Every now and then, it happens.
Every now and again, it happens...
Five like-minded individuals from completely different backgrounds, get together to make an artistic expression that is much greater as a whole, then the sum of its parts.
After years of formal music training, with a long list of aspiring rock bands they have played in, the members of STAVO are creating a new form of progressive rock music that draws heavily from heavy metal and jazz-fusion. The members site influences as Dream Theater, Nightwish, Rush and Queensryche, and reflect on these to create a fresh, original musical sound that is both melodic and energetic.
The debut EP, "Everything In Between", features a diverse collection of songs. From the funky pop gem, “Lately,” to the introspective jazz-flavored track, “Madaket,” the songs on Everything In Between are bringing the band to a new legion of loyal fans. “Spin The Wheels,” labeled by top rated Stephens Media air personality Tony Infantino a "Hit song" - has further driven the band to where it was asked by international guitar hero Pat Travers to be the opening act on many of his shows.
The follow up, a full length concept album titled "Void of Polarity XI:XI" is a story which introduces a character named Indigo, who is trapped in a miserable Corporate America job, and focuses on the evolution of her journey through duality, away from the ego, towards her true purpose in this life. All the while, she is unknowingly guided by the Council of Light until she awakens to her true self. In the vein of classics such as 2112, Operation: Mindcrime and Metropolis Part II, the record is filled with intersecting melodies, storylines, heavy prog riffs and everything you remember and love about great concept records.
The band are currently finishing the final sessions on their third effort, a hybrid album containing both studio and live tracks. With a couple songs exceeding 11 minutes in length, Stavo are constantly refining and pushing the boundaries of their musical spectrum. 'Gray Matter' is currently slated for a winter release.
In concert, the band weaves a musical tapestry that blends its original songs with highly innovative versions of covers made up of great radio hits and all those deep proggy tracks you forgot you loved.
Why not check out the band? See (…and hear) for yourself.