Last Exit Live presents
The Persuaders, Jed's A Millionaire, The Hunter Johnson Band
717 S. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Tempe, AZ based band featuring:
Marc Norman- vocals
Curtis Grippe- drums
Scott Andrews - bass
Thomas Laufenberg- guitar
The PERSUADERS are a 5 piece band from Tempe, Arizona. In the mid 90's several bands in Tempe, Arizona played Mill Ave., until the Record Companies came calling from Los Angeles.
Some of those bands were the GIN BLOSSOMS, PISTOLEROS and DEADHOT WORKSHOP. The PERSUADERS are a group comprised of memebers of each of those bands.
Lawrence Zubia - Vocals/ PISTOLEROS, Scottie Andrews - Bass/ PISTOLEROS, Thomas Laufenberg - Guitar Vocals/PISTOLEROS DEADHOT WORKSHOP, Phillip Rhodes - Drums/ GIN BLOSSOMS.
The PERSUADERS have done things a bit backwards. For the past 2 years the PERSUADERS have gotten together to write and record a 10 song record without ever having played out. Now that the record is done and a live set and show is complete the PERSUADERS are venturing out on a steady round of bar and club shows in and around Tempe, Arizona and the Southwest.
Collectively the members of the PERSUADERS have sold millions of records, traveled thousands of miles, played thousands of shows and have made it back home to Tempe, Arizona. We look forward to playing some loud, guitar driven Rock n' Roll for you somewhere soon.
Jed's A Millionaire
R. Shawn Harrington, lead singer and songwriter, was discussing music with his brother Rob. "You just need your guitar, some inspiration and a little luck and next thing you know... Jed's a Millionaire!" "Not the most inspirational band name story," allows Shawn, "But I like to think the creativity is reserved for the music."
Four albums and hundreds of shows later, Jed's a Millionaire is no temporary success but a tenured band at the height of its powers.
Jed's a Millionaire is indie rock with soul. Leaving behind the band's desert rock origins, JAM now casts a wider musical net; setting crisp layered guitars and keys on driving pop rhythms. JAM's soaring melodies propel Harrington's personal and unabashed lyrics of passion, heartbreak and hope. Twin guitars lead the way while stark piano and swirling organs complete their modern yet classic sound. Shawn was voted Most Enjoyable Singer by Phoenix New Times and his earnest delivery and familiar tones remain the lynch pin of the band's sound.
The Hunter Johnson Band
Hunter Johnson is a singer songwriter from Phoenix Arizona whose music walks the line between country,rock & roll, and blues. In the summer of 2011 he started an original project called The Regretting Man and played many shows both solo and with a backing band. In October 2012 Hunter started performing under his own name and began writing songs for his upcoming album. The formation of the Hunter Johnson Band in January 2013 has added a new dimension to Hunters music and songwriting. Hunter released a collection of early songs online titled “The Very First” in February of 2013, these songs represent a small piece of Hunters earliest work while performing under The Regretting Man name. He will be releasing a new album in June 2013 on CD,LP and Digital format and can be seen performing solo and with the Hunter Johnson Band.