Newcomers Life Size Ghost Rally to Win

Best New Artist of the Year & Most Innovative Artist 

Posted In: Arts & Entertainment, Local Music, Artist Feature, Review Music Awards,   From Issue 726   By: Robert E Martin

19th May, 2011     0

One of the big surprises and major showings at the 25th Annual Review Music Awards centered around the major wins by Talitha Snowden and her rock band Life Size Ghost, whose debut single, Where We Started is featured on Block Starz Music's upcoming all female She Got Next 2011 compilation, which will be in stores on June 21st. 

This Lansing based band has performed at several venues in the Great Lakes Bay Area, including The Vault and Hamilton St. Pub, and Talitha and her band were voted winners for Best New Artist of the Year and Most Innovative Artist; while Snowden secured top honors for Rock Keyboardist and Female Rock Vocalist, with band mate Erik Ryden winning for Rock Guitarist and Blues Instrumentalist.

Additional members of the band consist of Curtis Hendershott on guitar; Brian Thomas on drums; Dan Pavlovich on bass; and Reese Gall on vibraphone & percussion. 

According to Talitha, Life Size Ghost originally formed in 2007, based out of Mt. Pleasant. “Curtis and I were looking to form a band to fill in some dates we had booked and received the number of our drummer, Brian,” she explains. “He introduced us to the rest of the guys that attended Alma College with him at the time.  We had a few jam sessions and went from there. Now we all live in the Western Michigan area, Grand Rapids & Kalamazoo.” 

For those unfamiliar with the group, how would Talitha describe their sound? “It's a type of Alternative & Indie Rock with a vibraphone and female vocals,” she responds. “We love playing at The Hamilton St. Pub because there is always a great crowd of people that genuinely love listening to music.” 

When asked about the reaction to their success at this year's Review Music Awards, Talitha says the band was “surprised, excited, and very grateful for the people that voted for us. It was our first year being nominated for anything, so it was nice to walk away with some awards.” 

As for what people can expect from the band in the future, Life Size Ghost will be performing at The Hamilton St. Pub on May 20th & June 24th. Plus on June 25th they will perform at the White's Bar Summer Music Fest A-Go-Go.

“We recently released a 3-song EP called The RealVerb Sessions that was recorded at Random Awesome! Studio and is available at all our live shows.  You can also download our album titled Where We Started at” 


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