Bus Stop Poets

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Indie, Rock, Singer songwriter, Alt-Country Adult contemporary, Americana, Folk rock More...


Plymouth MI United States

Sounds Like

Wilco, Weezer, Ryan Adams, The Lumineers

Digital Location

www.reverbnation.com/busstoppoets musicpage.com/busstoppoets


Member since: 12/04/2012 Year Founded: 2012


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Randy Nelson


Drums, percussion 734.649.2996
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john mabilia

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  • Original material: 01 hrs : 30 min
  • Cover material: 01 hrs : 00 min
  • CDs released: 1
  • CDs sold: 200
  • Digital songs sold: 300
  • Original Songs: 20
  • Average Draw: 75
  • Largest crowd: 200
  • Have sound: Full PA
  • Licensed songs: 1


Born of hot rocks and cold feelings, Bus Stop Poets have arrived on the Detroit scene. Mixing their eclectic backgrounds, diverse musical influences and pure love of songwriting, BSP are making some great noise.
2013 saw them release their debut CD, followed by shows both local and regional and even sold a song to Chevy along the way. This all led to the band's outpouring of new material and desire to get back to the studio.
J Machine is the guitar slinging, melody singing front of the project. His powerful vocal delivery and near legendary stage banter are a must see.
Johnny Dick wields Mona. She's as big a house in both body and sound. He ain't gonna let her down...
Dan I. L. is the sweet and tasty guitar accompanist, always spot on with his sublte yet mind altering additions to the songs.
Randot plays drums and percussion; the pocket formed by he and Johnny Dick is deeper than a Detroit pothole.
Cindee Lish joins them on stage from time to time. She adds beauty in both voice and presence, her and J Machine's voices blend so wonderfully it is a thing to behear.

In the D

July 01, 2012
Cara Boyer

"If you’re growing tired of your standard playlist and tried and true iTunes library, now is the time to bust out of your musical rut. And what better way to do so than by checking out an up-and-coming local band?"

Buzz Magazine

June 22, 2012
D.B. Jones

“Beautiful Day” has the strength to be a real breakout song for the group. A straight-ahead rock song with a fair dose of 1960s pop, it will have you singing along in no time at all."

Independent Music Promotions

June 19, 2012
James Moore

"On “Beautiful Day” vocalist and guitarist John Mabilia channels Semisonic’s Dan Wilson, displaying impressive range and perfect pitch. The music has some interesting dynamic shifts to keep things fresh while always maintaining the warmth of the songs theme."


May 07, 2012

“˜Beautiful Day’ exemplifies the crisp summertime garage rock of the early 2000′s. It’s Wilco-esque pop sensibility stamped down with Raconteurs crunch. Is the world ready for a summer pop-rock revival? It sounds like it."

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