OurStage.com, a website which styles itself as a music industry social network that emphasises untapped and unsigned talent, announced today that Seattle-based band Eclectic Approach -- which won the site's second season of its OurStage Panel web series -- will be kicking off a new partnership with "Jimmy Kimmel Live" that will see the quintet perform their track "Cool" on the show October 1.
"We could not be more excited by this one-of-a-kind opportunity being provided by OurStage.com, to perform our original music on Jimmy Kimmel Live," said Ryan Jander, Eclectic Approach guitarist, in a statement. "As a young band, to perform our music before a national audience is the chance of a lifetime and we are honored that members of the music community selected us as the winning act."
The performance is the first in a new monthly competition run by OurStage, which will allow bands to submit their original songs to the to site and have fans vote on which they think is the best. The top vote-getters then go before the OurStage Panel -- made up of music industry luminaries and artists -- with the winner each month getting the opportunity to play on Kimmel's show on ABC.
"At OurStage, our focus is always on enabling young musicians and artists to further their careers," said Ben Campbell, founder & CEO of OurStage Inc, in the press release. " The music industry is constantly changing and through this new program, we are dedicated to strengthening our shared goal and efforts to champion emerging artists' careers nationwide. It's very exciting to provide this platform and engage the fans from the OurStage community, so they too are part of this experience."
Eclectic Approach's journey to becoming the poster band for OurStage's newest competition started back in February, when they were invited to appear on the site's web series "The OurStage Panel," which put sixteen artists as selected by the site's community on stage at SXSW in front of the panel of industry types, with the performances recorded and put into a five-part web series which aired on OurStage.com. The final episode saw the final four bands play again, with Eclectic Approach crowned winners.
Last month, OurStage surprised the band (as seen in the video above) with the news that they'd be performing on Kimmel.