Secondhand Serenade

Scout Bar presents

Secondhand Serenade

Hawthorne Heights, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Sat, February 18, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Scout Bar

Houston, TX

$21.00 - $25.00

This event is all ages

Secondhand Serenade
Secondhand Serenade
As a former #1 Myspace artist, John Vesely, better known as Secondhand Serenade, went on to sell over 2 million units of his hit single “Fall For You” which hit the top of the charts. After touring the world as a headliner, delivering 4 releases and playing/appearing on numerous television shows, John is back in the studio once again prepping his next release.



On September 11, 2012, John released the album “A Naked Twist In My Story” which peaked at #58 on the iTunes Top 200 Albums list as well as #19 on the top Alternative Albums list on iTunes. The body of work (his first since parting with Glassnote Records) is a re-record of the album “A Twist In My Story” with each song recorded in a fresh light. All the tracks were done with acoustic/orchestral production, catering to the fans who fell in love with his first album, “Awake”.

Secondhand’s upcoming album was funded entirely by his fans via Pledge Music. It will be a full band album and is expected to be released this spring.
Hawthorne Heights
Sometimes the things you love give you HOPE. Sometimes you HATE the things you love the most. But, often times the things you love can make you HURT.

Hawthorne Heights return to form with Hurt, the long awaited third EP in their Hate/Hope/Hurt trilogy. Hurt not only shines with elements rooted in their classic sound, but also showcases a maturity and level of confidence that can only be honed after twelve years of being a band. After spending the better part of a year on the road celebrating the ten year anniversary of their debut album The Silence in Black and White, the band returned home to Ohio to begin writing for Hurt. Feeling newly inspired and clearly invigorated, what resulted was a collection of eight songs that celebrate looking back while boldly pushing forward. "Everything that ends will soon become new again." Vocalist/Lyricist JT Woodruff says: "Sometimes the past haunts you like a ghost, but we weren't afraid to become the ghosts of what we used to be. There is still some life and hope left in these bones, and we will continue to suck the marrow out of life."
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
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BIOGRAPHY
It all started with two brothers and two acoustic guitars. This is the TRUE story, strap yourself in, it's quite a ride.

The Back Story...
Ronnie and Randy began exploring music together at 7 and 8 years old. Their Grandfather gave them two acoustic guitars and said, "Here ya go! Learn how to play these! It's fun." They started learning to play by ear at first and were later professionally taught music theory by Ralph Coleman & Gregg Gausline. The two applied their symphonic training to form the band "R.A.F.M." (Radio Active Fungus Monkeys) with Randy's friend Roger. They played covers of Primus, The Beatles, and many others for a couple of years but eventually split up. Shortly after, Ronnie joined a punk rock band called "Burnout" with middle school friend Jesse Carroll. They did house shows and small concerts together for about a year. The two decided to start a fresh band and recruited Randy as their lead singer, the result would be the Christian metal band "Dishonest". They released 2 E.P.'s and performed all over Florida, developing a solid fan base. In Ronnie's spare time he experimented with singing and composition. Some of these notable songs where "Kins and Carroll", "Guardian Angel" and "Cat and Mouse".

The Birth of RJA...
Ronnie (the foundation of this new project) had his songs and style so then recruited friends that were musicians. Many came and went over the years but Ronnie and high school friend Duke Kitchens were its common denominators. Just before signing to Virgin Records (in 2005) Elias Reidy, Joey Westwood and Jon Wilkes joined the group. The rest, as they say is History....

Don't You Fake It
After signing to Virgin the band recorded its debut record. This album consisted of both new and previously written songs by Winter produced by David Bendeth (released in 2006). It featured Billboard charted singles "Guardian Angel" & "Face Down" along with 4 music videos.

Lonely Road
Amidst the inevitable collapse and restructure of Virgin records the band was left without a label team. Despite this hurtle they recorded "Lonely Road" with producer Howard Benson. Shortly after recording, guitarist Elias Reidy left & Matt Carter joined. This album featured singles and videos for songs "You better Pray" and "Pen & Paper". The band was offered a "360 deal" by Virgin which was respectfully declined making them Independent in February of 2010.

The Hell or High Water EP
Signaling their departure from Virgin the band released E.P. titled "Hell or High Water" (produced by Ronnie Winter) featuring the trilogy of songs and their corresponding videos: "Choke", "Hell or High Water" and "Don't Hate". Having regained full creative control, the band returned to Winter's signature sound and vision of RJA.

Am I the Enemy
The band paired with The Collective Sounds to record their third full length album "Am I the Enemy" . Recorded and produced by John Feldmann, Am I The Enemy was released in 2011. It featured billboard charting singles and videos "Reap" and "Am I the Enemy". Later that year Wilkes, Kitchens and Carter parted ways with the band which opened the doors for Ronnie's brother Randy Winter and long time fan Josh Burke to join.

ET TU, BRUTE?
In March 2013 the band released their E.P. "ET TU, BRUTE?" recorded and produced by David Bendeth. Continuing Winter's original vision of RJA, this E.P. featured billboard #1 songs "Remember Me" and "Wide is the Gate". The band has since featured live percussionist Kris Comeaux, Tim Ross, John Espy, and John Hartman.

4
July 4th 2014 the band released their fourth full length record titled "4". This album was produced by Lee Miles (their pre record label producer) & Ronnie Winter, mixed by David Bendeth / Paul Lapinski, and mastered by Paul Lapinski. It features billboard charted singles "Right Direction", "California" and "It was You".
Venue Information:
Scout Bar
18307 Egret Bay Blvd
Houston, TX, 77058
http://scoutbar.com/2012/