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The Better Life Band

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"SLC finally promises a Better Life"

The five-piece project known as “The Better Life Band” is anything but another short-lived attempt at a music career. I will be the first to admit that my assumptions prior to hearing a live show were a far cry from what this group actually represented. “The Better Life Band”, fronted by Derek Ashby, showed promise from the start with a solid performance of their song “So Bent” followed up by “If You Believe” and “Selfish Road”. The band then showcased their willingness to take risks by successfully covering songs by top artists such as Bryan Adams, Daughtry, Lit, Collective Soul, 3 Doors Down, and a personal favorite of mine, Breaking Benjamin.

I was more than surprised to see the kind of energy “The Better Life Band” brought to the stage when they performed. I did not expect to see or hear such a dynamic performance, largely brought about by the band’s relentless enthusiasm to get the crowd into their music. Whether it was Ashby handing the mic to fans, Jonathan laying down solid beat after solid beat, or the three-man guitar army of Justin, Joel, and Mike building off one another’s intensity, the crowd was definitely feeling every minute of the February 13th show at The Huka Bar in Murray, Utah.

If the band’s upcoming album proves to be anything like their song, “It’s Your Life”, they undoubtedly have the potential and determination to branch out into the mainstream music scene.

You can see The Better Life Band at one or all of their future shows here in Utah.

Feb 25 2009 10:00P
Johnny’s on 2nd - Salt Lake City, Utah

Feb 27 2009 9:00P
Frankie D’s - Moab, Utah

Feb 28 2009 9:00P
Frankie D’s - Moab, Utah

Mar 6 2009 10:00P
Liquid Joe’s Salt Lake City, Utah

Mar 7 2009 10:00P
Johnny’s on 2nd - Salt Lake City, Utah

Mar 14 2009 9:30P
Blondies Pub & Grub - Cortez, Colorado

Mar 20 2009 9:00P
Frankie D’s - Moab, Utah

Mar 21 2009 9:00P
Frankie D’s - Moab, Utah

Apr 10 2009 9:00P
Frankie D’s - Moab, Utah

Apr 11 2009 9:00P
Frankie D’s - Moab, Utah - Salt Lake City Music Examiner


The Better Life Band E.P. - March 2008
The whole ep has been featured on radio up and down Utah.



The Better Life Band is a five-piece, original blend of rock music. Hailing from the great Salt Lake valley, they possess the energy and talent to capture a crowd of any size. Composed of heart pounding drums and bass, 80's inspired guitar licks, and soul capturing vocals; they've got the right formula to rock the house.

Their influences span the likes of Goo Goo Dolls and Def Leppard, to Garth Brooks and even Disturbed. Their personal influences bring new ideas to the table that have created their unique sound. Coined as Power-Alt (power/alternative), their music captures the attention of everyone from children to seniors, and has successfully taken Utah by storm.

Their self-titled EP successfully made hits on the radio and propelled the band to new heights, gaining recognition along the west coast. With the release of their debut album waiting on deck, the band is on fire, always setting higher standards. Their music brings to the scene what it's been lacking: down to earth, heart filled melodies that will change the way you hear music. They're here to remind you why rock and roll is the best there is.