January 29, 2005
No Autographs, Please
Stand back, no autographs please. Yes, Yes, I knew happyendings when they were a garage band. No, I don't really have anything to DO with them, I'm just the aunt of the niece who is dating the lead singer, but it's fame by association!
A huge shout out and congratulations to the rock group happyendings!! They appeared on the front page of our local paper two days ago and their future is looking bright! Here's an excerpt of the article as printed in the Springfield News-Leader on January 27, 2005.
Local pop-rock band happyendings revealed Wednesday it has landed a major label contract with New York-based J Records, home to acts such as Maroon 5, Alicia Keys and Rod Stewart.
The deal is guaranteed for one album, and the label has an option for six more, the band said. It's been a long time coming for a band that has put more than 50,000 miles on a beat-up 1987 GMC van and claims to have made only $200 each playing music over the past five years. The rest of its earnings have been reinvested in equipment, studio time, gas and merchandise. Sold-out shows, unusually high support from local radio and rumors of label interest have placed happyendings at the top of Springfield's "most likely to succeed" list.
Best of luck guys, we're rootin' for ya! Visit their website and support our "homeboys!"