08th Sep 2017
The wild life story of Jacob A.M., band leader, bassist and singer, is real movie material. The search for the right band members took him everywhere: from street musician in Barcelona and Milan, to living in a van on LA’s Sunset Boulevard – just behind the legendary Whiskey A Go Go.
It was only once he had returned to Barcelona that Jacob finally struck it lucky. In 2007 StOp,sToP! was born and after a few demos and line up changes during the first years, the band’s debut album, “Unlimited”, was crafted and put to tape finally in January 2010.
Following great initial success in their home city (Barcelona-Spain), which wasn’t still enough to get the recognition they were looking for, they upped and moved to the UK. in 2011 to try a better future for the band. And it was back to living in a van yet again - but this time there were three of them (!). Rock fans in England soon went crazy for their sound, and what began as a few initial bookings, quickly turned into an extensive tour that lasted amazingly 2 years.
All settled down in the U.K., the second album, “Join The Party”, was released on April 17th, 2014. A record deal with the German label Metalapolis Records followed, with UK gigs taking place every weekend – which is to say nothing of their solid, loyal fan base. Things were truly taking off for StOp,sToP!. Their first gigs over Europe also proved a huge success.
Rüdiger Pelz, owner of Roovents Veranstaltungen (promoter for The Ranch Festival-Germany):
“These boys are simply awesome. You feel it’s not just a show - they live for what they do. A really powerful performance. After just two songs they had the audience under their spell. If you have the chance to see StOp,sToP! live, take it!”.
After the last 5 years StOp,sToP! has been nonstop touring all around the world from playing at the dirtiest rock clubs over U.K. and Europe to be part of the most important international festivals (“Rocklahoma”-U.S.A., “Ice Rock Festival”-Switzerland, “SleazeFest”-Germany, HEAT Festival -Germany, “The Godney Gathering” -U.K., “Hard Rock Hell” -U.K., “Legends of Rock” -U.K. among many others), their 3rd album release “Barceloningham” it’s just to confirm how crazy and far these guys can get, just pure raw rock and roll in your face which is exactly what they do, they won’t hesitate to show you live during their upcoming U.K. and European tour that started in October 2016 and will keep going all through 2017!