About Starlit Platoon
Kansas City, KS
Moving from behind the drum kit to the front of the stage would be a scary move for even the most versatile musician, but it’s a formula that seems to be paying off for many drummers in the music industry. Undoubtedly one of the most successful transfers is Dave Grohl, former Nirvana drummer who now leads the chart-topping Foo Fighters, a band that is still going strong twelve years after they formed. It worked for Peter Furler and the newsboys after the departure of lead singer John James. Aaron Gillespie from Underoath took advantage of some down time and formed The Almost, and now Brandon Estelle from Superchick has made the role-change to bring us the up and coming rock/power pop band Starlit Platoon. Formed in the summer of 2005, with Ray Darter (guitar) Starlit Platoon became an outlet of Estelle’s songwriting and soulful vocals. Today, Starlit Platoon is opening for other major acts and headlining their own shows throughout the Midwest.