Turn Out the Light
TV Movie is an indie alternative band that would be described as post-new wave electro-rock. They combine electronic drum beats, poppy/melodic synthesizer riffs, rockin' guitar rhythms, groovin' bass lines, with a vocal style akin to Joy Division or Pulp. Imagine New Order meets Moby! TV Movie formed in 2008 in Austin, TX but now is located in Mansfield, OH. The band is composed of James Amos (lead vocals, guitar, keys and sequencing) and Tim Ball (bass and backing vocals). Although his love for techno and electronic music is great, TV Movie band leader, James Amos, often finds himself disappointed after seeing electronic music groups do nothing on stage but stand in front of boxes, twist knobs and press buttons. Let down in the lack of stage energy of these electronic music acts, James formed TV Movie to bring energy back to the stage. The TV Movie concept is to take electronic music knowledge and production techniques and apply them to a more rock and alternative pop format. TV Movie, although only two years old, has been almost two decades in the making. The founding member and singer/ guitar player, James Amos, has been playing guitar in bands and producing music from all the way from the Midwest to Texas for the past seventeen years. James was born and raised in Mansfield, OH and has lived in such music influential cities such as Austin, Nashville, and London. It was during his stay in London in the late nineties that he gained his love for electronic and techno music. Tim ball, bass player/backup vocals, has played bass for past decade and a half. Tim is also an accomplished singer/songwriter, who has performs solo under the stage name Alvah Aries. Both Tim and James are previous members of a band popular in the Mid-Central Ohio area called Stan Shot Molly.