You can't fully appreciate the long history of recorded music without taking the time to look at the breakups. Whether it's for good or for the season, Okey Dokey is the product of that natural reformation that occurs when musicians part ways. Fronted by visual artist Aaron Martin and The Weeks' guitarist Johny Fisher, these two former band mates made the rare decision to revisit creating music together in Fisher's small cabin about 20 miles outside of Nashville, TN. What they created was a well blended mix of everything they loved about classic Motown combined with a dash of their psychedelic storytelling roots. With the record and touring band including a revolving group of musicians from bands such as The Weeks, Rayland Baxter Band, Desert Noises, Morning Teleportation, Ron Gallo, Kansas Bible Company, Houndmouth and more, their upcoming debut album 'Love You, Mean It' has a little bit of treasure for every type of listener.
In the midst of traveling the world with Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness supporting the hit self-titled LP, RIAA-certified Gold single "Cecilia and the Satellite," tours with Weezer and Panic! at the Disco as well as appearances on the Today Show and Conan, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Zac Clark is hard at work on a new solo record, following 2015's "I Am a Guest" and 2012's "Young Volcanoes," as well as the 2014 single "Wake Up," the theme song for Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's TNT show "Wake Up Call." Rounding out 2017 with a string of northeast dates with a full band including members of Jack's Mannequin, John Legend and Ben Folds, a new LP and a full US Solo tour will follow in Spring 2018.
The Grand Par
The Grand Par is a 3 piece original rock band from New Haven, CT formed in February 2017. Scott Daly (vocals, guitar) from the successful international solo project of Arms and Legs, was looking to start a band after living and touring in China and performing session work in LA and NYC. Scott settled in CT to be closer to family and that’s where he met up with local CT musician Jake Nest (bass, vocals). Jake played in many different successful CT hardcore and punk bands. Scott and Jake were on the hunt for a drummer when a mutual friend reached out to Wes Cross, (drums, percussion) former and original drummer of Hot Rod Circuit. After the first practice, all 3 knew this was going to be something special. The Grand Par’s music can be best described as big driving rock songs with catchy hooks and melodies drawing influences ranging from The Beatles, Cheap Trick, and The Replacements. A home studio 3 song demo recorded by Jay Russell (Hot Rod Circuit) is currently available.