Nostalgia too young to forget
DILLON – Neighbors of Summit High school sophomore, drummer Travis Authier, aren’t asking him to keep the noise down. Instead they’re getting him gigs.Bruce Perry of Maxwell St. Grill and Pizzeria, who lives nearby Authier, has booked his band Nostalgia two times already for entertainment at his establishment.”I like giving young musicians a chance, watching them improve,” Perry said.
Authier and friend sophomore bassist Zac Flynn met some new musicians at the high school in forming the band to compete at Breckenridge’s Battle of the Bands competition.Summit High sophomore guitarists Justin Neely and Andy Bingle along with junior Gerick Abt on vocals rounded out the group which quickly tasted success.The youngest band there, Nostalgia took first place in the battle, beating out a couple dozen competitors. They followed it up at the next battle with a tie for first place.
Authier attributed some of the success to their selection of songs. He said a big part of the judging in the Battle of the Bands is crowd appeal and their choice the first year of Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child of Mine,” was well-received. The band practices twice a week in Flynn’s garage where they play covers and create their own music. Authier said they play everything from Metallica to Guns N’Roses to Lenny Kravitz and mainly stick to classic rock and metal.”I’d definitely like to get a record deal,” Authier said of his ambitions for the band.
Nostalgia will play tonight at Maxwell’s at 8:30 p.m.Leslie Brefeld can be reached at (970) 668-3998 ext. 13610, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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