Say Hello to the Angels

It was never my intent to use this forum as a self-promotion platform, but after a brief discussion with myself, I came to terms with the honest definition of ‘Blog.’


/blɔg, blɒg/ Show Spelled [blawg, blog] Show IPA noun, verb, blogged, blog·ging.


1. a Web site containing the writer’s or group of writers’ own experiences, observations, opinions, etc., and often having images and links to other Web sites.
In essence, I am allowed to do whatever I want. (I obviously still feel I need to justify this). So, without further ado, the purpose of my self-justification tiriade… My husbands band, Say Hello to the Angels.
Say Hello to the Angels (SHTTA), from left to right, is TJ Smyrson (bass), Dustin Stroud (lead guitar/singer), Ben Benitez (drummer/singer/my husband), Raymond Benitez (rhythm guitar/vocals). Together, the four of them seek not rockstardom or over-the-top fame, but to create the best music they know how to belt from their chords. To leave a mark on the history of rock and roll. To make a difference, if you will.
Those of you that know me personally know that I am not quick to express my compliments or yeild to any kind of impression anyone or anything may make on me – hardly the excitable type. So, all I ask is that you take this into consideration when I say that SHTTA is a band not to be missed on your radar.
I’ve had the (most of the time) pleasure of watching the band grow from it’s fruition to it’s present state of maturity. Each member brings his own accolades and accomplishments to create this unique group of talent. Dustin hails from the acclaimed pop-punk, Riddlin’ Kids, Ben and Raymond bring with them their roots of hard core from the likes of Rubberhed and War Born and TJ offers the young energy of ska from aquired from The Buzz Killers.
Like all groups, the band has had its trial and tribulations. Which has all but brought growth and maturity, resulting in deeply rooting their individual talents and love for what they do as music makers and admiration for each other. (All apparent when you watch them perform).
Coming up for the band is a week long Texas run on the accoustic stage at Warped Tour with dates in San Antonio, Dallas and Houston. Following soon after will be the release of their highly anticipated fourth album, “Stay Awake.”
So, do yourselves a favor and check them out. You won’t regret it.

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