JT Bevy
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JT Bevy

San Antonio, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2016 | SELF

San Antonio, Texas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2016
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JT Bevy @ Jack's Bar

San Antonio, Texas, United States

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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JT Bevy @ Urban Lounge

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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JT Bevy @ The Rogue Bar

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

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""Bring It Loud" Interview with Vents Magazine"

INTERVIEW: San Antonio Rockers JT Bevy
RJ Frometa 3 days ago Artist Interviews Leave a comment 53 Views
Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Never been better!! Thanks for asking! Lots of great things happening with the EP release

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Bring It Loud”?

Rock bands always have their songs about the “sex, drugs and rock and roll” thing… and we do too. But, I wanted to write something about that inner strength that we all possess to grab onto the opportunities we have. The storyline in the song is about any of us that realize that there is something beyond the “daily grind” and the mundane existence that all of us go through at times. Every day is a new day with opportunities that present themselves whether they are big or small. These opportunities can grow into bigger and better things, even if they seem small or simple when they are first there for us. We need to jump at the chance to grow and “grab the moment.” It’s a common saying to “Go big or go home”… well, I love music and the power it can bring out of people… so we say “BRING IT LOUD and know you’re taking over!”

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

I had a close friend of mine ask me if I could write a motivational song that could get the blood flowing. Along with that, I work with and know a lot of great and amazing people. I wanted to write an uplifting song to help us all wake up in the morning and take control of our day and what is ahead of us all. This song came out of all that. Hopefully it helps a few people!

How was the filming experience?

The filming was great! I have worked with Chris Mega (@chrismegaphotgraphy on FB) for the past few years. He has an amazing talent at putting depth and perspective into his shots. He is the easiest guy to work with and puts out an amazing product with top-notch quality. I totally trust his opinions and what he wants to do and how he wants to produce it. He is doing all the artwork and photography on the Bevy Madness and always blows me away with the final result. On top of that, I got to work with my sister Megan X Thomas on bass with the video. She is an amazing talent and has been playing in her main gig, Lez Zeppelin (based out of NYC), plus touring and recording with Kristeen Young. She had just gotten off a major tour with another big time band just in time to do this tune with me. I have never gotten to work professionally with her. She is off the charts talented and great to work with! The same with Tyler! He has got an understanding for music and talent beyond his years. My dad (Stevie T) came to town from SLC and is also in the video and jumped in on the back-up vocals. He is always an amazing support and taught me so much about music since before I was conscious enough to understand it. We had a blast!

The single comes off your new EP Madness – what’s the story behind the title?

Madness has 3 meanings to me. It seemed to fit whatever mood I was in while putting the recordings together. The simple, surface answer is just the craziness or madness in the world today. There is so much chaos out there that it’s easy to get caught up in the Madness and forget who we are. I see so many people hiding behind a “story” or just getting caught up in all the B.S. and forgetting the simple things that bring happiness to us and those around us. That’s why I chose the artwork for the front of the EP. It shows the total chaos or madness going on and depicts to me how easy it is to lose yourself in that big crowd that’s pushing you in one direction or the other. The song itself is about with all that madness out there, we still have the need for relationships and that time of joy that you can only get when you block out all the madness and can spend that time with someone you truly care about and can take you mind off all that stuff. The deep answer is all the madness I personally went through that is described in the songs on the EP. We all have crazy journeys that we can put ourselves through with situations and decisions that our own madness put us through. Hopefully, when the dust clears, you can pick yourself up and look back at all that madness and put yourself in a better place and REALLY be happy. Which is where I found myself after quite a roller coaster ride the past few years. I found that it’s great to be able to look back and acknowledge your own madness so you can continue to grow and be a better person.

How was the recording and writing process?

