SoMo

The Answers Tour

SoMo

Carter Reeves, Demarious Cole

Fri, May 05, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Higher Ground Ballroom

$20 advance | $25 day of show

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Every ticket purchased online includes one (1) digital copy of SoMo’s new album, “The Answers”, to be released March 17, 2017. You will receive an additional email with instructions on how to redeem your digital album, once it becomes available. Offer must be redeemed by July 17, 2017. US/Canadian residents only. One digital album per online ticket.

SoMo
SoMo
SoMo -- aka Joseph Somers-Morales -- will never forget being on stage as a kid. At six-years-old, he sang at a popular club on historic 6th Street in Austin, TX.

"I was way too young to be in a bar," he laughs.

However, his life took a bit of a detour away from music for quite some time. It certainly loomed in the background, but he had other things on his mind.

"My dad was in a jazz rock band called Duck Soup, and he wasn't always there," admits SoMo. "Because of the lifestyle, I just wanted to grow up, be normal, and have a family. My mom really raised my brother and me. I didn't fight music, but I didn't necessarily embrace it either. I wanted to do my own thing."

Throughout high school in Denison, TX, that's precisely what he did. He played football and hung out with friends, distancing himself from the proverbial "stage" as much as possible. However, in 2009, music called to him in the strangest and most serendipitous way. Receiving a piano from his mom for Christmas, he taught himself how to play by ear and recorded a cover of Chris Brown's "Crawl".

Uploading the performance to YouTube, it soon went viral. With his brother John's encouragement, he teamed up with producer and engineer Cody Tarpley and continued to cut covers periodically over the next year. Prior to the release of Drake's "Take Care" in 2011, he recorded a medley of the entire album and dropped it on the album's release day. That medley would go on to garner over 4 million views, and it started to solidify the SoMo phenomenon.

Ultimately though, it's his intimate, infectious, and irresistible music that's going to make everyone remember that name. "When I sing, I really mean it," he leaves off. "If I'm singing about a woman in the studio, I sing into the mic like it's her ear. If I'm singing about something sad or happy, I'll put myself in that mood. My music is driven by emotion from the inside. My motto is, "If it sounds good, people will listen."
Carter Reeves
Carter Reeves has a spring in his step. Maybe it’s that he’s fresh off a six-year stint selling out shows across the world as half of alt hip-hop duo Aer. Or maybe it’s that his good-mood vibe is exactly what gives his particular brand of pop such an addictive bounce.

“The thing I kept asking myself was ‘what does this make me feel?” he says. “I’d rather people be having fun, that feels more impactful than having people listen to my music and cry.”

Those feel-good sounds are exactly what Reeves delivers in his debut single, Fresh Fruit. The track is sunny but not sugary, a smile in your ear, perfect for grooving out the car window as you drive along the beach. Reeves says he sees music as colors, and Fresh Fruit is all in a Miami palette: yellows, oranges, pinks.

The name comes from Carter’s favorite snacks (“kiwi’s always held it down, but I’m slowly getting into dragonfruit”) but the forthcoming EP are about an artist coming into his own, ripening into a new phase of his career with music that is both tart and sweet.

Reeves says the good mood vibes fuel his creation. As he played around with the first chords of “Fresh Fruit,” he thought to himself, “this is bright, this is happy, this makes me feel like I’m walking out of my house with a pair of new shoes on.” And so the first line of the song (“It’s got me feeling like new shoes,”) comes from that feeling. It’s like a bottled happiness that feeds on itself.
Demarious Cole
Born Demarious Cole from Huntsville, AL. He has evolved into a "heartthrob" that cannot be stopped. He has quickly taken the female teenage population by storm. With the mix of R&B/POP, and Hip-Hop D Cole has mastered the twist of music genres that only a few at his age have done. D. Cole has been influenced by some of the most talented artist today from Usher to Chris Brown. He looks up to these two because of their dance skills, their art as musicians and being able to switch it up from Pop to R&B and still make it sound good. He has performed in major cities such as Atlanta and New Orleans. Not only does he sing and dance, he models and acts, making him a quadruple threat.
Venue Information:
Higher Ground Ballroom
1214 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT, 05403
http://www.highergroundmusic.com/