Bringers of the Dawn & The Detectives

by Tamara Styer

Bringers of the Dawn

     On Thursday, January 27, Deitra Mag hit downtown Springfield, Missouri to check out the local music scene.
     At the Highlife, local band Bringers of the Dawn had people moving to everything from rap covers to honky-tonk piano tunes.
     Playing R&B, soul, hip-hop, urban street folk and nu-style Reggae, they belted original tunes as well as covers supplemented by a DJ scratching beats, an impressive rapper in the style of Eminem and a horn section made up of Michael "Bear" Schwartz on trumpet and guest Austin Farnam on saxophone. Their energy onstage was infectious, both band and crowd dancing to the music.

Houston Ussary - Guitars, Vocals, Keys
Nathan Gamel - Drums
Cody Lane - Bass
Michael "Bear" Schwartz - Trumpet

The Detectives

     You know something is right with the world when a room full of 20-somethings breaks into dance for "Duke of Earl." The Detectives, a self-proclaimed "Rock'n'Soul Party" out of Springfield, Missouri, show an obvious love for the era of Elvis Presley and "Teen Angel." And they play it well, with a slight indie rock edge.
     Other greats that influence The Detectives are the Everly Brothers, The Animals, Ray Charles, Booker T. and the MGs, The Platters, Fats Domino, The Beatles, Bobby Darin, Sam Cooke, Tommy James, Buddy Holly, Archie Bell & The Drells and The Miracles.
     Catch The Detectives every Thursday night downstairs at the Outland Ballroom in Springfield, Missouri.

Lynne Cohne - Guitar, Vocals
Del Paterson - Bass, Vocals
Donnie Valentine - Organ/Piano
Donnie King - Drums, Vocals
R.T. Pleasure - Vocals
Bambi Von Cleave - Vocals
Von Jeremy - Sax

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1 comment

  1. hey Tam. Great review. Just noticed your all rights reserved is still dated 2010 instead of 2011.
    Great job on the article!


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