Bridge To Grace, Seasons After

Queen City Productions is proud to present:

Bridge To Grace

Seasons After

Gears

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

6:00 pm

Outland Ballroom

$10.00 - $13.00

Bridge To Grace
Bridge To Grace
A fixture on the rock music scene, Bridge To Grace has been impressing audiences with their energetic live show performance and songwriting skills since early 2012. Loaded with powerful songs that range from hard-hitting rockers to emotionally driven ballads, David Garcia (vocals), Alex Cabrera (guitar, vocals, piano), Christian Lowenstein (bass) and Justin Little (drum, vocals) have a musical chemistry like no other. Their unique and compelling sounds leave fans wanting more and their motto of “write a song a day” shows just how determined and dedicated they are to ‘making it. Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Bridge To Grace was formed by Cabrera in 2010 when he recruited Lowenstein, whom he met while attending Atlanta’s Music Matters. Two years later, Little joined and finally Garcia, thanks to producer Rick Beato’s suggestion that vocal tracks of Garcia be sent to Cabrera. After one listen, Cabrera knew he was the voice for Bridge To Grace and the band was born! In late 2013, Bridge To Grace released their first EP “Staring in the Dark,” produced by Beato (Shinedown, Need to Breathe) for indie label Long Run Records. Their first single “The Fold” was released to radio in January 2014 and landed in the Top 50 on the active rock charts. That same year, the guys completed their first nationwide tour sharing the stage with bands such as Theory of a Deadman, Pop Evil, Fuel, Puddle of Mudd, Smile Empty Soul, Tantric, and Drowning Pool. Additionally, Bridge To Grace has performed at The Taste of Madison, Dirt Fest, The Dane County Fair and Texas Showdown, Rockfest 2016 in addition to doing several radio and television appearances to promote their music and tour. The eponymous album BRIDGE TO GRACE was released in the Spring of 2015 and is available on iTunes, Amazon, and bridgetogracemusic.com. The band currently has released two top 40 singles and just released their fourth single, "Left Inside".
Seasons After
Seasons After
To say that the new Seasons After record Manifesto is an evolution would be an understatement. The album set to release in November 11th, 2016 is a brash declaration of the policies, goals, and opinions of a band that has weathered the storm and come back with a vengeance. Building on past radio success with three Top 40 singles and over 3.5 million YouTube views, the band has grown, matured, endured, and developed a chip on their shoulder that results in a blistering array of songs that will satiate the tastes of both rock and metal music fans alike. Guitarist Jimmy Beattie states, "This album was written with nothing but the truth in mind. It's about the unspoken realities that a lot of us live with, and some of the hard truths we all face at one time or another. The idea is to let listeners know that they are not alone, and that someone understands. We can find each other in the dark."

The record truly is a roller-coaster ride that will draw the listener in with every dynamic change. Seasons After uses massive choruses and hooks mixed with heart-wrenching melodies and shrieking, chugging, glass shattering brutality to convey the true spirit and personality of the band. Front-man Tony Housh adds, "This album is the culmination of everything we have learned both as a signed and independent band, and as individuals over the years. We all stepped into this commitment together years ago, and this truly has become our Manifesto".

Listeners can expect to experience a variety of emotions ranging from rage to bliss and everything in between. The band has truly arrived in thunderous fashion with this record and successfully bridged the gap and improved on their already vast catalog of songs. The desperation and longing for something more truly translates on this record. Having toured coast-to-coast multiple times, the band is primed and ready to do it again to further grow their already rabid fan-base, and showcase what their hard work and dedication have brought forth in the form of their newest release, Manifesto.
Gears
Gears
Miami based hard/heavy rock act GEARS isn’t your average start-up garage band. Despite being confronted with a near disastrous setback at the cusp of their debut, headlining tour, jarring line-up changes, and financial challenges, the band has persevered and rebuilt.
Founded in February 2014, Trip 6 (Urban Rebel), Eli Parker (Endo), Tommy Herres (SCARLET CARSON) and Jimmy Wooten (SKINMASK) were all looking for new projects as their old ones had run their course.
We all wanted to do something more modern, but still rang true to our influences. Something that we could aggressively market and tour on. So, we all met up in Miami after months of talking about doing something together and what came out was the first EP, "Set in Motion."
They released Set in Motion in May 2014, immediately launching into their first headline run with support from I-Exist. Just three days into the tour, their equipment trailer disconnected, resulting in a massive, horrific accident; not only did they lose their gear, but the tour van was totaled and the band members sustained serious injury. In spite of this tremendous blow, the group endured and continued the tour without missing a beat.
Later it developed that two of the founding members were unable to continue, leaving the band reeling and having to replace them with skilled, compatible substitutes:
I was talking with a mutual friend, Joe Taback (12 Gauge Embrace) about needing a guitar player for GEARS because we let go of Eli and he suggested Bobby Thomas. I called him and showed him the songs and he was ready to go. As far as bass, I knew Chris from when Needlemouth was a thing out in Cali and I always liked his playing and he was super laid back & cool. I knew both of these dudes were definite upgrades at their instruments and were a better fit personality wise than what we had to deal with previously.
In June 2015, Wooten and Six teamed with Corey Lowery (Saint Asonia, Stuck Mojo, Stereomud, Dark New Day) and Troy Mclawhorn (Evanescence, Seether, Dark New Day) on their new EP Pride Comes Before the Fall, and announced the addition of new members Bobby Thomas and Chris Dorame. They hit the road for their Riser Tour, once again with I-Exist, in July, wrapping up the run in September, but kept the momentum going with the digital release and lyric video for their debut single off of Pride Comes Before the Fall, “Face Down”. The band rounded out the year with the release of their much anticipated sophomore EP on November 10th, with a tour anticipated in January 2016.
We're still moving forward and, despite everything that has been an obstacle in the short time we've been a band, everything still keeps growing and getting better.
Venue Information:
Outland Ballroom
324 South Ave
Springfield, MO, 65806