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The Girls! are a midwest power pop band influenced by Paul Collins, Blondie, The Exploding Hearts, and 60s girl groups. We write melodic songs about ex-boyfriends and drinking. We like to go to Ryan's house where we drink, play music, cook dinner, do the dishes, clean the house, and talk about boys. We also like to go to The Girls! shows where we drink, play music, get people to take off their clothes and dance, and talk about boys.
The Girls! are a 6-piece power pop band from Columbus, Ohio, formed in 2011, notable for mixing melodic, upbeat instrumentals with vocals characterized by tragic lyrics about love and heartbreak. They are remarkable for the strength of Jessica Wabbit’s songwriting and vocals, and the band's solid arrangements/diverse musical influences.
Jessica Wabbit, Ryan Vile, Joey Blackheart, and Big Nick met each other playing the Columbus music scene in bands such as Carson Drew, Joey Blackheart and the Gallows, and The Reacharounds. In a period where no one was attached to a particular band, they ended up partying and drinking a lot of beer together at Ryan's house, and playing new songs for each other. So they started a band, and while most prior bands had more punk or metal sounds, everyone was very interested in the more poppy sound from Wabbit's history.
After messing around for a while with the original lineup and writing songs, Ryan brought in his old Reacharounds bandmate Bent to play bass. Raeghan from Dead Girlfriends and Savage Pinkos filled in on drums one day, and then hung out and partied until the group added her. Having been playing for over a year, the band released their first single "Rodney" on Oct 5, 2012. Their first full-length album is currently being written and recorded.
Jessica Wabbit: Lead Vocals, Guitar
Joey Blackheart: Lead Guitar
Raeghan Savage: Percussion
Ryan Vile: Keyboard
Big Nick: Drums
*Everybody but Bent sings backups
Vug Arakas: Lead Guitar
Mark Parsons: Bass
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