ARRA to appear on "Live at Matt's Barn" on June 13th, 2022.
Updated: May 8
LIVE AT MATT'S BARN is excited, thrilled, and honored to have ARRA as the featured band on June 13th, 2022.
Out of the grimness of the pandemic in 2020, a few bright spots emerged, especially when it came to online music collaborations. One of the coolest was from a native of the Northwest Suburbs, Matt Pablecas. Matt is a 20 year veteran of the Chicago Music Scene, serving as frontman for Exit 147, Hart and Pine, and most recently OhYes!.
“The idea behind "Live at Matt's Barn" is to bring local musicians together and collaborate much like "Live at Daryl's House". However, this time I’d really like to use this opportunity to have ARRA shine with their fresh sound of having Tyler Holcomb back front and center!”
According to Pablecas, "Live at Matt's Barn" started by accident in March of 2020 during the pandemic. Matt states, "The pandemic completely shut down music venues, the ability to gig, the euphoria of live performances, and the ability to connect with people. We tried zoom rehearsals, tested the zoom band posts, and did the virtual gigs too. But none of that is like playing live music. It took a pandemic to realize just how deep our passion for music sat."
Matt continues, "The idea behind "Live at Matt's Barn" is to bring local musicians together and collaborate much like "Live at Daryl's House." However, this time I'd like to use this opportunity to have ARRA shine with their fresh sound of having Tyler Holcomb back front and center!"
As we found out, Matt and Tyler's friendship goes way back, almost thirty years, when they started their first cover band together in high school, a Guns N' Roses tribute called Mirage. They then formed an original project called Incognito, where they received some attention from PolyGram Records, Inc.
Holcomb states, "Matt's always been a charismatic guy with a big personality and big ideas. Our friendship goes back to high school, and it's been fun to watch how he's moved from a kick-ass drummer to a poised frontman with a country flair. We're all looking forward to this collaboration which has even more meaning for me to reconnect with an old friend!".