The Cold Stares

Indiana, United States
Chris Tapp
Lead guitar, Bass, Vocals
Brian Mullins
Years active: 2010-present
Genres: Blues rock, heavy blues rock

The Cold Stares is an American rock band formed in 2010. The band is composed of Chris Tapp on vocals, guitar and keyboards and Brian Mullins on drums. The Cold Stares are known for their heavy blues-infused sound, which incorporates elements of classic rock, southern rock and Americana. They have released several albums and have toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe, gaining a dedicated fan base.



The Joy

2022 EP

Mojo Hand

2022 Single

Heavy Shoes

2021 Album

In The Middle

2020 Single


2020 Single

Black Sunset

2020 EP

Just Beyond the Dawn

2020 Single


2019 Album


2018 Album

Head Bent

2017 Album


2015 EP


Buy ticket April 14, 2023

The Cold Stares

Hernando's Hideaway

Memphis, TN, United States

Buy ticket June 1, 2023

The Cold Stares


Helsingør, Denmark

Buy ticket June 5, 2023

The Cold Stares

Nalen Klubb

Stockholm, Sweden

Buy ticket June 9, 2023

The Cold Stares

Folk å Rock

Malmö, Sweden

Buy ticket July 19, 2023

The Cold Stares

The Bourne Music Club

Sittingbourne, United Kingdom

Buy ticket July 20, 2023

The Cold Stares

The 1865

Southampton, United Kingdom

Buy ticket July 21, 2023

The Cold Stares

O2 Academy Islington

London, United Kingdom

Subscribe to the Gritty Rock radio newsletter