With a sound that can only be described as funky, jazzy, infectious grooves that will make you dance, with melodies that were meant for sing alongs, Old Avenue is the essence of the upbeat happy tunes we've all been missing. As a four piece band with a great back story, each member will tell you that they feel fate brought them together.
Old Avenue has been causing a stir since summer, 2008 when their performance momentum picked up throughout the triangle area. Immediately after adding the final member to their current lineup, Old Avenue performed as the headlining band for STRUT '09 at the convention center as well as the Midtown Music series at North Hills with the Embers to a crowd of 10,000. These performances led to repeat and additional bookings throughout the triangle. Other performances include the grand opening of The Raleigh Amphitheatre and opening for Lifehouse at NC State University for over 6,000 students.
Equally and independently amazing musicians, with talent well beyond their years, Old Avenue made waves with the release of their first full album. 'Knockin' on Doors' (Released December 3, 2009) is a refreshing break from the emotional angst that our youthful music lovers have been buried in for years. After touring locally and nationally, Old Avenue faced yet another member change with the resignation of the lead singer. Guitarist Mark Cloos stepped up to the challenge and has proven himself well worthy of his new responsibilities, bringing together a new level of Old Avenue performances.
The upbeat, catchy tunes that pour from the acoustic guitar and sing through the sound of the electric, immediately catch onlookers off guard. Old Avenue's music projects an "It's ok to smile.it's even ok to dance" attitude.