Country music singer/songwriter from Pulaski,VA. Full album available everywhere online. Shared the stage with Travis Tritt, Tyler Farr, Luke Combs, Old Crow.
Starting a solo artist career in 2016, releasing an EP in Jan of 2017 and opening for big name acts all year long it feels like this is off to a good start. Being from a small town in Virginia hours away from Nashville its very hard to get recognition as a country artist but I've gained fans from Nashville to Myrtle Beach, SC and everywhere in between.
Supporting act to:
Jason Michael Carroll
Country Showdown - Abingdon, VA
NASH Next Local winner 107.1 - Radford, VA
Artist Showdown to open for Tyler Farr - Roanoke, VA
It all started in 2006 in Scott and Matt Smile's garage. Believe it or not, even then it was magic. Our first gig was our highschool talent show. Although we didn't even get more than five minutes with the crowd of our peers, in their eyes, we were heroes. After the talent show we started playing anywhere, and everywhere that we could. From bars, to skating rinks, to private parties, we even played the V.F.W. on more than one occasion. No matter the pay, we came to play.
The screaming guitars and pounding drums led us out of our parents garage, and into the first place the Buddz called home, an old rundown barber shop on the unpleasent side of town. We deemed this place, "The Jamroom." The carpeted walls, leaky ceilings, and peculiar stains on the bathroom walls made this the perfect place to rock. Aside from the handful of robberies, this jamroom helped create our sound. With our newly aquired Jamroom, our first plan was the same as every other band, play shows, play shows, and more shows. After putting our stamp on the local rock scene, we felt we had run our area's well dry, and we were ready to move forward.
Within a few months Buddz Manager Ellen Smile had us in different battles of the bands all over the east coast. Knoxville was the closest big city to the Buddz hometown. It was the perfect place to test our small town talent. We entered Big Mamas Battle of the Bands in 2008, there were over 100 bands in the pro division alone. After playing an amazing show, the Buddz took home the gold, and the grand prize, to record an album for free. We only had three days to record the entire album, but it turned out solid with time to spare.Within three shows of releasing the self-titled album, It completely sold out.
Brandon had always been a part of the Buddz, even before he was their drummer. He would help Scotty arrange songs, help pick the covers, and even recroded an album with his own band Cadence before officiall joining The Buddz in 2010. Brandon brought a piece of the new buddz sound with him. His precise harmonies and perfect timing was a huge asset for the Buddz. Even though he is the youngest in the group, his talents are never lacking. Now with three family members in a band together, band arguments were a thing of the past.
Over the next few months there were countless trips to Baltimore, D.C., New York, and Nashville. We played a lot of out of town shows and made some powerful connections. Through one of our trips to Nashville we met Max E. Million, president of American Eagle Records. Although we were never officially part of the roster, Max helped our band grow, and he also passed a few of his connections our way. He helped the band record a few songs at EMI of Nashville, he got us on live television playing the Billy Block Show, and he also helped us make our first music video, Adhesive. The Buddz will still call Max for advice on both the music and the business side.
Lindsy Says is:
Jared Matthew - Vocals
Dustin James - Guitar
Zack Joy - Bass Guitar
Jonathan Parker - Drums
LINDSY SAYS is a new melodic hard ROCK band from Savannah, GA on a mission to bring back the high energy sleaze party "Rock n Roll" band from the depths of the serious "doom and gloom" attitude that modern ROCK music has descended to. Think of an updated/modernized version of Motley Crue with a nice sized portion of Guns n Roses dipped in Poison.. Then spin that up with a modern rock sound. With melodic / arena ROCK, or whatever you may call it.. now on a slow and steady climb back into the hearts (and ears) of music lovers across the globe, the future looks bright for those raised on 80's, albeit served up with a modern younger twist.
