WELCOME TO HOMEGROWN!
A Local Music Segment airing every Monday through Friday at 11pm w/ Mo! These next few weeks, our Homegrown bands are battling it out to play Four Peaks Tempe Oktoberfest @ Tempe Town Lake. Check out the bands competing this week and vote for your favorite, if you wanna see ’em play LIVE at Oktoberfest October 13th-15th.
People Who Could Fly is an indie pop band formed in 2013 and based in Phoenix, AZ. The group’s high-energy, dance-inspiring indie pop style draws influence from acts such as Walk the Moon, the 1975, and Two Door Cinema Club.
The band released their third studio EP in Summer of 2017. People Who Could Fly has performed with national acts including Death Cab for Cutie, X Ambassadors, Fitz & The Tantrums, Rick Springfield, Howard Jones, Roger Clyne, and Reel Big Fish.
With more than 14,000 monthly Spotify listeners in 55 countries, and clean lyrics / content, the band has wide appeal to audiences of varied musical tastes. You can catch PWCF on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Preview their song “Neon Lights” below, then at the bottom of the page, make your vote on who you want to see at Four Peaks Tempe Oktoberfest!
Founded in fall of 2013, the band WESLYNN was formed when three Arizona State University schoolmates and long-time friends Jared Geyer, Greg Olin, and Kevin Holmes decided to start making music together in a bedroom in Ahwatukee, a suburb of Phoenix, AZ. They quickly gained a fan base in their hometown while playing coffee shops, cover gigs, and releasing original home recordings online for free. The following year, WESLYNN’s first professionally produced five-track EP titled Dark Days garnered a positive response from faithful fans and new listeners alike. The album was engineered and produced by Nashville recording artist, David Dreas (Aliza Carter Band, Fides, Sam Pinkerton).
In February 2015, WESLYNN released the single “What Went Wrong”. In a statement to Cronkite News at ASU they said, “Everything we have been through has brought us closer together. We have individually had so many personal trials, but when we start playing music, it all fades away. The world is constantly changing and throwing tragedy into our lives, but WESLYNN has given us the opportunity to rally around each other and made us even closer friends. This music is a direct response to those hard times of love and loss.”
WESLYNN’s sophomore five-song EP, Black & Champagne, was recorded with producer and engineer Dan Parker (Kenny Holland, The Summer Set, Wild Earth) in spring of 2016, followed by a new single “Here To Stay”. Hearkening back to the golden age of doo wop and early rock and roll, “Here To Stay” puts a modern indie rock twist on nostalgia inducing classic guitar riffs layered with velvety, melodic vocals.The band draws their inspiration from musicians like Augustana, The Rolling Stones, John Mayer, The Beatles, and Queen; blending their fresh sound and classic rock style. With smooth vocals, haunting harmonies and grooving guitar vibes, WESLYNN’s music reaches people of all ages. The band continues to focus on writing new material and is excited to keep sharing their music with fans all over the world. You can connect with Weslynn on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Preview their single “Here To Stay” below, then cast your vote at the bottom of the page.
Nothing On The Moon, a 4 piece indie fuzzed, groove rock, sax band began as a last resort in a small house in downtown Mesa, Arizona. Brandon Simoes (Guitar/ Vocals) and Joey Wilson (Drums) conceived the group from the ashes of fallen projects with bass player and best friend, Mason White, who can be caught frequently without shoes and a four string in hand. Not long after their jams began, the band was then accompanied by Richelle Heinauer (Saxophone/Keyboards), creating a fresh dynamic on stage. In October 2015 the band released their debut EP “Till The Sun Comes Up” and are currently recording their sophomore release. You can find NOTM on Facebook and Instagram and don’t forget to preview their song “Work It Out” below, then cast your vote at the bottom of the page.
Lost in the Sun is an Alt/Rock/Folk/Country Band formed in Phoenix AZ. The Band is made up of Kelly Ehley (vocals + guitar) Kevin Bentz (vocals + guitar) Chad Martin (Drums + Vocals) and Anthony Germinaro ( Bass + Vocals). Kevin and Anthony played in the band Sterotyperider together and Chad Martin is best known for his part in Five Speed. You can follow Lost In The Sun on Facebook and Twitter then preview their song “Love Bites” below. Don’t forget to cast your vote to hear your favorite band perform Four Peak’s Tempe Oktoberfest at the bottom of the page.