"Eisley" is an indie pop band from Tyler, Texas, consisting of four siblings (Chauntelle, Sherri, Stacy and Weston DuPree) and their cousin (Garron DuPree).
The band began when Chauntelle and Sherri wanted to start a band, but wouldn't let their younger sister Stacy (who was then 8 years old) join. Frustrated, Stacy wrote her own song, and her older siblings were so impressed that they allowed her to join. Their brother Weston (two years older than Stacy) later joined the band as the drummer. The DuPrees' good friend and neighbor Jonathan Wilson became the band's bassist in late 2001. Jon decided to step down as bassist in July 2005 during their tour with Hot Hot Heat, maintaining a good relationship with the band. He was replaced as bassist by Garron DuPree, the DuPrees' then fifteen year old cousin.
The band's name changed several times in their early years. They began as The Towheads, before changing their name to Moss Eisley, after Mos Eisley, a spaceport town in the Star Wars films). When the band signed to Warner Brothers, there were worries that they might have legal troubles with the name. After considering "Neverland" and "Sinclair", they eventually decided j...
|years active||1998 - present|
|music genre||Indie Pop, Indie Rock|
|current members|| Chauntelle DuPree|
|past members|| Jonathan Wilson|
|website||Official web site|