Buy "Parking Lot Rockstar"
When they started playing their first song, you could feel a sense of uncertainty throughout the crowd. You know, the typical opening act murmurs of "Who the hell are these guys?" or the typical, "Time for a beer and a smoke until the headliners are on." But this time it was different; the people there that started to stir and scatter, slowed down when they heard what started screaming from the amplifiers. One song, two songs; as each song played you could see the audience taking a grasp of what they were hearing.
Soulicit presented the lucky attendees with an acoustic version of their undeniably addictive rock swagger accompanied by their on-stage persona and charm. Lead man Darick Parson connected the audience with the band, by joking and playing around on stage, while making sure to pay tribute to his incredibly talented band mates. They made you feel as if you were friends with these guys for years and you were hanging out in their basement drinking beer and playing around with a guitar, bass, mic and a drum set. It's incredibly rare to see the type of powerful rock n' roll hook combined with a personable stage presence that just draws the audience in and keeps them begging for more. Soulicit had it all.
By the end of the show, the same people that were asking "Who the hell are these guys?" or were heading for the beer or cigarettes were now asking a different question, "Where do I buy their CD?!" It was amazing just to see the transition from the beginning of the show to the end, how Soulicit went from complete strangers to the audiences newest favorite band.
Lead Guitarist Dan Weaver, has a sound between southern rock and blues, yet he still manages to pull of the hard rock grit when he needs to. His has a rare talent to blend his sound perfectly with the rhythm of the song yet he can turn it up and rock your face off in a blink of an eye. Drummer Trent Boehner and bassist Andrew Weaver serve as the heart and soul of the band's sound, carrying the beats and tempo like it's their life's mission. Soulicit is an incredibly talented band that has artists that just seem to 'get it.' If you love music, good times and good people, this is absolutely your music.
Just do me a favor, check out their Facebook page and listen to any of their songs, and see if you can not get it caught in your head. It's impossible. They have more hook than a fishermen's tackle box. Check them out and you can thank me later!