THE STORY OF HOW IT ALL BEGAN..
The story of Sea Stars is a romantic and magical tale of two little stars that found the light within themselves, by realizing it in one another. Together, with their hearts leading the way, a musical project was birthed from the Ethers, spreading a sea of magic wherever it goes...
In other words..
In the fall of 2008, with the encouragement of mutual friends (Dik Darnell & Dorie Coffer), Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray were introduced in Hollywood, CA. From the first day of their introduction, Kurt and Katie have invested time, energy and dreaming into the vision of Sea Stars.
The name 'Sea Stars' symbolizes the celestial (stars) and fluid (sea) rhythm of the heart and the sounds that stem from it. Though the name is commonly confused with the popular ocean crustacean, Kurt and Katie are completely comfortable being associated with such a lovely little sea creature.
From LA to England, Austin and beyond, Sea Stars have traveled the World and now reside in the mountainous lands of Southern California.
Often performing in the live band is David Alderdice. David is a very magical being and is one of the most incredibly talented drummers on the planet!
Whether from your stereo or a live concert, the sound of Sea Stars pulls you into a mystical realm of dreams and stardust. A place where the heart is an Emperor and the fears are but a fool. A place where Love is understood and judgment is put to rest. Whether a lullaby to ease your thoughts or a hopeful word to awaken you, Sea Stars share the soundtrack to the heart.. and all matters of it.
KATIE GRAY - VOCALS, GUITAR, HARMONICA, KEYBOARD, HEART
Katie has spent her performing career a solo act with her guitar, and has focused her energy on the richness of her voice and the art of songwriting. Her song "Set Free" from the album From Far Away was featured on the FOX television show Bones, the iTunes compilation of Spotlight Independent artists as well as various radio stations around the country, including LA’s KCRW and Seattle’s KEXP. In August of 2011, Katie released Love Like Fire, an album featuring over 30 musicians, including members of the Seattle Symphony.
KURT BAUMANN - VOCALS, ELECTRIC, ACOUSTIC, STOMP BOX, SOUL
Besides being co-creator and star of Sea Stars, Kurt has most recently launched The Burned, an album that consists of his solo work. Many of his songs are currently playing on AAA radio across the country and have already been featured on TV shows such as Crash, Make It Or Break It and Gossip Girl and NBC's Chase. He is the former lead singer/creator of the group 'Kan'Nal', and also spent much of 2009 as the front man/vocalist for the electro-pop band, 'Freeland' (featuring the work of Grammy nominated DJ, Adam Freeland).
DAVID ALDERDICE - DRUMS, PERCUSSION, WHALE SOUNDS
David Alderdice was introduced to music through violin study at age five, then switched focus to percussion and rhythm at age 10. He attended Montgomery College in Maryland taking music and art courses, focusing on applying the aesthetics, concepts and mysticism of the arts to his various musical endeavors. David presents lessons and workshops on the metaphysics of sound, silence, rhythm and motion.