South First Band





South First Band
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It isn’t 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 “kick ass music,” 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 Band’s debut album, Like The Movies, has brought the band and their music into focus. But, Like The Movies wasn’t always the band’s 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 wasn’t happy about shelving their original album, they loved the result. Like The Movies brought out South First Band’s sound and honed in on the intricacies that make them who they are. The album’s 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 band’s upcoming touring stint, it’s likely “Wake Up Wanting Me” will be a fan favorite. With all four members writing on Like The Movies, songs like “Something Real,” “Backroads” 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 Band’s songwriting, offering listeners an original sound in Texas Country and the Red Dirt Music scene that can’t 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, it’s 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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South First Band  05/02/2005            
Randal
Just got my CD in today. I realy dig 3 4 6 9 and 10. 6 is my favorite. Once again great job guys.
South First Band  04/28/2005            
Randal
Hey i just listened to the sample files on the page. Let me tell you what ... I had to buy the CD. I would definately say this is a must have for any Native Texan or those who wish to be. I give it five stars. Keep up the great work guys.
South First Band  04/20/2005            
Justin
Correction!! Should be 5 Stars. Great Band!! Sorry guys.
South First Band  04/19/2005            
G
As for the CD. Just hit play and let it go. It is a great cd from start to finish. There aren't many cds I can do that with. As for watching them live. Probably one of the best shows I've seen in a while. They bring out every kind of emotion- from laughter to singing out loud with them. These guys are destined to be successful.
South First Band  04/19/2005            
G
As for the CD. Just hit play and let it go. It is a great cd from start to finish. There aren't many cds I can do that with. As for watching them live. Probably one of the best shows I've seen in a while. They bring out every kind of emotion- from laughter to singing out loud with them. These guys are destined to be successful.
South First Band  04/14/2005            
Justin
These guys put on an exciting show no matter what the crowd size. I saw them in Arlington with some friends and was very impressed. "Back to Texas","On My Own", and "Like the Movies" are three songs I could definitley hear on the Radio. These guys don't mind interacting with the crowd and having a good time. Not many bands do the 4 part harmony anymore. Four very talented musicians. If you haven't heard them, take the time. I plan on seeing them April 29th in Ft.Worth. Keep rocking guys!!
South First Band  04/08/2005            
Lil' Seely
Great CD with a number of very good songs. "On My Own" is one of the best songs I have heard in a long time. Really hits home for those of us who don't fall into the Cowboy hat and belt buckle stereotype of East Texas. "Busted", "Like the Movies", and "Alone in Mexico" are also exceptional good songs that show the versatility of the band. Looking forward to seeing these guys perform in H-town soon. Keep up the good work guys!!!!!
South First Band  04/01/2005            
George
I've seen these guys once or twice. I really like their style and their vocals. I don't know what Phil is thinking. The only people who care about "elementary chords" are musicians themselves. Keep up the good work guys, and I'll be sure to come to another show.
South First Band  04/01/2005            
Matt
I am glad these guys are on this site now. I have seen them a few times and they are really good. I am a musician myself and I don't really know what phil is talking about. These guys are good. Keep up the good work.
South First Band  03/29/2005            
5 mile bass player
i have not yet heard the music...but i can tell you warren is a better guitar player than a baseball player ....good to see good guys from lufkin, tx. doing well in texas music...if i see the album anywhere here in austin or along the beaten music trails in texas i"ll pick it up...
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