August 19, 2011

Luke Pell

First Fleet Concerts Presents:

Luke Pell

Cody Hicks

Thu, October 5, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Luke Pell
Luke Pell
Known for capturing hearts across America on Season 12 of ABC's hit television series The Bachelorette,

country singer-songwriter Luke Pell was riding horses before he could even walk while growing up deep

in the heart of Texas in the small town of Burnet. By age 12, Pell was spending his summers breaking

horses, hell-bent on becoming a professional horse trainer until he graduated high school and accepted

a football scholarship to The United States Military Academy at West Point in 2003. During his time in

college, Pell found an escape from the stress and demands of everyday life in his guitar. After graduating

and serving in the Army for five years, Pell came to the realization that his true passion was in

songwriting. Now, Pell finds himself in Nashville chasing his dream while networking with publishing

companies and established songwriters, including country music superstar Cole Swindell, Josh Hoge,

Brandon Kinney, Ash Bowers, and more.
Cody Hicks
Front man Cody Hicks has been playing live music for nearly a decade: from cover bands, original bands, and a solo acoustic set. He was approached by current lead guitarist Matt Vavroch to start a music project, which lead to the introduction of drummer Coleton Tompkins. Together the trio started jamming, forming the foundation of the band's current sound.

Guitarist Trevor Parrish has been playing guitar for eight years and was introduced to the band via Matt Vavroch after watching him perform with another act. Bassist Johnny Kilmer got his first guitar in 2006 and has been trying to play it since. After filling in on the road, he joined the group full-time in 2014. Lead guitarist Matt Vavroch has been playing guitar for a little over six years, and drummer Coleton Tompkins has been playing the drums for over four years. With a combined experience of over three decades of performance under their belt, it was time to get out there as a band and put their skills to the test.

Almost immediately, the Cody Hicks Band started generating a buzz locally and quickly went on to book large music venues across the Midwest. Summer of 2014 presented the band with the opportunity to record their original music in Nashville with producer, Patric Johnson.

That record titled, "Gettin' Our Feet Wet" dropped in the spring of 2015. That summer the band shot their first music video for "In the Morning" with the talented producer Rick Burger of Stang Films. The video was a huge success, reaching over 100,000 view on Facebook within the first week, and the views on YouTube continue to climb. Following the success of the music video the band released their first single "In the Morning" to country radio. The song has charted well on new music weekly and is currently gaining traction on stations throughout the country.
Venue Information:
Blue Moose Tap House
211 Iowa Avenue
Iowa City, IA, 52242