With families settling into school-year routines, with Blinn students and Aggies returning to the Bryan/College Station area, and with a faint promise of cooler fall temperatures in the air, both indoor and outdoor live music venues in the Brazos Valley of Texas are hustling to pack their calendars. One popular regional band in high demand to fill the slots is Hi Fi Band of College Station.
Hi Fi members combine their love of classic and original rock and blues with their enthusiasm for performing. The group is one of an increasing number of regional bands fueling the growing live music culture of the Bryan/College Station area.
“We reach way back for classic rock and R&B from the 1960s and 1970s,” says Daniel Peterson, founder of the group and band drummer. “People enjoy the solid sound of that time period, and they often tell us that they haven’t heard any other bands play the songs we do.”
On September 5, Hi Fi will be performing at the Benjamin Knox Wine Depot in College Station. In October, the band is confirmed for a return performance at the Brazos Valley Fair & Expo on October 17 and at Lakeside Icehouse on October 18. Band members include Peterson, Mark Hall, John Carey, Drew Dunlap, and Tim Rogers. A recent addition is vocalist Jade Cienega, who brings a bluesy female voice to the stage. In addition to classic tunes, Hi Fi plays original music.
“We love the classic numbers, but we just can’t help throwing in some of our own creations. Audiences seem to like the mix,” notes Peterson.
Audiences apparently do. The band has developed a loyal following, and you can regularly find Hi Fi at regional venues such as Grand Stafford Theater, Yesterday’s Bar & Grill, The Backyard at Northgate, Benjamin Knox Wine Depot, and Lakeside Icehouse. Recent performances have taken them statewide, with performances on the U.S.S. Lexington aircraft carrier in Corpus Christi, as part of the Summer Concert Series at the Texas Slavic & German Warehouse in Bremond, and at Sabine ATV Park in Burkeville.
Catch Hi Fi at one of their upcoming gigs, or stay in touch on the band’s Facebook page for the latest scheduling information. The band’s growing popularity means you’re likely to find them at a Texas venue near you soon.