The Great Taste Music Series is a music contest held in Charlotte between local bands, and the next event will be held at Whisky River tomorrow. Get there early with your friends from your apartment in Charlotte, NC because doors open at 8 PM. Best of all, there is no cover charge. Three bands are competing for a live performance at Speed Street in May on the Miller Lite stage. These bands are Spencer, the Gal Friday Band and The Wiggle Wagons.
Band Spotlight: Spencer
Spencer has been together since October 2011, and the band covers a wide range of genres -- from rock, country, funk, pop, the top 40, rap, blues, and dance/party music. “When we cover another artist’s song, we try to give the song our own twist, while still trying to stay true to the original songs ‘backbone.’ We want to make it our own sound, but do not want to completely take away from what made the song a hit in the first place,” said band member, Troy Spencer.
The band Spencer is made up mainly of family members. Their pure, yet dynamic chemistry is extremely unique. Add the funk, jazz, and gospel styles of Mike Lowe on drums, and Derrick Bartell on keys, to the mix, and Spencer is a force to be reckoned with.
Whiskey River, 210 East Trade Street, Charlotte.