Rock Eupora, The Essentialists

Rock Eupora

The Essentialists

Thu · November 30, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Rock Eupora
Rock Eupora
Rock from Nashville TN

Rock Eupora is covered in Mississippi mud.

A Mississippi native, Clayton Waller grew up in Jackson where he first encountered his love for music. He took piano lessons starting at the age of 5. He composed music from an early age and cranked out infamous (and unknown) hits such as "Indian Dance" and "Jazzy". He got in trouble for performing them live in music class because it got too intense. In middle and high school, he quenched his thirst for music by playing as much as possible. Some of his outlets included show choir, youth group worship band, and a cover band called Sloth Attack, known for playing Kelly Clarkson songs and composing rap renditions of songs.

Waller found a way to channel his knack for songwriting and natural energy for performance while in college at Mississippi State University by helping form a rock-n-roll power trio called Wolf Cove. However, the band began to dissolve as graduation approached, and Waller started writing solo. These songs eventually became Rock Eupora and took form as the first album, Blanks. The debut album was written, performed, and recorded in December 2014 by Waller in just a few weeks. Waller recorded the album in his college house in Starkville, MS, just down the road from the small quirky town of Eupora. Waller decided to name the music project after this tiny Mississippi town, as he felt it somehow embodied the tunes and reflected how his music was perceived by many around him.

Through energetic riffs, dynamic composition, and rich production, Rock Eupora addresses themes of doubt, faith, hope, and love from the honest perspective of a 90s born and raised Mississippian. Rock Eupora's unique combination of gritty rock and shimmering pop has been described as Fuzz Pop, and the sound can be compared to The Shins, Weezer, and the Beach Boys.

Rock Eupora currently operates out of Nashville, TN and performs regularly throughout the southeast as a full band.
The Essentialists
The Essentialists
Indie Alternative from Birmingham AL

The Essentialists are a four piece alternative rock band based out of Birmingham, AL with influences from Young the Giant and Kings of Leon. They released their two singles “Shake” and “Magnolia” March 2017. “Shake” hit over 70,000 on Spotify in less than a month and was featured on Spotify’s Fresh Finds: Six Strings playlist. “Magnolia” has been featured on Folk & Indie Radio’s April playlist. It hasn’t taken them long to make themselves known.
Venue Information:
The Nick
2514 10th Ave S
Birmingham, AL, 35205