-March 2nd at Classics Victory’s Live w/ Two Old Hippies 9pm-12am
April 18th Fretboard Brewing 6-9pm Cincinnati, OH (Gathering Stars Acoustic Trio)
-April 20th Tree Bar w/Sean Marshall/Trachete/Carole Walker & The Bittertones, Columbus, OH 10pm-1am
-May 9th Casa Nueva Happy Hour 6-8 Athens, OH (Gathering Stars Acoustic Trio)
-May 10th Rambling House Soda Happy Hour 6-8 (Gathering Stars Acoustic Trio)
-May 18th Classics Victory’s Live w/Chittenden, Columbus, OH 9pm-12am
-June 7th Columbus Arts Festival, Columbus, OH 5pm on the Big Local Stage
-June 14th Shrunken Head w/The Happening/Carole Walker & the Bittertones, Columbus, OH 9pm-1am
-June 29th Comfest, Columbus, OH 9pm Gazebo Stage
-July 10th Skully’s w/Edgar Red/Lovesick Radio, Columbus, OH
-July 12th Rambling House w/October Ember Columbus, OH 9pm-midnight
-July 26th Veil Bar Scioto Downs Columbus, OH 9pm-1am
Gathering Stars is a 6 piece Columbus, OH based pop band formed in 2018. Their unique brand of funky soul pop features lush vocal harmonies layered over guitar and keyboard riffs on a bed of bass and drum thumping grooves. Members are Michelle Ishida-vocals/keys, Carole Walker-vocals, Stephanie Sambroak-vocals, Bill Patrick-guitar, Mike Sambroak -bass, Carlton Smith- drums/vocals.
How did Gathering Stars form? The rhythm section started playing together as Jason and Michelle duo's backing band. Every rehearsal started out with a jam that became a far different sound than the songwriter duo and they decided to form a new band.
Who are you people? Gathering Stars is fun for music lovers to see and hear due to their very experienced players. Carlton Smith is known for his work in Royal Crescent Mob and Howlin' Maggie, Michelle Ishida for fronting Mary Adam 12, Carole Walker for her solo work and as Heavy Weather's front woman, Stephanie Sambroak for vocals in Soul Fu Villains, Bill Patrick for guitar picking in The Damnits and Mike Sambroak for playing bass in Help Is On The Way & Soul Fu Villains.
Debut record is in the works! We are currently tracking our debut record at Vital Studios in Columbus, OH. Like us on Facebook to see and hear video clips as we record.
We're working on a video also but in the mean time here's an iphone video from Comfest June 2018 sent to us by our friend Drew Layman. Thanks to everyone who came out for a gorgeous weekend. Gathering Stars is full of gratitude every day!