Monday, June 7, 2010

Very Talented Battle of the Bands in Plano

I loved the battle of the bands I went to Friday night at First Christian Church in Plano! The artists and bands I saw were Jason Deutsch, Kaitlyn Sparks, Ty Mayfield (winner of the night!), Tune In Tomorrow, and Criminal Shift.

We arrived as Jason was playing and enjoyed the covers of songs he was performing. Loved his voice. Then Kaitlyn Sparks took to the stage and did some awesome covers of Phil Wickham and Bethany Dillon.
Ty Mayfield was up next, and he had all the girls swooning over his piano and singing skills! Many might compare him to Gavin DeGraw, of whom he did one cover, but all the rest of his songs were completely original and very well played. He ended up winning, and the youth pastor Chris Layton said Ty probably won because he was so cute. That's why I voted for him. haha j/k

I had been chatting with the Tune In Tomorrow guys before they went on stage. The drummer looks like Edward Norton and TOTALLY broke the first rule of fight club while we were talking about his other celebrity look-alikes. haha They were also very good on stage with only Mr. Norton and the lead singer/guitar player. They sounded very full with the loops they added live; with only two guys on stage, I didn't feel like anything was missing. I got a copy of their CD, and it's been playing in my car over and over! I'm loving it!

Last up was the recent graduates in Criminal Shift. These guys were so much fun to watch! Not that they were going crazy on stage, but you could just tell they loved what they did and were very well rehearsed in it. I highly recommend seeing these guys live. Hopefully they don't all go their separate ways after graduation and will continue to play some live shows in the area. They rocked.

So there is my recap of the best battle of the bands I've experienced. There is some incredible independent and local music out there and you can rest assured we will play the best of it on Indie-Ground every Sunday at 8pm!!

See ya around!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Engagement Pics!

Kayla and I got our engagement pictures done yesterday by our wonderful photography friend Jenna Christine. (Click on her name to view her website.) We went to the Ft. Worth stock yards and found an old abandon building to take some pictures in. Here are a couple pictures from the shoot if you want to see more they are online at Jenna's website. :) The wedding is taking place October 23rd here in Dallas.

Monday, March 22, 2010

CSI Ministry Concert!

This past weekend, Donielle and I got to head back to Aubrey, TX for the second time in one month. This time around we got to visit Aubrey First Baptist Church for the CSI Ministry Benefit Concert.
CSI Ministries is a non-profit student-run faith-based organization devoted to reaching out to other students at Aubrey High School in Aubrey, Texas and more to spread the gospel and bring hope.
First, I want to mention how impressed I was with these kids. Jonathan and Sara, two of the teens from CSI managed to not only pull this whole benefit show off, but they managed to do a beyond professional job. I see a lot of promotions in their future.
The night before, I had seen Waco-based band Everthorn at the Spoken concert at FAith Bible Church in Desoto, and I was excited to see them again. They once again put on a great show.
The headlining act, Burning Yesterday was a good call. These guys know how to put on a show, and I had a lot of fun watching the youth rock out.
I get to go to a lot of really cool events working at Power FM, and ones like these are my favorite. I love to see community get together to love on each other and to praise the Lord. So, thank you CSI for having us out to your event.


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