Don Gibson, Earl Scruggs, and now Southern Experience! The story begins like any other famous rock ensemble, in a garage. In 2009, JT Fitch and Scott Sanders got together and started a high school band called Southern Breeze. As they grew, they asked bassist, Ron Humphries, and drummer, Jon Humphries to join and recorded their first album, “Beginnings,” released in 2011. By 2012, Jon went to serve his country by joining the US Marines and was replaced by Shelby’s own drummer extraordinaire, Nikao Wallace, on drums. The band describes their sound as somewhere between New Country and Old Southern Rock. “Our music actually reflects the Southern experience in that lyrically the songs are all written about real life situations and things learned by growing up in the South.” They have signed with Ashley Talent International, which has opened the door to tour and open up for major acts in 2014. Their recent showcase in Nashville, TN has generated interest from major record labels like Buddy Lee Entertainment, Sony Records, as well as a merchandizing deal. Southern Experience was also contacted by Nashville songwriter, Jan Buckingham to co-write 3 songs. The next venture is to Los Angeles where they are expecting “a very impressive group of listeners including some A&R people, major producers for TV and Films. Here is a link to the Hollywood Music Awards website: http://www.hmmawards.org. We will be receiving an award at this red-carpet event.”
You can catch the next show in Shelby at Skooterz on November 16th; it will be their “Hollywood Send-off Party.” Southern Experience will be performing at Busby's East on Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles, CA on November 20th. November 21st they will receive Charlotte Music Awards Country Artist of the Year award at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards at the Henry Fonda Theatre. We are looking to begin touring the US late winter 2014. Follow Cleveland County’s latest success!
Our official website is --- www.southernexperienceband.com
Facebook --- www.facebook.com/SouthernExperience
Booking Agent --- www.ashleytalentinternationalllc.com/home.html
Management --- http://www.gagemusic.com/
Music is available online at --- http://rockharddistributors.com/