When Boston indie rockers Air Traffic Controller take the stage, concertgoers are in for an upbeat experience packed with infectiously catchy music. The band uses an array of acoustic and electric instruments -- sometimes including an entire string section -- to recreate the huge, varied sound of their masterful recorded material. With bursts of folk and electro pop influences that recall The Decemberists and Matt and Kim, the band flawlessly executes sing-a-long indie tunes featuring strong hooks, poppy vibes, and singer Dave Munro's clever lyrics. Equally as entrancing is singer Casey Sullivan, who stuns audiences with a voice that is sometimes light and ethereal, and other times deep and smoky. With their hit-packed setlists that include crowd favorites like "You Know Me", "Hurry Hurry", and "The House", Air Traffic Controller always treats ticket buyers to unforgettable live performances.
Singer-songwriter Dave Munro was working as a real-life air traffic controller in the U.S. Navy when he started writing songs and recording demos on a four-track. He sent the songs to his friends and family in Boston, and by the time he returned home he already had an impressive fanbase in place. He decided to form a band and recruited his brother Richie Munro on drums, singer and bassist Casey Sullivan, and keyboardist and guitarist Steve Scott. The quartet released their debut album The One in 2009, earning rave reviews and a nomination for Best Break-Out Artist at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. For their sophomore release, 2010's Nordo, the band teamed up with esteemed producer Bleu (Demi Lovato, Hanson, Boys Like Girls) and crafted a collection of hits including "You Know Me", which was named Best Indie Alternative Song by the Independent Music Awards. In 2014 they reteamed with Bleu to create their third album and co-headlined a tour with The Tragic Thrills, treating fans to amazing live shows.