On Saturday night we played our first show together at myrtle beach. We were invited to play by our BBFs (best band friends) “the IZM” at their 6th year anniversary celebration held at The Barrel bar and grill.
Since we are more country than metal and more southern rock than modern rock, on the surface it would seem a poor matchup. However we were pleasantly surprised on how well received. we were given many compliments by venue owner and party goers alike, despite having issues with the venues PA system for the first few songs
Kudos to the mean lady in the red shirt seated at the table for being a total meanie. She yelled at one of the patron for blocking her view even though.. hello… it’s a rock show with dozens of people standing. The look on her face when she realized that the person she treated rudely was a member of the band playing next was priceless.
After our set we enjoyed listening to the izm rock the joint with ferocity. We also met some interesting people. One guy happened to be in charge of booking acts at the house of blues. He was impressed with our performance and expressed interest in booking us for shows around myrtle beach cool! Another was a local radio DJ who gave us some good ideas for securing more of the market. Another was a professional vocal instructor who made a point to say she thought our harmonies were great.
Another was a fine gentleman named J*** who gave us very good feedback on our show. He introduced himself as a recording engineer with ties to Nashville. He told us that (and I’m paraphrasing here) that our sound was very tight, enjoyable and caters to a wide demographic. He also said curtis has a great voice and is an excellent songwriter (which of course we know already. some nice compliments to our guitarist were given as well.
After the show it was a long drive back to charleston for some of us. And for all of us, our ears are still ringing from the awesome and energetic IZM performance. well done friends and congrats on 6 yrs together! May there be many more.