The Simple Parade
David Paul Martin, Daniel Ray Scott
3131 Walnut St.
Denver, CO, 80205
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
The Simple Parade
Formed in the central coast of California in 2014, alternative folk group The Simple Parade creates music that is as fluid and free as the ocean waters they were bred from. Led by Justin Hooper (vocals/guitar/piano), Kayla Hooper (vocals/keys/percussion), Kevin Ostrom (guitar), Brigg Kula (drums), and Josh Anamier (bass), the band speaks to the rawest parts kept hidden with their feel-good, acoustic-driven tunes.
Since his time in high school choir, where his school was one of three in the nation selected to sing in Carnegie Hall, Justin Hooper felt a passion for songwriting, guitar, and piano. After meeting his now wife and bandmate, Kayla Hooper, while volunteering at their local youth group, the two have since dedicated their lives to leading worship and creating music for others, even while carrying on other jobs such as music teacher and photography. Throughout the years and the ups and downs, music has always been the shining light they have always felt compelled to share with others.
While the full band performs and resides in Colorado, much of The Simple Parade’s music was written in and is inspired by their time in California, with songs based off their relationships along the coast. Inspired by the thick lyricism and evocative vocals of artists such as: Simon & Garfunkel, Brandi Carlile, Coldplay, The Civil Wars, and Chris Stapleton, The Simple Parade works to ask questions and tackle topics in their songs that many people ponder, but rarely talk about.
Fresh out of the gate, their debut single, “Confetti” (2014) earned them the New Times Music Award, while their first full album A Love Story (2016) earned them several awards, such as the Great American Songwriting Award for “Heartstrings” and the Akademia Award for Best Americana Song for “Go With You.” With an impressive set of achievements and a humble disposition, the band continues to spread their word throughout the Rocky Mountains. Their newest single and music video, “Going Through Something,” (released November 2018) is just the first taste of what is to come from their upcoming album, Seeker, to be released in 2019.
With a genre that has lovingly been described as, “sneaky Jesus,” The Simple Parade speaks to the highs and lows of doubt and faith, with a genuine yet energetic feel of its full band. Hoopers’ smooth tag-teamed vocals paired with the multi-level string accompaniments make for a layered, energetic and easy listening feel in every track.
It is so easy to get caught in the mindset of moving in life’s rigid assembly line, or tinkering along its immovable traffic jam. But the hope is instead to enjoy the simple thrill of the parade, where everyone has their own unique part to play. One’s parade should stem from the relationships they make along the way, and though the march is rarely easy, it never has to be made alone.
The Simple Parade is set to release their upcoming album Seeker in early 2019. In the meantime, they will continue to hit the Colorado roads, performing at venues, festivals, wineries/breweries and churches along the way.
So come on and join The Simple Parade, as they make music that speaks to soul and is created for you.
David Paul Martin
David Paul Martin is a Wisconsin singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and audio engineer/producer. With genre-hopping sound and style, Martin pens his songs with a thoughtful honesty and simple poetry. His diverse musical style ranges anywhere from indie pop and acoustic folk to bluesy rock and funky soul.
His debut full-length album, Human Satellite, was released in July of 2017. A ten-song concept album, Human Satellite follows the journey of a lonely astronaut adrift in the cosmos and explores feelings of loss, purpose, home, and starting again. A year in the making, all the instruments and vocals were performed, recorded, and mixed by Martin at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Studios and his home studio.
In April 2018, Martin released his first single, Skin and Bones. In June 2018, he released his second single, Love Doesn't Have a Color. These are the first of a few stand-alone tunes Martin will be releasing this year before his next full length album. All of his music is available for download or streaming on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, and others.
Daniel Ray Scott
Daniel is an original songwriter, singer and musician born in Dallas, Texas and raised in South Africa. Daniel is a 3rd year medical student and in March 2017, Daniel made the decision to take a leave of absence and pursue music professionally. He started writing his first album, 'Of A Nation,' in March 2017, and finished it in May 2017. He played his first gig in May 2017 in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and has been continuing playing gigs and shows in the northwest suburbs and in Chicago at places like the Red Line Tap since. Daniel was on Out of the Garage talk radio show in April 2017 as well as did an interview with Scapi Magazine in Chicago in July 2017. He just started to work with a Chicago music production company who is currently booking Daniel at House of Blues, Lincoln Hall and Schubas in Chicago for spring dates of 2018. He is finishing up his second album, 'Running Through the Night,' which will be released TBD and will include "Soulfire," "Egyptian Prince," and "For the Days..."