We are a four piece rock band from Franklin, Tennessee.
Colony House, a humble apartment complex on 11th Ave. in downtown Franklin, Tennessee, has at some point in each of our lives been our home. Now it is our namesake as we take Franklin, TN with us and travel around the world playing music for those who will listen!
The Fitzgerald siblings — Darius and twins Alexandria and Alexis — and their cousin Jasmine Mullen realized as teenagers that there was really no established template for the band they wanted to be: a coed quartet of Tennessee-bred, African-American kids initially playing a variation on folk-rock. Their response was to keep at it, experimenting with whatever styles struck their fancy at the moment and sifting through the influences they’d absorbed from their upbringings. (Mullen’s mom, Nicole C. Mullen, rose to contemporary Christian popularity in the early ’00s as a singer and songwriter of inspirational ballads and, as homeschooled preacher’s kids, the Fitzgeralds were steered toward modern gospel and Motown.) Now in their early 20s, they’re releasing their bright-eyed take on throwback rock ‘n’ roll, peppered with blues and soul references and calibrated for maximum pop effect, under the moniker The New Respects.