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Artist Profile



STIF are five teens from Northern Frederick County Maryland on a mission to save rock music from itself. Early triumphs at talent shows and battle of the band competitions have helped establish the band as an exciting group of young musicians, and over the past two years STIF have been well received at venues such as The Mudd Puddle in Frederick and The Main Street Café in Thurmont. Recent appearances at the Frederick Shopping Center Grand Reopening Festival and the Cancun Cantina West have led to many new fans joining the path of the converted. Wherever they appear, audiences are amazed at the highly-technical, original music these young men have created.

In May of 2008 the band went into Zax Trax Studio to make their first recording. They have produced a popular CD that has captured their hard driving sound.

The band was recently picked among over thirty bands to compete in the WQCM FM/BUD LIGHT Battle of the Bands. They electrified the crowd and gained many new fans.

With gigs lining up fast, STIF are always ready to amplify and they look forward to sharing their music with everyone who lives to rock.


Joe Gros-Vocals

Dan Mize-Guitar

Ben Monath-Guitar

Alex Llewellyn-Bass

Mike Ellison-Drums