There is always a welcoming and grand impression left behind when one can take note of a band that plays music just for the love of it.
And one of those groups just happens to be the Memphis–based Star & Micey, who will perform at The Boro Bar & Grill on Saturday night.
Their name originates from an encounter in the midtown area of Memphis between member Joshua Cosby and a homeless man named Star. Simply wanting to tell a story, Star shared a song with Cosby about his ex-wife named Micey. And the name was born.
“He goes around saying, you like Star and Micey? He makes more money than we do,” Cosby jokingly said.
Geoff Smith and Nick Redmond round out the lineup of Star & Micey, along with Cosby.
The band’s sound is one that is more folk-pop mixed with elaborate lyrics, all the while, having a vast appeal to many demographics.
“We push the standard of the Beatles. We want to give you everything you need and nothing more,” Cosby said.
Star & Micey have recorded a numerous amount of music over the past three years with a few EPs available free via Bandcamp.
In 2009, they released their self-titled album through Memphis’ Ardent Music, which had several guest musicians including North Mississippi Allstars and Black Crowes guitarist Luther Dickinson.
“Luther was fantastic. His attitude is as great as his guitar playing,” Smith said.
Dickinson lends a hand to the track “So Much Pain,” while another popular Memphis player David Cousar helps with the opening track “Salvation Army Clothes.”
Other highlights of the album include “On Your Own” along with “I Am the One She Needs.”
Regarded in high rank among Memphis locals, the group was recently voted “Best Local Band” along with North Mississippi Allstars and Lucero for the Best of Memphis 2011 by Memphis Flyer.
Hitting local spots such as the Hi-Tone, Star & Micey tend to spend the majority of their time touring outside of their home base and are currently working on a new album in Oxford, Miss., at Sweet Tea Studios.
With few expectations for their Murfreesboro performance, the group plans to keep it simple and only really desires one thing.
“We want everyone to be in a good mood when they leave,” Cosby said.
Star & Micey will perform at 10 p.m and the cost is $5.
For more information on the group, visit starandmicey.com and starandmicey.bandcamp.com.