Earlier tonight I met some of the bands appearing featured on the next rickyleepotts.com presents six bands for six bucks. We talked about the show, signed contracts, and just chatted about music. I always like talking tunes, and to do it with so many great local bands… it’s nice. We met at a Starbucks on the north side, and I hadn’t even sat down yet and in walks Jon Beaty. Jon is in Jeremy Johnson & the Bleeding Keys; they played on the last six4six. Anyway, he was there to meet my good friend Andrew Newport. Long story short, Jon asked me MONTHS ago to introduce him to Andrew. A few months later they finally nailed down a time to meet… tonight! Andrew hadn’t been there for but a minute, and in walks Mary Baker. (I was expecting her, but still.) She was there to deliver the contract for The Kathy’s, as the lead singer lives in Chicago and couldn’t make the meeting.
After Mary walks in, next is Coty Leffingwell. He is the drummer for the Bleeding Keys, but still! He was there to meet with Andrew as well. Then came Dean Rebhorn. One after another the bands showed up and I got to see some friends that I hadn’t seen in a long time. (Here’s looking at you Tyler McCord!) Anyway, it was just a weird night running into so many people. Moving on… one of the bands on the next six4six is The Holland Account. These guys have been tearing up the Indianapolis rock scene booking shows with one big band after another. A few months ago they released a video for their single March of the Lost. The video is amazing… and from the second I saw it I knew it was going to be big! I was right. The video has over 15,000 views on YouTube.
The meeting was over and I stopped Nick Ramey, the lead singer for The Holland Account. We talked for two hours! Apparently we both work for Live Nation. I had no idea. He actually works at TOURDESIGN CREATIVE, a firm that designs concert posters and does graphic work for Live Nation tours. I applied there a few years ago. Just such a small world. Anyway, we were talking and pretty much agreed with each other on all points. He is busting his butt trying to promote his band, and doing all the right things. I can’t wait to see what’s next for this band.
I just wanted to share this video with you guys. It’s such a great video, the song is awesome, and I love the lyrics. Match that with the passion that these guys have for producing rock and roll and you have a perfect storm for the next big thing from the Circle City. Let’s rock people!