Let´s just throw away the typical "put four cool people in a room and see what happens" bio. Stars Down has fun, and brings a creative mixture of personalities and sound that serves as the impenetrable foundation of a great rock show.
Stars Down is comprised of an internationally acclaimed singer (Rossi) who sounds like a bastard music child of Freddie Mercury and Jeff Buckley (and is as compelling on stage as David Bowie and Iggy Pop), a drummer (Jamieson) who hits the percussion with the determination of a marathon runner and the looks of a superhero, and an enigmatic bass player (Briseño) that will hold your attention with his stage presence and make your ass move (all while stealing your girlfriend).
The band´s influences collectively range everywhere from Jeff Buckley to The Cure to Queen, however Stars Down´s music is very fresh, very new, and very much their own. Layered with melodic harmonies, and a stellar (no pun intended) ability to grab the crowd by the balls, the Stars Down sound is emotive and tortured, yet inspiring and hopeful, and in the unforgettable soaring vocals of Lukas Rossi, the listener ultimately finds redemption.
The creation of Stars Down is the most recent brainchild of Lukas Rossi (vocals, guitar) whose songwriting career has spanned a fruitful seventeen years (Cleavage, Rise Electric, Rock Star Supernova), and the masterful Jon Jamieson (drums), Lukas’ childhood friend, and Cleavage band mate. Joining the lineup of Stars Down in 2008 is the charismatic German Briseño (bass, vocals), who brings loads of tour experience, a gorgeous vocal harmony, and the low end rhythm that helps complete the Stars Down sound. While on two major acoustic tours of the United States and Canada, Lukas worked with keyboardist Lou Dawson, who faithfully endured 36 sold out shows across Canada. Lou will make occasional guest appearances with the gentlemen of Stars Down.
Lukas Rossi and Jon Jamieson, both natives of Toronto, Ontario now transplanted to Los Angeles, California, share with their former Cleavage band mates the accolade of winning the Best Unsigned Band contest at NXNE in 2000. Since that time, Lukas has been involved in projects that have brought him major media attention, and has been very successful—and prolific—as a songwriter through his publishing deal with EMI Music Publishing.
No stranger to the stage and television, Lukas performed live at the 2006 Gemini awards, appeared on (and won) the CBS television series Rock Star: Supernova (9 million viewers in the US, another 9 million worldwide), as well as appearing on Ellen, Regis & Kelly, The Jimmy Kimmel Show, Entertainment Tonight, and ET Canada. Lukas has performed in arenas spanning the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Lukas Rossi, Jon Jamieson, and German Briseño are ready to bring the collective alternative rock talents of Stars Down--from heart-wrenching ballads to balls out rock n’ roll--to the hungry eyes and ears of music fans everywhere.