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To Write Love On Her Arms Benefit A Jammin’ Java Success

| May 09, 2013, 01:24 PM | 0 Comments

The To Write Love On Her Arms Benefit concert went off without a hitch. This was largely due to the talented members of The Rebuilt Machine, The Atlantic Light, Just Another Scene, and The Hound.

The audience was captured the minute The Hound walked on stage. The band covered a wide variety of rhythms, from songs heard in a coffee shop, like “Break,” to rock songs, and even a few slow songs. The talented drummer, Chayse Schutter, even incorporated a maraca in a couple of songs. The bassist, Mike Feldmann, played an incredible solo, all while singer and guitarist Danny Slovich hit every note imaginable. The Hound clearly knew what they were capable of, and blew the audience away.

The next band to take the stage was Just Another Scene. They played fun, fast songs such as “Counted” and “Fist Pump.” However, the band also knew how to play slower songs, such as “Just Fine.” Backup vocalist and guitarist Brandon Guyton paired with the touring bassist, Tyler Adlam, to harmonize perfectly during “Better Off Dead.” Each member tried their hardest, and were still able to have fun. Jumping around onstage, the band members’ excitement was palpable, and contagious. Just Another Scene’s awesome vocals from Alex Jongbloed, perfect harmonies and catchy beats from drummer Zach Benson make them a band to watch. Their next show is on May 21st, at the Jammin’ Java.

The Atlantic Light were the next on stage. From the very beginning, the band members were bursting with energy. Lead guitarist Johnny Chay and bassist Adam Peters hardly sat still, singing their hearts out to the adoring fans. Singer Sonam Tandin Wong hit every note perfectly, backed flawlessly by drummer JJ Foley, Johnny Chay and Adam Peters.  With songs “Don’t Call Me Tonight” and “While We Were Young,” JJ Foley held the beat as fans danced around. Every note from every instrument seemed as if it were specifically picked, and the songs flowed seamlessly. It was evident by the unwavering smiles on the members’ faces that The Atlantic Light absolutely loved playing music together. The Atlantic Light is currently in the studio recording their sophomore album. They plan for it to be a step forward from their debut record, a segue from their Pop-punk background into the world of Pop-Rock & Roll.

All images ©2013, Kati Mayers.

The final band to charm the audience was The Rebuilt Machine. The members worked beautifully together, the strong guitar complimented the drums, the bass emphasized the singer. Singer Joshua Wesley never sat still, between hopping straight into the air and instigating the audience. They put on a show, singing to each other, making faces and interacting with the audience. Guitarist Nik Castro had flawless riffs, and each member of The Rebuilt Machine certainly knew what they were doing. The members weren’t just experts in their own instruments either. Midway through “Drama Queen,” the members actually switched instruments! They even managed to keep the song going during this Chinese fire drill. Guitarist Nik Castro took control of the singing, leaving the audience speechless. Singer Joshua Wesley showcased his screaming talents during “Deception Looks Good On You,” making The Rebuilt Machine an extremely versatile band, full of potential.

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