Russ Crowley : Vocals, Electric Acoustic BassPop Star Novelty is an innovative an inspiring Pop Rock and Acoustical Duo who pride themselves in captivating listeners with their uniquely enriched tones and catchy melodic songs.
Kenny Hausmann : Electric Acoustic Guitar
In 2009, musician, singer/songwriter and bassist Russ Crowley, got together with Guitarist/songwriter and good friend, Kenny Hausmann, to form the pop rock acoustic 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 a pop rock and acoustic duo. They then purchased their acoustic instruments, went to work, and didn't look back. They have went from a coffee house type acoustic duo and performing at, and hosting opening mics, to a Full Sound Pop Rock Concert Act . Quickly establishing a strong following.
So far, they recorded an original Christmas song " Love Me This Christmas" which gets radio airplay every year. They have their self titled EP which was their first extended recording project together, their 2nd EP " A Higher Ground" , and their 3rd and brand new EP release " Act III ". All of which are available on this website, and on Itunes. "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.