Drew Fish Band

Rockefeller's Presents

Drew Fish Band

Bradley Banning

Sat · March 17, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00 - $75.00

This event is 21 and over

Drew Fish Band
Drew Fish Band
From the minute Cory Morrow pulled Drew up to play in front of a sold out crowd at the legendary Gruene Hall, Drew knew he was born to play music. Drew’s early piano training and devotion to song writing have contributed to his perfect musical storm. Soon after Grammy Award winner Lloyd Maines and Texas Country staple Cory Morrow encouraged Drew to put a band together, the newly formed Drew Fish Band was shaking the Blind Pig Pub and Hill's Cafe. Since then, the DFB has performed energy-filled live shows all over the Lone Star State in legendary venues including The Rustic in Dallas, Blue Light in Lubbock, Coupland Hall in Coupland, City Limits in Stephenville, Banita Creek Hall in Nacogdoches and Stubb’s when they return home. You can also catch them performing as guests on stage with friends Curtis Grimes and Shane Smith.

Texans are chauvinistic about their state because there is no place in the world that can hold a candle. Texas is friendly, self-reliant people, amazing beauty, and unique experiences. Drew's music captures the essence of Texas—floating down the Guadalupe River at Gruene, watching the surf roll in at Port Aransas, listening to the rhythm of a windmill in Lubbock, or eating a fried Twinkie at the State Fair with a girl who probably has the skills to win her own bear on the midway. You have to spend time in Texas to understand that a beautiful Texas girl you bring home to Momma is likely able to out-shoot and out-drink Daddy and out-sass and out-love Momma. Ok, you caught me. Nobody out-loves Momma.

With the musical influences of his friends, Cory Morrow, Reckless Kelly, and Thom Shepherd and the encouragement of Grammy-Award-winning producer and musician Lloyd Maines, Drew has honed his songs into a musical expression of Texas culture.

The Drew Fish Band’s irrepressible hit Irresponsible performed by co-author, Curtis Grimes, climbed to number 5 on the Texas Music Charts and the Texas Regional Radio Report. The band is aiming for the number one spot on the charts with their newest single,
Playin' with a Flame.

DFB’s debut EP, Playin' with a Flame, features talent who have cumulatively raked in 15 Grammy Awards. Produced by five-time-Grammy-Award-winning production genius Adam Odor, the EP includes appearances by five-time-Grammy-Award-winner Cindy Cashdollar on steel guitar and dobro, two-time-Grammy-Award-winner Jason Roberts on fiddle, Cody Braun of Reckless Kelly singing harmonies and Scott Davis of the Band of Heathens, formerly Hayes Carll, on banjo, accordion, and mandolin. Grammy Award winners Sarah and Shauna Dodds designed the album artwork.

The EP is loaded with songs that chronicle a life of love, accomplishment, happiness, and pain. Written by DFB’s drummer, Andrew Estrello, Small Price to Pay is a fun, up-beat expression that money isn’t as important as relationships. Drew wrote Baby Just Let Go about a girl too caught up in the pressures of life to appreciate the wonder every day brings. After playing a show in Kerrville, Drew and Bennett Brown (Shane Smith and the Saints) arrived back at Bennett’s place and realized that after hotel, gas, food, and drink tabs, they had spent more money on the show than they had actually made. They funneled their frustration into writing Poor. They take the credit, but that song really wrote itself. Drew and Gary Wilder, bass player for the Drew Fish Band, mixed the historically-accurate story of Gary’s legendary ancestor Wild Bill Hickock with music and Lone Star beer to come up with the title track, Playin’ with a Flame. You might get burned if you’re playin’ with a flame is a foundational message in country music—covering the unpredictable nature of love, sex, alcohol, gun-fighting, and choosing a career in music.

Whether it's the generation above him two stepping to Show Me Tonight or the younger generation ready for the next Three Day Weekend, audiences of all ages identify with the candid, insightful, sometimes rowdy songs of the Drew Fish Band.

Armed with the wisdom and advice of radio personalities, Drew teamed up with Clay Neuman of Vision Entertainment to push Playin’ with a Flame to radio. It has grabbed the attention of audiences and radio stations across the state. The DFB is reeling with gratitude to all of you for your support— hook, line, and sinker.
Bradley Banning
Bradley Banning
“I’ve always known who I was as an artist, it just took me a little while to accept it,” Bradley Banning said in response to his new song, “Don’t Mess With Texas.”

Born just outside Fort Worth, TX, Bradley grew up mowing lawns and writing songs. He says, “My dad owned a landscaping company growing up, but he wrote songs when he got home at night. My dad’s dedication to our family and songwriting taught me you never quit on something you love. Whether it’s your family, friends, music, etc…”

It’s taken a lot of “work and grace” Bradley says, to get to the point that he can release his first single as an artist. For years he held jobs as a creative director, promotion coordinator, server, car salesman, landscaper, any job that paid the bills and allowed him to write songs. “I wrote songs every chance I got, but I was afraid to take the leap, and pursue music full time as an artist. I didn’t want to break my bank,” he laughs.

However, in 2014, after ASCAP named him one of their GPS Top 12 unsigned songwriters, he lost his job as a creative director and the same night got a call from his girlfriend at the time, that they were done. “I thought I was going to marry that girl” he says, “it was bad timing I thought, but God had my attention. That’s when I took all the money I had saved for an engagement ring and bought studio equipment and started recording my own songs.”

Two years later, on February 13, 2017, Bradley released his first single, “Don’t Mess With Texas” that he co-produced with that engagement ring money and studio equipment. “Don’t Mess With Texas” was one of the few debut singles from any artist that broke top 20 on the Texas charts in 2017 and it continues to build quite the story for Bradley
Venue Information:
Rockefellers
3620 Washington Ave
Houston, TX, 77007
http://www.rockefellershouston.com/