Flashback to the year 2000: Dave Streets is achieving local success in the L.A. music scene, garnering recognition as a superior songwriter, and playing at legendary venues like The Roxy, The Coconut Teazer, and Highland Grounds. But Dave starts to feel that his rock sound, influenced by and reminiscent of The Beatles, U2, The Rolling Stones, and The Who, might fit better outside of Los Angeles - perhaps back in his college town in the Midwest. So he packs up his axe and heads off to Chicago. Flash to March 2001: The advertising agency is abuzz with the latest antics on 'Temptation Island,' and Dave and co-worker Dan Puccini are pounding out beats on each other's cubicle walls. After several weeks of practice in Dave's apartment, the acoustic duo spends the summer performing in many of Chicago's most popular neighborhood bars and pubs. Though drunken sing-alongs are fun and lucrative, the pair decides that it's time to play all-out, full-band original rock music. Flash to January 2002: Dan's chance run-in with an old friend from Notre Dame, John Tabis, leads to the addition of the band's front man. The rest of that winter finds the trio, now known as The Stone Puppet, crammed into a tiny apartment. With acoustic guitars in hand, the musicians write new rock tunes and re-write old ones. These three 'regular guys' spend countless hours rehearsing and fine-tuning... Flash to May 2002: With the addition of bassist Tom Hayes and drummer Jon Adler, the band now consists of five members, playing high-energy, original rock music that focuses on creative songwriting with memorable melodies, sweet harmonies, and catchy hooks. The band plays regularly at some of Chicago's best-known venues throughout 2002. Children of the '70s and '80s with a love of classic pop/rock, the band's musical influences range from modern rock and punk to old school rock 'n roll and jazz. The unique blend of the band members' eclectic personalities and musical tastes results in a smooth, radio-friendly sound that The Stone Puppet can truly call their own. The band strives for variety from one song to the next, playing pure driving rock, danceable pop, and stirring ballads. The Stone Puppet quickly develops it's own character - unique and modern, but still reminiscent of classic rock bands of the past - that leaves audiences with a sound they can easily recognize. The band releases it's debut EP in early 2003, created with the idea of giving their quickly growing fan-base something to take home with them. The Puppet hopes that fans singing along at shows is a sign that this demo is only the start of their success. Flash to June 2003: Solid as a rock drummer Arand Caldwell joins the lineup and the band is now complete with their most professionally tight sound yet. They play a number of huge shows throughout the Midwest during the summer and fall of 2003, including the Taste of Chicago in Illinois, Notre Dame Pep Rally in Indiana, the huge Sirds Liksmo Festival in Michigan and more. Flash to 2004: The Stone Puppet has just released their second album nationally, 'Anytime Anyplace', chock full of bigger and badder TSP rock tunes with influences ranging from alternative to modern rock to classic rock. Word about the album is spreading quickly, with future arena rockers such as 'Fallin' Forever', 'PerfectGirl' and 'Oakland CA'.