SCM Electrix and Cheap Thrill Deville are just two of the bands taking advantage of the lime light being put on Muscle Shoals due to the Civil Wars’ recent big break. Although both bands play actively in the shoals, they are also branching out. Cheap Thrill Deville has a gig in October in Atlanta.
Local musicians are not the only people taking an interest in the shoals, either. Mariah Carey, the Black Keys, and even a member of the Back Street Boys have recently paid a visit to work in the local recording studios such as Fame and Noise Block.
During the 80s and early 90s, the Shoals was a big name in the recording in the music industry. Somewhere along the line, there was less news about the Shoals helping hand in the music scene.
Of course, there are those who think the Shoals will regain some popularity in the music industry.
“I think it’s only a matter of time. It might take some time before a band is as big as the Civil Wars, but it’s very possible,” band member from Cheap Thrill Deville, Luke Hunter, said.
Cheap Thrill Deville’s has an upcoming show in Atlanta.
“I like using this experience to showcase our work from the south in a major city,” Hunter said.
SCM Electrix band member, Ivannoel Geonzalez, said how the band was featured in the September issue of Relix Magazine. The band had played at JD’s, and when the journalist asked the club owner who had a cool sound in the music scene around the area, she told her SCM Electrix.
Geonzalez also had a few words about the Shoals new spotlight.
“It’s in the water,” Geonzalez said. “ There’s something mystical about the shoals.”
Music is so much a part of the Shoals, that the Indians named the Muscle Shoals Tennessee River, the Singing River, Geonzalez said.
Just because two or three people play music does not mean we deserve the lime light, Geonzalez said. It takes all of the musicians together to produce more music coming out of the area.
“If we can be competitive about football, we can be competitive about music,” Geonzalez said.
Both Cheap Thrill Deville and SCM Electrix are working on getting albums out in the near future. So be on the look out!