HESTER

HESTER

 Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

The band has been busy putting together their next effort, due for release spring 2013. The new CD will feature some high energy compositions penned by front man Larry Hester.

Biography

HESTER consists of Singer/Songwriter/Musician Larry Hester,Tommy Noland/Drums, Terry Quinn/Lead Guitar, Joe Taranto/Bass Guitar, and for the "Here I Am" album, Nashville recording artist Bryan Austin on lead guitar, and Chris Cockrell on bass. Raised in rural South Alabama on the Mississippi line, Hester began his musical journey singing in the North Oak Grove Church. His mother insisted he take piano lessons from age six until he was ten. He hated every minute of it but is thankful today for her persistence. Somewhere in the middle of all those lessons he became interested in playing the guitar so he self taught himself to play rock ballads. He started writing songs at the age of ten and by the age of fourteen he started playing in and forming local bands and performing at local events in and around his birth place of Waynesboro, Mississippi. At nineteen Hester hit the road touring and moved to Los Angeles, California. In LA Hester has written for and appeared in both film and television.The song"Burning" with its huge fan base can be heard in the skateboarding cult film "Thrashin" where it first appeared in a motion picture sound track. This song also made the soundtrack of the Touchstone Pictures film, "Can't Buy Me Love" starring Patrick Dempsey more recently known for his work in "Grey's Anatomy". The Hester/Quinn penned song "Love on the Radio" also made its first motion picture debut in that same movie. Another major film,"Gross Anatomy" featured both these songs as well. The charismatic and heart wrenching ballads confirm Hester as a true music hearts man. His live performances are powerful with catchy melodies backed by pure rock, pop and blues foundations. He creates a Southern Alternative Rock genre that is a tribute to the heart laid bare. After years in Los Angeles Hester felt that he had abandoned his roots and lost his way musically. He decided to return to Mississippi and write new material based on his life time experiences of love and loss.