Formed in Columbus, OH in 2009, Angela Perley and the Howlin’ Moons consists of two longtime friends Billy Zehnal (bass), Chris Connor (guitar), Perley’s high school classmate Steve Rupp (drums), and of course, Angela Perley. Connor and Zehnal were introduced to Perley through Vital Music USA’s Fred Blitzer who had discovered Perley through some of Perley’s homemade demos that a friend had passed on to her. And in the strange but true department, Connor knew Rupp and when he introduced Rupp to Perley, he was unaware that they had attended the same high school.
Since the band’s formation, the band has released three EPs, and in with each EP the band’s sound has gradually evolved. In fact, their third and latest EP, Nowhere Is Now Here has songs of heartbreak, love, and even murder. “Brooklyn Girls,” the latest single from Nowhere a haunting story about a letter from an ex-lover – the sort of letter that you’d want crumble up and light on fire. Perley has an incredible voice, too. In the song you’ll hear heartbreak mixed with pride within the turn of a phrase.