The story of The Stationary Poets began at The Jamaican Room, one of the many long forgotten seedy taverns in downtown Norfolk, VA. Once the backstage area for an old vaudeville venue turned porno-palace, both the tavern and theater were owned and operated by a man (& I swear this is true) named Frankie Blue. Complete with resident hookers and a clientele only interested in hustling change for another beer, this dingy club was the first meeting place for Bill Gaunce and Robin Miller. Just teenagers at the time, the two formed a bond which would lead them through many years of songwriting and musical collaboration. Now, Bill Gaunce (vocals, guitar, harmonica) and Robin Miller (guitar, keyboards) have joined forces with Charlie Corletto (bass) and Mike Trimble (drums) to form The Stationary Poets. This is their first CD and is released on Small Round Records. Check out the tunes and you'll discover what the fans of their emotional rootsy sound have already learned. 'Gaunce and Miller are brilliant musicians and writers. What was considered a recording for fun may turn out to be the fancy of record companies . . . ' - Jeff Maisey, The Virginian Pilot 'Crown Of Thorns' is included on the new Rock and Roots CD sampler from Oasis. Also,The Stationary Poets have received nominaions in the 'Album Of The Year' and 'Best Producer' categories by Tidewater's NINEVOLT magazine.