The Ringo Alcoa Band

The Ringo Alcoa Band

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Their sound has also been established as a hard rock sound, but the music is also an erratic blend of all genres that may include punk, funk, blues, R & B, southern rock/country, and even the occasional hip hop.

Biography

The Ringo Alcoa Band gets its name from an inside joke among founding member, Zac Scott and one of his friends. Upon returning from outer space via Benton, AR the two men thought that it would be fun to be Beatles’ with Benton street signs for last names. Ringo Alcoa was mentioned and Zac thought it would be a good name for a band.

The current line up formed when Zac and Derek Faires met each other in Concert Choir while pursuing their music degrees. After meeting and agreeing upon many musical concepts, the two began jamming on original music. After a few months of writing material, the two decided to move into a house together in order to afford a better practice space to include drums. After playing a few shows in the Fayetteville and Little Rock areas it was clear that the group desperately needed a drummer. The landlord of the new house introduced the guys to Grant Parsons. The duo became a trio, and has been practicing for almost a year while cutting their teeth on local shows attained through “word of mouth, street credibility, and begging.”

Through the process of playing live shows and practice, the band has honed their skills in both playing well and stage presence. Their sound has also been established as a hard rock sound, but the music is also an erratic blend of all genres that may include punk, funk, blues, R & B, southern rock/country, and even the occasional hip hop.

Zac Scott is lead vocalist and guitar player from Smackover, AR. He began writing songs at the age of 18 hoping to form a band that would play them. He formed the Ringo Alcoa Band in 2004 but the members disbanded after 6 months due to an involuntary relocation by Uncle Sam. Upon returning from his overseas tour, Zac reformed the band after meeting Derek Faires.

Derek Faires, bass player/harmony vocals, is a native of Fayetteville, AR. After moving to North Carolina in the summer of 1996, he was on the drum line for Athens Drive High School for two years only to later become a high school dropout. He came back to Fayetteville to find his roots, got his GED, and now attends college. Derek has achieved local fame being the drummer in bands such as “Hustles the Hall” and “Truefolk.” He is also known for having been fired from every job he has ever had.

Grant Parsons is the drummer. He too has roots in NW Arkansas, but calls Atlanta, GA home. He was a member of the drum line throughout high school, played keyboards and drums for local bands in the Atlanta area, and has never been fired from a job. Grant currently attends the University of Arkansas.

Contact Info:

Zac Scott (479) 409-9559
Derek Faires (479) 713-9331

www. Myspace.com/ringoalcoaband

Discography

The band is unsigned has never officially released a album, but there are two underground albums that circulate throughout the states of Arkansas and Texas. Peacemaker, copyright 2004 and Eclectic Probability, copyright 2008.

Set List

1) Come Around
2) This Song
3) Vampire Girl
4) Easy Come, Easy Go
5) Aint No Sunshine
6) Get It On
7) Peacemaker
8) Safe and Sound
9) I Put Up W/ You
10) Clueless
11) I Know What It Feels Like
12) The Grain Song
13) Devil Town
14) Shotgun
15) We Do This Everyday
16) I’m Gone
17) “High” way 24
18) “High” way 7
19) Run For Cover (When It’s Over)
20) Leaving and Dreaming
21) Dead Heroes
22) Light
23) Aqua di Gio
24) Payday

This is a typical setlist for the band. It is usually split into two sets giving the band a break. The first set starts with good rocking songs that are filled with a lot of energy to get the crowd going. The vibe is calmed down with songs that may be considered more mellow or not as loud, but still good. Listenable may be a better description. The set is built back up and ends with a heavy song. Beers are then drank. The next set starts usally with a pscadelic jam. The band is perfecting the second half of the show always coming up wit