By Doug Petrowski
The indie rock band The Cellar Door, featuring Mountlake Terrace brothers Gabe and Colin Much, are the opening musical act at this year’s Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival in Seattle on 4th of July. The Cellar Door plays the Microsoft Stage at 3 p.m.
Gabe Much, 20, is a 2010 graduate of Mountlake Terrace High School and currently attends Seattle Pacific University, where he joined Sam Hoshin, 20, and Honnah Weber, 21, to form the group. Colin Much, 17, begins his senior year at MTHS in the fall. He and new members Kristianna Anderson, 19, and Zach Marsh, 20, round out the band.
In addition to playing the Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival, The Cellar Door will also play The Starbucks Stage at Bumbershoot on Monday, Sept. 3 at 11:45 a.m.
“We are thrilled to be playing at such iconic Seattle events and are super grateful to be given this opportunity,” Gabe Much said.
The Cellar Door landed the two festival stage gigs by winning Opportunity Rocks, a band competition sponsored by One Reel, an independent producer of various Northwest music and art events. The competition featured more than 60 submissions from bands with members age 24 and younger.
“There was so much talent among the submissions that it was incredibly difficult to narrow it down to our semi-finalists, but I am very happy with the final result,” said One Reel’s Programming Director Chris Porter. “I look forward to watching all these young groups develop, and especially congratulate The Cellar Door on their well-deserved win.”
Tpohear songs from The Cellar Door, visit www.findthecellardoor.org.