Airline (Unofficial) — Dallas, TX


Artist Profile

Name: Airline (Unofficial)
Location: Dallas TX



While they have been compared sonically to the Kinks, The Police, and Pink Floyd, Dallas-based Airline is anything but a throwback. Ranging from pensive to explosive, their sound is the sum of the creative tension between four opinionated musicians -- vocalist/bassist Robert Holley, drummer Chris Carmichael, guitarist Will Woolsey, and keys/vocalist Ryan Smith.

An avid historian, songwriter Holley draws from an active imagination that spans time periods. The band hammers away at each song until the arrangement is taut and visceral. "We don't quite fit the slacker image of just jamming away in the garage. We've been known to argue over the placement of one bass note or chord voicing. But when the song finally clicks, we all know it," explains Smith.

Formed in 2005 as a five piece, Airline made a breakthrough after being forced to simplify. "When we lost our drummer, Chris moved from bass to drums, and I ditched the guitar to teach myself bass," explains Holley. A few weeks later, Airline emerged with a tighter rhythm section, more concise arrangements, and re-energized melodic material.

Airline's debut LP, Farewell Republica, was released in March 2008.

(Thanks to http://www.airlinemusic.com/bio.html).

Background Information

Date Started Playing: 01/01/1900
Number of Members: 4
Gender of Members: Male

Band Members / Instruments:
Rob Holley: Lead Vocals/Bass
Will Woolsey: Guitar
Ryan Smith: Keys
Chris Carmichael: Drums

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