer McCarron - bass
John Brodeur - drums

National Exposure

The song "Soul So Sweet" off of their album "Same Height Relation" was featured in the ABC television series " Brothers and Sisters." Another song off the album "Same Height Relation," "Heart In Your Hand," was featured in the ABC television series "Three Moons Over Milford [ [http://www.gurtler.net/wp/archives/2006/09/06/local-musicians-liven-up-the-small-screen/ gurtler.net » Blog Archive » Local Musicians Liven Up the Small Screen ] ] ."

Origin of the Name Hector On Stilts

Band members have readily admitted that there are numerous theories about the origin of the band's name. Clayton Colwell stated in a 2006 profile that he had forgotten how the name was selected mentioning theories related to a neighborhood resident named Hector who threw rocks at his dog, Jeb's brother possibly creating the name, and the definition of hector as "to bully." Colwell finally stated: "Sometimes I think it comes down to we pulled it out of a hat." [http://www.aznightbuzz.com/stories/121058.php AZNightBuzz.com March 23, 2006]

Discography

* "Pretty Please" (2000)
* "hectoronstiltsEP" (2002)
* "Same Height Relation" (2005)
* Announced online releases and album, 2007/2008

External links

* [http://www.hectoronstilts.com/ Official Website]
* [http://www.myspace.com/hectoronstilts Hector On Stilts' MySpace page]
* [http://www.last.fm/music/Hector+On+Stilts Hector on Stilts] on last.fm

References


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