Grand Ole Party (2006-2009) was a three piece composed of Kristin Gundred (singer/drummer), John Paul(guitar) and Mike Krechneyak (bassist). They started playing in San Diego in mid 2006, having moved from the San Francisco area. The three met while attending college at University of California Santa Cruz. They were nominated for "best new artist" in the 2006 San Diego Music Awards. Many in the local music community found their loss(to Kite Flying Society) suprising. As of 2007 it was reported that they were getting ready to record in march in los angeles.