Music is not just about entertaining your audience, it is also about making a difference.
Within the heart of every artist sounds the rhythm that inspires them to drum to their own beat for a meaningful life of purpose that is just waiting to begin. For Dave Ahara, Jeff Torrens, Geoff Holstead and Stefan Faykos—that meaning and purpose was found in their love and passion for music.
What makes Starsik so unique? "4 songwriters in the same band is always interesting and that is STARSIK" Mixing many great styles into rock, every song they write sounds different and new! These 4 guys from Keswick, Ontario Canada really took off in 2012 when they won an album recording package through Rock 95’s Local & Loud Contest. Their songs are now aired on Rock 95; the band has played at Wakestock twice and many local events in the Georgina area.
Music is their gig and they love to entertain their crowd, but that is not all these rockers are about. The band is consciously aware that they have a
lot of influence with the younger generations and realized early on that "one of the requirements of success is giving back to humanity," and Starsik does just that.
Each member has their own charitable cause that is close to their heart. In 2014, Starsik assisted with fundraising efforts along with Hopefest when they found out there wasn’t going to be any costumes for kids at Sick Kids Hospital for Halloween. The band not only matched the number of costumes donated by Hopefest, bringing the number of costumes donated up to 300—they also went one step further by offering to put on a concert in The Bear Theatre the day Hopefest was presenting their cheque to SickKids Foundation.
Starsik dressed up like Bees and learned all new children’s songs like "Monster Mash," "Ghostbusters" and many more to bring smiles and positive energy to patients and their families. The band believes, "music has a powerful healing effect and as humans we are most comfortable when we are able to laugh."
Starsik recently travelled to St. Lucia to record a video for their new song "Waterline." The village is culturally intact but they rely on tourism to help the economy. The band made a contribution to the local village, took supplies and donated a case of Hopefest shirts to the less fortunate. While filming, the band was very conscious to respect and maintain the culture, its natural environment and ecosystem.
For Starsik, their success just keeps growing. On Friday May 29, 2015, the band is scheduled to play The Ranch Concert Hall in Barrie, Ontario alongside the popular band "Big Sugar" and this event is expected to be sold out.