The High Divers, Young Mister, Drew Erwin

Small room

The High Divers

Young Mister

Drew Erwin

Mon · April 3, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$7.00 - $10.00

This event is 18 and over

The High Divers
Indie Roots Rock from Charleston SC

There is no hiding that each member of The High Divers hails from South Carolina. A subtle twang dots the roots rock n' roll
landscape from which the band pulls its sound and feel. "Riverlust", the group's debut album, is full of southern tinged
imagery that places you in the deep woods of South Carolina. It becomes clear after just a few verses that The High Divers,
though mining a vein uniquely their own, have a hard time getting the sounds from Laurel Canyon, Muscle Shoals, and The
Basement Tapes out of their head.

Setting out to make a record that no one could ever label as "slick," their music has edges that make it human, and infinitely
more honest. That is evident from the opening track, "Rising Water," as Luke Mitchell's powerful voice emits, "Can't Stand to die here, Working from morning till the day is dead, What good is money if you've got no friends?" With these lines, a theme emerges that weaves throughout the record: restlessness rooted in the need for change. Before The High Divers, frontman Luke Mitchell was playing for tourists 8 hours a day— singing other people's songs for folks who really could care less—all while watching his friends live their musical dreams, and sprint down their creative path with no fear. Tired of being a spectator to this, The High Divers were formed and an escape plan was hatched. All four members moved to Charleston on the same day and began recording, "Riverlust" shortly after. "Riverlust" is an album about pursuing the things you love with reckless abandon. It's a celebration of not giving up on your "kid dreams," as mentioned in the song "Troubles."

The history between the members existed long before the group became The High Divers. Luke (lead vocals and guitar) and Kevin Early (bass and backing vocals) played together in a 60's and 70's cover band at the ages of 14. Drummer Julius DeAngelis was recruited fresh out of high school by a Southern Rock band, and hit the road for a year of touring before joining up with Luke and Kevin. Mary Alice Connor joined the group just as the band arrived in Charleston, and filled the need for piano and additional vocals. With a wide range of influences, and thousands of hours logged, The High Divers create music that nods to the southern rebelliousness of Tom Petty, the raw beauty of Neil Young, and the genre clashing of Wilco, yet is leaning forward all the time.
Young Mister
The Before Time

Steven Fiore picked up his first guitar at age 14 for the same reasons as most fellows that age – to become the next Paul Simon and to impress girls. However, when many others lost interest, Fiore stayed at it, pulling inspiration from life experience, old alien movies, stray cats and children's stories, creating songs that appeal to the imagination and a sense of nostalgia. Traveling back and forth between Charleston and Boston in his early 20s, Fiore won over fans busking on street corners and crooning in living rooms at house shows. Word of his songwriting talents traveled as he toured with Jay Clifford (of Jump, Little Children), Slow Runner and many others, and he signed to Universal Music Publishing Group in 2009. Fiore has released four EPs and one full-length album, Youth and Magic

"Is it early Peter Gabriel or a more articulate Thom Yorke that Charleston-native Steven Fiore conjures on stage? Either way, the force of his expression is vital, passionate, and beyond mimicry. " - Poetry in Motion, Charleston Magazine

Young Mister

Young Mister is songwriter Steven Fiore, accompanied by a merry band of talented musicians from the southeastern United States. After years of creating music under his own name with three EPs and two full-length albums, Steven is trying something different and stretching his legs in new musical territory, with an album to be released on Refresh Records in Spring 2016.
Venue Information:
The Hi Tone Cafe
412 N. Cleveland St
Memphis, TN, 38104
http://hitonecafe.com/