Honest Men with The Made and the Born and Drive!Drive!
The High Watt
Wed, Apr 17 8:00 pm
Honest Men: Formed in 2015 in Waco, Texas, Honest Men crafted their bright indie rock sound on the heels of winning the battle of the bands at their college alma mater, Baylor University. Singer Seth Findley, guitarist Brooks Whitehurst, and drummer Zach Solomon spent the next six months honing their sound and playing shows in their home state before adding bassist Nathan Wallace to the lineup the same winter. With a collection of songs mixing 80’s tinged synth-pop with guitar-forward indie rock, Honest Men headed to Nashville in the summer of 2016 to record their debut EP, “Okay Dreamer”, which self-released the following January. Hallmarked by the lead single “Colors” and reminiscent of such bands as The Killers, Young the Giant, and WALK THE MOON, the band headlined the EP and their energetic live show all over Texas for the next year as well as supporting acts such as Smash Mouth, COIN, Colony House, Kings Kaleidoscope, Elephante and more. The Made and the Born: The Made and The Born is a pop duo based in Nashville, Tennessee. Originally from Miami, they set out to pursue a unique blend of an indie-pop and rock, echoing the work of artists such as The Killers, M83, Oasis, and St. Lucia. The project came to life when singer and songwriter Julio Berrones met Joe Lamberson in 2009. The two hit it off fueled by shared musical tastes and a kindred spirit, and it didn’t take long before they started writing songs together. Their brand new single, “Runaway”, was released on July 7th. It was produced by Adam Stark and Jordan Phillips of Apollo LTD and mixed by Mike “X” O’Connor. Drive!Drive!: Drive!Drive! is the alternative pop creation from lead singer Alex Johnson. After moving to Nashville, Alex realized that he wanted to build a band from scratch. He found it extremely difficult to find members that wanted to play for the love of it. He felt like he was lost in a sea of session players. Alex explains: “Nashville is like the semi-finals of a talent show. Everyone is great and they all want to start their professional careers. Most people that reached out immediately asked what the pay was. I wasn’t used to that. I’m used to bands being started because they just loved creating music together.”