On January 19, 2019, Kacie Grenon Band was selected by ReverbNation as one of 26 bands to compete in the semi-final round of the 2019 High School Rock Off at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH. They earned one of 12 advancing spots to the Final Exams. This was their 15min set…
Local Teens Earn Semi-Final Spot at Live Nation’s High School Rock Off at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH
Rochester, NH - December, 18, 2018
Sixteen-year-old New Hampshire resident Kacie Grenon and her band will be traveling to Cleveland, OH to compete on January 19, 2019 in a Live Nation sponsored nationwide High School Rock Off to be held at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Led by Grenon, a VLACS student, on vocals and rhythm guitar, the four-member alt-rock band consists of fellow New Hampshire-based high school students: lead guitarist - Nick Turgeon (St. Thomas Aquinas - Dover), drummer - Zachary Stone (Merrimack), and bassist/keyboardist - Spencer Gregory (St. Thomas Aquinas - Dover).
A total of 36 acts from across the country were selected to compete in the 2019 High School Rock Off semi-final rounds. Grenon and her band earned a spot through ReverbNation, which placed 5 artists from around the country. Each semi-final round will award 4 bands the opportunity to compete in a Final Exam on February 16, 2019. The winner receives $1,000 prize and $250 for one of their high school music departments.
“We are super excited and honored because so many legendary artists have played here and their careers are showcased inside,” says Grenon. The band is working on new original music and are working towards their goal of becoming an opening band for a nationally touring act. Grenon went on to say that earning a spot in the Rock Off validates to them that they can compete on a national level.
The band is seeking donations from their local communities to help cover some of their out-of-pocket travel and accommodation expenses. See www.kaciegrenon.com/rockoff for donation information.
ABOUT THE BAND
Kacie Grenon and her band have been playing together for 2 years and have performed over 100 shows throughout New England, rocking local fairs, festivals, watering holes, stadiums, and iconic stages, such as Middle East (Cambridge, MA), Casino Ballroom (Hampton, NH), and Magic Hat Stage at Bank of NH Pavilion (Gilford, NH). They recently released their first music video for their song Break Mine and an alternative Christmas song Burn the Mistletoe, which they not only wrote but also produced. For more information, visit: www.kaciegrenon.com
ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL ROCK OFF
Live Nation produces Ohio’s most famous battle of the bands competition at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH. The 23rd Tri-C High School Rock Off is presented by Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), PNC, Fox 8, Scene Magazine, iHeart Media, 96.5 KISS FM, 100.7 WMMS and Alt 99.1. Participating sponsors include Jim Stewart Recording, Beachland Ballroom and Tavern, The Grog Shop, House of Blues Cleveland, Musica, Quicken Loans Arena and their championship teams the Cavaliers, the Monsters and the Gladiators. For more details, visit: www.rockhall.com/rockoff
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Leading in to her opening performance for Scotty McCreery at Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, Kacie went to NH1 Studios to shoot video:
Excited to share this behind-the-scenes video with you from the shooting of the lyric video for my song Island.
For a limited time, you can download Island for free via SoundCloud.
Additionally, “someone help.” merch has been added to MY STORE and sales from the tees and wristbands will benefit Ben Speaks.
Ben Speaks is an organization that believes that incorporating expressive and healing arts into the life of people with anxiety, depression, or stress is another option available, aside from traditional therapy and prescription drugs. They offer programs to empower any and all adolescents to become emotionally resilient. These programs provide resources for people who are bullied or witness bullying behavior, want to learn how to become/ feel empowered, have emotional issues or a mental illness, self-harm, have low or lowered self esteem, experience suicidal thoughts or have friends that do, are healing from addiction, or even just want to learn new ways of dealing with stress.
I chose to support Ben Speaks because I stand behind their approach. Throughout my life I have been bullied multiple times, experienced bullying in other people, been anxious, been lonely, been depressed, have had low self esteem, and have thought that suicide was an option when it so clearly now is not. I have always used music and songwriting to keep me going, and Island is one of those songs I wrote when I was in one of those dark places.
ANNOUNCEMENT on April 4, 2018
After meeting with multiple music industry professionals in the last few weeks, we at Last Reach have decided to follow their (unanimous) advice of streamlining our branding efforts with that of lead singer, Kacie Grenon. Kacie, Nick, Zach & Spencer will still be playing full band gigs together and some combination of the boys will still accompany Kacie on future acoustic duo/trio shows. All branding of Last Reach as it exists today will be transitioning over to Kacie Grenon.
We would love for you to follow us over there for all future band-related posts and announcements. Working hard on writing new music to release, new logos, and new merch.