By Michele Stevens Bernard, TSB Lifestyle Editor
What do you get when you bring together a funky bass-line,thumping percussion, slick guitar riffs, indie singer/songwriter lyrics, voice and vibeswithsweet, sweet facial hair? I give you The Rhythm and Beards,one of thehottest new bands taking the Dallas Metroplex by storm.When I received inquiries from multiple unrelated sources asking me if I’d heard these guys yet, Iknew I had to meet them.
Recently, lead man singer/songwriter Kyle Brooks, along with bandmates, Dorian Lamb, Nate Morris and Ben Martinec, took time out from their busy schedules to hang out with me as my first guests “In The Studio.” I can honestly say, that after our conversation, followed bya concert-worthy set of afew of their favorite songs, I can mark our session together down as one ofmy favorite days ever at the TownSquareBuzz.com office downtown.
TheRhythm and Beards found their way to to McKinney’s happening music scene viaDallas and Austin.And lucky for us, they dig it. Over the next couple of weeks McKinney musicaficionados will have the opportunity to hear for themselves when the Beards play CafeMalaga this Saturday, April 20, and Spoon’s on April 26th.
Below find our first installment of my new Buzz TV series In The Studio. After checking outmy interview with Kyle and the guys, be sure to watch the full performance video that follows to see why I think I have a new band to follow, and why Ijust might have the coolest job in town.
Concert Photo Courtesy of Rhythm and Beards and taken by Craig Engle