Rookie Of The Year

Rookie Of The Year

Foreverinmotion, Skyward Story, The Victory Drive, Trevor Douglas

Mon, Dec 10, 2018

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

Showcase Lounge

$12 advance | $15 day of show


This event is all ages

Rookie Of The Year
We regrettably announce that this event has been canceled. Refunds for credit purchases will be issued automatically. Refunds for cash purchases available at point of purchase. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Rookie of the Year is an indie rock/acoustic band from Fayetteville, North Carolina . They were signed to One Eleven Records, though the fourth release of their latest EP fulfilled their contractual obligation to 111 and allow them to sign with a new label. The band is fronted by lead singer/songwriter Ryan Dunson. The band has seen many recent "live band" line-up changes, with Dunson being the sole remaining member from the start of 2010.
I've been making music as Foreverinmotion for nearly 20 years. It began as most bands do: 17 year-old kid gets a four-track and starts experimenting in his room. I had a red ovation acoustic guitar my dad traded a jeep for before I was born, and a piano. Over a summer I recorded some mellow tunes and called it foreverinmotion. The name was inspired by my favorite book at the time, "Illusions" by Richard Bach, and I combined the words cuz I liked the look. Did I mention I was 17?

Fast, melodic skate punk was my first love. I played in punk bands in high school and it was the best time ever. Eventually those bands ran their courses and I put my energy into the solo thing. I learned how to record [better sounding] music and make my own albums. I learned how to book shows and tour. I signed with a label for a while. Made a lot of friends. Made a lot of memories. Made a lot of mistakes. It was better than college. I've met some of the most important people in my life thanks to this music, including my best friends and brothers with whom I formed my other band, The End of America.

New music is on the way. Thanks as always for listening.
Skyward Story
Baltimore pop rock trio Skyward Story has an undeniable and captivating spirit. That spirit is easy to see in their genuine and dynamic performances and even easier to hear in their new, unmistakably catchy pop rock sound, borrowed from their pop punk roots. Finding this unique sound has just been a part of their journey in discovering their true identity. The upcoming release is an exciting, new page for Skyward Story, bringing their sound to the leading edge of today's trends and destined to turbocharge their fan base and reach countless new fans.

Formerly as 3PM, the group developed a large dedicated following through tireless grassroots efforts, selling over 25,000 copies of their album “Slow Me Down.” During their time on the Warped Tour, “Slow Me Down” peaked on the Billboard charts at #27 Top Rock Albums, #2 National Heatseekers, #18 Alternative and #19 Independent. Looking to the future, the members felt their time as 3PM had come to a close, and that they had evolved into something greater. Together, Brandon Millman (drummer) and Scott Montgomery (guitarist) turned to - what else - social media to add a new vocalist, finding Aaron O’Connor (lead vocals) on Twitter, ushering in this new era of Skyward Story.

With many looking to see what they would do next, the band spent countless hours working on taking their music to the next level and emerged with a style all their own. Their writing attracted the attention of multi-platinum producer Matt Squire, who has produced breakout records for artists such as One Direction, Panic! at the Disco, Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato. Skyward Story and Squire worked together for a whole year and the group has emerged with an album destined for greatness.
The Victory Drive
Back in the late 2000s, when the first incarnation of his Jersey based power-pop band The Victory Drive was enjoying their initial success, blazing fresh trails and playing on the Warped Tours, singer/songwriter and frontman Jamie McClanahan had a somewhat removed approach to songwriting. To avoid redundancy and keep his lyrics interesting, he tended to make up scenarios and place himself in them. Currently rebooting the band after a several year layoff due to medical issues related to a severe hockey injury, the multi-talented musician finds creative freedom in writing how he truly feels about himself and life in general for the first time ever.
Trevor Douglas
Trevor Douglas is a singer, songwriter and musician from Fort Worth, Texas. With performances that span a finalist on American Idol, opening slot for the Jonas Brothers at GEXA's Heineken Lounge, and stints at huge events like The Dallas International Film Festival, Dallas winner of Hard Rock Rising 2017, and played The State Fair of Texas for the last three years. He is no stranger to the spotlight. His home state even awarded him "The Most Entertaining Singer" in The Texas Top Ten competition, solidifying him as a musician to watch in the region. Trevor was also invited to give a TED Talk for TEDxSMU titled “Creativity: What Makes Us Different”.

As a songwriter, he gravitates towards a subtle pop style in the vein of influences like Ed Sheeran, Lauv and Shawn Mendes — full of sensitive lyrics, sweeping melodies, and hooky choruses. Trevor distinguishes himself from other artists by using his guitar as both an acoustic and percussive instrument, creating live backing tracks and vocal harmonies with his loop pedal. He is animated on stage and keeps a crowd entertained through his catchy music, jokes, and audience interaction.
Venue Information:
Showcase Lounge
1214 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT, 05403