Having just finished with Columbia County’s Amateur Series 2013, a Harlem band is hoping to make an even bigger splash.
The Remedy, whose members are Ethan DeMore (lead singer), Josh Guillebeau (lead guitar), Ethan Olmstead (bass guitar) and Caleb Guillebeau (drums) and Carrel Davis (keyboard). are bringing their brand of Southern rock with a Christian message to the masses with a EP (extended play) release party at the First United Methodist Church of Thomson, tonight at 7 p.m. The group’s set will feature the five songs from its release and covers of popular Christian rock bands.
“We knew each other back in middle school and got together four years ago and started playing music together and decided we wanted to take it to the next level and see what happens,” said the 22-year-old DeMore.
The group got in touch with Scotty Wilbanks, Grammy Award-winning keyboardist for Third Day and a music producer, and he invited them to record their CD in his studio in Marietta, Ga. The band first stepped foot in the studio on July 28, 2012, culminating in their final product almost a year later.
Finding time between each of the band member’s schedules and Wilbanks’ touring schedule with Third Day is why it took so long to produce.
“Caleb is 16 years old, so we were dealing with high school, Josh is 22 in college at Augusta State and then me and Ethan Olmstead with full-time jobs here, so finding the time to get around up there and with his (Wilbanks’) tour schedule, (that) was a huge deal,” DeMore said.
DeMore said the CD is a blend of different types of music, including rock ’n roll and country. “Each song has its own story and that’s what I like about the CD so much, you can’t put a genre on it because there is such a variety, and there’s something I’m hoping everybody will be able to like,” said DeMore.
The group’s official Web site will be up and running in the near future and music will be available on I-Tunes at a date to be announced, and The Remedy can be found on Facebook.