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Still Eighteen

Canadian // Dominican Republic


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Consisting of a mother, father, and daughter, Still Eighteen is not your average alternative rock band.“That’s right, they’re a family band. But if you’re expecting warm ’n’ fuzzy, sing-songy tunes, you can ditch that image — and replace it with one where Jack and Meg White of the White Stripes have a badass baby that grows up to join them. The family that plays together slays together.” Darryl Sterdan of “Tinnitist” – One of Canada’s most followed Music CriticsStill Eighteen includes former Platinum Blonde and Trixie Goes Hollywood singer Joey Ciotti, along with his wife Karen on drums and daughter Samantha on bass. 

Initially a fan in the crowd, Karen caught Joey’s eye at a Toronto-area gig and instantly knew he was ‘the one.’ Over the course of dating, marriage, and having their daughter, the pair had long dreamt of living life at a more tropical pace, specifically in the Dominican Republic, having explored the island on rusty, rented motorcycles during multiple vacations.

Their life-changing move to a small, coastal town in the D.R., best known for its kite-surfing (their favorite sport), had a profound effect on the whole family. “It really expanded our world view,” Karen recalls. This new perspective ignited Joey’s creative inspiration and his songwriting flourished.

With such free and musical spirits at the helm, it was predestined that Samantha would catch the musical bug; at age eight, she started an all-girl rock band, Crush, and frequently opened for Joey’s band across island gigs. She started playing bass and writing her own material in her pre-teens, with her skills expanding to co-writing status alongside her dad, including “Carnivore”, and previous releases such as “Bullets & Dust” and “You Hit Me Like A Drug.” 

 

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In the meantime, Karen’s many years of exposure to the music world throughout Joey’s music career, and now it being her daughter’s passion, was the catalyst for Karen becoming a serious drummer.Still Eighteen was born!The members of Still Eighteen consider themselves to be non-conformists and questioners of the status quo. This attitude is reflected in many of their songs that tackle topics like, war, greed, poverty, and environmental degradation.  Emerging Indie Bands Blog dubbed the band a “rock protest trio”.

“We hope you enjoy the music – ROCK ON!” Joey, Karen & Samantha

“You guys are awesome!! Saw you once in Dom. Rep. And have been a fan ever since. You guys inspire me to follow my dreams 😄😄 I wish you an amazing 2019 for your band and your wonderful family. 💕” Stephanie Eifert“Still Eighteen you rock that night in Hard Rock Cafe Florence, thank you for atmosphere and thank you for being you!!! You are inspiring and gorgeous! It’s fantastic to observe people who do the thing they really love and enjoy so much as you do your performance and your music!!! Thank you!!!” Alyona Palamarchuk“Best rock band ever.. thanks guys you are amazing..”. Misael Brito 

“…most of all, I was inspired by the rock band @stilleighteen This group is one family: father, mother and daughter. They have such energy and are classy. My friend after their concert led me to them to introduce and they were also incredibly nice, in general it’s super-when the family is like that! Makes a common cause, breathes in one direction” Stacey Suldina

“hi guys! i saw you at hard rock in punta cana (the guy that take a photo with you) .. i’m a bit shy and not speak english very well .. i only want to tell you that you are really great, i love your songs and the fact that you are a family, really like that .. and all of you looks like very good persons .. i wish the best for you and from now i will follow you closer. (sorry for my English”) Facundo Martin

“New Years eve parties seldom live up to their expectations. Most expensive resorts in Muskoka, Banff and even Vegas Blahh! Last Night we had such a great time and wanted to thank you. We will follow your events and get out to see you more often.” Paul T

“That was a hell of a show in hard rock cafe Santo Domingo, I am a fan now!”  Juan Alejandro Mejia

“… only decent cover I have ever heard of Bowie, Moonage Daydream. Absolutely excellent. 👍🏼” Fredi Threlfall

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