+ Bio
+ [Audio](/press-kit/audio/)
+ [Video](/press-kit/video/)
+ [Photos](/press-kit/photos/)
+ [Press](/press-kit/press/)
+ [Set List](/press-kit/set-list/)
+ [Basic Requirements](/press-kit/requirements/)
+ [Show List](/press-kit/shows/)

### INSTRUMENTATION

+ Hunter Cross – Vocals, Keys, Guitar, Laptop
+ Aaron Ward – Drums
+ Ryan Funk – Bass
+ Daniel Stone – Backing Vocals
+ Kaytee Shreve – Backing Vocals
+ Travis Austin – Guitar, Percussion

### SOUNDS LIKE

Ryan Adams mixed with Tom Petty and Al Green.

### BIO – BRIEF

Starting in 2007, Hunter Cross began performing as Hunter Cross and the Strays, after previously performing in Cross & Castillo, Handcuff Madrid, Mediums and Forty Second Scandals throughout 1996-2007.

### BIO – SHORT

Hunter Cross performs as a solo+laptop act and with his band The Strays. They are currently recording a full-length and touring the northeast United States. He has previously played in Cross & Castillo, Handcuff Madrid, Mediums and Forty Second Scandals at various art functions and rock shows throughout 1996-2007. Forty Second Scandals released 3 albums on their indie label Complicate Everything and participated in regional and national tours during 1998, 1999 and 2003, and had a SXSW showcase in 2002. Bands they played with include Spoon, Theater Fire, Those Peabodys, Recover (now Young Love), Cruiserweight, My Violent Life, The Impossibles, Missile Command, Halley, Vise Versa and Eskimo Kisses. Members of Forty Second Scandals went on to found The Always Already and Mediums. As an artist, he has curated 5 exhibitions with his contemporary art group, Open Doors Collective, at spaces such as The Dallas Contemporary, MASS Gallery and Austin’s Dougherty Arts Center.

### BIO – FULL
Hunter Cross performs as a solo+laptop act and with his band The Strays. He is currently recording his first solo full-length entitled Hunter Cross and the Strays and planning concert dates in Brooklyn, Boston, LA and Chicago. He has released over 20 songs via huntercross.com since 2004, all licensed under Creative Commons licenses. He has previously played as Cross & Castillo and Handcuff Madrid at various art functions and rock shows throughout 2004-2007.

Playing for 6 years with the Austin, TX based avant-rock sextet Forty Second Scandals, Hunter Cross honed his musical chops as lead singer and guitarist. They released 3 albums on their independent label Complicate Everything and participated in regional and national tours during 1998, 1999 and 2003 to support these releases before disbanding in 2004. Bands they played with include Spoon, Theater Fire, Those Peabodys, Recover (now Young Love), Cruiserweight, My Violent Life, The Impossibles, Missile Command, Halley, Vise Versa and Eskimo Kisses. The Austin Chronicle referred to the Forty Second Scandals as “one of Austin’s best unheralded bands,” in their rave review of the group’s final album Complement. Songs from Complement received local airplay in Austin, Chicago and Los Angeles. The group won two battle of the bands competitions and performed at SXSW 2002. Members of Forty Second Scandals went on to found The Always Already and Mediums. Hunter continues to run Complicate Everything Press.

As an artist, he has curated 5 exhibitions with his contemporary art group, Open Doors Collective, at spaces such as The Dallas Contemporary, MASS Gallery and Austin’s Dougherty Arts Center. Open Doors has received a City of Austin cultural grant and an Austin Chronicle nomination for Best Group Exhibition in 2005.

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