Battle of the Bands]
[BATTLE OF THE BANDS]
Battle of the Bands was a HUGE success. Thank you to all who attended and performed!!! See you next year!!! #BOB14
1st Place: Manifest Music Co.
2nd Place: The Tower
3rd Place: Richard Hoxworth
People's Choice: Manifest Music Co.
Something Poetic started in 2013 as a result of an acoustic recording project of Jonathan Burr. As Recording Engineer majors Tyler Pollock, Nate Cole and Tyler Douglas added drums, bass and guitar respectfully... Something Poetic was born.
This is not cannon, but it sure hits like one. I'll save you some time and just cut to the gist:
WE ARE THE TOWER. It is both a band, and its members.
A group, but also, a state of mind. A causeAn answer.
Shawn Johnson was birthed by the extremely active volcano, Mt. Chaos at the age of 0. The first year of his life was spent in the volcano, and there he was raised by lava, until he was discovered by the Sages of Iremore who brought him to the Sacred Bonfire, where Shawn retrieved the Guitar of Justice from the center of the flames. Meanwhile, in Atlantis the infant called Brian Rainosek was plucked from a glacier by the well-known statesman, George Seaman. As tradition holds, Seaman bestowed upon him the Icicles of Mystery, and the young Brian ended up using them as drum sticks. Then, they melted when he moved to Texas, so he just uses wooden sticks now. And last but not least, Chris Rowland hatched from the legendary Diamond Egg, which was guarded by the Sky-bots for at least ever. The Sky-bots knew what had to be done. They saw to it that Chris was rightfully united with the Bass of Clouds. Right as he first gripped its handles, he could float, and all the Sky-bots were like, "Whoa."
Signed to Uproar Records, our five piece band has an upbeat, acoustic blues, rock feel that brings good vibes and believes in giving each show everything we have.
Savion Wright + the Standard
Savion Wright is a multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist whose love for music is self evident of itself. Hailing from a small town in southeastern Texas, Savion Wright understands the meaning of hard work, struggles, and life's challenges. The talented artist is driven, serious, and committed to his family, college life, and his career. Wright commands the stage with a powerful sound and raw emotion that draws the audience in from the first phrase. Savion is a singer for the people, and it's about time. People need someone to get behind and a person to believe in; they need a person that can make them proud. Nothing trendy – something real.
Richard is an upcoming country artist and a native of Waco, Texas. A recent graduate of Baylor University, his extreme love of music began at a very early age. Born into a family of musicians, Richard grew up playing a number of different instruments. By 8 years old he was playing drums in church - by 10 he had begun playing guitar and singing in his first band. During his college years, Richard drifted greatly toward the country music scene. His broad musical interests have caused him to combine his love of modern urban-country with overtones from a number of different genres to create a unique, progressive country sound.
Manifest Music Co.
Zac Flowers, a budding young guitarist, dreamt of a world where indie-rock, pop, and jazz would one day live in harmony. So he started a band. Flowers,in a chance meeting, stumbled upon Mike Stanley, whose bedtime is far too early, and instantly, an unbreakable bond was formed!After cycling through a few drummers, Flowers and Stanley called upon the aid of Erik Williams, a drummer who plays way too loud for anybody's good. The trio continued to ignite the musical world of Williams' apartment kitchen,until Flowers felt a calling for a pianist. While passing by one of Waco's finer establishments (Scruff's), the trio noticed a man lying face down in the curb, still mourning the loss of his canine companion. The trio helped the man to his feet and asked him if he could play piano for their band. The man boldly stumbled about proclaiming, "I am Hugh Knight! And I can play piano!" Thus, Manifest Music Co. was born.