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CAPTIVA

Captiva is an alternative rock band hailing from Kansas City, Missouri. The band is comprised of Jackson Ries (vocals/guitar), Patrick McQuaid (vocals/guitar), Mike Stansic (bass), Luke Bakula (keys), and Brandon Johnson (drums). Captiva formed in October 2013 when Patrick had moved just down the street in the same neighborhood as Jackson in the suburbs of Leawood, KS. After one jam session, they decided to start up a project and the rest is history!

 

Captiva first started gaining attention on college campuses around the Midwest, while they were still students themselves. For the last two years, the band has been circuiting small clubs across the region and opening for other national touring acts. Captiva has played on numerous festival stages such as Backwoods Music Festival (x2), Fashion Meets Music Festival (x2), SXSW, Boulevardia, Audiofeed Festival, BuyWeek BrewFest, and Middle of the Map Fest. In 2015, they began gaining strong momentum, securing college radio-play across the country, and opening for major acts such as Twenty One Pilots (Starlight Theatre), The 1975 (Starlight Theatre – May 2016), The Expendables (Winter Tour 2016), The Wild Feathers (Riot Room), Magic City Hippies (Granada Theater), and The Lonely Biscuits (recordBar).

 

After entering college in 2014, Captiva partnered with Tim Gutchenritter (National Fire Theory) and producer Jeremy Wilson (Temple Sounds) to record and release their new material. Captiva released their highly-acclaimed debut self-titled EP in December of 2015, which features their singles “Road to Ruin” and “Chemicals”. The self-titled EP has a more mature and honest sound, while still staying true to their playful and inviting personalities. Captiva spent two weeks in January touring with The Expendables throughout Colorado, passing through 3 major cities (Cooper Mountain, Breckenridge, Steamboat Springs). Following the successful release of their first single “Check Your System” (premiered by Live Nation’s Ones To Watch) from their current debut album Pay No Mind, the band has performed for two different Sofar Sounds Sessions in both St. Louis, MO and Kansas City, MO, and a television appearance on 38 The Spot’s Behind the Spotlight. The single received high acclaim from multiple magazines/blogs, now resides with 326,000+ streams alone on Spotify, and their Daytrotter session was a featured release in Paste Magazine. Since then, the group has released two additional singles known as “Blondie” and “So Psychedelic” that have been equally successful. In May of 2017, Captiva released their second music video overall, and first music video for any song off their current album for their single “So Psychedelic” directed by Ben Brodsky. After the music video release, it received three of the top awards in front of the entirety of the University of Kansas Film School (Tensie Awards 2017 – Best of Show/Best Music Video/ Best Director) for its impeccable quality and storyline, and the group has been able to grow their audience significantly through video channels like YouTube due to its success.

 

As of August 22nd, 2017, Captiva released their first, full-length debut album “Pay No Mind” comprised of the three singles mentioned that were already released, along with four brand new tracks. They then released another music video for one of the new tracks on the album called “Brookside” in early October 2017 while also signing a licensing deal with Comma Music INC. out in Chicago. The album is now currently available in digital stores everywhere!

 

 

“…raw, honest, and we’re certain your girlfriend is going to love it.” – Consequence of Sound

 

“…the alternative rock sensation taking the country by storm.” – Live For Live Music

 

“Young and on the verge of success.” – Ria Greiff, Fashion Meets Music Festival Magazine

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