A dedicated follower of the American underground music scene, singer/songwriter Leisure McCorkle brings a healthy knowledge of the classic alternative scene to his brand of energetic hard rock. Starting in the mid-90’s, he recorded the lo fi Nappy Superstar on an 8-track in 1997. Put together with very little money, the recording still commanded a good response from music critics and helped his live shows develop some longtime fans. Following with American Ghetto Pop Machine, McCorkle expanded on his work with better writing and better production, even scoring a licensing deal with MTV that resulted in several songs being included in their reality shows. By 2002, Jet Set Baby became the hardest rocking album in his canon as he continued to explore the boundaries of poppy alternative rock with a full backing band.
Leisure appears on WXRY Unsigned on Sunday, April 16, 2017 broadcasting LIVE from The British Bulldog Pub at 8PM.
Finding Lucy is an up-and-coming Indie Rock band from Columbia, South Carolina that has received an astounding level of national and international attention for a new group. First assembled in 2011, today’s band members include Grayson Alexander (vocalist-songwriter, guitarist), Logan Charles (vocalist, guitarist), Alex Nolan (bassist, background vocalist) and Evan Moore (drummer). Influenced by bands like Go Radio, Mayday Parade, and From Indian Lakes, Finding Lucy features unique, powerful arrangements, captivating hooks and lyrics that reflect the social maze of their generation.
Finding Lucy began as an expression of Grayson’s passion for music from an early age, but quickly developed into a serious endeavor after the band’s first tour to Charleston, SC in 2012. After a brief hiatus at the beginning of 2013, the group returned in March of that year to perform during the St. Patrick’s Day Festival in downtown Columbia with new bassist Alex Nolan. Multiple engagements followed as the group’s immense talent became evident to local and regional promoters. In May of 2015, they released their first studio EP, “Long Live the Problem Child”, and played their first summer festival (Carolina Craft Beer and Music Festival in Winston Salem, NC) in June. Finding Lucy’s first single release (“This Time”) spent a total of 13 weeks on national digital radio airplay charts, climbing to #5 on the Adult Contemporary chart and #10 on the Rock chart on September 26, 2015. (www.digitalradiotracker.com)
Their current EP was recorded at Archer Avenue Studio with the help of producer Kenny McWilliams. It is available through all major digital outlets and streaming music services.
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Finding Lucy appear on WXRY Unsigned on Sunday, July 10, 2016 broadcasting LIVE from The British Bulldog Pub.
The Harsh Truth hails from the Capital City of South Carolina. After forming in the Fall 2014 by Talon Vick (Keys) and Nate Walker (Vox/Rhythm), they then added Colin O’Keefe (Bass) and Joe Lansburg (Lead Guitar) to mix. Since both Joe and Colin had worked together with Nate in a previous project titled “Million Dollar Lot” the transition was seamless. After accumulating a set list of original songs they began their search for a drummer. After a bit of trial and error on the percussion hunt, Andrew Lasseter (Drums) stepped into the mix. Finally with the outfit complete they are ready to hit the local scene with a mission. Make music that moves people.
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The Harsh Truth will appear on WXRY Unsigned this Sunday, March 13, 2016 broadcasting LIVE from The British Bulldog Pub.