Charli Lockheart (lead vocalist/rhythm guitar/keyboard), Julius (vocals/lead guitar), Dominus Bracara (bass), Grey Janowski (vocals/drums)
The quintessential garage rock band, Standoff, emerged as a group of high school friends who shook up the neighborhood with deafening sounds emitting from the depths of the drummer’s garage. The band has evolved from those early roots into a seasoned East Bay rock presence that is expanding into the greater northern California scene. Their music is inspired by the raw sound of early garage rock from the 60's and the garage rock revival bands of the late 90's. A variety of influences ranging from blues rock to punk can be felt in their lyrics and delivery. Strong guitar riffs are intertwined with hard-hitting guitar solos and powerful vocals that make Standoff's sound distinct and unforgettable.
They recorded their first independent EP, “Not So Easy”in 2015. They have recorded a 3 song album demo EP as a preview to the album they plan to release in 2019. Their newest single "We Won't Get Along", released April 2018, has been well received with radio play in the US and internationally.
Charli writes the melody and lyrics composing the “bones” of the songs, while the band collaborates on the work and adds the “flesh” to the sound. More recently the lead guitarist, Julius has produced a few songs for the band as well. Together they create music that can bring you back to the era of garage rock with a new spin and and a sound all their own.