HARD ROCK CAFE
February 18, 2011
PRESS RELEASE: April 22, 2011
Graham’s Number the only Atlanta, Georgia band in the Hard Rock’s “Gobal Battle of the Bands Competition”
ATLANTA, GA. – April 22, 2011: Graham’s Number, a band of incredible young musicians from Atlanta, Georgia, are setting the world on fire. They are in the final stages of the Hard Rock’s “Global Battle of the Bands Competition.” They are only one vote away from being sent to London, England perform in London’s infamous Hyde Park; appearing with Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks, among others. This is a chance of a lifetime for a young local band from Atlanta, to join the ranks of Collective Soul, Sevendust, John Mayer, and Butch Walker. Graham’s Number is only band representing Atlanta, Georgia so be sure to give them your vote and show the world that Atlanta still Rocks.
Richard Eldridge February 25, 2011
A baby band winner, Bon Jovi-dissing disqualification emerge at Hard Rock Battle of the Bands finals
After four grueling weeks of competition, Atlanta rock trio Graham’s Number will represent our city in the nationals of the annual Hard Rock Cafe’s Battle of the Bands competition. With a crazy amount of crowd support, tight musicianship and a spirited stage show at the Hard Rock Cafe downtown early Friday morning, Graham’s Number squeaked out a win with their deft blend of old school Jimi Hendrix-era rock, soul and reggae influences.
Most astonishingly, only one out of the three kids in the act could legally drink inside the bar. Guitarist and vocalist Nic Sanders and drummer Brandon McKinney are just 20-years-old while bassist Andy Scherm is the elder of the act at 21. Sanders and Scherm met as students at Osborne High School while McKinney graduated from Pope High School.
The winners of the national competition will open for Bon Jovi in Hyde Park in London later this year. Band Battle judge and Ticket Alternative president Iain Bluett told us privately: “They would just be the perfect band to listen to outside in the sun in Hyde Park out of all the acts we saw tonight.”
D. Orr March 13, 2012
“The sound is new, and refreshing each time you hear them play. Nic and Andy own the stage with a unique presence and authority. Their talent radiates multitudes during each performance regardless of venue or crowd without difficulty.”
“Once you see Grahams Number, you can’t forget them……they look good, sound good and stay with you long after the playing stops…….Treat yourself and go see them! They are the best!”
SUGAR HILL CONCERTS
“This young band is unbelievable!”
PHISH CAMP FESTIVAL
“You just have to see this band…They are amazing!”
PRO NORTH STUDIOS
“Graham’s Number has the best sound to come out of Atlanta in the last ten years. They are destined for greatness!”
ANDERSON, SOUTH CAROLINA
“Saw A NEW up and coming band called Graham’s Number at 37 Main with a fresh sound. Really positive groove! These 3 young dudes have a boat load of talent!!! When you really enjoy a band with their own songs before sound check is even done, you know its good stuff! Thanks Original Nick NY for yet again another great night of GREAT Entertainment!”