About Stargroves

The road to success is especially tough for indie bands.  Stargroves, a New York City-based indie-pop band has defied those odds.  The group originated with lifelong musician and New York University Computer Science student Teddy Watson. As founder and lead singer, Teddy recruited the current band members, bringing their eclectic mix of talents together to create the band's unique sound. Teddy writes the band's songs, drawing inspiration from musicians like Sigur Rós and Stars. 

The band from left to right: Brad Whiteley, Charlie Rauh, Teddy Watson, Bryan Percival, Max Maples.

In 2012 Teddy took a three-month hiatus to Iceland.  In Reykjavík,  he focused on writing songs for the upcoming album. Upon returning to New York, Teddy teamed up with Freelance Whales’ producer Jeremy Sklarsky to record the music. 

The band hard at work with producer Jeremy Sklarsky at Threshold Studios.

Stargroves' music is best described as a unique type of indie pop – one that combines catchy melodies with wild and often orchestral compositions. Their uniquely eclectic sound has garnered recognition from MTV Buzzworthy and Perez Hilton, among other media outlets and industry bloggers. 

Within Me a Lunatic Sings’ plays like a Pinterest board of 00’s indie rock greatest hits: Stars, Sigur Rós, and Freelance Whales are shot through the group’s sound, revealing themselves as track transitions from jittery boy-girl keyboard pop into a dramatic piano and string section.
— David Greenwald (MTV Buzzworthy)

Stargroves frontman Teddy Watson and academy award-nominated actress Abigail Breslin

Very modern Postal Service infused with a slice of Taylor Swift-esque guitar rifts...we are LOVING the complimenting tones of both Teddy and Abigail’s voices. Impressive first effort, you hot young thangs!
— Perez Hilton

There Perez was referring to Abigail Breslin, an Academy Award-nominated actress and singer who sometimes joins the band, and is heard on the songs “Westfjords” and “Within Me a Lunatic Sings.” She is best known for her roles in Enders Game, Little Miss Sunshine, and Zombieland. 

Stargroves performs at The Shaskeen in Manchester, NH

The full roster of musicians includes: 

• Teddy Watson – Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, and Banjo 
• Charlie Rauh – Lead Guitar and Supporting Vocals 
• Bryan Percival – Bass Guitar and Supporting Vocals 
• Brad Whiteley – Keyboard and Synthesizer 
• Max Maples – Drums 


The band recorded all songs in New York City at Threshold Studios. The album was produced by Jeremy Sklarsky, Teddy Watson, and Enrico de Trizio and engineered by Jeremy Sklarsky. The debut album was released on July 22, 2014.


To contact Stargroves, please send all inquiries to evan@stargroves.com