I really enjoyed it. These songs all popped out in a 2-month time period last year, other than “Good to Bad.” The music for “Good to Bad” came from clear back in my high school days, but it never had a melody that I liked. I had been haunted with the tune for years. Finally, while I was doing the other songs for Madness, the melody and the lyrics all came to me. The lyrics fit right in with the rest of the EP with the Madness concept I’ve described already. All the other songs just popped out. Because I did all the instruments on the EP, it took some time to get the recordings done. After they were all written and recorded, I decided that they were all a bit too guitar heavy, so I backed out some guitar and redid a few parts to get the sound and the feel that I was shooting for. I asked Freddie Muneaux II from another San Antonio band called The Lost to do a rap verse for me on Bring It Loud and he blew me away with what he threw down! He gave the song the energy that I was looking for. I knew the dude has talent, but…WOW! Hopefully the finished product will be something that people will like and can relate to. I have such a diverse back ground in music with playing in bands and producing other artist with rap, hip hop, pop, total synth, alternative and metal, that I really didn’t want to clump myself into one sound. I wanted to capture the best of all those genres. I love and respect artists that completely do their own thing and cross up genres. I hope I was able to do some of that and that people, regardless of their favorite genre, can find something in my music that they can relate to and enjoy.

What role does San Antonio play on this album?

I moved to San Antonio just over 4 years ago. It is where I woke up one day and realized all the madness that I had gone through and brought on myself. I have met some of the most amazing people while I’ve been in SA and developed some great relationships here. These people were a big part of what helped me shake off the “Madness” and “Bring it Loud,” if you know what I mean.

Any plans to hit the road?

Yes! We are lining up some fun stuff. We start with our opener and Release Party at the Korova then, the Film and Indie music festival in Roswell next month. We have some stuff in LA lined up in May and are filling in all the in between and into the fall right now. I would like to do as much as we can and have some fun with a lot of people that enjoy music!

What else is happening next in JT Bevy’s world?

We will do this road thing as it comes. I have a few songs already for the follow up EP or album. (I haven’t decided which to do yet.) I plan to do some more writing and see how the songs sound and what they will evolve into as they come out. Hopefully I will have another release at the end of the summer. But, I will take it as it goes and enjoy what is happening now. I’m always looking ahead and working hard on the next thing, but I love to live in the moment and enjoy what is here today. - Vents Magazine


"All Dressed Up and So Strung Out Premier"

JT Bevy is formed and fronted by Jake Thomas, a singer, songwriter and producer who has fronted and performed in active bands for over 15 years. Jake made a name for himself in his original hometown of Salt Lake City, UT by performing with various acts including Quite Frankly and London Bridge, and the variety of genres he’s worked with serves as inspiration for his latest musical creations. With tremendous experience and a knack for music diversity, Jake has brought together a line-up that creates a bevy of energetic tunes.
“We all get to a point where we feel strung out or exhausted, but we still have to ‘dress up’ and perform. But we’ll ‘make it through tomorrow’ just to do it all again.” – Jake Thomas, frontman of JT Bevy
The rockers in JT Bevy have exciting things planned for 2017, and local San Antonio fans are in for a treat! The band will be hosting a special pre-release hometown party for their Madness EP at The Korova on March 23, 2017.
Follow JT Bevy on Facebook. - Live in Limbo


"Madness Video Premier"

San Antonio band J.T. Bevy is releasing a new music video for your Monday--the first single and title track from the band's upcoming debut EP.

"Madness" is a fun, upbeat, synthy song with a great guitar lick that serves as a great introduction to the band and a testament to frontman Jake Thomas' experience playing in bands for over 15 years. The video features the band playing the track live.

"It’s a song inspired by this crazy, busy world we all live in today," Thomas said. "Yet, with all the distractions, we all still have that need to find the certain, sexy someone that no amount of chaos can pull us away from."

The Madness EP is due out in April, with tour dates to follow. In the meantime, check out the video and enjoy! - AXS.com


"More JT BEVY Brings The ‘Madness’ to San Antonio on March 23, 2017 at The KOROVA!"

