Guitar Shop TV “Artist Showcase” winners for July are The Worsties. Yes, The Worsties, baby, The Worsties.
The Worsties are a high energy, female-fronted rock band from Nashville that mixes influences from 70’s era punk, 80’s pop and glam, with new wave dance beats thrown in for good measure.
With 4 EP’s under their belts and another on the way, the band has toured consistently since 2008, and have generated quite a stir in the local and regional touring circuit sharing the stage with such acts as Bon Jovi, Kid Rock, Big Boi, Cage the Elephant, American Bang, Saving Abel, Candlebox, Marcy Playground, Theory of a Deadman, Pop Evil,and a slew of others.
The Worsties have had numerous TV placements including Burn Notice: The Fall Of Sam Axe, MTV reality shows including The Real World D.C. and Styl’d, as well as Bad Girls Club and many others. Their music video for Kitty Litter, directed by Casey Culver, was featured in all 800 Journeys locations nationwide as well as Fuse On Demand.
The Worsties are one of the top 10 requested bands on Nashville’s 102.9 The Buzz and were also nominated for four 102.9 The Local Buzz Awards in 2008 including Best New Artist, Song of the Year, Best Alternative/Pop-Rock, and Best Female Vocalist. Singer Anna Worstell, was also nominated for Best Frontperson in the 2008 Nashville Nightlife Awards. The band recently won the 2010 Nashville Independent Music Award for Best Pop/Indie Band.
The Worsties formed in 2005 with vocalist Anna Worstell, guitarist Jesse Worstell, and bassist Jairo Ruiz. Nathan Shelton joined the band on drums in March of 2008.
Stay tuned for an exclusive interview with The Worsties in an upcoming episode of Guitar Shop TV. Meanwhile, check out their winning original tune “Kitty Litter” in the video below: