Nashville Communion *Christmas Special* December 2012
Thursday, 6th December at The Basement, Nashville
If you like hard hitting rock trios then you’ll love The Wans. With hints from the 60′s all the way to the 90′s they’ve formed their own sound. With Mark Petaccia’s thunderous drums, Noah Denney’s monsterous bass, and Simon Kerr’s droning guitars it makes up for quite a loud trio. The trio recently finished their record and are extremely excited to share it in the next few weeks.
The Wans picked up their name from Simon’s hometown in Ireland. Simon explains it as an “everyday slang term in Derry, Northern Ireland.” He goes on to say, “It pretty much means ‘The Ones’, but the way it’s spelled is the way it’s pronounced in an Irish accent. So everyone has to pronounce it that way. I find it funny listening to Americans speaking with Irish accent. I may be the only one who finds it funny, but what the hell! All that matters to us is that the songs are solid and the music is rocking.”
The mockingbird is the state bird of both Texas and Tennessee. Charlie Berry and Brett Taylor both hail from Dallas, while Truck Roley calls Nashville home. The guys came together through collaborations with CMA/ACM Song of the Year winner and Grammy & Oscar nominated songwriter Tom Douglas (‘The House That Built Me.’ ‘I Run To You,’ ‘Southern Voice’).
The guys have released three EPs: Mockingbird Sun, The Muscle Shoals and most recently 3, which was released digitally on October 23, 2012 and went top 20 on the iTunes Country Chart the same day.
Mockingbird Sun has toured extensively for the past two years and got the opportunity to share the stage with hit acts like Eric Church, Toby Keith, and Eli Young Band.
Aside from touring, Mockingbird Sun has been featured on CMT.com, CMT Pure, GAC and landed the cover story on the Billboard Country Bulletin on August 20, 2012.
The Saint John’s
Norma Jean Martine
Norma Jean Martine is a unique songwriter and a classic performer, having learnt her craft singing in blues jams in New York from the age of 12. Still only 21, her live performance is a sublime experience, with a tone and expression that belie her years. Through combining deeply poetic lyrics and a pop sensibility with an effortless, ageless and rootsy voice, Norma Jean creates pin-dropping moments of heart-piercing emotion that leaves the audience breathless.
In the past year she has been increasing her repertoire in Nashville and London alongside some of the best writers and producers, collaborating with Ed Harcourt, Romeo Stodart from the Magic Numbers, Darrell Scott, Marcus Hummon, Steve McEwan and Brendan Benson.
Doors at 7:30pm / Show starts at 8:00pm
Tickets available at Grimey’s