Vocals, guitar, synthesizer, electronics programming
Born Dec. 10, 1975 in Queens, NY to Filipino parents; raised in Spring Valley, NY; resides in Yonkers, NY.
Influences & Idols: The Cure, Depeche Mode, New Order, Bis, Suede, Morrissey, The Smiths, David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, Belle & Sebastian, Madonna, Oscar Wilde, The Faint, Ladytron, Adult.
On Heavy Rotation: Franz Ferdinand; The Faint, Wet From Birth; Iz, Facing Future.
In Her Own Words: "Music is finally fun again. I used to write music because I was bored of everything else out there. Now I'm writing music inspired by the electronic stuff that's going on now. I don't have to keep spinning the same Depeche Mode CD's from the 80's. I can actually walk into a record store and buy something new."
Alter Ego: Aspiring Veterinary Technology Student
Mutant Power: Ability to communicate with other animals both verbally and telepathically. (She is most fluent in Whale)
Music had always been a part of Stacy's life. The first song she recorded was a cover of "You are my Sunshine" at the age of 3. Her first 45 was "Tide is High" by Blondie, which she spun on her Fisher Price record player. Stacy's first instrument was the electric organ. She briefly took lessons in her very early childhood. One day she hid under the bed from her organ teacher, sending her parents into a frantic search, causing the police to be called. Her organ days ended soon after.
In 3rd grade Stacy played violin horribly, but stuck with it until 8th grade, regardless of how badly she sucked. Sometime during that period, she started playing a Casio keyboard by ear and writing her first instrumentals. Using the pre-programed beats, she choreographed dance numbers with her sister and cousins.
At 12-years-old, Stacy finally gave up on violin and picked up guitar. She had always wanted to play guitar and dreamed of becoming a rock star. So she taught herself how to play Bon Jovi's "Dead or Alive" on her dad's acoustic guitar. When she was 16, she bought her first electric guitar and named it Bernard, after Bernard Butler, Suede's original guitarist. In the process of teaching herself how to play guitar, she somehow forgot how to read music and understand musical notes. But being free from the structure of classical training has developed her own makeshift style.
In Stacy's senior year of high school, she formed a ridiculously amateur cover band with some friends called Plastic Nutrition. Their limited repertoire included U2's "With or Without You" (in which Stacy did not even attempt to replicate The Edge's riffs) and "Where is My Mind" by the Pixies. They wrote one original, titled "Vanilla Swirl" a-la Red Hot Chili Peppers. Needless to say, Stacy's musical influences did not mingle well with her band mates' and they soon dissolved after two gigs. It is notable, however, that their first gig was performed inside a batting cage at an indoor sports complex.
It was not until college, when Stacy began seriously writing music. "Communion" and "I'm the One" were her first forays into song writing. When John took her under his wing, she learned how to use all sorts of electronic equipment from synthesizers to drum machines. With this newfound expanse of creative media, Stacy became (and is still) inspired to make more danceable music. She fell in love with beats and used her computer to make them. Which takes us to the present. The adorable electronic songstress we know as Stacy Galore!