Celebrating youth musicians in March and April has certainly been fun! The White Eagle Youth Showcase is coming up this Saturday, and we’ve really had a great time getting to know the bands who will be playing. We have one more fun surprise related to the event – we will have a youth co-host, Cruz Yates! Cruz is the frontman for the all student band Shadows of the Revolution, and he has the perfect personality to help emcee our event. We are so grateful for his help!
Shadows of the Revolution is currently a cover band, but they are working on some original songs. Right now, their presentation of classic rock hits is spot on, bringing audiences to their feet! Shadows has played at several events lately, including a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at St. Agatha’s, and a recent fundraiser for Haiti sponsored by Cruz’ home church, Abundant Life, in Happy Valley. Once school is out, you can expect to see this band everywhere, at local farmers’ markets, street fairs, and corporate events. Manager Jack Yates has shared an extensive list of gigs in the works! We are also hoping to feature some of the band’s original music at the next Youth Showcase!
The band is an all youth ensemble, with musical influences such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, Journey, Van Halen, Kansas, The Foo Fighters, and many more! Coulter McIntyre, Ethan Famodu, Cruz Yates, Ben Ramsell, Ryan Stephens and Mary McIntyre work together to select and play songs that make audiences dance and sing along!
We’ve included a few videos of their live performances, which are very impressive! Shadows of the Revolution is a band where the members are perfecting their skills by playing note for note covers of familiar rock songs – I love that a teen band is immersing themselves in Journey, Rush, and more! Please enjoy these videos, and come hear Cruz introduce fellow youth bands at our upcoming showcase on April 9. Doors at 11:30, music at noon!