October Road was
formed in the Fall of 2004, and for almost eight
years now, they have been racking up the miles and
doing their best to play the most current, and
pop, and rock cover tunes, while also releasing four
albums of their own music!
Distance has never
been, nor will it ever be an obstacle for the guys,
as they've performed as far North as the Canadian
border, all the way down to Nashville, TN, with
countless cities, towns and farms in between.
Their sound has best been described as "Funky
Country", as they try to bring a soulful, upbeat
approach to all the music they play, regardless of
genre, the result of which is folks who say they
"don't like country", or "never listen to rock,"
find themselves tapping to the beat, or kickin' it
up on the dance floor before they realize the song
being played is the "Type They Don't Like!"
When it comes to
their original music, there is only one rule that is
applied! The song must have strong lyrics,
which the guys feel is often lacking in much of
modern music today. With many songwriting
idols as their motivation, they aim to craft songs
that are relatable, and have an overall sense of
purpose. With their new release, "Yesterday's
News", they guys feel they've finally put out the
album they've been trying to make since releasing
their first album in 2004. With quality
songwriting and performances, and access to top
notch recording facilities for an extended amount of
time, they were able to capture the magic that is
making music in a way that limited resources or lack
of time never allowed before.
October Road is
Shawn Smalley on Lead Vocals/Lead Guitar, Michael
on Vocals/Bass Guitar, Mike Brunette on
Vocals/Keyboards and Pat "Patio" Hewitt on
Vocals/Drums. They are four guys who not only
love sharing a stage together, but genuinely enjoy
each others company away from the sound and lights.
Please join them for a night of song and dance when
they travel to a city near you, and be sure to
follow them on Facebook and Twitter (links at the
top of the page).