SLINGSHOT DAKOTA

Psyko Steve Presents

SLINGSHOT DAKOTA

THE DEADBEAT COUSINS

Thu, June 20, 2019

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Trunk Space

Phoenix, AZ

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages

SLINGSHOT DAKOTA
SLINGSHOT DAKOTA
With the energy and sound of a full four-piece band, Carly Comando and Tom Patterson –– the husband and wife team that make up Bethlehem, Pennsylvania’s Slingshot Dakota –– craft unapologetic, heavy pop tracks that showcase their years of experience and punk influences. Although Carly is on the keyboard and Tom is behind the beats, to define the band as a keys-and-drums duo isn’t quite right. Carly writes songs as if there were a guitar and a bass present and translates how to mimic the sounds on the keys. Combining a robust low-end with sweet and delicate melodies, Carly makes full use of her heavily effected keyboard while also providing vocals that are, in turn, sweet and polished or earnest and raw. Tom fills out the sonic middle ground with his drum kit, knowing just when to hold back, and when to let loose and wail away. It’s a little bit pop; it’s a little bit punk; but it’s 100% fun.
THE DEADBEAT COUSINS
After years of playing with different bands and trying all different genres, Mat Shaker had discovered his love for Blues music. In September of 2016 he decided to form a new project to focus solely on the more "Blues based" songs he had written.

When the idea of a new band was realized, Mat immediately went to his Cousin Braden Mckinnon who he has been playing music with for years. The two began playing and it was immediately apparent that they were onto something.

They then decided to ask their long time friend Randy Day who has played in many bands with Mat over the years if he would be interested in joining the group. Randy's musical knowledge and skills solidified the groups sound and made him the 3rd member. Something was still missing and it wasn't until they added their 4th and final member, Jaren Soelberg (who has played in many bands throughout the years) that their lineup felt complete.

The band has been able to lock down a sound of their own that gives a Blues Rock feel with their wide variety of songwriting skills and catchy tunes that will have everyone singing along. With heavy influences from other artists such as The Black Keys, Gary Clark Jr., and The Shouting Matching they are sure to be a staple in this genre and provide music that all will enjoy.
Venue Information:
The Trunk Space
1124 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
http://www.thetrunkspace.com/