Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Guitarist Auditions pt. 2 and New Professional Press Photos!

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!

New Photos!
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:

Monday, July 10, 2017

Nate's last supper at Rodizio Grill

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

Independence Day Party 2017

We played at an Independence Day party last year at a private party, in Park City. It was really the gig that kick started our band. Prior to that, we only had about 1 hour of cover song material. We had to learn 3 hours worth of songs. Howard, the host really made us feel special; like we were guests of honor. He loved us so much, that he invited us to play at charity event that he had later that month, and he wanted us to play at his Independence Day party, the following year. We graciously accepted. He left us a glowing 5-star review and kept telling us how we were his favorite party band. That was such a confidence booster, and has helped us feel like and act like a professional band.

We played again this year, and it was awesome as usual. One of the party guests remembered us and some of the songs we played and was really to see us again. The food was great, the people were awesome, and the fireworks were spectacular. We got a solid lead for another gig!

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.