Houston 48 Hour Music Video Project
The 48 Hour Music Video Project visted Houston the weekend of October 4 - 6. Bands (or songwriters) and filmmakers from all over the Houston area teamed up to see who can make the best music video in only 48 hours.
Kathy Dare & the Bad Luck CharmsPress the play button above to listen - this is an example of the artist's work and is not necessarily the song that will be used for the music video.
Kathy Dare, Guitar & Lead Vocals
Jaycody Del Fuego, Lead Guitar & Vocals
Fall McPartney, Bass & Vocals
Stoney Rockwell, Drums
Genre: Indie Rock
"Moo-Wave" A stop somewhere between CBGB and Gillies with a little '60s influence. Female singer/songwriter/guitarist fronting a guitar playing cowboy, a kilt-wearing punk bass player and a rock solid drummer.
Influences: Everything from the Beatles to Johnny Cash to Blondie to Weezer! We love classic country, punk, post modern, alternative, and 60's pop music. Not afraid to blend genres.
Growing up in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA, Kathy Dare started playing guitar and writing songs at the age of fourteen. Loving the Beatles, she learned their entire catalogue of songs and emulated their harmonic style. She started her first garage band at age seventeen but went on to play in the Alternative Pop group The Inklings, playing throughout the southeast, but gaining most notoriety especially in Atlanta and Augusta, GA.
The band had several releases including their self title EP featuring the local hits "6:18" and "I Want to Go to Heaven". Other releases included the CD "Room on Venus" and vinyl single "Millicent/I've Got Science". The band also released a special Christmas EP to their mailing list fans.
Kathy played and sang with several artist including a recording for bassist BRiLLO of Wild West Picture Show and ska/pop band Clay Henry. She was also featured as "Kate" in the B-52's tribute band The Hives.
Immediately after the sudden breakup of the Inklings, Kathy formed The Darwins with former Clay Henry bassist Ted Lee. The two had already collaborated on a number of songs, so it was only natural that they would continue writing together in their own band. The Darwins had only one release in the short year they were together called "Kamakaze Kama Sutra" that received critical acclaim from the local papers as well as a growing fan base. Kathy, however, left in the group in order to help her ailing mother and to return to college which had been interrupted by her musical endeavors.
Currently she is working on a solo album entitled "Through the Fire, the Mud, the Blood, and the Beer" with her husband Brad Nye aka Jaycody Del Fuego, formerly of the band The Mushrooms. Kathy calls the new album a "60's inspired country/rock record", but it still retains much of her love for punk and ska bands including her favorite pop artists Blondie and No Doubt.
Kathy has recently relocated to the Houston area and has recruited Sperlings drummer and bassist Bruce Stone and Carl Sandin respectively aka Stoney Rockwell and Fall McPartney.