Velvet Starlings 

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Velvet Starlings is a 60s infused garage rock ‘n’ roll band hailing from Los Angeles and the beach cities of Southern California. Velvet Starlings is becoming a staple in the blossoming neo psychedelic garage rock scene on the West Coast, with several tours under their belt, internationally and across the country. The band was founded by young lead singer, guitarist & organ player Christian Gisborne who is known for his dynamic live stage performance, concert attendance record and impressive Lego collection. Velvet Starlings is rounded out by brother’s drummer Foster Poling and bassist Hudson Polling with the new addition long time school friend the always “stoked” & awesome Ashton Minnich on second guitar.

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HUDSON 
POLING

FOSTER

POLING

CHRISTIAN GISBORNE 

ASHTON 
MINNICH

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Name:
Christian Gisborne
Location: Venice
Code Name:
ChristianGizzborne
Skills: 
Can recite most of the words
to “what does the fox say?”
Musical influences:
The Doors, Sleater Kinney,
Thee Oh Sees, Kula Shaker
Weapon of Choice: Guitar, Organ
Fave Colour:
Cotton candy (blue and pink)
Food:
Macarons (the sushi of dessert)
De-classified:
Owns nearly 1/3 of all Lego in California
Favorite game:
Minecraft (pre-horse update)
Favorite quote:
“When I go Subway I ask for a water glass and I always fill it with Fresca because i'm a monster, sir" - Anders Holmvik

Name:
Foster Poling
Location:
San Clemente
Code Name:
Elfosto
Skills:
Can do “the” stick trick
Musical Influences:
The Who, The Stones, Humble Pie, Jack White
Weapon of choice:
Drums
Favorite  Color:
Red
Food:
amen
De-Classified:
Avidly collects Pez Dispensers
Favorite game:
Settlers of Catan
Favorite quote:
“Hey bud, let’s party!”

Name:
Foster Poling
Location:
San Clemente
Code Name:
Elfosto
Skills:
Can do “the” stick trick
Musical Influences:
The Who, The Stones, Humble Pie, Jack White
Weapon of choice:
Drums
Favorite  Color:
Red
Food:
amen
De-Classified:
Avidly collects Pez Dispensers
Favorite game:
Settlers of Catan
Favorite quote:
“Hey bud, let’s party!”

Name:
Ashton Minnich
Location:
San Clemente
Code Name:
Ash
Skills:
Guitar, surfing, Barista
Musical Influences:
Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Hendrix, Iron Maiden, Dick Dale
Weapon Of Choice: Gibson
Les Paul
Fave Colour:
Red
Food:
Burritos
De-classified:
I’m a Game of Thrones
fanatics
Favorite GAME:
Definitely Pictionary
Favorite quote:
“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”