2009 was an incredible year for me creatively and it was largely because of this band The Cullens that I was in. Sometime early in the year (lets say April?) my older sister showed me the movie Twilight. I was one of those people who felt it was just another lame teen girl craze and not worth my time, but after some persistence my sister persuaded me to at least give them film a chance.
After watching it I was hooked, it was incredible, no movie has ever reached me the same way Twilight did. By the summer time (I think it was June or July) I had finally convinced my close friends Andrew & Tristan to come over and watch the movie with me. It inspired them so much that during the following weeks we had about 6-7 Twilight parties! each one getting better than the last.
It eventually reached a point (once Diana came to a twilight party) that we decided we must start a Twilight band and write rock n roll about this movie. We recruited our good friend Dave to play keyboard and from September-November we wrote and recorded a full length and did a successful 2 week tour from Phoenix, AZ to Forks, WA and back. It was amazing, I am honestly still amazed that we pulled it off and that it kicked so much ass.
The band continued to play shows sporadically for the next year and a half, and did a short tour the summer of 2010 up to San Francisco and back. Then we broke up do to lack of excitement for the Twilight series. New Moon was awful and really hard to write songs for, it didn’t make us inspired like the first film did.
Anyway, I was just organizing my boxes of old merchandise and I found 3 copies left of our full length CD. there are only 100 in existence, and I thought they were all gone. If you want a copy of this you can order it from the Hi My Name Is Ryan bandcamp. They are only $3.
i haven't been playing that many shows since august. it is frustrating and i don't like it. but that is all changing soon.
there is a movie called "twilight" it is based off of a book called "twilight" and i have not read this book but have seen this movie based off of that book at least 10 times already... and it has inspired me and my friends to write music that is based on the movie "twilight". you should really watch this movie, if you have not i am sure it is because you haven't heard of it or you have already made up your mind that it is terrible and not worth your time.
WATCH THE TRAILER - feel inspired.
anyway, our band is called the cullens! and we are really great. i think just about anyone who hears us will agree it is good music. we have only performed one live show, (at the phoenix public library) and it was very epic and strange.
but i think the kids liked it.
we booked a tour for this new band that is almost finished. here is what we have so far.
Nov 11 2009 @The Trunk Space PHOENIX, Arizona w/SKINWALKERS AND SHORTSTACK LIGHTNING
Nov 13 2009 @Casa De Calavera PRESCOTT, Arizona w/CARNUBA, FINAL GIRL AND GET IT WET
**STILL NEED HELP!** Nov 14 2009 @TBA LOS ANGELES, California
Nov 15 2009 @Biko SANTA BARBERA, California w/PANGEA and KETCHUP
**TWO LIBRARY SHOWS IN ONE DAY!**
Nov 16 2009 @Belmont Library Brisbane, California
Nov 16 2009 @Brisbane Library Brisbane, California
Nov 17 2009 @The Green House ARCATA, California w/POLKA DOT DOT DOT
**STILL NEED HELP!** Nov 18 2009 @TBA PORTLAND, Oregon
Nov 19 2009 @Chez Puget OLYMPIA, Washington w/KEVLAR KLEIN, LITTLE ANGRY AND THE SWEETS
Nov 20 2009 PREMIERE OF NEW MOON!!!! FORKS, Washington
**EARLY SHOW w/SPECIAL SHOWING OF TWILIGHT** Nov 21 2009 @Kitty X House OLYMPIA, Washington w/a bunch of great bands.
***AND THEN**** Nov 21 2009 @Healthy Times Fun Club SEATTLE, Washington
**STILL NEED HELP!** Nov 23 2009 @TBA BOISE, Idaho
Nov 24 2009 @Kilby Court SALT LAKE CITY, Utah w/YOUR LITTLE PONY
**STILL NEED HELP!** Nov 25 2009 @TBA SALT LAKE CITY? PROVO?, Utah
Nov 27 2009 @Dry River TUCSON, Arizona w/RED BEARD
it is very exciting. we just finished recording the full length album tonight and will hopefully have everything ready by Wednesday night!