Finding Stella entered the San Francisco music scene in late 1999. Their music integrates the classic rock and pop spirit of the 70s and 80s with a newer, warmer rock quality that has been drawing new audiences from along the West coast and beyond.
The stylings of female vocalist Chris Snyder, a finalist on Rock Star: INXS, quickly fill the senses of the discerning music lover. Along with Tim Christmon, Victoria Ovieda, Rich Flynn, Louis Stein and Jessica Fisher, the band draws on many different influences and styles to create their music, smoothly jumping from classic rock to pop to funk, while creating a rich rock sound.
Finding Stella's first album, 'Twitch', sold out quickly in 2004. Twitch represents an expression of the band's musical potency, and serves up a huge plate of passionate rock. With the 2007 release of the band's second album, 'Famous’, audiences found another strong rock vocal performance, a more mature sound, powerful harmonies, and ultimately the talent and passion that Finding Stella is famous for!
In January 2007, they made their international debut in Australia - a review: "Finding Stella, the rock band from San Francisco, wowed the girls at Girlfest (on the Gold Coast Australia) with one of the most engaging stage performances seen in a long time." Nicesuitonline.com
The band headed back to the Land Down Unda to headline GirlFest again in January of 2008 !!!
The release of their third CD, 'Different' continued to show the band's creative rock sound with the release of hit singles 'What If', 'Stay With Me' and 'Under Me'.
Finding Stella is available on iTunes.
Finding Stella routinely draws thousands of fans to their summertime repeat performances at Pleasanton's Concert in the Park !
Finding Stella was voted the Best San Francisco Rock Band in the SOBE/Hard Rock Cafe Ultimate Altitude Buzz Battle of the Bands.
Finding Stella was chosen to debut four of their original compositions for the new Treo 600 SmartPhone from Handspring. MP3s of Street Fair, The Day & Night, Listen and Would You Know are available for download.
Finding Stella was also selected to support Monte Cristo Films in their presentation of Beaver Run Café. This independent feature was produced by Rose Hawayek and features the music of Finding Stella. The band was also featured on The Music Channels Locals Only TV, and filmed live in San Francisco.