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.
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Ellis Melillo is an extremely talented up-and-coming singer/songwritter based out of New York City.
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Kelly Cheats is a very active, touring band, performing in live music venues and festivals all over the Central and Southeastern states. The band formed in 2006 in Newberry, SC over a wild, unforgetable game of spades. They combine elements of Rock, Southern Pop, Funk, Blues, and Reggae to form a new age, catchy, head-bouncing sound. The soulful vocal harmonies created by lead singer Trent Dipner, female vocalist Chelsea Warbington, trombone player Junior Eargle, and guitarist David George Sink along w funky, creative beats from drummer Eric Phillips, sets the group apart from most. The addition of Modern Disruption's Evans Mcteer on keys, Junior Eargle on trombone, David George Sink on guitar, and Eric Phillips has really added to the strength and fullness of their sound. Sink's unmatched guitar play, along with bluesy harmonica licks from Trent Dipner, has really helped to highlight the bands ties and love of the blues and southern rock. Junior Eargle's sleek slide-trombone play and Evans Mcteer's wizardry on keys livens up the party every time they sound off. Eric Phillips's steadiness brings it all together and is the last link that connects this powerhouse of talent. Their first Album release, Out Of The Patch 2010, (Plaugh's House Recording Studio), featured a mix of all these genres. The group just finished up with their second release, Keep On Smiling 2016, (Plaugh's House Recording Studio) and is available for purchase now!! KC has been on WACH FOX 57's The Jeffery Lampkin television show. KC was selected as a top semi-finalist for the 2016 Belk Southern Musician Showcase. The band has been featured on 92.1 The Palm's morning show, 105.7 the Source's live feature show, WXRY Unsigned's live feature show, Shutter 16 Magazine, Gigspotting, and has regular rotation play on many radio stations all over.
The five members of KGB craft a melodic blend of country, folk and southern rock. The attention-grabbing sound is driven by singer/songwriter/guitarist Kenny George’s gritty vocals, the twangy pedal steel of Center Ely, bassist Brooks Andrews, guitarist Scott Rankin & drummer Bucky Brown.
The heartfelt songwriting, beautiful musicianship and southern feel drum up thoughts of Ryan Adams & Whiskeytown while establishing their own warm and welcoming style. Known in places they've been for that genuine sound, KGB brings passion to the stage and their recordings.
Villa*Nova turns rock 'n' roll upside down. Hailing from Columbia, SC, the band distills elements of funky pop and rock into a hypnotic hybrid.
Villa*Nova prides itself on making music with solid grooves and soulful, dynamic lyrics provided by lead vocalist/guitarist/song writer BC Villa*Nova, fluid and funky bass lines by Bobby Dredd bombastic fantastic, rock solid drummer (and backing vocals) Young Sean, amazing harmony vocals and rhythm guitar by Brandon Hooker, and turntable wizadry and keyboards by DJ Able One.
Their infectious sound has earned them thousands of fans nationwide. Villa*Nova, currently independent, was previously signed to Universal Republic (now Republic) and recorded their 2012 debut "WTF the EP" in LA with super producer Howard Benson (Papa Roach, Daughtry, Hoobastank, Seether) under the band name Weaving The Fate. They have shared the stage with everyone from Korn, Shinedown, Evanescence, Slash, AWOLNATION, Staind, Chevelle, Filter, Crossfade, Dirty Heads, Nappy Roots, REHAB, and the list goes on.
They have been called contemporaries of break out bands such as AWOLNATION, Imagine Dragons, and Arctic Monkeys where heavy rebellion meets pop sensibilities.