South First Band





South First Band
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It isnít too often you find a band who has a fan base that spans an entire state, that has opened up for stars like Cross Canadian Ragweed, Pat Green and The Eli Young Band among others, and whose songs are stuck in your head all before their first record has even been released. But that is the case with South First Band. The foursome of Jeff Havard on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Warren Smyrl on lead guitar, Pat Overstreet on drums and Stephen Adams on bass and all four on harmonies are from Lufkin, Texas and have just released their debut album, a year and a half after first beginning to wow fans and fellow musicians with their musical style, vocals and songwriting. South First Band first came together for the Colgate Country Showdown where they won both their local and state level. From there, the band has grown from a local go-to country opening band to a well-known group that boasts a rocking sound with a country influence, exceptional 3-and 4-part harmonies and an impressive song lineup. South First Band agrees their vocals, on top of ďkick ass music,Ē set them apart from any other band in the scene. Their harmony acts as a fifth member to the band, adding something that only the four of them together could create. South First Bandís debut album, Like The Movies, has brought the band and their music into focus. But, Like The Movies wasnít always the bandís debut album. They had recorded a self-produced album that they decided to scrap, in favor of a grammy-nominated Mack Damon produced album. Though the band wasnít happy about shelving their original album, they loved the result. Like The Movies brought out South First Bandís sound and honed in on the intricacies that make them who they are. The albumís lead-off single, Wake Up Wanting Me, written by Pat Overstreet, is a catchy tune that gets stuck in your head. It is a positive, back-in-your-face love song that reminds you that love comes and goes. With the bandís upcoming touring stint, itís likely ďWake Up Wanting MeĒ will be a fan favorite. With all four members writing on Like The Movies, songs like ďSomething Real,Ē ďBackroadsĒ and the title track give listeners a taste of love, friendship, loyalty and good times as well as the writing ability of the foursome. A very guitar-driven, fun sound blends perfectly with South First Bandís songwriting, offering listeners an original sound in Texas Country and the Red Dirt Music scene that canít be ignored. As they keep on doing what they do, South First Band will undoubtedly continue to wow fans and fellow musicians in their scene. They are excited about releasing an album for friends and fans that have followed them this far. For them, itís about making music that is true not only to them, but to everyone who listens to it.
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11/22/2007 - South First Band lands third single on Texas Music charts - Read More
11/24/2006 - South First Band playing tonight - Read More
04/14/2006 - South First Band CD delayed as Grammy-nominated producer gets in on the act - Read More
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Average Rating : 4.9              Total Reviews: 34


South First Band  02/04/2008            
Uncle T
One of my favorite bands. Their CD "Like the Movies" is in heavy rotation in my CD player. Jeff's vocal stylings and the groups multipart harmonies are really cool. They are one of my must see bands when they are in the DFW area.
South First Band  09/22/2007            
HBinTX
Saw you at the Firehouse Saloon a while back and was impressed. Great sound, good lyrics, and really cool guys. I talked with them after the show and just really down to earth.
South First Band  07/29/2007            
TFL
I saw these fine men at the Firehouse Saloon last weekend. I was blown away. The album is incredible and has done well, but the live show kicks much arse. The guys harmonies are impeccable. Each member pours themselves into the performance and the harmony is definitely the 5th band member. Make sure you get the CD AND make plans to catch a live show. It will be a moment in time you will not regret. Keep on making great music, SFB.
South First Band  05/31/2007            
TDUB
Just came from a fantastic show at the State Line in El Paso by the South First Band. Met the band just before the show; really nice guys.They played a tight,almost 2 hour set, then hung around afterwards making friends and signing CD's til everyone was gone. Great guys, with a great new CD(Like The Movies). The writing and musicianship on every track is top-notch, and the live show is even better.Watch out for these guys. Not only because of their music and stage presence, but also because a band that enjoys their work and appreciates their audience like South First,will probably be making music for a very long time.
South First Band  05/31/2007            
TDUB
Just came from a fantastic show at the State Line in El Paso by the South First Band. Met the band just before the show; really nice guys.They played a tight,almost 2 hour set, then hung around afterwards making friends and signing CD's til everyone was gone. Great guys, with a great new CD(Like The Movies). The writing and musicianship on every track is top-notch, and the live show is even better.Watch out for these guys. Not only because of their music and stage presence, but also because a band that enjoys their work and appreciates their audience like South First,will probably be making music for a very long time.
South First Band  03/10/2007            
Keith Howerton
One of the best CDs of the year. A great project by a great bunch of guys. Love them South First boys. Great job. Keith Howerton, Texas Music Times
South First Band  12/21/2006            
Devin Welch
I ran sound for South First Band at Old Kelly's In Abilene this past weekend. Had a great time. Band is EXCELLENT, great to work with. Put on a great show and the talent is there. Look for good things from these guys. If you have a chance go and see them. I work with many different groups in the past and I place South First Band very high on my list.
South First Band  10/04/2006            
KS, Brady
Hey, enjoyed the show last weekend in Fredericksburg.....you guys have great connections with the crowd. Look forward to more shows in the Hill Country!!!
South First Band  03/31/2006            
Jonathan from BR, LA
Awesome show, great guys, great music, great energy. Fred's was amazing.
South First Band  03/08/2006            
Paul
Hey glad to see you guys are finally playing at River Road Icehouse. I saw you when you played at Tavern in the Gruene. You guys are great. See you there.
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