superlative: most likely to step up to the plate at the last minute and hit a homer
creature comfort: writing songs on my acoustic guitar laying on my bed
best concert you've ever been to: the strokes during sxsw at auditorium shores in 2011
favorite cereal: straight up cheerios. no sugar, no fluff.
austin go-to: bomb tacos at white horse. the bar is great, but the fish tacos are better.
Class of 2016
Formed in 2011 in Austin, Texas, The Gents are a four piece Indie Americana band with tight vocal harmonies and a clean mix of charm, rock and high energy vibrations. The release of their self-titled EP The Gents in 2013, was met with an invitation to Texas Music Fest Red, White and Blue Ball both in 2013 & 2014.
The band pulls inspiration artists such as Paul Westerberg, The Band, Larry and His Flask and Old Crow Medicine Show. The Gents feature three part male vocal harmonies, electric and acoustic guitar, electric bass and a classic drum kit. With a mix of folk-rock, indie-rock and americana soul, The Gents have a unique sound and growing fan base at their live performances and online.
Their recent video release on Austin heavyweight DO512.com for their track “My Days” the band has picked up traction and attention from Austin media and venues. The band is planning to record their second EP and releasing it in early 2015.
Matthew Blissard: vocals, guitar, bass
Andrew Simmons: vocals, bass
Kevin Manship: vocals, guitar
Jon Denn: percussion