About Air Traffic Controller
orchestral prowess compositions, Air Traffic Controller is one of the fastest rising original acts in the country.
Serving in the US Navy as a real-life air traffic controller, singer/songwriter Dave Munro sent home 4-track
demos he had written and recorded during his deployment. With his enlistment up, Munro returned to his
hometown in Boston and discovered an impressive number of fans, prompting the genesis of the aptly-named
In 2012, ATC released the effervescent All-American indie pop record NORDO, the follow up to '09's The One,
which received many accolades and award nominations such as the “Artist on The Verge” award by NMS. “You
Know Me” from NORDO graced the #1 spot on The Hype Machine, was placed on the NPR Hot 100 List for
SXSW, was named Best Indie Alternative Song in the Independent Music Awards, and currently has over 4
Million plays on Spotify. With the second single "Hurry Hurry," ATC was named Band Of The Day by the
Guardian UK and a Top 5 College Radio act by WERS and MTVU.
Reminiscent of classic singer/songwriters such as Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen, Munro keeps it
honest, with autobiographical lyrics and well-crafted storytelling. On stage, Munro (lead vocals and guitar),
Casey Sullivan (lead vocals, bass, and more), Steve Scott (keys, guitars), Adam Salameh (drums) & Jeremy Van Cleave (violin) are often accompanied by an entire string section to capture and recreate the brilliant and full
sound found on their recordings. In 2013, the band had a hugely successful tour of London and since then
they have been asked to perform with acts such Joshua Radin, Kongos, Catfish & The Bottlemen and more.
Fast forward to 2015: Air Traffic Controller is touring this spring and have re-teamed with producer Bleu (Boys
Like Girls, Demi Lovato) on their third studio album, incorporating more duets and solo lead songs with Casey
Sullivan. The album is due this summer and features new songs “The House” and “People Watching.”
Sep 09 WednesdayNew York, NY, US Mercury Lounge