The Push Stars formed back in 1996 in Cambridge Massachusetts. The band members include Chris Trapper; singer and song writer, Dan McLoughlin, vocals; bass and piano, and Ryan MacMillan; vocals and drums.
The band first ever concert was in a small stage in the Middle East Bakery in Cambridge Massachusetts with an audience of only seven people. But this was the beginning of a journey that would see them touring thousands of miles all over North America, playing melodies that are infectious and winning the hearts of many in not only Boston, but also all over the world.
Push stars have become a household name gaining popularity every time they all on stage or on radio waves winning numerous awards and accreditations. In 1997 they were young and energetic and considered to be the next big thing in pop bands; and the next big thing they turned out to be! They released the first album “Meet Me at the Fair” and were signed by Capitol Records for a two album deal in 1999. Their second album “After the Party” was released and took the music industry by storm. The second album was so big that the New York Times approved their sound as an all-time “Classic Pop Perfection”.
They have gained a passionate and loyal fan base all over the world after relentless touring and radio play. The band has won numerous awards including being named the “Outstanding Rock Band” by the Boston Music Awards. Many can relate with their songs, they are about real people coping with real life problems and challenges. The song writer, Chris Trapper, has a deep understanding of classic pop sounds making every song he writes and played by the band organic and infectious. This has made him to be recognized and awarded “Outstanding song and song writer Award” at one time.
Trapper is the brains behind the band. He started a band called “Awake” while in college in Fredonia New York. Though the band eventually broke up, their song Awake and Dreaming was ell-acclaimed in New York. One of the devout fans was McLoughlin, who would later meet with trapper and MacMillan in studio and record their first demo song together. After their first recording, they felt a connection and something magical and knew they had the right chemistry to form a perfect rock band. They agreed to come together and form a band, and The Push Stars was born with the perfectly balanced trio classic pop stars.
They have since left Capitol Records after the man who signed the band, Gary Gersh, ceased to be the President of the Capitol. They self released their third album, “Opening Time” in 2001 which was well received by their fans making the album yet another successes and the most popular album.
In 2003, the band was invited by Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty, to join them on their fall tour. They took the opportunity to win the hearts of more fans all over North America as they worked on their fourth album. The fourth album “Paint the Town” was release on 2004, and once again, the album was nothing short of a success with fans singing along everywhere they performed.
They have expanded their fan base, playing upbeat songs and sound tracks for movies and TV shows like, “There is Something About Mary”-for the comedy soundtrack “Everything shines”-, ER, Malcolm in the Middle, Me Myself and Irene among others.
Although the band is currently on hold, with Trapper working on his solo career and MacMillan in Matchbox Twenty, the hope is that the inspiration that kept them going will bring them back together again!