About The Trainwrecks
Los Angeles, CA
Who are The Trainwrecks? An uber-energetic punk-pop band catering to rowdy crowds of diehard music fans. Formed in Hollywood, CA @2001,when volalist/guitarist Garner Knutson (of The Piper Downs fame)joined up with bassist Carla Betz they knew their musical collaboration was going to be a smash when they both discovered their mutual love for bands like Green Day, Dinosaur Jr., The Replacements and vintage Kiss. After looking around for awhile they found the missing piece to their musical triangle in drummer Dustin Cunningham. Lead singer and guitarist, Garner, shows a natural ability on stage. His guitar work is a fun mix of power chords and quirky lead lines which play very well with clever, occasionally sardonic lyrics. Vocally, he delivers attitude and verve in true punk style a la Billie Joe Armstrong. Bassist/Backup singer, Carla pops off animated performances which are skilled as well as fun to watch. She knows how to hold down the bottom end yet can interject inventive fills when a song calls for it. And when she’s on the mic, her backing vocals add even more to the already catchy melody lines. Drummer, Dustin Cunningham, dominates the kit with his impressive skills and presence. Most importantly he knows how to play exactly what is right for the song. This playing style ensures that the three piece never sounds incomplete. Songwriting in this group is an unmistakable strength. The witty lyrics are outshone only by radio-ready melody lines that stick with you. With a loyal fan base always growing, this is a band in motion and certainly a band to watch.