Furniture Girls is a rock band. You won't get any twang, folk-pop harmonies or atmospheric, shoe-gazing music from this quintet, just big beats, lush, soaring vocals and original, funky-as-hell electro-rock that gets a crowd moving.
We've been filling clubs with audiences hungry for something dynamic and different since 2007. In that time, we've performed with alt-rock heavyweights like Linda Perry, Sky Cries Mary, Super Sonic Soul Pimps, Vintage Trouble, Van Hunt and My Life with the Thrill Kill Cult, and shared the stage with countless musical guests including the legendary Dr. Fink (of Prince and the Revolution), guitarist Michael Cozzi and soul singer Darrius Willrich.
Seasoned veteran stayC has been a force in the Seattle music scene since the mid 1990's. Eight bands and over 14 years' worth of industrial, electronic and rock shows later (not to mention the occasional piano bar cameo to croon with local legends Howard Bulson and Monty Banks), Meyer then became one with and one of Furniture Girls.
Her affinity for all things musical gives stayC a wealth of influences to draw from and she pours it all into her truly unique vocals and theatrical performances. When stayC hits the stage, you'll KNOW it.
Jim learned how to play saxophone, then drums, then keys, then guitar and then bass... all before his 14th birthday. But from his big-band jazz-influenced formative years, to his stints with R&B units The Groove Syndicate and Last Drop, to his session work and recent appearances with Camille Bloom & The Recovery, Jim's always had a talent for finding great musicians making great music.
Having found his true calling (as a bassist), Jim provides the funky foundation for Furniture Girls' music.
Since the age of 15, when he began playing drums and percussion, Thane has been all over the music scene, both locally and nationally. He's shared the stage and the studio with members of The Brand New Heavies, Pearl Jam, Heart, Green Apple Quickstep, Alien Crime Syndicate, Grant Lee Buffalo, ADD, Supersuckers and even the Seattle Symphony.
Always hard at work (at times with nearly a dozen different bands), Thane's musical creativity has reached new heights with Furniture Girls — and he's just getting started.
Kate's musical background is, in a word, diverse. Coming from a musical family, Kate has noodled with violin, clarinet, french horn, ukelele, bouzouki, banjo, piano, trumpet and guitar, and she's also perfomed with a Croatian dance ensemble on and off since the 1990's.
Where Kate truly excels, though, is as a vocalist. She's a hidden gem that was uncovered by Jason and stayC after some late-night karaoke. Thankfully, before she could start auditioning for other bands, Furniture Girls grabbed hold of her and didn't let go.
Jason plays guitar. Well. Since joining the band in 2010, Jason has helped lay the final bricks in Furniture Girls' wall of sound. Having accompanied stayC in a handful of pre-FG music projects (as well as a few "joint ventures" like the Shawna Locey Band and Hooker Farm), Jason's been playing with members of Furniture Girls in one way or another for nearly a decade.
When he's not melting faces with this group, you'll find Mr. Lightfoot in his studio or on stage with the roots/alt-country band Sightseer.