NAMESAKE played an awesome set in OKC at the UCO venue on Tuesday April 10th. I had had the pleasure to interview lead singer Will Crafton last month. He was well prepared for a young man. I was very impressed with the ability to answer the questions fully without stammering or any hesitation. Will's mother named the band. With each of them being named after their fathers, NAMESAKE fits them perfectly.
The band is made up by Will Crafton as lead vocalist, guitarists Brad Wagner and Troy Harmon, and drummer Kevin Nordeste. Their debut album is Borders & Fences, and their first single from that album is Worlds Away. They are eager to meet and talk with their fans, which is refreshing to see.
I have been to many concerts in my years, but when I was watching Will walk around the venue with his fist in this stomach, I was concerned that he may of had heartburn or even was nervous, but when asked he told me, "I'm exercising my diaphragm." It was interesting and a bit strange, but he was making sure his body was prepared to perform at its best.
NAMESAKE has a sound very similar to that of Metro Station, while still maintaing their own unique sound. They are young men at the start of a promising music career. With strong vocals and harmonies, NAMESAKE is a band that will be heard of for years to come. I feel that they are worthy to open for bands such as Nickleback.
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