COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—James and the Rebels let out their rebel yells at Sunshine Studios Live, on March 14. They were the direct support. YRESIM and A Fatal Feeling were the opening acts and Awaken The Prophets was the headliner.
Curtis Scifres is the vocalist and guitarist, James Revels is the guitarist, Steven Coyle is the bassist and James Martin is the drummer of James and the Rebels.
Before James and the Rebels began their performance with “Reality”, Martin stood behind his drum set. He yelled as loud as he could and asked if the spectators were having a good time. After sitting down and a brief pause, he struck his drum set and the rest of his band mates soon accompanied them with their instruments.
Prior to “The Green Migration”, Scifres greeted the audience and mentioned how Martin debuted his new cymbals and how he had spent $1,000 on them. James and the Rebels played momentarily and paused, before Scifres stated they were ready to go full speed again. Revels and Coyle accompanied each other first, before the others joined them.
Scifres asked where A Fatal Feeling’s bassist, Jordan “Barney” Barney, was. After making his presence known, he walked over to the stage. Scifres complimented him on his bass line grooves and Barney asked if he would like to touch his afro. Scifres touched it several times, joked he had never felt one before and attributed it on him being from the state of Ky. To display his gratitude, he dedicated “Where’s My Watch?” to Barney.
As “Love Song” was about to get underway, Scifres asked the audience if they were ready for Awaken The Prophets. He mentioned how they would close out the night on a high note. Shortly after—Martin attempted to introduce his band mates individually, as he yelled out his band members’ names and which instruments they played. Then, Scifres spoke over him and said he had a difficult time hearing him.
“Darth Vader on Bass” brought an end to James and the Rebels’ recital. As Scifres let the momentum of his guitar playing carry him, his glasses flew off near the Martin’s platform. As he approached it, he continued to play his guitar, leaned forward and applied them again. He made his way back to his microphone and provided a guitar solo.
“James’ Song” was also a part of James and the Rebels’ set.