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Red Carpet Rats are undoubtedly one of the music industry's hardest working bands. This Nashville-based four man rock collective not only wrote every song on their radio-friendly debut release, "The Year of the Rat," they also produced it, initiated a digital marketing campaign, formed and staffed their own label, and acquired a major independent distributor in the process.
The Red Carpet Rats story began taking shape when singer Uni Pereira placed an ad in a northeastern music magazine looking for a "guitar player who can sing harmony." McCabe, who had a development deal with a recording studio near Boston, responded to the ad and they clicked instantly. Agreeing on the importance of well-crafted songs, the two began to make regular trips to Nashville to hone their writing skills. They soon opted to relocate and completed the line-up, with drummer Tige Bucchino, who had come from San Antonio with thoughts of being in a country band, and Doc Singles, who drove from North Carolina to audition for the bass position. The band, who took their name from a piece of graffiti art, wasted no time creating edgy, gripping tunes with four-part harmonies and catchy pop melodies.