Music comes into my life for a reason, when a band sings a song that I can relate to at a time were I need that song to get me through whatever it is I’m dealing with, I’m instantly a fan. Any band that can do that, is a pretty good band and Repeat Repeat is just that.
I discovered Repeat Repeat last year, as I’m friends with the drummer Andy Herrin who also drums for another band “Cavo” from the St. Louis area. I’ve seen Cavo several times, and seen he was drumming for this Nashville based band, so I decided to give them a listen, and I’m glad I did. Repeat Repeat consist of Jared and Kristyn Corder a husband and wife team that can harmonize with the best of them, along with Andy as their drummer this band makes up a pretty powerful threesome. They put out two singles last year, released the single that got me hooked “Chemical Reaction” in Feb, their album “Bad Lattitude” debut in March, and currently released a video entirely made from emoji’s. It’s been a busy year.
Repeat Repeat have a “surfer pop” “surfer rock” sound and have been described on the Nashville music scene as “Dick Dales snot nosed grand kids” but regardless of the name calling, they can put on a great little show, and make you move. Repeat Repeat started out the night singing songs from their current cd along with a few new ones that will be making there way onto their second CD due out next year.
The set lists consisted of the following:
- Not the One
- Love that never ages
- Chemical Reaction
- Stop the World
- Hang it Low
The acoustics in the Wildey Theater were amazing, so I did manage to get a few videos. “Mostly” is a new song, and is coming out on their next CD.
Another new one that will be on the new CD coming next year is “Animal”
And finally the song that got me hooked on them as a band “Chemical Reaction” love this song, seriously it came along at a time I needed it and I appreciate that as it turned me onto a great little band.
There was two local bands that opened up for Repeat Repeat, “Equal Squeeze” and “Search Parties”, both great little bands in their own right, and both from the St. Louis area. I had seen Search Parties before and they sounded awesome with the acoustics, and Equal Squeeze really needs to be on the Warped Tour, they had that “warped” vibe and were also a great little opening band, overall a great night to hang out and listen to some live bands.
The Wildey Theater in Edwardsville, Illinois is a small quaint theater, it doesn’t hold many, but it packs a powerful acoustic sound. It’s old and worn in, but I would go back for sure if Repeat Repeat played, or any other band that I’m a fan of, great theater.