Johnny Gates & The Invite
with Colour of London
Friday, Nov 22, 2013 9:00 PM EST
(8:00 PM Doors)
Asylum, Portland, ME
Warner Music Nashville recording artists', Johnny Gates & The Invite is bringing country music to the east coast for a run of dates including a stop at Asylum on Friday, November 22nd.
Johnny Gates & The Invite, originally from West Warwick, Rhode Island, formed in the hallways of the high school Johnny Gates, Jamie Jarbeau, and Matt Scanlon all attended. The friends, who have since relocated to Nashville, started writing music together in Johnny’s parent’s basement and gradually built a loyal following around town by playing everything from VFW halls to club shows and eventually opening for major touring acts that came through Providence.
The band went on to spend several years traveling up and down the east coast playing shows, writing new music, recording a couple of independent albums and eventually catching the attention of producers and record labels. Before long they decided that in order for the band to go to the next level they needed to move to Nashville where their country musical heroes and contemporaries all called home.
They took a shot at contacting their favorite producer who signed them to a production deal after just their first meeting and shortly after caught the attention of Warner Music Nashville executives who signed them to a recording deal. After a few turbulent years of waiting, writing and touring they are now ready to complete their first record for Warner and are very much looking forward to whatever comes next.
music - https://soundcloud.com/johnnygatesandtheinvite