Bandslam 101

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Bandslam, starring Vanessa Hudgens and Alyson Michalka (from Aly and AJ), comes out on August 14th. Study up on the characters in the film with our Meet The Band gallery.

Bandslam: Meet the Band

Bio: The new kid in town, Will knows more about music than...anyone. He assembles a band to compete at the biggest event of the year, a battle of the bands.
Hero: David Bowie
Favorite bands: U2, Arcade Fire, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Death Cab For Cutie, The Killers
Quote: "I'm so busy doing things I would never do, I forget how freaked out I should be."

Bio: Ex-cheerleader & former suburban princess, the effortlessly cool Charlotte helps Will drop his outcast status to assemble & manage her fledgling rock band.
Band: I Can't Go On, I'll Go On (formerly in Glory Dogs)
Instrument: Guitar, Vocals
Favorite Bands: Ramones, Patti Scialfa, The Velvet Underground
Quote: "Always do the thing that scares you."

Bio: A true original, Sam is a loner who pretends to like it that way. Will coaxes Sa5m out of her shell to uncover a voice to die for.
Instrument: Guitar, Vocals
Favorite Bands: Feist, Patti Smith, Bread
Quote: "The five is silent."

Bio: Shy piano player, forced to shed her classical roots and learn the art of rock.
Instrument: Keyboard
Band: I Can't Go On, I'll Go On
Favorite Band: Rilo Kiley

Bio: Believes music is art, and thinks this simple idiom is lost on current bands. And whatever you do...don't touch her cello.
Instrument: Cello
Band: I Can't Go On, I'll Go On
Favorite Bands: Yo-Yo Ma, Gretta Cohn

Bio: Lead singer and guitar player for Glory Dogs, reigning favorite to win Bandslam. Goes head to head with I Can't Go On, I'll Go On and ex-girlfriend/lead singer Charlotte.
Band: Ben and the Glory Dogs

Instrument: Guitar
Favorite Band: Bruce Springsteen

Bio: Strong, silent, intimidating, hot, insanely awesome drummer type.
Band: I Can't Go On, I'll Go On
Instrument: Drums

Favorite Bands: Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, Sly & Robbie

Bio: Hyper-active bass player harbors an unhealthy obsession with Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers
Band: I Can't Go On, I'll Go On (formerly in Glory Dogs)
Instrument: Bass guitar
Favorite Bands: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Cheap Trick

Bio: Born and raised in New Jersey...and speaks with a British accent.
Instrument: Lead guitar
Band: I Can't Go On, I'll Go On (formerly in Glory Dogs)
Favorite Bands: The Rolling Stones, The Clash

Bio: Will's affectionately overprotective mom.
Favorite Band: The Beatles


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