LINSAY SAYS, the brainchild of front man Jared Matthew, initially came together in 2015, but just last year morphed into their current lineup (consisting of guitarist, Dustin James, bassist, Zack Joy, and drummer, Jonathan Parker). The first single from the CD "Hold On Me", comes from the band's self titled debut album produced by Rusty Wilmot in Orlando, FL (Due out later this summer ) The band evenly balances all ten songs between old school melodic metal, and new modern rock, with a focus on strong vocal performance laced with infectious melodies. "We're big fans of all the 80's bands. With all of those influences clearly in our music, we like to throw in more current change-ups, and production techniques to make it more 'today', says Jared.. Track 2 sends you crashing into the controversial "Heaven's Vanity, which was written 'to call out the BS of the church. I was raised in a very religious family and it's just not what I'm about. I'm a believer but I don't judge others. Songs such as the heartfelt "Headlights" (Sometimes, if you really love someone you have to show them by leaving. If they're still there when you come back). The ferocity of "Fight (Thomas Jefferson said that we should have a revolution every fifteen years and I agree. We're too much like cattle anymore) gets your blood pumping. Then the groove of "Backstreets" (written from the view of growing up on the streets of Savannah, GA and the trappings of all that sex and drugs has to offer. To be interpreted as the listener sees fit.), all add up to an album that is already looking to be included in many year-end Top 10 lists across the globe. The touching "Secondhand Roses" winds everything up with a real life scenario presented in three and a half minutes in which Jared describes, "an ex had ended their relationship and he decided the best thing to do at that moment would be to go sit by a nearby lake. As he tells it: I saw a couple across the way and they were just enjoying each other and the peace and quiet and he had given her a bouquet of roses. Suddenly he gets an email or text or something and she grabs his phone. It was apparently from another girl because she started pounding on him! Obviously, that was the end of that and the roses were thrown to the ground. After the dust had cleared I went over and picked up the roses, went to my ex's and spent one last night. When she woke up all that was there were the roses. Hence, 'secondhand roses.'
Now on to the name. So, who is LINDSY, and what does she have to "SAY? According to Matthew, she says a lot, depending upon the person she's talking to. When the band was first coming together, myself, the guitarist, and the drummer all wound up with new girlfriends around the same time. Mine was a stripper, the guitarist's was an attorney, and our drummer's came from a plumbing family all three ironically named Lindsy. I was a bit suspicious, so I invited my Lindsy out one night and took the rest of the band with me. She walked in the door, saw the three of us sitting together and did a direct about face and walked right back out. She played all of us but we got a pretty cool name out of it."
The band rebooted their LIVE show in 2017 by opening slots for the likes of national touring bands like Hawthorne Heights, Saving Abel, and Hed PE (to name a few) These Savannah, GA hard rocker's just released their first video for their upcoming debut single, "Hold On Me", and have teamed up with Uncivil Revolt for the premiere (See Below)
LINDSY SAYS may have just arrived at the party but, as we all know, it's those that came through the door "fashionable late" that demand the most attention. Sit back and watch these southerners knock you on your ass!
Coming from a bustling "Hub City" in Western, MD there lies a Region where great music often times gets overlooked and then there comes the amazingly "active rock" sextet, Calisus (pronounced "kah-lee-sus"). With power rhythms and elevated melodies that are delivered with laser focused pinpoint accuracy, Calisus not only satisfies the true live experience, but they also treat the listener with an amazing audible adventure. If you are looking for an "active rock" band that truly delivers the goods, Calisus is waiting for you - Rob Daily, Daily Unsigned
Nashville TN Artist, Ryan Perry, uses his powerful voice to bring intense energy and a rockin' twist to Countrys top 40. Featuring songs from Jason Aldean, Chris Stapleton, Luke Bryan and many many more. With his newly released EP "Yeah That's Us", Ryan Perry is working his way around the Region from opening for Lee Greenwood, to playing the after parties for Toby Keith, Ronnie Dunn and The Band Perry. With too many shows to mention Ryan Perry will have you dancing and singing along all night long!