Goodbye, Hello

—–Posted Wed Dec 19, 2007

Sometimes all the thought, planning, and hard work still ends in bad
news.

We are very sorry to announce that our Making The Strand winner,
Esmeralda Villalobos, did not work out as the new singer for The
Strand. She won the band over in her spirited auditions, but this past
weekend the band concluded it just wasn’t working out the way we had
hoped it would. This decision was not a reflection of her skills, she
is very talented and we wish her the best.

The Strand is still set to perform on January 12th. An announcement
will be made regarding her replacement.

—–Continued Mon Dec 24, 2007

We are very pleased to welcome Laura McQuaig The Strand’s new female
vocalist. She was among the top performers at our auditions, and we’re
very glad she agreed to come aboard, even with such short notice. Her
voice, can-do attitude, and Rock-Band skills make for a very nice
addition to The Strand. Please stop by her myspace and meet the
former ice skater, and new born rock goddess.

Laura’s Myspace
http://www.myspace.com/ohmahstars

The Strand’s Myspace
http://www.myspace.com/thestrand

Our show on January 12th is still on!

Also, we are looking to book a midwest tour in April. Let us know if
you know any promoters interested in The Strand LIVE!

Thanks guys,

I would also like to thank the fans for their patience and continual
support of our band.

-Dave Strand

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THE NEW STRAND: <-
Breaking News!

10/10/07 – We are proud and exited to announce Esmeralda Villalobos is
the new female vocalist for The Strand! Her voice, enthusiasm, skills,
and personality, earned her a unanimous decision! Additionally we would
like to announce Elias of Access Zero has replaced Jeremy Reich on keyboards.
Jeremy resigned from The Strand late September during the auditioning
process. We look forward to a long exiting adventure, filled with amazing
concerts and kickass new music with these two talented new Strand members!

Elias and Esmeralda Villalobos of The Strand

Elias and Esmeralda at the final auditions!

MTS Archive

10/7/07 We would like to thank all 15 girls who made it to the MTS try-outs! They all performed wonderfully and we appreciate their hard work. We will announce the new singer within a week.

9/15/07 Hey! Our search for the new Strand vocalist is going well! A couple questions have come up that I wanted to publicly answer.

1.) Do I need professional training and experience? Would if I can’t do all the vibrato that Kim does, or sing like her?

Answer1 : We’re not looking for someone to emulate Kim, and we aren’t concerned with how many years of voice lessons you’ve had. Those are nice, but we just really want you to step up and rock. We are interested in someone that can bring their own style, and not just a very good Kim impersonation. 🙂

2.) What is your age requirement?

Answer2 : You must be female and 18 or over. If your heart is set on trying out and you are under 18, you can audition but it is very unlikely that we will Make You Strand.

3.) What is the deadline for submission?

Answer3 : Technically the deadline to sign up is September 15th, HOWEVER…. The time slots are filling up, and if you delay too long we may not be able to audition you. So, sooner is better.

4.) Should I EVEN TRY?

Answer4 : Yes, please try out. You don’t want to be kicking yourself later, or tattoo’ing ” I COULDA BEEN A STRAND ” on your leg.

sign up at…
http://www.strandland.com

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8/30/07 How could we ever perform Chicks Suck, Haunted, You Make Me Crazy or numerous other songs without a female singer? Well we could dress Scott up as a girl and kick him in the nuts to get his voice all high… but we decided to go a more interesting route…

D. Striddy and The Strand presents…

MAKING THE STRAND

Do you want to be the new female singer for The Strand? Do you know someone who might be interested? We are NOW scheduling auditions for a lead vocalist. Simply fill out the form on our S T R A N D L A N D website, and if you qualify, we will schedule your audition!

We would like to consider this an opportunity to grow and change, and will consider female vocalists from various backrounds and styles.

Sign up at W W W . S T R A N D L A N D . C O M

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*BREAKING NEWS – KIM RESIGNS*

08/20/2007: We regret to inform all Strand-fans
that our beautiful singer, Kimberly Brown, has resigned from The Strand
to finish her college degree in Texas. She has been a great friend, and
a dedicated member of the band since 1999. Her mesmorizing voice is featured
on all three of our CDs, and her uncanny knowledge of music theory, (and
ability to decipher my scribblings), will be sorely missed. Certainly,
things will not be the same without her smiling face, and motivated ‘can-do’
spirit. Kim is truly a talent, a genious, and a friend. We support her
decision to finish her college degree, and wish her the very best in the
journey ahead.

Sincerelly,
-Dave Strand
Fri, 17 Aug 2007

“Please let the fans know that I would like to thank them for
their kindness and support. I couldn’t have done it without them. And
send my love to the band. I will forever miss the sense of family I found
with them, and will miss the dynamic that we had as a group. Also, let
everyone know that I am open to communication on this issue if there are
questions or comments.

Have fun at practice. Have fun at shows. See you from the audience. I’ve
often wondered what it all looks like from out there.”

-Kimberly Brown
Sun, 19 Aug 2007