Saturday, 02 July 2022
Doors at 6, Show at 7
$10 Adv. or $15 DOS
All ages welcome
Let's start with the short version: Boy meets girl. Girl says she can sing. Boy invites girl to mom's basement for quick tryout with newly forming band. Girl opens mouth to sing. Boy falls in love. The Whole Bolivian Army is born! (Cue soundtrack...)
The girl eventually married the boy, and today Mary Beth Kite (vocals) and Matt Kite (guitar) are the only remaining members of the original lineup. Gibson Kite, their son, became TWBA's full-time drummer in 2018.
Based out of Tacoma, WA, TWBA has been playing to Northwest audiences since 1993 and has survived grunge, Y2K, and the departure of the Seattle Super Sonics, among other adventures. The band has shared stages large (Seattle's mural amphitheater) and small (the fabled Crocodile Café) with Seattle luminaries ranging from Harvey Danger to Goodness.
TWBA's music has its roots planted firmly in the "modern rock" and "alternative" sound that aired on college radio in the '80s and '90s with the likes of The Sundays and Throwing Muses. Comparisons run the gamut, but you'll be hard-pressed to find a band that sounds like The Whole Bolivian Army-according to its fans, the Northwest's best-kept secret.
TWBA runs its own label, Gargantuan Records, and has played an active role in the Northwest music community for the last several years. Along with spawning Wilmafest (a foofy-free, estrogen-fortified version of Lilith Fair) and Gargantuan Productions (a short-lived musicians' co-op), the band has donated performances and/or recordings to Amnesty International, Students Against Violence Everywhere, the Bread Alone Project, Home Alive, Northwest Harvest, the Saint Hussy Scholarship Fund, Seattle Peace Concerts, and the Washington State Arthritis Foundation.
There is an exceedingly apparent energy and passion deeply embedded in pop-rock musical outfit Lovely Colours. This passion is what originally drove vocalist Devin Damito and bassist James Rosales to move from their home in Juneau, AK to pursue music. Now hailing from Seattle, Washington and joined by guitarist Patrick May and drummer Steven Bingham; Lovely Colours makes the music you wish you heard on the radio. The band's latest release alludes to their unmistakably dynamic sound. The quartet is relentless, refusing to waste a single moment. While on tracks like "Feels Like Hell" and "Somewhere" they're crafting vibrant and bold indie pop tunes with a snappy rock edge; "Things You Do" and "The Garden" suggest that the band does in fact have a darker, sultrier side. Despite this variance in mood from song to song, the band's remarkable musicianship and knack for songwriting remains consistent throughout their debut release. With only a handful of songs released, we surely have more to look forward to from Lovely Colours. But the energy that runs through them and all that Lovely Colours does, will undoubtedly leave you at the edge of your seat, ready for more.
In the time before the pandemic, they were a five piece, in the aftermath three remained. Nobody died, they just couldn't hang. So, like a Phoenix from the ashes, the three Remainders rose. They took their 60's pop and 90's alternative influences then channeled them through synths and drum machines to become what you see before you. These sonic alchemists met in college (Mike and Ryan have degrees in music but Cosmo's degree is in math cause he's a nerd). They have played at large venues around the state such as chateaux St Michelle and they had their music featured in the film "The Space Between." They also played the red carpet event at the Carmel international Film Festival for the film's debut. Their 6 song E.P. is ready for release to add to our three album discography.
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