SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 2016 …The stage was set, the lights were dimmed
Tyler Boone stepped on stage and the crowed roared, tonight will be a night to remember…
Tyler Boone’s FRESH, EXCITING SOUND IS EXACTLY WHAT Charleston needed that night! For those of you who aren’t familiar, Tyler Boone grew up in Charleston in the heart of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Boone first became enamored with the small club rock scene and slowly started making his move toward headlining major music venues like the Music Farm, gaining traction on radio waves, all while opening up for some incredible talent!
But tonight’s show was like no other, SEE WATER, DAVID HIGGINS, & FINNEGAN BELL all performed that night! It was pure perfection, while performing each band wished Tyler Happy Birthday. How grand it must feel to celebrate your birthday by doing what you love most… Performing your music FOR US!
And for that, we thank you!
Here are some of our favorite moments:
Now residing in Nashville, TN, his latest singles “Next Life” & “Front Page Show” are both a fresh step forward into the songwriter and bluesy rock realm Boone has always been inspired by. While still carrying a catchy melodic hook like his earlier releases. Now going international on the radio in Ururo, Bolivia & Tokyo, Japan, this new sound will be prominent in his new record coming out in early 2016.
Boone has also recently begun launching his own private label of bourbon titled “Boone’s Bourbon” and will be released in Nashville first in early spring 2016 –
Opening up for such acts as Grammy award winning artists Sheryl Crow, Christopher Cross, Hootie and the Blowfish, Mark Bryan, Platinum selling artists Edwin McCain, Zach Myers of Shinedown & also American Idol Winner Lee DeWyze, American Idol Finalist Elise Testone, Will Hoge, Corey Smith, Band of Horses, Old Crow Medicine Show, Manchester Orchestra, The Revivalists, Minus the Bear, The Avett Brothers, I-Nine, Ben Rector, Sol Driven Train, Alpha Rev, Ghost Owl and even The Dirty Guv’nah’s, Boone is well on his way to becoming a major act himself.
Tyler has been nominated as “Singer of the Year” for “Take Aim” – Song of the Year” for “Familiar Faces” – “Album of the Year” “Singer/Songwriter of the Year” – “Guitarist of the Year” for the Charleston City Paper Music Awards for 2014.
While also being nominated for “Singer of the Year” – “Singer/Songwriter of the Year” & “Song of the Year for “Home” in the Charleston City Paper Music Awards in 2013.
See Water is the love child of reggae and punk rock. This up-and-coming band from Charleston, SC will take your ears on a rollercoaster ride through laid-back jams and hard-hitting rock riffs. Their style is similar to that of a mosh-pit on the beach at sunset. If their music was a cocktail, it would be a long island iced tea; at first you think, “There’s no way you can mix all of that together.” but sure enough, you take a sip only to find that it’s delicious and intoxicating.
See Water has been proving themselves in all their unorthodox glory at venues such as Charleston’s Music Farm and The Pour House, as well as The Chop Shop in Charlotte, NC, performing alongside acts such as TreeHouse!, Fear Nuttin Band, and Sun-Dried Vibes. After releasing their debut single, ‘Fox Trap’, See Water went on to win 1770 Records’ Battle of the Genres of which the grand-prize was recording time at Ocean Industries.
A featured article by the good folks at Scene SC entitled “See Water Gets Down for Chucktown” gives you a candid glimpse at what the four band members are like; however, there is no better way to “See Water” than live in concert. Just don’t forget your dancing shoes and your drinking hats, because these boys bring the party with them wherever they go.
In any great story, the setting is as telling as the characters, and the story of Finnegan Bell is no exception.
Raised in South Carolina and now located on her coastline, Shane Williams and Warren Bazemore have roots tied deeply to the place they call home. Williams and Bazemore began writing and playing together while students at The University of South Carolina, and though life’s road took unexpected turns, they have not stopped making music since.
As the band Finnegan Bell, the duo continues to play over 100 shows a year, having shared the stage with the likes of Nickel Creek, Leigh Nash, Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors, Jars of Clay, David Mead, Griffin House, Danielle Howle, as well as members of Hootie and the Blowfish and Allison Krauss and Union Station.
Their new album, I Was Gone, features unforgettable melodies and engaging harmonies, with lyrics crafted as much for the everyman as the poet. I Was Gone comes together as the band’s most celebrated work to date, establishing Finnegan Bell as two of the most seasoned songwriters and performers their beloved state has ever grown.
FINNEGAN BELL performs about 150 dates a year; mostly regional shows in the South. Williams and Bazemore have shared the stage over the years with a wide range of artists including: Nickel Creek, Members of Allison Krauss and Union Station, Jars of Clay, Leigh Nash, Caedmon’s Call, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, Members of Hootie and the Blowfish, Danielle Howle and many other great national and regional artists.