Emerging from Cleveland, Ohio, progressive Pop/Rock sensation, the “Thrifters” have been aspiring to create and develop their own unique brand. While exploring uncharted musical territory since 2004, these five friends have been captivating audiences all around the Midwest & East Coast. In August 2007 the band parted ways with front man/vocalist, Brendan Lieske, due to personal & business reasons. It didn’t take long before good friend Sergio McCollam stepped into the role of vocalist and the band soon was off and running developing their new sound and image.
In the summer of 2008, with Sergio at the helm, the band finished recording it’s second Full Length LP entitled “It’s Going Down”. Filled with driving rhythms and intricate guitar melodies that are topped with catchy hooks and smooth vocals, the result is an album that is packed with songs that are both radio ready with the ability to cross a wide demographic. Due for release in late August 2008, the album is already getting radio play on Cleveland’s K-Rock 92.3.
Having shared the stage with such Major & Indie recording artists like; 311 (Volcano/Jive), Matisyahu (JDub Records/EPIC), Senses Fall (Vagrant Records), From Autumn to Ashes (Vagrant Records), All Time Low (Hopeless/Subcity Records), Valencia (I Surrender Records), Hit The Lights (Triple Crown Records), Barely Blind (TDR Records), 2*Sweet, Jeffree Star, and The Pink Spiders, the Thrifters have shown their versatility by performing with a wide variety of artists.
The Thrifters are (from L-R in photo): Chris Henke (Bass), Colin Stacy (Guitar),Sergio McCollam (Vocals/Keys),Frank Frazza (Guitar) and Steve Orlando (Drums). The band is managed by Mike Villegas of Area 67 Management in Cleveland, Ohio.