Current members: Kristin Putchinski, vocals, keyboards and guitar
Founded in: 1995
Style: introspective pop
Influenced by: Simon and Garfunkel, Bruce Hornsby, Modest Mouse, Tears for Fears, Prince
Notable: About a year ago, Putchinski decided to write, record and produce music full-time from a small recording studio in her house. She works with other singer/songwriters and on her own project, which she oddly named ellen cherry.
Quotable: "It was easier than trying to get people to spell my last name," Putchinski said. "That's why it's in lowercase -- it's not supposed to be anybody specifically."
For more information about the band, visit ellencherry.com.