The Starfolk



The Starfolk make melody-rich chamber pop music that rocks in front man Brian Tighe’s quintessentially ethereal way.  Tighe fronted power-pop darlings The Hang Ups in the 90’s, co-fronted bittersweet girl-boy poppers The Owls starting in the aughts, and also plays lead guitar with the belovedly hush-toned Jeremy Messersmith.

“Tighe still boasts that distinctively airy tenor and a penchant for setting beautiful vocal melodies atop unusual chord progressions — recently described with rightful awe by Messersmith as “like doing ballet in a minefield.” In fact, The Starfolk achieve a far broader sound than that of their frontman’s power-pop past.”–Rob Van Alstyne, City Pages

The Starfolk left to right: Jacqueline Ultan (cello), Brian Tighe (guitar, vocals), Allison LaBonne (bass guitar, vocals)