Last Saturday I had the pleasure of going to the Great Ram Band Jam, an event that showcases local talent in and around the area of West Chester. The event featured eight local bands. It was $5 to get in and the money went to the Invisible Children foundation.
I spoke with Adam Barnard of the West Chester University Radio (WCUR) about the event and he said that he was super stoked.
“We have a great charity, Invisible Children, and we have a lot of great bands playing. The staff is really helping out a lot, and it’s going to be a good day.”
Although I could only stay for about half of the bands, the ones that I saw made a big impression. First up was the Oddessay, a local band that plays what I call easy listening coffee house music.
They were followed by the Snails who have a kind of jazz element to their music mixed with an island feel.
The band told me that they have a show coming up on the 21st of April at The Note in West Chester.
Stay Up Entertainment is a hip-hop group that promotes the message of stay up and be positive.
Spotted Atrocious, despite being down three members, did really well. If you want to check them out, they play locally pretty often.
Aayu, a local rap artist, comment on the event. “I’m really happy to be supporting independent music, and it’s a great cause.” His debut album comes out May 31. When asked about the GRBJ, Sam Krepps, General Manager for WCUR said,”This is a big event we look forward to every year. We like to get local talent out to showcase what they do, and it’s for a good cause.”
Jennifer Berlin can be reached at JB629094@wcupa.edu.