The Locals are an alt-pop, indie-rock trio from Chicago. Fronted by singer and songwriter Yvonne Doll, co-founded by bass player Christy Nunes, The Locals have been a part of the Chicago music scene for the last decade. They have played extensively in the Midwest, and recently completed their first UK tour (2011) .
2013 brings a new release for the band and revamped line up with Tommy Oerding joining on drums. Working once again with up and coming producer, Steven Gillis at Transient Sound, "Stereostatic Funicular"(their sixth release 9.3.2013) is an exicting evolution from their breakthrough album "SALT" 2010.
The music is bright, guitar-laiden, ultra catchy, alt-pop, that delivers tasty earbits from each song's start to finish. Fans of The Pixies, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the Killers will not be dissapointed.
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Yvonne Doll grew up in Cincinnati, OH but made her way to Chicago to attend the Art Institute of Chicago. Her photographs of people sleeping has garnered international recognition. Sleepyurbanite.com was featured on the Today Show, Newstalk Radio (Ireland) and a spread in the French pop culture magazine "Vox Pop". Yvonne was recently featured in Guitar World Magazine's "Ten Female Guitarists You Should Know", and was awarded a Dean Markely Schloarship.
Christy Nunes began playing professionally at the age of 14. She hails from San Diego, from where people still hail. She has played in a diverse assortment of bands over the years and brings an element of each to The Locals(R) - funk, rock, punk, acoustic and classical/jazz. Nunes is also a photographer and knife wielding maniac. She once shoved a kid during a job as the Chuck E. Cheese mascot.
Tommy Oedering is the newest addition to The Locals. A skilled drum-smith (that's a real thing), he recently migrate to Chicago from Springfield, MO to make drums for Chicago Custom Percussion. Tommy has been playing and touring relentlessly over the past five years.