Face will have you smiling from ear to ear
Ryan Summerlin July 16, 2014
Face, a nationally recognized vocal rock band based out of Boulder, brings a new edge and attitude to the Glenwood Springs Summer of Music at 7 p.m. tonight in Two Rivers park. Featuring five singers and a vocalist drummer, the band uses neither instruments nor special effects to create its unique sound.
Face grew out of an a capella experience at the University of Colorado in Boulder for Ben Lunstad and Joseph DiMasi. It wasn’t long before they co-founded Extreme Measures.
The success of Extreme Measures attracted bass J. Forest Kelly and the core of Face began to form.
By 2005, the group had jelled and saw success at the Harmony Sweepstakes A Capella Festival as well as other competitions. In the years to come they competed in Colorado and California, performed for Jimmy Buffett and numerous politicians at the Bohemian Grove, provided on-stage vocal accompaniment for Ballet Nouveau, Colorado’s contemporary ballet production face.2.face, performed in Las Vegas, and are currently playing almost 90 shows a year.
Face was featured on two national television programs — the Sing Off and America’s Got Talent. They’ve rocked crowds from San Francisco to Chicago, and Dallas to Minneapolis. In late 2011, Face released its fourth album, I Hear the Bells, at their 10-year anniversary concert, which was held at the Paramount Theatre in Denver.
One of Face’s primary lyricists and composers, Cody Qualls, says, “These men are truly remarkable musicians and human beings. The deep connection to each other is the foundation of the band and the music. Really, what else is there?”
Opener Caleb Whittington will take the stage at 6:30 p.m.
Delicious eats will be available from Gandhi’s Indian Restaurant, The New Castle Diner, Jeffreezz Sorbetto, Slow Groovin BBQ, and Sweet Coloradough.
The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts information tent will be set up next to the food vendors. Get your face painted, learn about classes and membership perks, pick up a band line-up for the summer music series, enter to win prizes, or make a donation. The Gear Exchange will also donate a recycled bike.
But remember to leave dogs and glass bottles at home.
Get your marching shoes ready for next week’s Summer of Music guest, the MarchFourth Marching Band.
For more information on the series please visit www.glenwoodarts.org or call the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts at 970-945-2414.