Smash Magazine Presents
Eddie Jayy, Almost Awake, Almost Normal
Sat · June 24, 2017
Fremont Country Club
Las Vegas, Nevada
This event is 18 and over
$5 General Admission // $5 Day Of Show
Standing Room Only ~ *NO RE-ENTRY*
All guests must have a valid government/state issued ID for entry to the venue. No refunds.
TICKETS PURCHASED IN PERSON AT THE BOX OFFICE WITH A CREDIT CARD INCLUDE A $1 BOX OFFICE FEE PER TICKET
*Advertised set times are subject to change - Doors Open at 8:00PM*
Logan Lanning and Bobby Lucy have been creating a buzz for themselves performing pop ballads with disco beats and addictive synthesizers, getting feet moving all over the Western United States. As the two like to describe themselves, "GoldBoot is a groove."
Raised by two pastors and an ordained minister at age 19 Jayy, witnessed both sides of the same story through his faith based upbringing and struggle for self image in a city diametrically opposed to how he was raised.
The paradox gave him a cultural perspective on love, life and faith that proved to define his artistry.
Choosing his own path, Jayy left organized religion to "preach" to a different crowd. A generation not looking for approval but identity. His music is influenced by pain, love, loss and triumph. Molding a criteria that all people can relate to.
The Sin City White Knight is more than a handle, its an intentional paradox and witty self description. White Knight is Jayy's self proclaimed middle finger to society. Implying that no gender roles, upbringing, social barriers, or racial stigmas define our lives. Only the choices we make create our worth and identity. Culture does not dictate our development but our stories define culture. "Its more than music, it is a cultural movement."
Formed in mid-2014 Almost Awake came together when virtuoso guitarist Grady Jones and stellar drummer Gabe Conover teamed up with longtime friend and gifted 16 year old vocalist, Vick Liano. Addison Egelhoff came aboard on rhythm guitar bringing amazing stage presence, and finally Tommy Cochran brought his punk influence and attitude on bass, creating a unique combination of styles and songwriting and the phenomenon which is Almost Awake.
After the well-received release of their first EP ‘The Explorer’, the band has since produced several hit videos, including a popular rendition of 5 Seconds of Summer’s ‘Long Way Home’. They have just released their new single ‘What did I do’ available on ITunes in September and the highly anticipated DIY music video for ‘The Intruder’.
The band, which has garnered a huge following in a very short time and rave reviews from critics, was chosen from thousands of bands to represent the House of Blues Music Forward foundation after only a few months as a band and has since been selected for radio play by A.V.A. Live Radio, KGUP FM Emerge Radio, Extreme Radio X107.5, Mix 94.1, EGH Radio in the UK, Women of Substance radio, Music Inferno Radio, and many others.
Almost Awake has performed throughout the west coast with The Extreme Tour, played at the Mesa Music Festival, and opened for such acts as Escape the Fate, Slaves, Capture the Crown, A lot like Birds Handguns, Roam, Hit the Lights and many more.
The Rocket Summer, Steel Panther and Las Vegas natives, Imagine Dragons. Almost Normal has appeared on local and national radio spots ranging from top 40 stations in Vegas to the
renowned Playboy Radio. The duo has since released their debut EP ‘In Technicolor’ in Spring of 2014. Almost Normal has gained positive recognition from several music media outlets including UK music blog, Intamission Music. “It takes time and a lot of hard work to create the kind of cohesive unit a successful band needs to be,” quotes Unsigned Corner music forum, “Almost Normal experienced this first hand.”
Fremont Country Club
601 E Fremont St
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89101