About Stellar Kart
Stellar Kart's focus on youth drives its music and purpose.
Steller Kart consits of 4 guys who range in age from 20-24,The Phoenix-based
pop-punk band hearkens back to its youth group roots with an album that
is both edgy and fun while addressing relevant teen issues. Adam Agee
(vocals, guitar), Jordan Messer (drums), Cody Pellerin (guitar) and
Tay Sitera (bass) grew up playing music.
The four friends came together and indeed it all start
in a youth group. Frontman Agee and drummer Jordan Messer led worship,
while bass player Tay Sitera joined them for weekend gigs. Stellar Kart
added Pellerin to the line-up about three years ago to form a worship
band at Mt. Ridge Baptist in Glendale, Arizona., which quickly developed
into their now full-time ministry. For the past two and half years,
Stellar Kart has stayed busy performing close to 300 youth events, most
of them on the West Coast. The foursome has toured alongside By the
Tree, Jeremy Camp, Building 429 and Across the Sky, among others.
Steller Kart takes its new role seriously as it prepares
to impact youth nationwide with its unique blend of straight-ahead power
pop/punk songs and simple message with its debut Release date: 2/15/05.
New Word/Curb/Warner Bros. Records signing Stellar Kart is raring for
the release of its label debut, All Gas. No Brake.
Stellar Kart easily identifies with the challenges facing
today's youth. "There are so many high school and junior high kids living
a life with no direction," comments Stellar Kart guitarist Cody Pellerin.
"If we have the opportunity to offer some guidance based on our recent
experience, that's great. I really enjoy using music as an opportunity
to relate to youth."
Playing music for kids is the real reason behind their
camp craze, and new Word Records power pop-punk band.
Stellar Kart has a mission to connect with youth. "We
love camps because we're right there with the kids," says lead guitarist
Cody Pellerin. " I really enjoy using music as an opportunity to relate
"It's the best possible venue to meet kids one-on-one,"
says Adam Agee, Stellar Kart's lead singer. "Sure, they might think
you're cool because you play in a band, but they see that you still
have your head on straight, that you can be a Christian and still rock."
Stellar Kart is now raring to carry its mission beyond
camp borders. With an album title that means "full speed ahead," All
Gas. No Brake drives the group's music and message forward, encouraging
high schoolers to go all out for God.
Even in thoughtful moments, however, Stellar Kart keeps
its music high-energy and singable. Like the record's title suggests,
these guys live life at full speed. This is evident in the group's musical
style, which has been likened to bands such as Relient K, Greenday and
Blink-182. "Tree Climber," only 23 seconds, is a fast-paced yet short-lived
song about Zacchaeus. Other fun moments on All Gas. No Break include
the camp song "Gone Fishin'" and a remake of Bon Jovi's classic hit
"Livin' on a Prayer."
Written and produced entirely by Stellar Kart, All Gas.
No Brake offers 11 lively tracks. Many Stellar Kart songs focus on matters
of personal faith, like setting aside time for God or learning to trust
Him completely. Others speak to social themes that confront teens. "Second
Chances," for example, originated from Stellar Kart's ongoing work with
Silver Ring Thing, an abstinence program, while "Superstar" is a song
Stellar Kart also addresses pressing matters in the lives
of teens using its own distinctive style. The energetic "Superstar"
is actually a song about someone considering suicide. Says Messer, "I've
had friends that died from suicide, so I felt it was an important issue
to address in a song. So many people are not feeling the love of Christians
around them. We wrote 'Superstar' to stress how crucial it is for us
as a family to reach out to others."
The first radio single from All Gas. No Break, "Spending
Time," goes for adds on both Christian Hit Radio and Rock radio in January.
Stellar Kart will additionally be featured on a major market tour this
This pop-punk band Stellar Kart will open for Tooth &
Nail/BEC Recordings rock act Kutless on the "Strong Tower Tour"
next month. The tour, which coincides with Stellar Kart's debut album
release, All Gas. No Brake, is scheduled to hit more than 20 major markets
The top-notch lineup guarantees music to appease rock
fans of all appetites. A complete tour itinerary follows this release.
