Through Fire, One Less Reason
Sun, September 25, 2016
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)Trees
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When one door closes, another one opens. However, it's true - especially in the case of Sick Puppies. In the Fall of 2014, Emma Anzai [bass, vocals] and Mark Goodwin [drums] parted ways with their guitarist and vocalist. Weathering and persevering through this potentially life-changing event, the gold-selling, chart-topping Los Angeles-based and Australian-bred hard rock outfit knew one thing.
They were going to make more music as Sick Puppies.
"There was no question" affirms Emma. "We had no doubt that we wanted to continue. Mark and I got together and basically said, 'first and foremost, we love music. We love this band and our fans, and we have put so much into it, and we are not done and want to take it further.' In order to do that, we needed to find the right member."
Instead, the "right member" found them. With stints in several bands under his belt, Texas-born singer and guitarist Bryan Scott reached out to Emma via Facebook within days of the announcement. He sent her a video of himself performing, and she swiftly replied.
"Both Mark and I knew he was the guy right away - he was cool and he sounded great. It was a natural progression. We were totally on to something" said Emma
"Something just overwhelmed me," admits Bryan. "I had a feeling that I needed to reach out. They needed a singer and guitarist and that's what I am. I had always loved their music and as soon as I saw the post, I went home and immediately sent Emma a message. We clicked right off the bat. Music is in their blood - it's who they are. They live and breathe it every day. I'm the same way."
The Jackson Tennessee quartet -- Cris Brown (Vocals), Brad Butler (Lead Guitar), Jerry Bailey (Rhythm Guitar), Jeff Moore (Drums), Terry Brown (Bass) -- have released four albums independently since their inception in 2003, cumulatively exceeding impressive digital sales totaling over 400,000, all while burning up stages alongside everyone from Shinedown and Seether to OneRepublic and Fuel. Faces & Four Letter Words was released independently in August 2010 debuting at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. After teaming up with Arsenic Records late last year, the band went back into the studio with producer Chris Henderson of 3 Doors Down and re-recorded the album with added tracks spanning their career. Lead singer Brown reveals that there's a memory behind every riff, chorus, bass groove, and guitar solo. "One Less Reason songs are more lyrically heavy than musically heavy, and there's always a message. It's all based around those four letter words - love, hate, pain, hope. I want people to feel the record more so than just hear it."
The album's first single "Faces" illuminates that concept with it's infectious chorus and corrosively catchy guitar melody. Pulsating with arena-ready prowess, "Faces" officially hits radio on February 22nd and is currently featured in the promo spots for the premiere of CSI: Miami.
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