We want to thank everyone so much for the amazing support we’ve been receiving leading up to this point. We’ve been working really hard and we’re going to work harder, but none of that matters without the help we’ve gotten from you all.
Don’t think we haven’t noticed when you share our music on Facebook or spread the word about our shows. We notice and we love you for it. That is the most important thing in the world for a band and nothing else matters.
It doesn’t matter that we’ve collectively been paying our dues for a combined total over a decade. It doesn’t matter what big bands we play with. It doesn’t matter how much time and effort we put in at the practice room. It doesn’t matter what we look like. It doesn’t matter how much energy we put into a show. All of that is for not if you guys aren’t out there telling your friends about us.
All the things I just mentioned are of vital importance to a band’s success but they pale in comparison to the importance of support from the listener. Many bands with lesser talent have gone further because they did something that resonated with people to make them want to take time out of their day to share music with their friends. These bands made it because people were willing to take time to call radio stations and request their songs. These bands made it because people were willing to leave the comfort of home to go out to shows. Every person in the venue is a vote for the band’s success.
Sol’ has experienced some amazing things this year and shared the stage with some of our most respected peers, but I would rank Friday night’s show as one of our most energizing experiences yet. To have a packed house without the draw of a national act was amazing. A lot of the people came thanks to the amazing promotional work that Alchemy Effect and Chris Chaos did. Again, the support we receive is the most important, but to see you all dancing in front of the stage and singing along to our original music was not only the most incredible feeling I’ve ever felt on stage, but it also showed us that we’re doing something right.
Now we want to work our way to the next level. To do that of course we’re going to have to write even more fun songs and play even more entertaining shows, but we need you all to continue to share us with everyone you can and continue to come out to our shows. The support from the listener is the most important element and we need it now more than ever.
Another key factor is to get our music outside of Columbus. We’re going back to Florida with Almost Kings in May and we have goals to spread throughout the southeast. But don’t make any mistake about it; we will continue to treat Columbus with the love that you all have shown us. We know we play here a lot so it’s important to keep bringing you all new things and we’ve done a pretty good job of that the last 3 shows or so. We plan to continue to do that and continue to improve. Austin said it really well when he said we want to give Columbus something they can be proud of.
So please keep showing the love, keep showing excitement when you hear us on the radio, keep spreading the word, keep sharing our music, and keep lobbying for us to open for Sevendust in May, because for all the hard work we’re putting in your support is what makes the difference and nothing else matters.
Well from the feedback we got from you guys it seems that despite some technical difficulties we had early in the night with the sound system, the show Saturday night went really well. It was a challenge to keep everyone engaged while we attempted to work the bugs out, but we eventually got to a workable level and carried on with the show.
Speaking of feedback, we can’t thank you guys enough for all the positive things you had to say after the show. We got a huge response, thank you so much! Hearing what you liked is a big help to us. It lets us know we’re headed in the right direction. It encourages us to keep this thing going, and it just plain feels good, so thanks again.
For you all that had criticisms after the show, thank you for that as well. We’ve come a long way this past year, but we aren’t resting on our laurels. We aren’t satisfied. We have identified areas we want to improve in, so that we can continue to bring you better and better Sol’ shows. So thanks for the constructive criticisms.
One of our short term goals has been to play more impressive covers. It seems you guys really dug the Tool song we covered and those are the kind of projects we want to tackle from now on. Due to the technical issues we experienced we had to cut a lot of songs out of our set to stay on time for the next act, Almost Kings, but we still got to keep that cover and our favorite originals. One song we didn’t play is another special project we have been working on.
So if you want to hear the new project (HINT: It’s a medley) or for some strange reason you missed the last one then come out to our next show at Chaos on the Rocks on Friday March 22nd with Alchemy Effect. It’s a free show and we’ve got a few things up our sleeves we want to show you.
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