The rockers in JT Bevy have exciting things planned for 2017, and local San Antonio fans are in for a treat! The band will be hosting a special pre-release hometown party for their Madness EP at The Korova on March 23, 2017. Jake Thomas, the JT Bevy frontman, is thrilled to bring this party to San Antonio. When asked about the show, he shared “I love this town and the people in it. They have always been supportive of my music and I can’t wait to introduce these songs to our fans. I am so proud of this project.” Watch the “Bring It Loud” video here

Jake recorded, produced and played all of the instruments on this debut release, and with help from select featured artists and musicians, he crafted a truly dynamic release that serves as a perfect introduction to JT Bevy as a whole.

Everyone in attendance will receive a copy of the Madness EP, which will be officially released on April 7, 2017. The show will be the perfect way for listeners to get a feel for the project and the energy of JT Bevy, all before the music is widely available to the public.

‘Madness’ Pre-Release Show:

Thurs March 23 – San Antonio, TX @ The Korova

Get tickets & more info here! - Vents Magazine


"JT Bevy Brings the Madness to San Antonio"

The rockers in JT Bevy have exciting things planned for 2017, and local San Antonio fans are in for a treat! The band will be hosting a special pre-release hometown party for their Madness EP at The Korova on March 23, 2017. Jake Thomas, the JT Bevy frontman, is thrilled to bring this party to San Antonio. When asked about the show, he shared “I love this town and the people in it. They have always been supportive of my music and I can’t wait to introduce these songs to our fans. I am so proud of this project.”
Jake recorded, produced and played all of the instruments on this debut release, and with help from select featured artists and musicians, he crafted a truly dynamic release that serves as a perfect introduction to JT Bevy as a whole.
Everyone in attendance will receive a copy of the Madness EP, which will be officially released on April 7, 2017. The show will be the perfect way for listeners to get a feel for the project and the energy of JT Bevy, all before the music is widely available to the public.
‘Madness’ Pre-Release Show:
Thurs March 23 – San Antonio, TX @ The Korova
Get tickets & more info here! - Wellz Street Journal


"Live Streaming"

JT Bevy are creating music that keeps me tapping my feet and bopping my head. The energy is contagious, and I am very happy that I found an alt rock band that mixes many genres of music that I enjoy extremely well. Each song on the album has it’s own unique style, and the musical influences on JT Bevy shine through in a very complimentary way. My favourite track on the album is ‘All dressed up and so strung out’. The tempo, lyrics, hooks and flow of this song are awesome! I’ll be listening to this album for a long time, fantastic work! As an online entertainer that likes to introduce new music to my audience, I am very excited to have them listen to the quality of music that JT Bevy have created." - - Broadcasting Live Stream at beam.pro/gfox and twitch.tv/gfox_1


"KISS 99.5"

Previewed "Bring It Loud" Single on the air with Live Interview with Jake Thomas. - Billy Madison Show


"Interview and Video Premier with San Antonio, TX Band JT Bevy"

