Named one of 2016’s Hot 100 Live Unsigned Artists & Bands by Music Connection Magazine, STAGE 11 blends singer/songwriter sensibilities with dynamic alternative rock energy. The band was formed as an acoustic trio in 2009 by Diego Garcia (singer/guitarist), Dusty Arth (guitarist), and Evan Michael Hart (drummer/percussionist/singer). They were later joined by Billy Ray Dyer on bass in 2011 (who appears on Moments Like These), by Matthew Fennelly on lead guitar in 2013, and most recently by Johnny Locke on bass in October 2017.
Diego received the award for BEST MALE VOCALS at the 2016 Hollywood Music in Media Awards for the band’s rendition of Leonard Cohen’s classic “Hallelujah”, which was performed at the ceremony by Diego, Dusty, and Evan. The band received a nomination in the ALTERNATIVE category for “Open Water” at the 2017 HMMAs. Both songs appear on their latest album “Moments Like These.”