Songwriter Speakeasy Series: Finnegan Bell, Lewis Brice (Back Stage Listening Room)

Key West Theater and The Big Stage Productions presents

Songwriter Speakeasy Series: Finnegan Bell, Lewis Brice (Back Stage Listening Room)

Sat, March 9, 2019

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Key West Theater - Back Stage Listening Room

Key West, FL

$25.00 - $45.00


Reserved table seating 

Early entry with free hors d'oeuvres from 6-6:30

Meet & Greet with artists

Signed poster


An intimate evening featuring South Carolina natives, Warren Bazemore and Shane Williams, best known as Finnegan Bell, and their original works. Hear the stories behind the songs in one of Key West's best kept secrets, the Back Stage Listening Room at the Key West Theater. Full bar // Limited seating

Finnegan Bell
Finnegan Bell
Finnegan Bell has been making music together out of the Southeast since Shane Williams and Warren Bazemore started writing together in the dorms of The University of South Carolina in the mid 90's. Prior to signing with Sony/BMG/Essential records Williams and Bazemore sold over 70,000 copies of their independent records leading 17 Magazine to dub them, "one of the most popular independent bands in the Southeast." Since leaving Nashville and their record deal behind, Williams and Bazemore have relocated to the coast of South Carolina and rebranded under the name Finnegan Bell. The goal today remains the same as it has always been: meaningful songwriting and engaging live shows that make listeners feel as if they have been invited into someone's living room. With a blend of americana, folk, rock and roll and gospel influences Finnegan Bell offers a sound that is unique and rooted in the landscape of the region they grew up in and call home. Williams and Bazemore have shared the stage over the years with a wide range of artists including: Nickel Creek, Members of Allison Krauss and Union Station, Jars of Clay, Leigh Nash, Caedmon's Call, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, Members of Hootie and the Blowfish, Danielle Howle and many other great national and regional artists.
Lewis Brice
Lewis Brice
With a sound stemming from country, rhythm and blues, to southern rock with pop influences, Lewis Brice comes at you with high-energy stories and sounds catching the ear, making you want to move. Born and raised in Sumter, South Carolina, singing in church choir and praise bands, Brice moved to Charleston where he began performing his first live shows, presenting his own music, to a new crowd.
Brice lives just north of Nashville, TN, where he spends his time writing. Currently he is traveling and performing all over the mid-west, northeast, southeast, including regular appearances in Key West. Blessed to play shows with friends and family, including many talented artists he admires such as Lee Brice, Sister Hazel, Randy Houser, Jerrod Niemann, Nick Norman, The Cadillac Three, Chase Rice, Red Wanting Blue, Maggie Rose, Kree Harrison, American Young, Chad Warrix, James Otto, John Wesley Satterfield and more; he has been able to spread his original music in front of attentive audiences and continuously grow a strong fan base.
Brice's has made headlines with "Ordinary Girl," co-written with Dallas Rogers, which made a small window on the media base charts, and reaching #67 on the Country Music Charts. Brice appeared in CMT's first season of "Can You Duet," coming in 8th place out of the thousands. Additionally, Lewis took on the lead roll in the 2014 ACM "Song of the Year" music video "I Drive Your Truck," by Lee Brice.
Lewis Brice's live show is one full of energy, with songs that bring a southern rock tone, storytelling lyrics and bluesy soulful singing. The Lewis Brice Band, known as "The Escorts," consists of a Nashville native Johannes Greer on drums, Phil Lester on bass, and Josh Waters known as the utility player, all bring their character and incredible musical skills to create an experience you won't forget.
Brice is currently working on his debut album EP, with his brother, Lee Brice, producing and co-producers Ben Simonetti, Jon Stone (of American Young) and himself, working together to create a noise stretching across the musical soundboard.
Venue Information:
Key West Theater - Back Stage Listening Room
512 Eaton Street
Key West, FL, 33040