An Interview and Video Premiere With The San Antonio, TX Band JT BEVY!
Posted On 01 May 2017
By : Leah Brungardt
Comment: 0
Tag: All Access, All Access Music Group, All Dressed Up And So Strung Out, Artist Interview, Bring It Loud, Jake Thomas, JT Bevy, Madness
JT Bevy was formed and is fronted by Jake Thomas, a singer, songwriter and producer who has fronted and performed in active bands for over 15 years. Jake made a name for himself in his original hometown of Salt Lake City, UT by performing with various acts including Quite Frankly and London Bridge, and the variety of genres he’s worked with serves as inspiration for his latest musical creations. With tremendous experience and a knack for music diversity, Jake has brought together a line-up that creates a bevy of energetic tunes.
Now calling San Antonio, TX, his true home, JT Bevy has an “anything goes” approach when it comes to genre. The group draws influence from the rock sphere primarily, blending stellar guitar riffs with hints of country, synth, and even electronic elements depending on the tune.
JT Bevy released their Madness EP on April 7th.
All Access is proud to premiere the video for their newest video- “All Dressed Up And So Strung Out” :
Follow JT Bevy Online:
Website / Facebook / Instagram / SoundCloud / YouTube
‘Madness’ EP on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/madness-ep/id1189838574
Learn more about JT Bevy in the following All Access interview:
What are some words you would use to describe 2016 for you and your music?
When I was writing the music for the MADNESS EP in 2016, I found myself exploring the past few years that I had gone through with life situations, relationships and most of all learning about myself and growing through it all. So, to use a few words, I would say: “madness, awareness, accepting, understanding, learning, growing”.
What were some of the highlights?
It was a lot of fun with how the songs all came out so easily and seemed to flow. They even tell kind of a story when you put them together. I feel like that creates a fun energy that will come across when we play these songs live. It was also a blast collaborating with a few different people I hadn’t had a chance to prior. My sis, Megan X Thomas, Tyler and a bid treat to work with Freddie Muneaux II on the Bring it Loud tune. It’s also been awesome to work with Chris Mega who is doing all the artwork and video production on the songs and EP.
What are you most excited about for 2017?
I’m really excited to go have fun with the songs and share them with other people as we play live. There is no energy like hanging out with friends and enjoying music together. That is one of my favorite things to do in life!
Growing up, did you all always want to be musicians?
YES! I actually grew up with my dad being in a band. I have played drums since I could crawl up on the drum thrown and guitar since I was 13 or so. Music has been a MAJOR part of my life! I’m one of those guys that has music on 24/7! I love it!
Can you recall your earliest musical memory?
I remember going to my dad’s shows and being back stage. I feel like those memories are back to where I was 4 or 5 years old. My parents have a lot of pictures of me on stage and on drums when I was 2 or 3… so I really don’t remember ever not having music around. My first two albums I owned were The Jackson 5 and KISS. That still fits today me today, where I love all kinds and am not tied to a certain genre. Any music done well, regardless of the genre, blows me away!
How did you come up with your band name and how did you all meet each other?
The band name was kind of tough. I believe and enjoy in the band concept over a solo artist. So, I didn’t want it to be called the “Jake Thomas Band” or Group or just go by “Jake Thomas”. I’ve had the nickname from several people and have initialed emails and such for some time as JT. I am a true believer in the power of the energy that comes out of a group of musicians coming together with a crowd of people and everyone joining in the fun and energy. So I wanted a name that includes everyone… the band and the group or crowd of people all in one place having fun with the music! Hence the “BEVY” part! Tyler and Megan X (when she has time to fit us in, haha) are family, so they weren’t too hard to get together with. They both are amazing musicians. Megan has and is doing some really big things with her music career, so it’s awesome to have her support and work with me in between her other projects with Lez Zeppelin and a big tour she just finished with another band. Tyler is off the charts with his drumming abilities. He is also a great song writer and guitar player so he understands dynamics and overall song production. This really adds to the live feel of the songs. I met Austin Valentine about 3 years ago. He was playing bass with a band I used to go see quite a bit. He blew me away with his chops from the first time I saw them play. He’s always been Mr. Mellow and easy to talk to and get along with. So, once the EP was recorded and it was time to put the live show together, he was the first person I called. He hooked me up with Jimmy Norris, they had grown up together and played in a bunch of different bands together. Jimmy is just as easy to work with. I would put them both among the best musicians that I have ever worked with. The greatest thing about them is they are so workable and don’t have a big ego that gets in the way of everything you are trying to do. They both have great input and have added to the quality of the songs since we have all started working together.
Was it difficult to narrow it down?
Actually no. Because I knew I wanted a band name instead of a solo artist name, once JT Bevy came out and the meaning fit exactly what I was after, that was it. I ran it buy a few people who all seemed to like it… and I was done.
What other names were you considering?
I made a production company back in my “Quite Frankly” band days… which I still think is a great name… haha.. The production company was Frank Q Productions (I came up with by turning the Quite Frankly initials around). I still use Frank Q today. I was actually thinking of using Frank Q as the band name. But JT Bevy meant something to me. Frank Q didn’t really have any meaning… so that didn’t last long.
How do you think your sound has been influenced by being in San Antonio?
I think as pop music has evolved, I have evolved with it. Hearing bands in San Antonio and Austin has been part of that evolution. I know my lyrics for this EP specifically were all influenced by my time in San Antonio and the amazing people I work with and see on a daily basis.
What is the music scene like there in general?
Wow! You hear all kinds of different stuff. Which, by the way is what I like.. so it’s all over the charts here. I’ve noticed that I seem to be digging on the bluesy sound a lot more from the stuff I’ve heard here and in Austin. Maybe it’s kind of a southern rock thing…
