Cory M. Wells, Mandi Powell, Ecstatic Union, Castaway Radio

Cory M. Wells

Mandi Powell

Ecstatic Union

Castaway Radio

Sat · September 15, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 1:00 am)

$10.00 - $15.00

Cory M. Wells - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Cory M. Wells
Cory Wells is an alternative singer/songwriter from Charlotte, NC. Hailing from New Orleans, LA, born into a family of musicians, Cory finds himself armed with a 6 string Alvarez acoustic guitar at 15 years old, and a fiery rage to send his love of music out into the open heart. Crafting his guitar, piano and violin skills, he embarks early on a mission to write songs based on his extraordinary and challenging life, leading him into forming his first music project, a duo named Jacobs Well.

Inspired by the honest and raw storytelling of Rob Thomas , Wells finds solace and escape from broken home to grouphomes by putting life's struggle and trials into lyrics and melodies. This will later shape Well's trademark melancholic yet powerfully soaring vocal reminiscent of the great classic rock vocalists of the 80's.

At only 17, Cory enters and wins the prestigious ''Queen City Idol'' competition with ''Jacobs Well''. Consequently he forms wildly edgy rock band MANIC at 19, earning much notoriety, titles in music competitions by regional radio stations and a successful tour of the US. Wells later reconstructs and re-names the band to FALLING THROUGH APRIL, leading to label opportunities, festival appearances, support slots for established acts like Third Eye Blind, and studio sessions with renowned producers such as Rene Moore ( Rene & Angela, Jay-Z, Michael Jackson) and Mitch Easter (R.E.M.). The band remains together touring for several years before parting ways, and Cory follows up with his debut EP release of ''The New Old'' under his new project ''Subliminal Confession'', featuring a sold out EP release in Charlotte.

Staying true to his heart, in a passionate pursuit of a solo career beginning in 2016, Cory's music currently goes under the name of Cory M. Wells. In anticipation of releasing his debut solo EP, ''Out from the dark'' on May 4, Wells released his debut music video for his single ''Running Wild'', and embarks on a 20 date US tour from September 2018.

Often compared to Dallas Green and James Bay, Wells puts his own stamp on heartfelt melodic rock with vocal loops, stunning harmonies and honest stories of life's unexpected turns, family, long distance love, finding strength in loss, and turning pain into something beautiful.
Mandi Powell
Mandi Powell
Through adversity, foundational transformations often occur. In many instances these changes are not often seen to the naked eye. But in some, they can be heard. Mandi Powell’s debut in Texas Music came with “Canvas”, a songwriter’s album with every ounce of emotion worn on the heart sleeve, which the album artwork complements. “Canvas” was also given the RFT Album spotlight soon after it’s release in 2012. Three years later and with much anticipation, Ms. Powell has raised the bar with “Fly Away”. Recorded at Stormy Cooper Studios in Houston, this 10-track album showcases Powell’s vocal ability that is only matched by her diverse and well-groomed songwriting. It is apparent that she has found the secret ingredient of blending an artistic approach to commercially appealing melodies. Through the honesty of her lyrics, one could imagine the hardships and heartbreak seen during this young artist’s life, as well as her determination. Through all this, the foundational changes that have occurred in those three years shows us only one thing: the best is yet to come.
Ecstatic Union - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Ecstatic Union
Ecstatic Union’s sound is like a liquid sun-soaked harmony layered psychedelic dance party. The core members include Rex Costello (Guitar/Vocals), Oliver Hart (2nd Guitar/vocals), Erik Mutzke (Bass/Vocals), Bradley Cluff (Organ/Synth/Vocals) and Rodney Mitchell (Drums). The band resides in Los Angeles, CA and will be touring the US in Sep-Oct 2018 in support of their upcoming album, "Neurons".
Castaway Radio - (Set time: 12:00 AM)
Castaway Radio
Imagine that the Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand had a kid, but one of them had an affair with The White Stripes all while The Black Keys raided the fridge. This debacle of love would give you Castaway Radio’s catchy, “unique kind of throwback sound”. The band has gone through transformations and contributors since its conception, helping the band develop, each step of the way. Castaway Radio brings a polished, high-energy, down to earth performance that creates an instant crowd connection.
Venue Information:
Fitzgerald's Houston
2706 White Oak Dr.
Houston, TX, 77007
http://www.fitzlive.com/