MUNCIE, IN - GLOSTIK WILLY has released their single/video "Back Room" with TLG Entertainment/INgrooves. "Back Room" is the 4th single from the upcoming full-length album, Hippy Metal due to release in late 2021. The record features Doug Wimbish (Living Colour, Rolling Stones, Sugar Hill Gang, etc.), a ton of our friends, mixed by 5-time Grammy winner Chris Lord-Alge (Green Day, Bon Jovi, EVERYONE).
When the music world of performing shut down, Glostik Willy took action. Taking their music into the realm of technological possibilities they have built an empire on Glostik Willy Twitch TV. The band is currently streaming 4-6 hour sets, 5 nights per week on Twitch, with top-tier production and a never-ending song list. Glostik Willy has built the most active and interactive full-band stream on the planet, pioneering the future of live music. With Twitch tracker stats: 365 days 500 songs a 1,000 hours of music 40k+ people have watched during the pandemic and this is only the beginning.
'“Back Room" was a very fun song to record. It was a little outside of our normal realm and more into the funk genre. We got to have a lot of our talented friends join on this one and together we created a very groovy song that showcases a variety of sounds you don’t normally hear in our music. It was fun going into the studio to craft a song without worrying about our ability to recreate it with just the 3 of us. We couldn’t be happier with the end result." - Glostik Willy
Glostik Willy is a Hippy Metal band from Indiana, made up of brothers Jay Moe & Ralf Mowf, with lifelong partner in rock, Buddha Aguilar. Glostik Willy has been touring nationally in the US since 2015, released 2 full-length studio albums, and hosted 6 Willy Town Music Festival events that feature 3 nights of music, art, and camping. Currently, the band is working on their third studio album, set to release in 2021 while quickly becoming popular music streamers on Twitch. tv.
Glostik Willy is made up of 2 brothers Ralf Mowf and JayMoe alongside Buddha Aguilar whom we met in middle school band class. We started a band the first day we met and never considered doing anything else. We dropped out of school to pursue music and moved out of our hometown to a nearby college town, Muncie, Indiana. It was there we began to throw our own festivals and develop relationships with regional bands.
We spent many years on the road, we have been playing gigs every week since we were 11 & 12 years old, we are 30 now. We’ve toured everywhere, played every dirty dive bar, every nice room, and every festival that would take us. We originally developed our hype by going to festivals we weren’t booked at with a truck full of gear, building a stage, and throwing a festival inside a festival. At the same time, we were putting on our own 3-day music festival Willy Town which is coming up in its 7th year and has featured many national acts over the years. It is our chance to perform multiple nights and showcase all the amazing artists we have met in our travels. We have been doing so much stuff for so long it’s near impossible to sum it all up without writing a full book.
Around 2016 we started streaming on Twitch because we were big gamers. However, we saw an opportunity to bring full-band streaming to reality. At the time it really hadn’t been done yet. Music wasn’t yet a category on Twitch, it was still called Creative. We very well may have been the first band to pull off a full band live stream. Although Twitch was fun there weren’t as many people hip to it as there are today and the tour was calling so we left streaming behind and focused on touring.
In Nov. of 2019, we had been taking time off from the road to record our album, Hippy Metal. The record features Doug Wimbish (Living Colour, Rolling Stones, Sugar Hill Gang, etc.), a ton of our friends, mixed by 5-time Grammy winner Chris Lord-Alge (Green Day, Bon Jovi, EVERYONE). We were getting bored with no shows to play and I love computers and technology. So we said, hey let’s start streaming again! We started streaming 3 nights per week and then covid hit about 3 months later. We were not ever really affected by it. We had an entire stream studio built and running in a commercial location while other bands were wondering how to continue. Our stream schedule eventually moved to 5 nights per week which is where we are now. We have achieved the status of the most active band on the planet with almost 1000 hours of full-band performances streamed in 2020. We know an endless number of songs, just the ones we can remember leave over 300 in our song list.
Through this insane pandemic, Glostik has found a way to pivot and adapt to the changes in our industry. Not only are we playing music but our band is actually gaining popularity faster than any other band that I can think of. We’ve played for thousands and thousands of people during this pandemic and have almost doubled our audience. We pick up new die-hard fans every day which keeps us sane. We are writing new music every day and being challenged by our chat.
Not only have we built the highest quality, most consistent full band stream on the internet but it is also the most interactive. Watching our stream is like being in the studio with the band and they are performing for you. You can request songs, change the cameras, get us to learn songs, write songs with us. The possibilities are endless and we have so much fun doing it.
Huge thank you to Chris Lord-Alge and Doug Wimbish for helping us make a great record we are really proud of.