Auditions Phase I
Nate was is not only an awesome guitarist, but an all-around awesome guy! It's no easy task to find someone to fill his shoes. We took our auditions very seriously. We put an ad on KSL and told people by word of mouth. We had about 20 inquiries, and we had a lot of serious talent contact us. We used Google Forms to keep track of them all, and find out a little bit more about each candidate. We asked what they were looking to get out of the band, what experience they've had, and we asked them to send us a video of them playing Sweet Child O Mine. We figured that we wanted someone serious enough to make the effort to create a video, and someone technical enough who can play the guitar solo of Sweet Child O Mine.
Auditions Phase II
We only had a handful of people send us video submissions, so it was easy to eliminate the majority of the candidates. We extended an invitation for live auditions, and we started them yesterday. We invited each candidate to choose and play 6 songs from our setlist. We are going to finish the rest of the live auditions next week and make a decision. These guys rock, and it's not going to be an easy decision!
Our new music video is currently in the editing phase. But, my friend and co-worker Michael Romero gave us some still photos that he took while we were filming. They turned out absolutely incredible! You can view the rest of them here: http://albumizr.com/a/z9J0.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Monday, July 10, 2017
In the past two weeks, we've played a concert, shot a music video, and did a live stream concert. Now we're finally ready to send off Nate to Arkansas. We've been so busy lately, that the reality of his departure didn't seem real until last night. We went out to eat at Rodizio Grill in Trolley Square. He was worried that there wouldn't be any Brazillian steakhouses (churrascarias) in his new home. We talked about all the good times that we've had, all the awesome things that we've done, and wished Nate all the luck in his new adventure. We all agreed that we might be able to get another guitarist in our band, but we won't be able to get another Nate.
Boa sorte Nate!
Be sure to check out our latest release of live cover videos!
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
This was Nate's last gig with us. He moves out this weekend. It's going to be sad, and we're going to miss him! We're going to be taking a break while we audition a new guitarist, and get them up to speed. We'll be booking again in September.
Taking an intermission with my band at this party to enjoy the fireworks. Since we're up the mountain, you can see them at eye level! #eighthdayslcA post shared by Daryl Bennett (@dben41) on