BAND OF THE WEEK: Great Deceivers

Great Deceivers, live at Back Booth. LASER EYES.

Every week at Orlando Music News, the site will highlight a local band. A good local band. This week: Great Deceivers. Make sure to check the band out this Thursday, Feb. 17 at Will’s, when they’ll be playing with Pile, Mother Night, and Surfin’ Serf. They’re also playing next Monday, Feb. 21 (also at Will’s!), with the Pauses, Larf, and Grave Return.

Just the facts:

When formed: Around May of 2008 although the current line up has only been together since last summer.

Band members’ names & instruments: Josh Dulcie- drums/percussion, Max Green- guitar/vocals, Tre Hester- guitar/vocals, Ben Rudolph- bass/vocals

Currently available releases: House of Stairs (July 2010).

Website: http:/greatdeceivers.tumblr.com

Upcoming shows:

  • Will’s Pub on February 17 w/Pile, Surfin Serf, Mother Night ($3, free beer til the keg floats)
  • Will’s Pub on February 21st w/ The Pauses, Larf, Grave Return (Free Low Dough Monday’s show)
  • Out of town shows for March TBA and our EP release show in late April, details TBA

Describe your sound: Four guys geeking out on everything from the Beatles to Fugazi.

Any big news to share? Recording our next release, an 8-song EP between March 6th and 13th at North Avenue Studios in Orange City. We’re very excited, it’s gonna be a departure from our norm!

Five Questions:

(answered by Max Green)

1) What has been your most memorable show so far?
The most memorable show may have been in Charleston, SC at a house show this past summer. We were squeezed into this tiny kitchen and had people surrounding us in very close quarters dancing and jumping around. They had not heard our band prior to the show. Following the set some girls dressed up as Native Americans put on a play in the back yard and fireworks were being shot off by a neighbor.

2) Which local band is your favorite one to play a show with?

The Pauses and Loud Valley, both great friends and superb groups.

3) Which national band would you most like to share a bill with?

David Bazan!

4) What description gets used for your band that you would most like to correct people on? Why?

Sad-core. While our music may fall into the realm of down-tempo at times, we’re usually upbeat dudes and I think some of our newer material really reflects that.

5) What’s your favorite thing about being an Orlando band? What’s your least favorite?

The diversity of the musical landscape here makes playing shows much more interesting. There are a lot of really great bands here who are very genuine and talented individuals, and in general our scene is growing. Shows are becoming more friendly for everyone involved and there’s a sense of community about it all, really great support all over the place.

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