Funk group The Lonely Biscuits to bring unique sound to campus Friday

Funk group The Lonely Biscuits to bring unique sound to campus Friday

Kelsey Hamm

The Lonely Biscuits, mtvU’s college artist of the year in 2013, will take to the Legends stage Friday.

The band consists of members vocalist Grady Wenrich, vocalist and guitarist John Paternini, drummer Sam Gidley and bassist Nick Byrd.

Byrd said that while he does not yet consider the band famous, he does consider them well-known in their hometowns and other areas of the country where the band frequently plays.

“We haven’t changed that much since the beginning,” Byrd said. “We don’t let the fact that people like our music get to our heads. We’ve gotten tighter as a band, and we all want to do this for as long as we can.”

On stage, Byrd said the band members feed off the energy of the crowd. In between songs, he usually tries to stay comedic, and let the audience know how appreciative he is that they came to the show.

The band formed in 2011 and combine pop, hip-hop and other genres to create a unique blend of styles. Byrd said the band’s process in creating this sound is very spontaneous.

“Typically someone will play a part on the guitar, or bass, or Sam will play a beat and then we’ll all just jam and add parts,” Byrd said. “It’s all very natural.”

Byrd is originally from Charlotte and tries to visit Boone whenever he can. For the other band members, it will be their first time ever in Boone. The band lives together in Nashville, Tenn., where they are currently working on a new album and hope to be finished very soon.

Doors for the show open at 9 p.m. Tickets for the event are $5 for students in advance and $7 for the public at the door.
The event is BYOB with a valid identification.

Story by Kelsey Hamm, Intern A&E Reporter