Monday, August 16, 2010


Announcing the newest kid band to hit the Salt Lake City/Idaho Falls Area music scene. The Dirty Bedrooms are a group of kids who hope their music will speak to the younger generation. Lead vocalist Cy Gummow has had a passion for music his whole life. He finds inspiration from music by The Beatles and songs he hears on the radio. "I love music," says Cy, "and I have always wanted to be a rock star." Catcher Gummow plays drums and is responsible for keeping the beat. He also writes lyrics for some of TDB's more comical songs. "I got the idea for 'Fireballs Like Smelling David Hasselhoff' from my hero Weird Al. I love Weird Al songs." Stella Sallay is the only female member of the band. "She keeps us on our toes," says Cy. "We love having her in the band, even though she isn't old enough to really do much but dance around." Sallay says, "I look forward to contributing more than just dance moves to The Dirty Bedrooms once I learn how to talk better." Wyn Gummow is the youngest member of the band at only 3 1/2 months. "If we need some crying in a song, we turn to Wyn. He is really good at it," says older brother Catcher.

When asked how their moms feel about being such big stars at such a young age, Cy tell us, "They just really like living out their dreams through their children. It makes them happy to see us do something they wish they could do. My mom always wanted to be on Star Search and this is the next best thing for her." Stella chimed in, "My mom doesn't like Justin Bieber and she just wants us to be more popular than him so he can't make music anymore." Michelle Sallay told us this was true. "We thought about naming the band Bieber Beaters, but I didn't want the kids to ostracize any potential fans."

When asked if they will ever have a world tour, Stella told us, "I think the boys would love to tour, but I might miss my daddy too much." Heidi Gummow, the boys' mom told us, "My kids are starting school next week, and I really want them to focus on their education. Maybe if they had gotten the idea to start a band at the beginning of the summer things could have been different."

The Dirty Bedrooms currently record in Brent Sallay's super duper awesome basement studio and are hoping to release their new album, Don't Look Under the Bed, next fall.


Kristen said...

clever...very clever!

Shari said...

Oh my, I have not laughed that hard in a long time- well since I left Catcher on Sunday. I can't wait til Cy, Catcher, and Stella are on milk cartons and I can say "the only thing we have to drink is TDB". Glad to see you are having fun!

Brandy said...

I think you are to die for! I mean, not kill you (like idol, John Lennon), but still. Those pics are amazing and frankly the bio is perfect. I can't wait for 'Don't look under the bed' comes out. I miss those kids!

Christy said...

That is hilarious!! You are so funny and clever I just love it! Makes me miss you. :)

Em (Super Reader Girl) said...

Michelle, you rock!, I mean "The Dirty Bedrooms" rock! :) Very, very cute. I love the pics and the band article. I can tell they'll go far.

Johnson's said...

I think Stella is so freaking adorable!
you have trained her well-I love how she poses for the camera!