8 Lives Spent
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Biography
8 Lives Spent can be described as a high-energy, blue-collar, roots rock and roll band with a good time feel. They mix up a four-hour show blending unique originals with obscure B-side covers long lost in the vaults of rock-n-roll. They firmly stand on the ideology that people that lay down good money to see a band should walk away with a memorable experience and with that they thrive to be the hosts of the party. In fact they recently pulled volunteers from the audience of a show to sing backup and the stage ended up being completely full of fans singing, dancing, and having a great time.

8 Lives Spent was founded by bassist Joe Jones and drummer Brian Holt who formerly played together in the local group "Rabid Granny". When that group disbanded in the early summer months of 2007, Joe and Brian linked up with former "Off the Cuff" guitarist and vocalist Brandy James who introduced his own unique style of rock with a dash of funk. The three immediately began building on the chemistry while discussing the overall state of music today. They agreed that, for the most part, music had become somewhat stagnant and concluded that what the world needed was a rebirth of old-school rock-n-roll. This is the type of stuff that you jammed to at field parties, small rock clubs, etc. during a time when rock took center stage in places all across the country. It was a time when entire city blocks were devoted to live music, and it was a time that people went out to see a band to briefly forget about the cares of the world. That is precisely the goal of 8 Lives Spent, to be remembered for generating a good time atmosphere where all the world's problems can be tucked away for a few hours. Drummer Brian Holt recalls a few bands that did just that. "Two bands immediately come to mind when I think of a good time. The first is most definitely Root Boy Slim, and the other is Kix. Although totally different from one another (and from us for that matter), these guys knew how to turn a normal night out into a full-blown party. I remember the first time I saw Root. There was this line around the venue with punkers, rednecks, bikers, yuppies,you name it. These people had nothing at all in common except for the music and the band. That's exactly what I want to achieve as a musician and I think this lineup is perfectly capable of attracting the same versatile crowd".

With a game plan in place the band took off and recruited guitarist Rob Saville to its ranks in September of 2007. Rob immediately worked into the lineup both in style and chemistry (this is one twisted young man). With a full arsenal the band is ready to come to your hometown and shake things up a bit.
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  • Members:
    Joe Jones-Bass/Guitar/Vocals, Brandy James-Guitar/Vocals, Rob Saville-Lead Guitar/Vocals, Brian Holt-Percussion/Vocals
  • Sounds Like:
    Southern Rock with an extra kick
  • Influences:
    Way too many to list!!!
  • AirPlay Direct Member Since:
    05/18/08
  • Profile Last Updated:
    01/20/13 01:27:54

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