BEST OF THE WEST 4 SEMI-FINALS ~ ROUND 4
Gang Forward, SF1, Places, Joefornothin, Robert Harrison and the Outsiders
Sat, March 30, 2013
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmHerman's Hideaway
$5.00 - $120.00
This event is 21 and overhttp://www.hermanshideaway.com/event/237867/
The Decibel Garden, Westword, Red Rocks, Strainwise, Trevor Rocks Radio
Aaron Cooley, a Nashville native, is an exciting live performer and a fiery guitarist/vocalist. Searing tone and a ferocious appetite for acrobatic guitar solos are what to expect when you see the band holding court. Steering the rock anthemic is Randy Stindt, a versatile vocalist from Fresno, CA. Tinges of Chris Cornell, Martin Sexton, and Maynard James Keenan can be heard in Stindt’s refreshing addition to the foursome, often while demonstrating an additional percussive prowess on many different instruments during live performances. Drummer, Tyson Williams, and bassist, Greg Furuya sum up the rhythm section and drive the band with dynamic force. Hailing from Austin, TX, Williams blasts and grooves his way around the set, complimenting the distinctive technique and tone of Furuya, a Chicago-based guitarist turned bassist. This foursome is hungry to keep entertaining fans and creating music that pushes the boundaries of progressive rock.
SF1 began emceeing at the age of nine, influenced by his cousin EM3 and his father, Dank Emcee. He is a trained musician, actor, dancer and a percussionist that has trained with the late Betty Ryer, John “Mr. Tap Dance” Williams, Judy “Fatu” Henderson, Stephan Griffin, Ernesto Diaz, Eguie Castillo, Jo Bunton Keel and Cleo Parker Robinson. He has appeared in The Eulipions “The Black Nativity”, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance “Granny Dances to a Holiday Drum” and The Colorado Opera’s “Porgy and Bess” to name a few. As an avid musician he has directed music in such productions as, “Stepping to a New Day” & “A Journey through Five Points.”
Staying with a true entrepreneur’s spirit SF1 founded Tega’s Percussionary Groove Session, Whymzical Notationz and now has company called Cornbread Entertainment, which showcases & develops new talent and provides music production through SF1 Productions. These are the integrated elements that contributed to the production of the “Cornbread” album.
In December of 2009 SF1 released his debut hip-hop album entitled “Cornbread”. The album contains 12 tracks that feature a vast arrangement of traditional hip hop, African and Latin influenced rhythms with a fusion jazz spice top with an Andre 3000 twang.
In 2012, SF1 released his sophomore album “Inamorata”. Inamorata, which is Italian for A woman with whom one is in love or has an intimate relationship, is a “rollercoaster of love” album to its core. From the initial meeting between a man and woman, to the head over heels feeling, to the break up, to the calm after the storm. SF1 has teamed up with Music Producer and long time friend Cesar Gonzalez to craft a fresh sound that integrates Afro Cuban, West African, Middle Eastern, Jazz, and Rock all infused with a Hip Hop foundation. With amazing arrangements, an all-star cast of featured vocalists, and SF1’s creative song concepts, Inamorata captures the attention of every fan of love.
SF1 is sure to be considered one of today’s multidimensional talents that possess an array of skills that is sure to captivate and electrify any stage. Not your typical rap/hip hop artist of today but truly an artist in its true essence. Video footage, music videos, performance dates, photos, and the opportunity to sign up to his mailing list can be found at sf1music.com as well as facebook.com/sf1productions, and youtube.com/sfinest22
formed in the summer of 2008.
The band is fueled by honest lyrics and a soulful
delivery, driven by a dynamic rhythm section, and coupled with three
and four part harmonies.
"No More Wasted Days" is the band's proudest collection of songs
to date. It was recorded live at The Blasting Room (Ft. Collins), and
produced with the help of Grammy Winner Greg Richling (of the
Wallflowers) and engineered by Bryan Cook (Train, Beck).
Their live show is truly inspiring. Glasgow's vocal and guitar
performance is captivating, the Barker's bring a highly dynamic
and fun-to-watch show with the dueling drumset approach and grooving rhythm section that provides a solid backbone to their movement.
Places is quickly becoming a top live act in a popular and booming Denver music scene.
They've had the opportunity to share the stage with Allison Krauss and Union Station, Brett
Dennen, Eve 6, Valencia, Anarbor and Nine Days, as well as being a mainstay in the Denver music community.
They sold out CD Release shows in both Denver and
Missoula, MT where the band started. They
are continuing to build a following through the online
community and their relentless schedule of live dates.
Joe Fornothin has a unique rock sound blending a bit of classic blues rock with an overtone of modern rock. The band has recorded 2 EP discs over the past few years and in December 2008 finished their third EP, Product of Hollywood. The band finished their most recent 5 song EP in 2010 titled Something to Talk About. The band’s sound is diverse because of its member’s wide range of musical tastes. Bands like ZZ Top and AC/DC are some of their many influences. Tyler’s strong vocals and emotional lyrics stun the crowd.
Tyler Bills (guitar, lead vocals) passion for music and incredible energy can be felt by the audience every time he takes the stage. Playing guitar and singing is truly his love in life. He has a zeal for song writing and recording his music. Tyler has been playing guitar for seven years and is currently studying music at Metro State College in Denver, Colorado.
Devin Bills (bass guitar/vocals) loves music and lives to be on stage. He has been playing bass for seven years. He loves entertaining and making people laugh. He loves bringing the low end bass to the mix and dancing across the stage. Devin currently works full time for Best Buy on the Geek Squad.
Benjamin Hatch (drums) began playing drums at the age of 11. Ben has honed his skills for the last four years playing with the Marine Corps band in New Orleans. He brings an amazing jazz style and creativity to the stage. Ben is currently working on a music degree in Denver, Colorado.
Joseph Humphreys (keyboards) began playing piano at the age of 5. He was trained in classical music and developed a love for jazz in his teens. Joe also played in the Marine Corps band in New Orleans with Ben and has studied music at the University of Southern Mississippi. He is currently working on finishing his music degree.
Joe Fornothin has appeared in several publications which include the Denver Post, Colorado Music Buzz Magazine, and The Westword.
Snook: Born in St. Louis, MO moved to Denver in the fall of 1999. survived Y2K and dedicated himself to music ever since. iin the beginning of 2011 Adam met Adam. being the wild Animal drummer he is, Snook really had to perfect his craft and help work with Moore. and both being such amateur musicians they really grew together over the months as musicians, human beings, and friends.
1578 South Broadway
Denver, CO, 80210