Spout: v. Intr. "To express one's opinions in a loud, indiscreet manner." That's exactly what you'll get from the hard-hitting rock foursome from Nashville, TN. Their unique sound combines nu-metal & alternative riffs with modern rock hooks & melodies. The result: songs fused with driving guitars & catchy, thematic lyrics.
Spout are renowned by fans and critics for their intense live performances where the audiences are known to scream the words just as loud as the P.A. Most recently, distribution and publishing interest from Tinderbox Music/No Alternative Records (Soul Asylum) prompted the group to independently release their first full-length album on 9/05/03, which is produced by Stay-C Hogan and co-produced by chart-topping songwriter /producer Jim Allison of Aria Records/Allisongs Inc. (Billy Ray Cyrus, Reba, LeAnn Rimes). The group has also obtained representation with entertainment attorney Jeff Biederman, Esq. (Collective Soul, Edwin McCain, Angie Aparo), in order to put their music in front of the music industry decision-makers.
¨ Performed with Nickelback, Filter, Default, Stroke 9, Sr-71, Everclear. Mudvayne and more.
¨ Shared show bills with Fiction Plane, Creed, Evanescence, Tantric, and Six Pence None the Richer.
¨ Voted Best Nashville Band - Nashville Rage Magazine (Year End List 2002).
¨ Scored a top ten single out of 37,890 songs on "garageband.com"
¨ Spout's Lead singer Stay-C Hogan was voted one of Nashville's "top 3 songwriters not yet signed" by the 2003 Nashville Scene's readers poll.
¨ Spout's "Amazing Disgrace" included on 102.9's upcoming "Best Of Nashville Buzz" CD.
¨ Showcased Nashville New Music Conference & Midwest Entertainment Industry Conference.
¨ Spout's rocking rendition of "We Are the World " included on 102.9 The Buzz's upcoming 80s compilation CD.
¨ Composed soundtrack for indie film Under the Bridge (Los Locos Productions, 2003)
¨ Finalists in the 2000 Mars Music National Band Competition.
¨ Sponsored by Jagermeister liquor, Fender, George L's Cables and Pedaltrain
"This self-titled debut album has 14 well-produced modern rock tracks which speak of true stories of loss, love, a family's lifetime of dealings with abuse and clinical depression, hypocrisy, courtship, sex, and loneliness that are just as real as the passion in which Spout plays them. Outstanding songs and sound."- seagoddessentertainment.com
"...they're covering a lot of ground fast.
- Jim Ridley, Nashville Scene, Nashville, TN
"A sound so powerful that their live shows are definitely not easy to forget."
- JonJon, Nashville Panorama Magazine
"Spout is not just powerful, but they're hooky as hell, both with their riffs and their melodic/lyrical sense...catch Spout while the ticket price is still low."
- Don Thomason, Amplifier Magazine (KY)
The idea of Spout began when lead singer/songwriter Stay-C Hogan was winning piano competitions at age 6 and opening shows for Emmy Lou Harris on national television shows by age 11. By age 16, with many high profile performances under his belt, Stay-C began seeking his own self-expression through music in a louder, more boisterous manner. A year after his move to Nashville in 1999, the rock group lineup now known as Spout was formed.