Press Release (ePRNews.com) - TORONTO - Aug 10, 2017 - Still Eighteen has been dubbed a “protest-rock trio” by the UK blog Emerging Indie Bands- which they think is pretty cool. Still Eighteen didn’t set out with the intention of becoming a rock protest band but their move many years ago from Canada to the developing country of the Dominican Republic had a perspective shifting, life-changing effect on them, which has inspired many of their songs. Joey (lead singer and guitarist) has been a professional musician for most of his life, having fronted well-known Canadian band Platinum Blonde, among others.
In 2001, Joey fulfilled his dream of moving to a tropical island along with his wife, Karen, and their six-year-old daughter, Samantha. In addition to the beautiful beaches and friendly people, living in the Dominican Republic exposed the Ciotti family to the plight of the impoverished, environmental degradation and social injustice. This inspired Joey to begin writing songs that speak about these issues.
When Samantha got a little older, she caught her father’s music bug and the two began jamming and writing songs together. Not wanting to be left out, Karen picked up the drumsticks and Still Eighteen was born!
Fast forward a few years… Still Eighteen’s debut EP, Bullets to Dust is being heard around the world, http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1174519577?ls=1&app=i… The band performs often at the world’s largest Hard Rock Hotel and have opened for eight time Grammy award winner Lauryn Hill!
In the end, for Still Eighteen, it’s about rocking it out, while trying to make a positive difference in the world.