Date(s) - 07/12/2014
Saturday, July 12th 10pm $5 cover
Red Letter Days at Triumph Brewery in New Hope
Red Letter Days will get your immediate attention because of their catchy, hook-driven, rock sound, blended with high-energy, up beat, pop-punk style creating an almost timeless quality to their original songs.
Red Letter Days, from St. Louis Mo., began when siblings, Katie (Vocals, 24) and Willy McKenna (Drums, 22) discovered in high school they had the talent, drive and passion to make music that means something to themselves and others.
Originally known as kMw, the quirky yet charismatic brother and sister songwriting duo, released two EP’s, built an on-line international fan base, and honed their songwriting and live performance skills. In 2011, they added Alex Bolano (21) as their lead guitarist who immediately made a positive impact musically. In 2012, ready to take it to the next level, in order to match their maturity and growth as songwriters and as a band, they decided to change their name.
The group chose Red Letter Days as an homage to their late grandfather who, ” . . . kept a daily journal, in which days that were special to him were marked as ‘Red Letter Days,’” according to Willy, who explains “The name has a double meaning for us. First it’s a link and a tribute to one of the most important people in our lives, and also, using his definition, we consider any days we get to play our music to be Red Letter Days.”
Fitting in today’s music scene somewhere between Paramore, Florence and the Machine, and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Red Letter Days will make a similar impact with their female fronted band whose lyrics truly reach out, connect, and impact the listeners and audience.