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Hotel Fiction Press Photo #1 (c Stephanie Nardi)

Hotel Fiction is an indie rock band from Athens, Georgia comprised of Jade Long (vocals, keys),
Jessica Thompson (vocals, lead guitar), Aaron Daugherty (lead guitar, synth), Aidan Hill (bass),
and Gideon Johnston (drums). Their sound has often been described as genre-fluid, with indie,
pop, folk, and rock influences.
Jade and Jessica began writing, performing, and playing together in January 2019 while
students at UGA. In August of that year, Hotel Fiction released their debut single “Astronaut
Kids” which received a warm welcome from the indie scene, and went on to amass over 2
million global streams. The band released their debut album Soft Focus in 2021, followed by
their EP Enjoy Your Stay in 2022. In 2023, they were a primary feature artist on flipturn’s single
“Halfway (Acoustic)”, which has accumulated nearly 1 million streams.
Their music has received recognition from EARMILK, Consequence of Sound, and Early Rising,
and been placed on Spotify editorial lists New Noise, wanderlust, Fresh Finds, Acoustic Love,
and Fresh Finds Rock: Best of 2022, and All New Rock.
Hotel Fiction has spent the last 3 years heavily touring the US, both headlining and supporting
artists like flipturn, The Beaches, SUSTO, Beach Fossils, Adam Melchor, WILLIS, and Sunroom.
They played Sister Hazel’s Rock Boat in January 2024, alongside Young the Giant, The Struts,
and more.
In early 2024, the band supported The Brook & The Bluff on their headline tour. This
summer, they will release their highly anticipated sophomore album, followed by a US headline
tour.

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McKenna Esteb

McKenna grew up in Snoqualmie WA, where her love for music began, performing in talent shows, at coffee shops and restaurant around the greater Seattle area. Throughout her career she has called both Austin, TX and Boise, ID (where she currently resides) home.

Her vocal style is heavily influenced by the likes of Aretha Franklin, Etta James and Amy Winehouse. The roots of her music have soul and funk influences mixed into a nice cocktail of pop/modern rock. With songs ranging from “cry in the bathtub w/ a pint of Ben & Jerry’s” to “10 lb’s of sass in a 5 lb bag” she is guaranteed to keep her music vulnerable, fun & keep you on your toes.