Third Hour

Third Hour

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Feel good, tap your feet, original rhythmic modern rock, with classic rock influences, as played by 20 something's! At times, I would compare us to the ultimate happy-hour band if such a title exsisted

Biography

In the stormy sand dunes of New Mexico, Diego Sosa made his way through the arid, dusty musical landscape awaiting persons of equal musical talent!

Out of the swampy marshlands of Tallahassee, Florida crept the acoustic rhythms of Byron Matthews. The southwestern marshland sound took shape, when the two met in Albuquerque. With influences and abilities ranging between many musical spectrums, the music of 3rd Hour had begun.

Their direction consisted of excessive behaviors, which became apparent in their musical subject matter, and gave it's appeal to many of theirs peers. The two attempted to join the Albuquerque music scene as a duo, playing virtually any open mic they could safely drive too, and in most cases safety was second in priority to music...

Weeks became months, months became years....After much blood, sweat and beers, the two decided to branch their sound to include other musicians. Musicians came, musicians went. Gigs came, gigs went, but the two and their drummer continued in their quest to become part of music royalty.

The 3rd Hour sound was missing the fullness and thunder of the bass, which was added when Diego's cousin, Willie Wells stepped up to the plate. As a long time guitarist, and part time bassist, Willie's "string'd" expertise fit well with the group.

The stage was set, the year was 2005.

The group took the scene by storm, quickly being welcomed by most Albuquerque venues, many greater- Albuquerque venues, some of the state's largest festivals, and playing along side some of NM's best bands. The hard work, long drives, and countless practice hours were beginning to pay off. A tough show schedule kept them busy throughout 2005, into 2006, and occupied most of their time, playing mulitple times a week, and occasionally multiple times a day. They were losing weight, becoming pale and dressing poorly. The demands of the business appeared to be getting to them.

The group received a deserved, yet unexpected break during a summer line up change, in 2006. The group welcomed Tyson Hatch to the percussion plate, and a grand slam was hit. Tyson, added an improvisation flare that the group had yet to dabble in.

The group continues to practice and write, playing anywhere they are able, and striving to be as original as possible. Their look and music is unique, meshing sounds of classic/blues rock, rhythmic rock, pop rock, Latin and Caribbean rhythms.

With much to be accomplished, many venues to conquer and many ears to be reached, 3rd Hour continues to strive for local, regional, national and worldwide acclaim!

Discography

CD Release Sometime in April of 2007

Set List

Our shows depend on the venue and the venue requirements. We're fully capable of 2- 45 min sets of all original music. Each set contains about 9 songs, each about 4 mins in length. We mainly do 45-minute sets with other bands in local venues in our area.