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It's almost here! Wood will be playing at the Preston High Auditorium in Preston, ID on November 29th. Bring in Christmas with a bang! Come have your stomachs soothed with sound as you digest that Thanksgiving turkey.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at participating local stores.
So we just got back from playing an acoustic gig at Sundance Film Festival in Park City. Thanks to Molly Blooms for having us come play! And props to John and Nat Bluegrass Jam, that upright bass was awesome! We did a little promo for a local clothing company (Creative Threads) while we were down there, and we met some cool travelers from down under at the pub that night. Top blokes, those Aussies!
Speaking of overseas, our performance at Chad Hogan's party should be airing on BBC One next month. We're looking to prepare some more videos and songs before it hits so our Scottish friends and other fans of Kevin Bridges will know where to find us.
Also - we'll post the footage from New Year's Eve once it's done being edited. Pictures are up already - check them out! Special thanks to John Poppleton of Poppleton Portraits for running the cameras that night! Here's a shot from that night:
With the full band, we've been developing our electric sound. Let us know of any cover songs you want to hear the us do - we can play anything now. We'll also be doing a brief introduction video with the full band as part of a planned documentary - so if you don't know all of us yet, you will soon.
We've been combining ideas and aligning goals. With the studio finished, we're able to spend the time and make plans happen. Next week's agenda includes hitting up the Royal Bliss and Bobaflex show in The Complex to see how the pros do it - we'll come away inspired.
We've also been recording others in the studio, so if anyone wants to cut a song or album, contact us and schedule a time with Stuart.
Ahoy! So it's been a fortnight or two since the last post, and a wealth of changes have happened. Firstly, thanks to all who came to Hawn's for New Year's Eve. We'll get some pictures and videos up from it soon.
With the new year, Wood planned out goals and aspirations. We're excited for the new direction we're taking! Foremost among the new changes is our bass guitarist: Skyler Smith has gone on to other projects, and we thank him for his rocktronic time with Wood. Nick "Shifty" Tak brings with him a bass guitar, among several other instruments, and loads of gigging experience. Nick also acts as the guitar technician, as he owns ATTAK Guitars.
The studio has been revamped, cleaned, geared up and Christened. We've had a few recording artists come visit and we've held several rehearsals. Come check us out at 3000 N Main, N. Logan, STE 2B.
Our acoustic act has increased to three people, and Kent Scott has got his tribal on with our new toy (picture to the left), the Djembe!
With that acoustic act, we're headed to Sundance Film Festival on Thursday the 19th. We'll be at Molly Bloom's Bar/Restaurant from 8:30 to 9:45pm. If you're up for checking out the festival, be sure to come give us a listen!
Speaking of films, we're planning to do a documentary of the band members and we'll post the interviews and tidbits as they get edited.
This has been quite a busy month. We've played at Utah State University's new Artist's Block & Cafe in Logan, UT; Pier 49 Pizza in Providence, UT; Hawn's Lounge in Hyrum, UT; Wild Bean Roasting Co. in Sandy, UT; and most recently in John Poppleton Studio in Wellsville, UT. John has been helping us create a few more videos of cover songs and this Saturday we'll be filming our first music video for our original song: World of Ashes.
Here's one of the videos we just shot - it's a cover of The Killers' song "Human":
Hope you like it! John will film us playing a live full-band show featuring Rusty Price this New Year's Eve out at Hawn's Lounge in Hyrum. If you're in Cache Valley, you'll want to be there. We've also been meeting with Stars Talent Group and hope to be showing up in more venues across UT and surrounding states.
This week will be one for the record books.
Last Saturday I got a message from my friend Jason Hogan. He mentioned some strange thing about his younger brother Chad Hogan and about a Scottish comedian named Kevin Bridges. He asked if I wanted to be the band for some party...
Here's the connection between Kevin Bridges and Chad Hogan:
"Chad Hogan" is just a name Kevin came up with. But after he did that show in Glasglow for over 10,000 people, the ripple started. Chad Hogan (the one living here in Logan) got pummeled with Facebook invites and emails from people in Scotland. Hundreds each day. So he emailed Kevin's producer, and let him know what was going on.
The producer got a kick out of the online attention, and suggested to throw an actual party at Chad's house, here in Logan. He called for another producer (affiliated with VH1) to fly in from LA and scope out the place as well as to interview Chad.
Kevin's producer is creating a TV series - behind the scenes, type of thing. They're recreating some of the events from Kevin's jokes too, and apparently the comparison of Chad Hogan's American party to Scotland's "Empties" is one of the biggest gags.
One thing led to another, and tomorrow Kevin and his crew will fly out to gear up for Chad Hogan's party.
Part of the joke is that Chad Hogan "booked a band for his living room". Chad didn't know anyone who plays, so he asked his brother Jason. Jason knew me, and that's how it all got set up. So we're booked to play at the party. It will be aired as a TV series across the UK. Kevin Bridges will be there, though I don't think he's planning to do any stand up. It's more of a filming thing.
We're pulling out all the stops: fog, lasers, lighting, live audio recording, video, stills... I'll be on an electric guitar with a couple pedals to mess with and I'll be singing back up, Bryce Wood is lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Bryce's brother Austin is also singing back up and playing the keys, Skyler Smith on bass, and Kent Scott on the skins. We'll have Stuart Olsen running the live audio recording, and Mark Lusk will be manning the light board and helping with the live mixing. John Poppleton of Poppleton Portraits will be doing the video and photo work. Justin Wasden may be present to help with some still photos too. Callee Christensen is working on a banner for us to put up behind the band.
Just in case we make it big in the UK, I bought a new domain for the website: www.WoodLiveMusic.co.uk
As many of you may know, several of our past shows were outdoors - thus they were weather dependent. As the winter months are upon us, we're looking to try out some new local venues. If you know of a place where we should play - jot it down in the comments below!
We'll be recording through the cold season, and we should have some pictures coming up soon from our latest photo shoot. Prepare yourself: they're going to look really good.
We're playing at Hawn's Lounge in Hyram, UT this Saturday. If you're into the pub-scene, come check us out at 8:30pm.
With the holiday season upon us all, Wood is preparing to be the musicians of choice from Jackson Hole to Park City to St. George. Other live bands require much more equipment than our acoustic duo - which makes us versatile and ultimately the musicians capable of playing all over Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada and Colorado.
This week we uploaded another song, "World of Ashes". It was commissioned for a social issues course at the local university (Utah State University). The request was to produce a "terrorist song". So check out http://www.facebook.com/WoodLiveMusic or http://www.reverbnation.com/WoodLive and let us know what you think of it!
We also uploaded a few more pictures from our recent gigs. Check them out!
We played for Po & a Bev at Utah State University last night. Po & a Bev is a series of live music shows that happen throughout the semester.
Thanks to all who gave us a good listen, and who liked our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/WoodLiveMusic
We'll post up our future events. Our next live music show is at Citrus and Sage on Sept. 30th. Look for us there, at future Po & a Bevs, and at the live music shows we post up on Facebook and on Reverbnation.
Also - we put up a raw take of our song "Empty Shells". We'll do a bunch of these as we prep for the studio in October.
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