Everything Fades Away
Founder and front man Joe Pucciarelli formed Stuck in Standby in 2001, while waiting for a delayed flight. Scribbling on the back of his ticket he wrote: 'We'll be stuck in standby waiting for better times, but the best times of our lives are the ones we leave behind.' Those melancholy words that formed the foundation of Stuck in Standby still express the band's endeavor in exploring the darker side of human relationships; while also maintaining a sense of wanderlust and hope for a brighter tomorrow. Pucciarelli provides the guitars, as well as lead vocals and artistic guidance to the band. Joe Shields forms a solid foundation for the music with his bass guitar and backing vocals. Pete Harris rounds out the songs with solid drumbeats. With a unique sound that echoes out of college coffee houses and small clubs, the group also has crisp, together melody that is usually not found in such avant-garde music. Listening to Stuck in Standby leaves your mind wondering as you drive down the road, but eventually the music and you reach a destination.