Monday, October 30, 2006

Taylor Hicks: LMBO

All members of The Soul Patrol know who LiMBO is. LMBO is Taylor Hicks pre-Idol band. However we all know these guys are more than just that. They are extremely talented group who many fans got to see over the summer when they shadowed The American Idol Tour and played several gigs. Many times Taylor sat in and sang and played guitar and harmonica. The chemistry between Taylor and LMBO is fabulous. I stumbled onto an article I would love to share with you all. An Elliot Yamin Fan got to meet and greet the band and is just as taken with them as The Soul Patrol is. These guys are set to make it big. They are a great bunch of musicians who love what they do. In this interview they each tell how Taylor got them in his band. Here is an excerpt.

Brian: I was playing with a band called the Ground, which me and Zippy were in, in Tuscaloosa. The University of Alabama is where we met. Zippy and I have played together, probably seven or eight years now. We were playing a bar. His [Taylor’s] band was down in Mobile. He walked by where we were playing, and he heard me playing the piano. And he made a comment to one of his buddies, “Man, I want a keyboard player like that in my band.” Two weeks later, cause I was living in Nashville at the time, he was playing in Nashville, and his bass player knew me. So, the bass player goes, “Taylor, this keyboard player really wants to sit in.” And Taylor’s like, “No. We’re in Nashville. We want our game to be on. Nobody’s sitting in.” Then, finally, Clay Connor, his bass player at the time, convinced Taylor to let me sit in. So, I show up in Nashville. I set up, do sound check, and Taylor goes, “Were you in Mobile two weeks ago playing at this bar?” I was like, “Yeah.” He’s like, “Join the band.” I said, “I haven’t even played yet.” And he’s like, “I don’t care. I heard you play. You’re what I want,” and then, the rest is history. That’s how it happened.
For The rest of the Story about LMBO go here