105.5FM The Colorado Sound Presents:

Freddy Jones Band

with: Something Underground & Brian Collins

at The Oriental Theater

Time: 8:00pm     Day: Saturday     Doors: 7:00pm     Ages: 18+ / Bar with ID     Price: $22
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Showtimes

10:20 pm
Freddy Jones Band
9:10 pm
Something Underground
8:00 pm
Brian Collins Band
Freddy Jones Band

FREDDY JONES BAND

One of America’s premiere roots rock acts, Freddy Jones Band (and no, none of the members are actually named Freddy Jones) was founded by guitarists and singers Marty Lloyd and Wayne Healy. The band is best known for its number-one radio hits "In A Daydream" and "Take The Time." Now, the long-running act is back on the charts with its new release, Never Change, helmed by producer Justin Niebank (Taylor Swift, Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock) and new label partner Timm Martin of Dustimmoff Records.

 

Singer and guitarist Marty Lloyd characterizes the sessions for Never Change—which features the hit songs “Those Diamonds" and the project’s title track —as euphoric. “Looking back, our approach to making Never Change was very similar to the historic days down at Muscle Shoals.” he says. “The essence of our sound and songwriting was supported by Justin's ‘A Team’ cast, and the room soared from the first down beat. As recording artists we chase that feeling. It was incredibly uplifting and joyful!”

 

Niebank, a three-time Grammy winning producer/engineer, adds of the album, “Never Change is the best record I have worked on in years!" 

 

The present FJB lineup is led by original singer and guitarist Marty Lloyd, who is presently joined by bassist Rich Ross (formerly of Josh Gracin, Phil Vassar, The Samples), guitarist Dave Preston (Matt Morris, Justin Timberlake), and former Matchbox 20 Drummer Ryan MacMillan, to round off this All-Star lineup.

 

With a great new record, relentless touring and legendary live performances, the Freddy Jones Band is back—and entering its finest hour!
Something Underground

 

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SOMETHING UNDERGROUND

Something Underground has been a part of the Denver music scene since 2000. Fronted by brothers Seth and Josh Larson and backed by drummer, Trevor Mariotti, SUG has a deep-rooted connection to music stemming from their childhoods. Performing on stage their entire lives and their broad range of music inspired by everyone from The Beatles to Bruno Mars has given them the ability to genuinely connect with people from all walks of life, wherever they go. Mariotti is the perfect backbone of the band, not only for his monster chops and impeccable timing, but also because of his ability to intuitively read and respond to Josh and Seth’s unspoken musical queues as if he were the third brother.

Among other honors, Something Underground has had the great joy of playing on the Red Rocks stage three times.

The band tours nationally and regularly supports in- and out-of-state non-profits, and their dedication to collaboration, connection and creation doesn’t stop there. The band maintains a genuine and straightforward message of gratitude and love through their music and their connections to fans and other musicians without resorting to syrupy-sweet dogma.

Funded in part by a grant from Colorado Creative Industries, their 2016 “Live” album showcases the energetic stage performances, unique takes on familiar pop songs and surprising way of juxtaposing originals with recognizable covers that Something Underground has become known for. Their 2015 studio EP “Confessions,” a collaboration of Grammy-nominated producer/writer Elan Morrison and Something Underground, is a raw and powerful testament to their musical evolution.

Brian Collins Band

Hailing from the music hotbed of West Georgia, Brian Collins radiates a true southern soul. Humbled by his modest upbringing as the son of two truck-driving parents, Brian exudes passion and love in every corner of his career. The release of his debut album, Healing Highway certified Brian as one of the most promising emerging acts on the country scene. Following the trailblazing success of his leadoff single “Never Really Left,” Brian is back with sophomore tune, “Shine A Little Love.”

Not only did “Never Really Left,” garner Brian both national and international attention, but also led him to be named a CMT Discovery Artist. CMT further displayed their confidence in Brian, when the music video for “Never Really Left” spent seven weeks in the top five on CMT’s Pure 12-Pack Countdown. The achievements of his introduction onto the country music scene also include winning MusicRow Magazine’s Discovery Award by high-profile music critic, Robert Oermann, airplay overseas and on SiriusXM’s premiere Country station, The Highway, national television appearances Daytime and ZUUS Country, and performances on ABC’s Good Morning Carolina’s and New York’s top rated show, FOX’s Good Day NY.

Over the course of his career, Brian has worn many hats in the industry. Not only is he a top-notch singer/songwriter and artist, but Brian has also been praised for his talents as a producer, engineer and graphic designer. Brian co-wrote every song on Healing Highway and produced it alongside Mills Logan and Kenny Greenberg.

“I am very proud of this project,” said Brian. “We worked hard to write, record and produce material that captivates me as an artist and person… I think we nailed it.”

Inspiration for Brian’s songwriting comes from many different aspects of his life. In 1985, Brian’s younger sister, Karen Collins, passed away from Leukemia. Brian used his creative and artistic ability to heal the wounds of his family’s tragedy through a song he co-wrote with close friend and Zac Brown Band bass player, John Driskell Hopkins, titled “She Will Ride.” In January of 2013, Karen’s memory became an anthem to find a cure for cancer through the launch of the She Will Ride Foundation. The non-profit, founded by Brian and Blue Light Entertainment, aims at contributing financially to the determination of finding a cure for cancer and leukemia in this generation.

Take a cross between Eli Young Band, Bob Seger, Bruce Springsteen, and Marc Broussard—and you have a sound unlike any other—you have something unique. And uniqueness describes Brian in every sense of the word. His honest lyrics capture the heart of every listener while the soulful quality of his voice gives meaningful expression to songs that bend the lines between Country and soul.

Brian’s hard working nature and undeniable talent has led him to share the stage with KISS, Will Hoge, Sister Hazel, James Otto, Colin Hay (of Men At Work), Zac Brown Band, the Smithereens, Marshall Tucker Band, Love & Theft, Georgia Satellites, Edwin McCain, Blackberry Smoke, Alabama, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Barenaked Ladies and more. A Brian Collins show offers a well-rounded, dynamic live performance that engulfs the senses and takes audiences on a notable journey.

In 2005, Brian launched “Blue Light Studio” Not only did Brian make his vision of the company into a reality, but he also personally designed all of the recording rooms where he produced/engineered albums and tracks for hard rockers Skid Row, Tony Lucca, The Luchagores, Atlanta based rap artists T.I., Twista and Frank White, as well as acoustic rockers Nic Cowan and Tim O’Donovan. In 2013 Brian partnered with manager and music business developer Santos Vasquez and prominent production manager Tommy Smith, and formed the LLC “Blue Light Entertainment,” an independent label and publishing company. Since the launch, they have seen National fan recognition through touring and organized the BC Brigade (Brian’s Fan Club). 2015 Brian and Blue Light Entertainment LLC forged Blue Light Records after their independent distribution deal with Select-O-Hits out of Memphis, TN. Select-O-Hits , which is owned by Sam W. Phillips and John Phillips, was co-founded in by their father, Tom Phillips, and uncle, Sam Phillips, the legendary founder of Sun Records. Brian’s debut album Healing Highway will be released Oct. 2nd, 2015 digitally and in major retailers nation wide.