Starlight Mints

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Starlight Mints
Starlight mints 2.jpg
Starlight Mints performing at the
Bowery Ballroom, June 12, 2006
Background information
OriginNorman, Oklahoma, United States
GenresIndie rock, Indie pop
Years active1998-2009
LabelsSee Thru Broadcasting,
Pias America,
Barsuk Records
MembersAllan Vest
Marian Love Nunez
Javier Gonzales
Andy Nunez
Ryan Lindsey
Past membersKevin McElhaney
Matt Goad
James Honderich
Mary Beth Leigh
Kure Croker

Starlight Mints were an indie pop band from Norman, Oklahoma. The band was formed in the 1990s and released four albums during the 2000s, after which they disbanded. Their last lineup consisted of Allan Vest (vocals, guitar), Andy Nunez (drums), Marian Love Nunez (keyboard), Ryan Lindsey (keyboards/guitar) and Javier Gonzales (bass). Five previous members (Kevin McElhaney, James Honderich, Mary Beth Leigh, Kure Croker, Matt Goad) contributed to their sound on violin, cello, bass, voice, and drums.

The Starlight Mints signed with Barsuk Records in December 2005 and released their first album with the record label (Drowaton) on April 25, 2006.

An extract of the band's single "Eyes of the Night" is the theme tune for ITV1 supernatural drama Demons.

Starlight Mints played their last show on December 23, 2009 at Opolis. Vocalist/Guitarist Allan Vest continues to work as a music producer and film and television score composer. Vest started doubleVee, a new project with his partner Barb Hendrickson, in 2012. Drummer Andy Nunez and keyboardist Marian Love Nunez formed a new band called A.M.P. that same year. Guitarist/keyboardist Ryan Lindsey continues to perform both as a solo artist and with the band Broncho]. Drummer Andy Nunez owns and operates the Opolis, an indie rock venue in Norman, Oklahoma. The venue hosts both local and national acts.

Last lineup[edit]

  • Allan Vest (vocals/guitar)
  • Marian Love Nunez (keyboards)
  • Javier Gonzales (bass)
  • Andy Nunez (drums)
  • Ryan Lindsey (keyboards/guitar)


Studio albums[edit]

Live albums[edit]

  • Starlight Mints Live At the Casbah (April 3, 2004)

Other appearances[edit]

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