Marty Bachert (Marty B) and his band have been gracing the St. Louis area as well as many other towns and venues across Missouri and the Midwest for a few years. But, with a smooth rock sound, blues-influenced guitar hooks, and Marty’s slightly raspy but perfectly in tune voice, this band is beyond compelling—it is hard to turn off.
The album Shades of Red was released in June and, as Marty points out, depicts “failed and hurt love.”
“With red being the crisp color of passion, I felt that, in my life, so far I have had many different shades of it,” Marty says. “It was simply inspired by my past and present at that time.”
And, since the album’s release, Marty, Fernando Padron (lead guitarist),Benjamin Rosemann (drummer),Robby Higgins (bassist), and Paul Johnson (saxophonist and percussionist) have been playing numerous shows and booking some larger performances.
In fact, the five are scheduled to play at Kansas City’s Uptown Theater on November 20, and they will be on an Ameristar Casino tour around the U.S. closing in St. Louis on February 19. The biggest negotiations are for time slots on the Ellen and Rachael Ray shows, but those dates have yet to be determined. But even though the band is starting to branch out to even more locations, Marty says he’ll always pay homage to his hometown in St. Louis.
“I’m excited to venture out more, but I will always start and end my tour at home.We have a great following and fans here.”
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