Bonnaroo Artist | The Record Company
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | TBA
As we’ve been doing for the past several years now, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with as many bands as we can from Bonnaroo‘s impressive 2016 lineup. In addition to the main stage acts, we also want to be sure to give the Club Stage bands some love, so, for the remainder of our coverage, we’ll be doubling up with a second daily spotlight. They might be the smallest artists on Bonnaroo’s bill, but the Club Stage boasts some of the best and most exciting up and coming acts around. As with our main stage previews, we’ll start from the bottom and work our way up. Keep reading for your Bonnaroo Club Stage Band of the Day…
Based in Los Angeles, buzzy blues rock trio The Record Company‘s roots can actually be traced to 2010, when frontman Chris Vos relocated from his home of Wisconsin to pursue a dream of making music full time. After getting in touch with bassist/multi-instrumentalist Alex Stiff, the pair began to hang and listen to records, soon meeting drummer Marc Cazorla, and discovering their shared, common interest in blues, roots, and classic rock. An initial jam would prove immediate chemistry, and “The Record Company” was born as soon as they realized the name had inexplicably not yet been taken.
On the strength of two early, independent EPs, 2012’s Superdead and 2013’s Feels So Good, and thanks to hard work and self-marketing , the band soon bagged a jaw dropping assortment of TV and film placements, most prominently the center piece for a Miller Lite ad. Their debut full-length, Give It Back to You, arrived earlier this year through Concord Music Group, but even before that release, the band managed to play numerous festivals, and to share the stage with the likes of B.B. King, Social Distortion, Buddy Guy, and Grace Potter. Blending delta blues, soul, ’50s and ’60s rock, protopunk, and guitar rock influences, The Record Company are an eclectic and soulful band whose presence is definitely a welcome addition to this year’s Bonnaroo undercard lineup. Don’t miss the boat on these talented newcomers!
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