Article by: Morgan Johnson; Media by: Steven Potter
Where were you at 6:30 p.m. on the 22nd of February? Well, if you didn’t say Cicero’s then you’re out of luck. Saint Louis exploded with talent represented by our very own Greenville College students from the band LED, and headliner Tyler Bradford Wright.
Opening for Tyler Bradford Wright was the group LED. A pop band filled with a variety of young talents who met last semester during Lab Band. They played one of their well known songs Stay and a more recent song called Bathsheba and The group consisted of Trey Brockman as lead singer, Mandy Pennington who sang and played piano, Brian Connelley on the guitar, a talented Jordan Becker on drums and Derek Soutiea on the bass. It was Soutiea’s last performance, and he very much went out with a bang!
The band rocked their show and helped set the mood for the entire evening. The audience was very engaged. With LED being so young, their ability to create a memorable stage presence was exciting to see.
The headliner of the night, was Tyler Bradford Wright. His talent was well worth the hour drive to Cicero’s. Wright played music from his recent album entitled Light of Love released last fall, including the song Light of Love and Come Alive.
With the support of his friends, both on stage such and in the audience, Tyler’s performance was a new step in his music career. Something that was encouraging to followers of Tyler Bradford Wright is his ability to connect with his fans. He wrote and played songs that were meaningful to the audience.
Madison Moran said, “It was a great night of genuinely good music. You can tell when someone puts a lot of heart into their work, and it was really evident to everyone there.” There was something very deep about his performance that goes beyond just talent.
In Tyler’s exclusive interview, you hear about his inspirational past living in the south. How he came to Greenville, and what has happened through his student life at Greenville College. Wright talks about his thoughts on the concert at Cicero’s including his set list choices. He also elaborates on his upcoming career plans. There is a good chance that you’ll hear his name in the future on the radio.
You can check out the exclusive interview with Trey Brockman of LED here.