I first heard of The Wans on Nashville radio, I listen to the Local Buzz every Sunday night on 102.9 the Buzz and they showcase Nashville artists of Rock, Indie, and Alternative music. Bands you wouldn’t normally hear since they are from Nashville. I have had the pleasure of seeing one of those bands live, and The Wans did not dissapoint. They are opening up for Dead Sara, which is going to get them plenty of recognition, but in Indianapolis Dead Sara had to cancel due to sickness, and The Wans stepped up to the plate. They put on a killer show, the crowd was sparse, but that didn’t matter they rocked out just as hard.
The Wans consist of Simon Kerr (vocals/guitar), Thomas Bragg (vocals/bass), and Mark Petaccia (vocals/drums). They hail from Nashville, and Northern Ireland, as Simon has an Irish accent. They recently released their full length CD called “He Said, She Said” with 10 astounding rock tracks you will continually listen to over and over again.
They started off the night with “5 Spot” a song off of their first EP “The Wans”, all this music can be purchased here:
This was the opening song, and it was awesome. The song that turned me onto them is called “Never Win” the official video for the song is hilarious, if you like what you hear, look up the official video, you will have a laugh, and love the song at the same time.
They are continually requested on 102.9 theBuzz on Sunday nights. They played “Never Win, and You’re Wasting” one right after the other at Birdy’s.
They also sang a couple songs off their first EP, one called “Want You”
And finally after an hour set they finished off the night with “The Holy One” from “He Said, She Said” CD. I love this song… it’s amazing live and on the CD.
It was fun night, I’m so glad I went, and if you are able to see The Wans go, they are finishing up the tour with Dead Sara, but are also playing a few off shows, the one I’m debating about is in Chicago at the Beat Kitchen, might have to try to do two shows in one night, as another Nashville band I love is in Milwaukee that night as well.
See The Wans, you won’t regret it.