Stunt Casting is Ann Driscoll (b. 1987), a multi-instrumentalist and composer who writes, records, and performs songs that fuse the idioms of 60’s pop, horror cinema, and op-ed columns into a disturbing, funny, and singular perspective.
Driscoll was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, and an early affinity for Nirvana and the Beatles inspired her to start writing immediately, crafting songs on a cassette 4-track throughout elementary, middle, and high school. Musical theater, classical music, Radiohead, and the oeuvre of Jon Brion emerged as major influences during these formative teenage years, which yielded the fittingly titled LP, Young Tracks.
A graduate of Berklee and presently based in New York City, Ann has performed in Egypt, Germany, and across America as a bassist and singer-songwriter and showcased twice at SXSW in Austin, Texas. Ann also worked for several years in the administrative side of the music industry, gaining insight into the world of copyright and digital streaming services.
July 2016 marked the release of the EP, Pushpins which spans genres including synth pop and rock and seamlessly interweaves topical insights with self-confessional reflections. The album features mixes by Matt Boynton (Kurt Vile, MGMT) and was mastered by Joe Lambert (Sharon Van Etten, Speedy Ortiz).
Now performing under the name Stunt Casting, Driscoll is joined live by Cory Sterling, Shay Spence, Lisa Hickox, Ricky Skawinski, and Harrison Keithline. They perform regularly in New York City.