A group of friends who have a strong musical chemistry form a band and get up the nerve to finance their first album. They attract Sean O'Keefe (Fall Out Boy, Hawthorne Heights) to produce it and pull themselves a little closer to a polished and complete piece of work. But the laws of music business prevail, they run out of money, and move into the gymnasium of their local high school to finish. They mic the auditorium and record piano tracks, in the jazz room they record the drums and percussion. Next the boys take their hard work on the road and ultimately land some tours with friends Motion City Soundtrack, All American Rejects and The Hush Sound.

This Is Me Smiling consists of Dan Duszynski (guitar/ lead vocals), Sheldon Miller (piano/vocals), and Matt Schuessler (bass). Their creative minds collided in the suburbs of Chicago where they shared a passion for music sweeping genres, reflected on their sound. Off-timing, jazzy interludes, beautiful harmonies, and piano solos ala Ben Folds, the delirium that is a This Is Me Smiling song settles in with slow builds and clever turns with clear intention and limitless direction.

This Is Me Smiling's self-titled debut is incredibly infectious and fun, encapsulating their mature songwriting skills while maintaining a sense of humor. There is a softness that rises and falls with each song and carries the soaring vocals into a blissful current. It is a feat to be able to dabble in variety, yet never seem all over the place, and this is what This Is Me Smiling does.

This Is Me Smiling's new tour dates:
4/8 Columbus, OH The Basement
4/9 Cleveland, OH Agora
4.10 Hoboken, NJ Maxwells
4/11 Brooklyn, NY Club Europa
4/12 New York, NY Knitting Factory- Tap Room
4/13 Wilton, CT The Trackside
4/14 Lancaster, PA Chameleon
4/15 Baltimore, MD The Ottobar
4/17 Virginia Beach, VA Peppermint Beach Club
4/18 Charlotte, NC The Casbah at Tremont Music Hall
4/20 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
4/21 Tampa, FL Orpheum
4/22 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
4/23 Orlando, FL The Backroom
4/24 Gainesville, FL Common Grounds
4/26 Houston, TC Walters On Washington
4/28 Fort Worth, TX Ridglea theater
4/30 Springfield, MO Remmingtons
5/9 Columbus, OH The Basement
5/10 Lansing, MI Mac's Bar
5/11 Urbana, IL Independent Media Center
5/12 Madison,WI The Loft

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Mixin Up

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