**Live Wire TV Show Begins 3rd Season with Super Water Sympathy, Full Body Tone, Balloon Messenger and the Bricks in Concert.**
(Bowling Green, Ohio) WBGU-FM is proud to partner with the Clazel Theater for the production of the 3rd season of Live Wire – an HD TV and radio concert experience beginning Thursday September 5th. Live Wire airs locally on WBGU-TV and features the best emerging artists in concert.
Super Water Sympathy – Hailing from Shreveport, Louisiana, Super Water Sympathy are following up their 2011 self-release Vesper Belle with Hydrogen Child, the next chapter in the development of the band’s self-made genre Water Pop brought to life by producer Cam Blackwood of Florence and the Machine and Morrissey fame. The band features the bold voice of Ansley Hughes and has been playing to critical acclaim across the country, recently completing their second stint on the Vans Warped Tour. They also lent their writing and production skills to B.O.B’s Strange Clouds with the track “Chandelier.”
Full Body Tones – Rooted in Lexington, Kentucky, The Full Body Tones came to be when small town drummer, Willy Freedbody, met big city musician, Joe Fulton. Willy had just got back from a yearlong national tour with a country artist on the LIR label. LIR Records had recently discovered Joe. The pair started playing some of Joe’s original material for fun in the studio. With the addition of Craig Sullivan on bass (a recent BGSU graduate) FBT is poised to tour extensively across the United States.
Balloon Messenger – Originally a solo project of musician, multi-instrumentalist, Mark Daly, Balloon Messenger now features the talents of Daly and former members of Cape Canyon; an energetic BG rock band in their own existence.
The Bricks – Really a blend of everything rock band from the Toledo area. The Bricks feature the vocals of Chris Metchis fronting this energetic kitchen sink approach approach band that is sure to appeal to people that like to dance at rock and roll shows.
Live Wire will also feature multiple acoustic sets from local musicians Chris Salyer and Zack Fletcher throughout the evening.
“We want people to have fun and be part of the TV show” said Stephen Merrill, Faculty Advisor to WBGU-FM and creator of Live Wire. “We feel strongly as a radio station that live music is something we should celebrate in Bowling Green and Northwest Ohio. What better way to showcase the creativity of emerging talent then to produce a TV and radio show with such wonderful musicians.”
The event is the first of a season that will be recorded on the first Thursday of every month at the Clazel Theater. Each night will consist of four unique episodes that will be recorded and compiled into one TV season that will air on WBGU-TV before expanding to other markets. The event has a requested donation of $4-5 at the door. “We are fortunate enough to have some amazing volunteers that help produce this event” said Merrill. “We produce this show because we love live performance, we love making a fun TV show and concert experience. We seek donations from patrons just to recoup our production costs so we can continue to reinvest our energy in showcasing Toledo, BG and many deserving artists from across the country.”