Get Right on Oct. 10

By Jesse Campbell (jesse.campbell@mountaintimes.com)



Article Published: Oct. 3, 2013 | Modified: Oct. 11, 2013
Get Right on Oct. 10

The Get Right Band, featuring Silas Durocher, Jesse Gentry and Chris Pyle, will perform Oct. 10 in Boone.

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Boone Saloon will be moving and grooving to the funk rock reggae sounds of The Get Right Band on Thursday, Oct. 10.

The show marks the group’s second appearance at the downtown venue, front man Silas Durocher said, adding that the group previously played with The Mike Dillon Band in June to a more than receptive audience.

“We are from Asheville, and I think Boone has a similar overall personality of mostly young people who want to hang out and have fun, party and dance,” Durocher said. “That’s what this band is all about.”

The band, which is still relatively young, has a history that far precedes its formative years.

“The bass player, Jesse Gentry, he and I have played together since middle school,” Durocher said. “We formed this strong musical bond. So, I was playing with (a different) band in Asheville several years ago. We brought in a drummer, Chris Pyle, and moved Jesse up to Asheville. The other three of us reformed as The Get Right Band.”

The group currently tours along the East Coast, with several tours throughout the Caribbean, Durocher said.

“We’re trying to get our music out as much as possible,” Durocher said. “We’re getting a lot of good feedback from the audience.”

The Get Right Band is the perfect “boogying and party music,” Durocher said.

“We are a very jam-based group, even though we do some improvisational things live. It always comes down to playing good songs with lyrics that people can relate to and finding new arrangements and building that with each live show.”

Like many groups, The Get Right Band has much loftier expectations.

“Our goal is complete world domination,” Durocher said. “We are trying to push it as hard as we can and build as many connections as possible. We are all in this for the right reasons. We want to get huge, but not for the fame, glory or money, but for the opportunity that comes with playing bigger crowds and better venues, as well as to collaborate with other musicians.”

Currently, the band is partaking on smaller tours throughout the year in support of its latest studio creation, “Shake.”

Those who shake their way into Boone Saloon to see the group can also expect some blues and bluegrass styles fusing with the funk reggae sound.

“We play boogying and party music that lets people blow off steam to rock out and funk out,” Durocher said.

The music starts at 10 p.m. Cover costs $5, and only those 21 and older will be admitted. Boone Saloon is located at 489 W. King St. in downtown Boone.

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