I am curious to know how being in this band is different than other group that you have been a part of?
Well, because I wrote the songs myself, it’s let me reflect on my experience both in music and in life and bring those expressions out in the way of music and produce them the way I heard it when it was a little flicker of an idea in my head.
For example, how does the sound compare to the others?
I’ve been blessed enough to have worked with so many amazing musicians that I’m hoping that I have maintained the quality with the stuff I’ve done previously in the other bands. It’s been fun to share the songs with my friends from the old bands and get their opinions. The biggest change in sound is the layering of vocals. I’ve never done that before. That is kind of the evolution part of it, I guess.
You just released your EP, “Madness.” Can you talk about what it was like putting this collection together?
I’ve worked with, recorded, and produced my bands and so many other bands that it was a blast to put a bunch of songs together for one project. I have more than enough songs for a full album, but I thought I’d start with the EP concept. I’ve done a ton of single song projects but never put a bunch in one place and made a full blown release with them. It’s been a ton of fun!
Where did the inspiration for these songs come from?
You know.. I didn’t realize this until I was done.. but the EP turned out being a bit of a story about some roller coaster ride I’ve been through the past few years.. a bit mixed in about some people I know and their journey.
How long did it take to put this project together?
Some say you have an entire lifetime to write your first record. I’ve written a bunch of songs since high school and those songs have come and gone. None of those are on this EP (except for the piano riff on Good to Bad). I started talking about putting the songs together to release them in June/July of 2016 but it was about October 2016 when I decided to concentrate on it and write some songs to put on the EP. I understand that you recorded, produced and played all of the instruments on this debut release.
What was it like doing all of that?
Long nights… haha. It was really cool to test different things and see how they would turn out. The songs were a lot more guitar heavy at first and I decided to back that out and lighten up the guitar sounds to make the songs more “pop style”. The great part was that I didn’t have to argue with the guitar player about cutting some of the tracks out. Well… if I did, nobody heard it! I hope! haha
Do you think that you will do this again for future releases?
I am already doing it that way for the writing for the follow up projects (album or EP). I will probably do a little both on the next release. I do love what other people can bring into the songs and help the songs go somewhere. I’m still playing that by ear.
How creatively involved were you with the making of your new “Bring It Loud” video?
Chris Mega (Chris Mega Photography) is amazing at the depth and perspective on his shots. The only thing I did was tell Chris when we were doing the studio session and asked him to come and do his thing. So, creatively, it was all Chris! I completely trust him with it and just do what he tells me to do… haha… I love how it turned out. His angles, camera movements and depth to the pictures are amazing. He did awesome work!
How do you think this song prepares your fans for the rest of your Madness collection?
I love the diversity of the song. When we were featured on the radio on the Billy Madison Show morning show (that is syndicated in a few different markets) and played Bring it Loud, people called in and said it sounds like The Chili Peppers, others said Linkin Park. Someone said Blink. (Not bad bands to be compared with, by the way… haha). That’s exactly what I was looking for with the diversity of the EP. My two favorite songs are yet to be released from the EP and they both have totally different styles. Bring It Loud sets them up perfectly.
Who are some of your favorite musicians?
I really love the people that do “their own thing”. I grew up a Michael Jackson fan. Growing up as a guitar player, Eddie Van Halen has to be at the top of the guitar list. Prince was the best at anything he wanted to do. Dr. Dre is unreal at making anything he touches blow minds! The technical side of me is blown away by Maynard and the guys in Tool… much respect there. I love Switchfoot and how they put a song together. And then with the hometown thing… I gotta give The Used and Neon Trees some props! They both are great bands. The Used know how to ROCK A TUNE! I think my favorite production lately is on The Used albums. Brain Fairbairn, Rick Rubin, are my favorite old school producers. Through the years I have probably listened to Dave Matthews and seen him live more than anyone else. With all the “long-timers”, I think it’s awesome some of them can still do what they do. Long list there that probably puts Jon Bon Jovi on top of my list. But the top of my list is probably Dave Grohl! Obviously, Nirvana changed the music world. But, I saw Foo Fighters open for the Chili Peppers (way back) and Dave Grohl completely blew me away! The whole band is great. (I saw Taylor play with Alanis live and he killed me!) But… Dave has all the energy, the fun, great song writing the laid back image that says “Rock Star”. I’ll give my dad (Steve “Stevie T” Thomas) props too. He taught me how amazing and powerful music is and the depth that it has! Thanks dad!
What musicians would you love to work with in the future?
So… obviously, I would love to work with Dave Grohl. Secondly, It’s a simple thing, but working with my sis, Megan X Thomas is a blast! I’m hoping I can spend more time working on projects with her, doing some recording and touring together in the future. We have a great time! She rocks!
At the end of the day, what do you hope is the message of your music?
You know… I think there are too many people in the world that are caught up in the “MADNESS”. I hope my music can be a place and a message of finding yourself, overcoming anything in your way and being happy. As simple as it sounds, I want my music to put people in a better place and have a little fun while you’re doing it.
What do you hope people take away from your songs?
Firstly, I hope they have a great with whatever they are doing while they listen to the music and that the music can help them have that “great time”. I hope the songs leave them in a peaceful place that inspires them to be positive and “go for it”! Bring it Loud… so to speak… haha
Is there anything else that you would like to share with our readers about yourselves or your music?
I just am thankful for the experience and the chance to release the music to everyone out there; and appreciate all those who have and will support the music. I can’t wait to see you out there when we are playing live and have a blast together. Let’s all ‘BRING IT LOUD”! Thanks for the interview! - All Access


