SongVault Artist Profile
California, United States
Rock / Modern Rock
The LA-based hard rock band, Outlett, is officially on its way to the mainstream. Especially, with their highly anticipated and January 2010 release of their new EP produced by Platinum Producer Toby Wright (Metallica, Three Doors Down, Alice In Chains). Chastity Ashley decided to be brutally honest lyrically sharing her fears, depth, vision, truth, hopes and desires which is fueled through positive aggression. Not only does she showcase a resonant vocal style that parallels Gwen Stefani in dynamics but also shows she is not just a voice but also a well skilled djembe player. The band has taken it to a whole new level showing that without a doubt they are a force to be reckoned with and are here to stay.
For the past three years, Outlett has been steadily building its buzz internationally developing its style and incendiary live performance before an ever-growing fan base. Blending tribal drumbeats courtesy of front woman Chastity Ashley, this committed quintet has created a sound that is consistently commercial yet distinctly diverse.
Outlett’s unique style is a direct result of the eclectic batch of inspiration that each musician brings to the songwriting table. Each member is a graduate of Musician’s Institute where the band all met. This allowed the craftsmanship, diversity and level of musicianship that they otherwise wouldn’t have been exposed to. With influences that range from Alice in Chains to My Chemical Romance, and from Incubus to Pantera, this band has assembled a musical mosaic of quality musicianship with pure passion. By channeling this raw emotion into explosive numbers like “Looking Forward” and “Power of Truth” it creates a driving force of fury that hits its audience like a musical juggernaut.
In addition to landing a slot opening on the Motley Crue & Aerosmith Tour, a slot on the Vans Warped Tour, the band’s songs have been spun in multiple forms of media. The band has reached over 900,000 plays in a matter of a year and has a built solid army of over 60,000 friends on Myspace. The last EP continues to receive rave reviews from a cast of critics across the country and beyond and they’ve reached over 10,000 units sold without major distribution and promotion. Last year their single gained the recognition of The World Famous KROQ in Los Angeles landing their single "Say Goodbye" on the air as well as the headlining slot on the famous KROQ Micro Brew Festival in Los Angeles. At Tom Morello's (Rage Against The Machine) invitation, Chastity played her djembe with Alice In Chains, Ben Harper, Filter and Cypress Hill at the CD release party for Morello's "The Nightwatchman." The band landed a Mobile Licensing deal with Ultrashort Media airing their video for “Walk Away” on Sprint & O2 (United Kingdom) networks and were the featured artist on Adrenaline Nation TV where their single "Walk Away" hit #1 which is being aired to over 100 million subscribers worldwide. The band also placed in the TOP 5 as one of the Best Bands in the Country out of thousands of submissions for the GETMELOADED on FUSE TV Contest sponsored by D’Addario, FUSE TV, Purevolume & TAMA where the band landed an endorsement deal. If that wasn’t enough, Outlett, was crowned “Rock Artist of the Year” & “Performing Artist of the Year” in the Los Angeles Music Awards, landed in the “Hot 100 Best Unsigned Bands” in Music Connection Magazine two years in a row and were selected from thousands of artists worldwide as one of the Top Unsigned Artists in the country in The Independent Artist Registry’s “Music Phone Book”, the Nation’s Top Music Industry Magazine.
Further, Outlett fuses its high-octane material into a captivating live show, and the band releases a powerful one-two punch that immediately engages every person in every venue. They’ve headlined and even SOLD OUT some of their hometown venues such as the House of Blues Sunset, the El Rey Theatre, The Roxy Theatre & The Viper Room. And its buzz has extended well beyond its local Hollywood hometown where the band takes it on the road touring through multiple states including college campus tours such as the “ROCK THE CAMPUS TOUR” which covers multiple college campuses throughout the southwest. They’ve co-headlined with such acts as “The Long Beach Dub All Stars” (Sublime), as well as playing the Cal State Fresno’s Vintage Days Festival where the band took home the Grand Prize at their annual Battle of the Bands. The band has managed to build large fan bases in multiple cities where they are now asked to come back and headline due to the tremendous impact the band makes while coming through town. Outlett was also selected out of thousands of bands through Sonicbids to rock the stage at the Connexion International Music Festival in Las Vegas, The M.E.A.N.Y Festival in New York City, The Live @ Paintball Festival in Huntington Beach, the Live@ First Friday In Las Vegas and the Inkslingers Ball Worldwide Tattoo Tour