Named by Music Connection Magazine in 2016 as one of the top 100 indie bands in America, Stage 11 blends singer/songwriter sensibilities with dynamic alternative rock energy. The band was formed as an acoustic trio in 2009 by Diego Garcia (@AwkwardAppeal; singer/guitarist), Dusty Arth (@BlindedSteer; guitarist), and Evan Michael Hart (@EvanMichaelHart; drummer/percussionist/singer). Joined by Billy Ray Dyer on bass in 2011 and by Matthew Fennelly on lead guitar in 2013. Bass player Johnny Locke came on board in 2017.
Diego was awarded the 2016 Hollywood Music in Media Award for BEST MALE VOCALS for the band’s rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” which is on their latest album Moments Like These, released July 2017.