Starlite Radio’s playful mix of folk, rock and pop has earned them fans and acclaim across the Midwest. Themes of longing and hope weave their way through their songwriting with strong vocals and creative instrumentation. Every melody and lyric springs from their deep love and appreciation for music, and their belief that it is a gift meant be shared.
Based out of Rockford, Illinois, the McDonalds — David, Jessica, Jordan and Nathan — have been writing and performing together since 2002, and in 2011 added keyboardist Libby Ungs to round out their full sound. They’ve released two full-length albums, 22 Blackbirds and Live Life Slow, earning them the 2008 and 2012 Composer of the Year Award from the Rockford Area Music Industry. They are currently working on their third album, due to be released in late 2014.