"JT Bevy - March 23rd"

JT Bevy
When: Thu., March 23, 7 p.m.
Price: $14.20
www.aftonshows.com/JTBevy
JT Bevy, a four-piece fronted by Jake Thomas, is a rock band skilled in blending different genres in an exciting way. The band is gearing up to release their appropriately titled 'Madness' EP on April 7th. They are joined by The Lost, B Belle, Geshrat & Guests.
• The Korova
o 107 E Martin Downtown
o (210) 995-7229; (210) (FAX)
Live Music - The Current - San Antonio


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"Exclusive Stream - Madness EP Release"

Exclusive Stream: JT Bevy - Madness EP
JT BEVY is a multi-genre band based out of San Antonio, TX with it's origins coming from the Salt Lake City area. Today, we're exclusively streaming their Madness EP ahead of its April 7th release. Listen to it below!
Frontman Jake Thomas commented on the EP saying: "This EP is about in the craziness of the world and its demands on us today. We can and will all go through rough times, make some mistakes and still come out of the Madness and Bring It Loud to reach our potential!" - Kill the Music


Discography

The Madness EP is the debut for JT Bevy. It has 4 singles that are being released. They are: 1)Madness (title track) 2)Bring It Loud 3)Lipstick and Sunscreen 4) All Dressed Up and So Strung Out. It also has the songs Back to You and Good to Bad. Another EP will be released the summer of 2017.
With the 1st release of the single Madness, it had a video premier on AXS.com and received 8,500 plus LIKES on FaceBook.

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Bio

We fit in the Alternative Rock category but JT BEVY is a great mix of multi-genre, "anything goes", with amazing hooks mixed with passion and energy!! We bring a huge audience with a variety of tastes because of the way the music is put together using every stile of music. Reviews have been off the charts with the commercial potential of the music. The band performs with musicians with a long track record of experience in great bands. Front man, Jake Thomas  has fronted bands for over 15 years and knows how to get a crowd involved and put on a show!!

Band Members