We Are The Strike to Play SCERA, 10/26
The band that beat out hundreds of other bands to win the national talent competition at the 2013 America's Freedom Festival at Provo will perform at the SCERA Saturday Oct. 26.
We Are The Strike's fame has accelerated since their Fourth of July victory, when they performed at Stadium of Fire. Well on their way to becoming the next big thing, SCERA landed the hip up-and-coming group as part of their indoor season at SCERA Center for the Arts. The 7pm show quickly sold out, and a 9pm show has just been added.
Tickets are reserved seating and are $12 for adults and $10 for children (age 3-11), seniors (age 65+) and students (w/ID). They are available from 10am-6pm weekdays and Saturdays from 12Noon-6pm at the main office at SCERA Center, 745 South State, Orem, by calling (801) 225-ARTS, and online at www.scera.org.
"Freedom Festival winning artists have traditionally done really well after their Stadium of Fire performance," says Adam J. Robertson, SCERA's President & CEO. "Past winner Ryan Innes turned chairs on NBC's 'The Voice' last season and sold out two concerts at SCERA."
Heading the nine-member pop-funk band is Chris Crabb, who says the band's name came after days of brainstorming and became its moniker because the band believes it embodies the high energy sound they seek in their music: pop/funk fusion with jazzy undertones and moments of big band and rock 'n roll. They have described it as "throwback jazz meets edgy pop meets funky blues."
They have been applauded for their vocal abilities and instrumental prowess on saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, drums and keyboard. Among their influencers are Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Bruno Mars.
The band consists of Crabb, lead vocalist and composer; Brady Bills, guitar; Chase Baker, guitar; Jake Justice, keys and composer; Rob Quails, bass; Matt Millington, drums; Myles Lawrence, saxophone; Austie Robinson, trumpet; and Marcus Anderson, trombone.
Bow ties have become part of the We Are The Strike signature look, and as Crabb has explained, they want every aspect of their band to be entertaining, and that includes not only the music but also their classy cool wardrobe and happy-go-lucky personalities.
"In a very short time, We Are The Strike has captured a lot of attention in concerts, on iTunes and YouTube," Robertson adds. "It is exciting to book a band on its way up."
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