There's an old saying in the south that "Everything Is Better With a Side of Grits".
here is a link to a clip of a few songs from a recent gig ..
Say hello to GRITS - one of the most versatile bands in the East TN region that
plays classic rock, southern rock, funk, r&b, outlaw country and blues.
No job too small or large and we can rock it up, jazz it down or countrify - whatever the client / venue desires. Vast experience and professionalism runs deeps in GRITS
GRITS is well versed in several Genres:
Classic Rock - Southern Rock
Especially favored by car and bike enthusiasts, large municipal festivals, BBQ festivals, etc
R&B /Funk / Dance / Pop
Selected to represent East Tennessee at the 2014 International Blues Competition in Memphis
Back-up band for International Blues Artist Larry Grisham on several shows since 2008.
Performed country music at 2014 - 2918 Dumplin Valley Concert Series and 2015, 2016 Lenior City Park July 4th Show and local VFW, Elks, and other establishments that call for Country songs in the mix. Singer Rick Sharp has several top-200 country hits in Europe where he toured for a several years.
For information & booking - Mark Havely show contact info
As a very versatile group, GRITS can play many styles of music, whatever the crowd calls for at whatever volume is appropriate for the venue. GRITS performs throughout East Tennessee at many and various venues such as:
Rarity Bay Resort
Newport Rhythm On The River Series 2015 thru 2018
Many Municipal Festivals throughout E TN
Smoky Mountain Brewery Venues
Harley Davidson Dealer Events
Bristol Raceway Miller Lite Rocking & Racing Series 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Rockin The Docks Lenoir City 2015 , 2016, 2017
GRITS has also opened larger concerts for major acts as:
Little River Band
Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels
1964 The Tribute
The Beat Daddys
Alan Palmieri Jefferson County Mayor Dandridge, TN 37725 Feb 2016
"Each time I have had the opportunity to hear GRITS perform, it lifts my spirits. Always a great performance."
Tom Bullard, Owner Creative Event Services , who has produced thousands of national top-tier entertainment events, and featured Grits on multiple municipal and corporate events says this: "Grits is a great band, talented musicians performing their own material along with a variety of covers. They are perfect for a wide range of events. I've used them multiple times and always been pleased."
Chris Marion of Little River Band says this concerning Grits and TN Weather: "Mark has been one of my best friends and an occasional band mate for over 35 years. But, I truly got excited about Grits when I had an opportunity to sit in with the guys on an actual gig and became convinced that we needed to record their music. There is a phenomenal chemistry and musicianship in the band and their interaction with the crowd and relationship with a growing fan base explains why they have become regulars in demand around the East Tennessee music scene. With their recording, "TN Weather", they are ready to step up to regional and even national audiences with their distinct blend of blues and funk infused rock. I am proud of our collaboration and look forward to any opportunity to sit in with GRITS."
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