This talented bands jam, bluesy, rock 'n' roll tunes are big and commanding in every possible way - from lead singer Amber Farris' impressive vocal chops and wild blonde hair to the band's ballsy rhythm section and grooving guitar licks. Now together for seven years and three albums, their most recent release, 2014's Adult Roommates, takes a mature and sometimes stark look at what it means to be a working band. The Dallas band recently relocated to Nashville to tour and write the next record.
Somebody’s Darling is headed to The Southgate House Revival next Friday, April 3rd with The Whiskey Shambles! We sat down with the beautiful lead singer, Amber Farris to get to know the band prior to the show!
Give us some background on Somebody’s Darling…
Amber: In college [University of North Texas], I was in a band called Raleigh with David [lead guitarist of Somebody's Darling] and some other friends, and when that split up, David and I decided to try to write some songs together. As for a drummer it was always going to be my old buddy Nate Wedan. We met Michael [keys] in college as well. We only practiced once before our first show, in my bedroom unplugged, but it went ok and we haven't stopped since. Moving Mike over to keys and bringing on Wade [bass; back-up vocals] for the last two records has been huge for where we've taken our sound, and with everyone tossing in songs and ideas on the last record [Adult Roommates], it feels like we've come a long way.
You have opened up for some amazing acts! What are some of your favorite experiences as a band thus far?
Amber: I know for me it was the chance to open up for Brandi Carlile at Verizon Theater in Dallas this past December. Her energy really inspired me and I think some of her fans dug what we are doing. And we had a blast opening for St. Paul & the Broken Bones, they brought it.
What can one expect from a live Somebody’s Darling show?
Amber: Somebody’s Darling is really and truly a “live” band. The energy and the emotion of playing in front of people is really why we all do this. We got slow songs and we got fast songs, but we bring it on both. I’d like to think that our music makes people want to stay at the bar, get close to someone, and feel something. At least I hope.
What is next for Somebody’s Darling?
Amber: Well, we just moved to Nashville, TN. We've only been in town a month or so, but we're loving it so far. We've got a ton of dates on the calendar for 2015, touring and performing live is really what we thrive on. And we've got a great practice space at our Nashville camp, so we're working hard on new songs.
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