In November of 2018, a three-man band from York, Pa., with no recording label, no manager, and no radio support became famous almost overnight, for their cover of the song, "You're A Mean, One Mr. Grinch."
The band, Small Town Titans, posted a Facebook video of their cover of "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch." Within days, the video had gone viral. The song charted on various billboard charts, and reached #2 on the iTunes Rock charts (surpassed only by Queens Bohemian Rhapsody). As of Dec. 10, 2018, the video had 24 millions views and more than 700,000 shares.
Here's Small Town Titans' first public live acoustic performance of their hit holiday single, "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" live on ABC 27's Good Day PA - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fsbu6BICZA
"Frontman Phil Freeman captures the film’s essence with greasy, yet defined vocals reminiscent of the Grinch himself. The rest of the band’s heavy influence makes their rendition of “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” a fitting choice for your not-so-traditional family festivities."
Phil Freeman, Jonny Ross, and Ben Guiles met while attending Lebanon Valley College, more than eight years ago. The unsigned band uses a Patreon page to accrue funding and support from fans. Each week, the Small Town Titans release some sort of content for their fan base. They say that they take influences from rock legends such as Foo Fighters, Audioslave, and Deep Purple.
A year after their video went viral, the band continues, on their own terms, still relying on social media, rather than a manager or record label.
If you loved "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch, be sure to check out their cover of "Hallelujah!"
Follow Small Town Titans On Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pg/smalltowntitans/
Find Them On Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/3aVd0CcXBa0rOlxMpUS6o