Russ Crowley : Vocals, Acoustic Bass
Kenny Hausmann : Acoustic Guitar
In 2010, musician, singer/songwriter and bassist Russ Crowley, got together with Guitarist and good friend, Kenny Hausmann, to form the acoustic pop rock duo Pop Star Novelty. Russ and Kenny worked together at the same job in their home town of Buffalo, New York and became good friends very quickly. When they discovered that both of them were musicians, they decided to get together and take a shot at starting a band. Despite their very different musical backgrounds, they found common ground rather quickly. They mutually realized that due to their different musical interests, the songs they were writing together were unique, and a special musical bond was formed.
After spending the better part of 2009 working on writing tunes for what hoped to be a new hard rock band, Russ and Kenny could not gain any ground struggling to find a drummer. Eager to establish something, and continue to grow as a musician, Russ proposed the idea to Kenny about transitioning their band into an acoustic pop/ rock duo. They then purchased their acoustic instruments, went to work, and didn't look back. They are now playing their own full shows , they are hosting opening mics, and quickly establishing a strong following.
So far, they recorded an original Christmas song " Love Me This Christmas" which will get radio airplay this year, and hopefully many years to come. They have their self titled EP which was their first extended recording project together, their 2nd EP " A Higher Ground" which is available for purchase digitally on itunes, on this website, and on their facebook page, along with the rest of their music previously released, and their 3rd and brand new EP release " Act III " available on this website. "Like" them on facebook, and become a fan of theirs on Reverbnation for more info, daily updates and inspirational quotes, Q & A's to participate in, and opportunities to download their songs for free.