Just Announced: West Water Outlaws @ Fox Theatre | 5/9/12

Article Contributed by Fox Theatre | Published on Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present West Water Outlaws at the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, May 9th.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, April 13th for $10.00 in advance and $12.00 day of show.The Outlaws were formed in early 2010 when singer Blake Rooker accidentally walked into the wrong statistics class, hazily. He ran into a friend from freshman year at CU, Will S. Buck Esq. who had interest in forming a band. After fifteen minutes of what felt like brothers meeting for the first time, Rooker and Buck discovered each others love for down home blues and dirty rock and roll, and a band practice was scheduled for later that evening. After a few practices and some spirited writing sessions the band started playing parties in the basement of Rooker’s house. Interestingly enough during the mass explosion of dj software and macbook pros, not many parties in Boulder featured live Rock & Roll bands at this point in time. The rock parties were a hit and the band began playing out at bars and local clubs for a small fee of beer and food. After adding Andrew “Monkey” Oakley on drums and Vincent “Funky” Ellwood on bass, The West Water Outlaws have managed to win the 2010 CU battle of the bands, and share the stage with national acts such as Rose Hill Drive, Dirty Sweet, The Swayback and Rival Sons. Using recoring time won in the battle of the bands, the Outlaws released their first official EP entitled “Crooked Angel,” recorded, mixes and mastered at Coupe Studios.In June of 2011 The Outlaws booked their first regional tour ever and piled into a black F250, later known as “Black Sabbath,” and headed south with only four total shows confirmed. West Water was an instant hit on their first stop in Memphis, Tennessee and was immediately offered another show the following night. By the end of the month, the band had played over twelve shows in four cities and grown their fan base by 25%.West Water Outlaws are a down home rock and roll band that adds new ideas to an old sound. They take influence from timeless bands such as Led Zeppelin, The Clash, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Funkadelic, Bill Withers and contemporary artists like The Black Keys, The Roots and Queens of The Stone Age and combine them into a synthesis of styles that range from gritty blues to roots reggae, heart felt soul and hard hitting rock.There’s no telling what The Outlaws are cooking up next but it’s a guarantee that their shows will be high energy and rowdy both on and off the stage. This will be a band to watch as they strive to be the next big thing out of Boulder.