In 2016, two sisters and their best friends from Provo, Utah, decided to get together and create an alternative music band called The Blue Aces, which has since been shortened to The Aces. The band released its first single, "Stuck," in 2016, and it reached No. 38 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart in 2017. The Aces members are young, but they have been playing for over 10 years; when they were kids, instead of asking for dolls or other toys, they asked for guitars and drum sets. They are known for their crowd-pleasing live shows, on which they place an emphasis because they understand how the live experience can transform someone's view of a band. With only one studio album under its belt, the band is already headlining its own tour and will likely be thrilling fans for years to come.
The Aces: Not Just a Girl Band
Bands that are made up of only women often get stereotyped in the "girl band" genre and are expected to release canned pop music and create dance routines. The Aces is not that kind of band. It was not put together by some nameless record executive as many people assume; instead, these artists came together naturally as siblings and friends who love to create music together. This band is known for its unique sound and bubbly tunes. The members of The Aces started their songwriting career fearful that if they created music that sounded too pop, they would be typecast, and they did not want that. Through their years perfecting their songwriting skills, they have become much more comfortable with just writing what comes naturally, which gives their music a somewhat Michael Jacksonesque feel.
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Who are the members of The Aces?
The Aces features Katie Henderson on guitar, McKenna Petty on bass guitar, Alisa Ramirez on drums and Cristal Ramirez on vocals and guitar.
How long is a normal The Aces concert?
The band usually performs for an hour to an hour and a half during a typical performance.
Where will The Aces be playing in 2019?
The Aces tour dates include Salt Lake City, Las Vegas and Austin, Texas. To find out when the band will be playing at a venue near you, check out StubHub.
What does a typical The Aces setlist look like?
With only one studio album, an EP, and a handful of singles out, the band doesn't have a lot of material to pull from yet. The Aces usually has a setlist that includes songs such as "Put It On The Line," "Stay," "Lovin' Is Bible," "Strong Enough," "Baby Who," "Just Like That," "Volcanic Love," "Waiting For You," "Fake Nice" and "Stuck."
Where did the name The Aces come from?
The original name of the band was The Blue Aces. The musicians picked that name because someone told Cristal Ramirez that she should pick a color and an object in order to create a great band name. She chose her favorite color, blue, and the word "aces" because she felt it had a hardcore masculine sound, and she thought that would be cool for an all-girl band. As time went on, the performers dropped the word "blue" and just became The Aces.