Festival International

Apr 26, 2013 12:13 AM by Erin Steuber

Lafayette Locals Brass Bed Perform at Festival

Night two of Festival was in full swing in downtown Lafayette. The Festival, of course attracts thousands from across the globe right here to Lafayette to enjoy all that Festival has to offer. But this Festival, is extra special for a group of hometown guys, Brass Bed.

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A home-grown indie-pop band, Brass Bed classify themselves as a " louder version of the Beatles." Thursday night they prepared to take the Fais Do-Do stage in front of their home crowd.

"I mean this is the sort of thing that I remember. Being down there and looking up on stage and thinking to myself that's where I want to be," said Vocalist/ Guitarist Christiaan Mader.

That dream, now a reality. Not only for Mader, but for keyboard player Andrew Toups, drummer Peter DeHart and guitarist Jonny Campos. Brass Bed has performed three times at Festival starting in 2009.

"It never gets any less exciting to do it," said Mader. "You do it as a different person each time and you get to, I don't know, be a part of something that you were a part of when you were a kid. It's exciting."

Brass Bed rocked the Fais Do-Do stage at Scene Lafayette General in front of a crowd of nearly 500 people, but their music is not stopping here.

"You can't get over a home town show anytime. I hope that we just continue to make records that we're passionate about, and music that we are proud of, and that's something we can bring to people in Lafayette."

The band released their third album on Tuesday, which has been getting national attention. And the band is not slowing down, they will be leaving for a national tour Friday.



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