"The 'Strong Tower Tour' with Kutless, BarlowGirl and Stellar Kart
is going to be a great run," comments Mike Snider of Third Coast
Artists Agency. "This is a youth-oriented package with a ministry
focus that represents different demographics. It's perfect for the touring
market, and all early indications point to strong response and sold-out
Through its work with youth, the band says that it continually
meets kids who think they're unforgivable. It wrote "Second Chances"
to remind those kids that no matter how many times they mess up, God
will always provide a second chance. The song originated from Stellar
Kart's ongoing work with Silver Ring Thing, an abstinence program. Silver
Ring Thing puts on high-tech presentations full of video, music, comedy
skits and light shows to encourage kids in abstinence.
Stellar Kart takes this new role seriously, as it prepares
to impact more with All Gas. No Brake. "It's a huge deal," Agee says.
"No one's perfect. We can only help others if we ourselves are committed
to holding each other accountable and staying in the Word. It's definitely
not easy. It's just something you make a conscious decision to do, and
"There are so many high school and junior high kids living
a life with no direction. If we have the opportunity to help them, that's
great. It fires me up, keeps me grounded to think about how God's using
me to help other people."
A little about the group Adam Agee (vocals, guitar), Jordan
Messer (drums), Cody Pellerin (guitar) and Tay Sitera (bass).
Adam B. Agee is 24 his home town is Phoenix, Arizona.
Adams Musical influences would be: Green Day, Simple Plan, The Starting
Line, Audio Adrenaline, Delirious, Switchfoot, Journey, Gin Blossoms...
Agee's hobbies are: golf, basketball, football, hunting, fishing, hanging
out with his wife.
Agee attended four different high schools in four years
and had to deal with meeting new people and making new friends each
time my family moved. Through church and youth group I was able to make
friends and still have a good high school experience.
Advice for youth today "Don't worry about what others
think of you. Learn a second language. Play an instrument. Have fun
with life and don't take anything for granted."
Taylor Sitera... Taylor Dean Sitera age 22, his nickname
in the band is Tay. His home town is Phoenix, Arizona. Tay biggest influence
is his dad. His Musical Influences are Simple Plan, The Starting Line,
Blink-182, Box Car Racer, Sum 41, Taking Back Sunday, Audio Adrenaline,
Beatles, New Found Glory. Sitera's hobbies are: riding mini dirt bikes,
movies, painting, sleeping, cleaning, hanging with friends.
Advice for youth today... Take everyday one step at a
time, and always be true to who you are.
Random personal fact "I straighten my hair because
if not I'd have a fro."
Jordan Bradford Messer is 22 years old and goes by the
nickname CON-MIGO in the band. Jordan's home town is Phoenix, Arizona.
Jordan's Musical influences are: Travis Barker, Cyrus Bolooki, Tay Sitera,
Adam Agee, Cody Pellerin. Let's see who else... Box Car, Racer, Simple
Plan, Audio Adrenaline, TFK, Green Day, The Starting Line, Taking Back
Sunday, ummmmm "oh yeah, Hillary Duff, Avril Lavigne and all the
other pop stars. Messer's hobbies are: I like to ride my go-ped, eat,
drum and sleep. And I'll always find time for shopping!
Advice for youth today... Wake up every day and ask yourself
this question, "What can I do to further God's kingdom?" Listen to His
answer. Go out and show nothing but unconditional love for everyone
you see or think about. This world is falling short of what it could
be. There are people all around who have lost hope. Let's show them
love; let's tell them that God is right by their side, waiting for them
to accept! HE will take all of our worries and be there for us at ALL
times. Everyone who suffers shall be set free by God's grace. We need
to rise up today and not be afraid or ashamed of what we believe. No
one can stop us because the MAKER of all things is on your side, my
side, our side!
Cody Pellerin... Cody Pellerin is 22 years old, his band
nickname is Shredder and his hometown is Glendale, Arizona. Cody's Musical
Influences are: everything from Simple Plan to Mozart and his Hobbies
are: working out, longboarding, playing the guitar.
Advice for youth today... Put your trust in Jesus and
don't worry about what others think.
Talking with kids about life and second chances is what
motivates Stellar Kart. "Junior high and high school were really difficult
for me," says Pellerin. "Not being a Christian, those years were just
a train wreck. I accepted Christ right before I turned 18. I went to
a camp two weeks later, and it was life-changing.