Blue Clutch was originally founded by Sarah Halter and Lia Silverbeams in January of 2016, following their shared vision of forming a band with a heavy sound that truly stands out not only in their local music scene but also in rock and metal scenes worldwide. Blue Clutch burst onto the Pittsburgh music scene with an unabashed passion to represent a progressive, unique sound and image that had rarely been seen and heard in local venues.
After evolving and finalizing into a power trio with Sarah Halter on guitar and vocals, Lia Silverbeams on drums, and Rich Kastory on bass, they began truly solidifying their unique overall sound in 2017. Blue Clutch takes the stage and the airwaves with a heavy, yet refined amalgam of layered drum and bass precision, multi-tonal melodic and rhythmic guitar riffs, powerful and refined vocal melodies, and pure, raw, progressive experimentation. They have been compared to a fusion of Tool, Evanescence, and Black Sabbath.
Since their inception, Blue Clutch has really upped the ante to captivate listeners with their craft, energy, musicianship, and unique approach to the progressive and alternative metal genres. They have played in a multitude of live shows in various Pittsburgh rock venues, including premier stages Mr. Small’s Main Stage, The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls, and The Rex Theatre in support of local and touring acts. They also have been selected to appear on major stages in Millvale Music Festival and Deutschtown Music Festival.
Their debut album, Silent Oblivion, recorded at Tonic Recording Studios with audio engineer Douglas Kasper and producer Bryan Cole, was released on all major platforms on October 4, 2019.