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The Juniors Make Live Debut

The Juniors in the woods
The Juniors in the woodsPhotographer: Michael R. Shea

Local Indie-Folk trio The Juniors made their live debut on Saturday, May 17th at Utopia Food & Spirits. The band played a three-hour set featuring several covers, original materiel from their recently released "Old Souls EP" and a few new songs that had never seen the light of day.

The band, comprised of Justine Shelton (vocals/keyboards), Robert Dew (vocals/guitars), and Samantha Scollon (vocals/guitars/percussion), have been playing together out of the comfort of Shelton's living room since December of 2013. Since then, weekly practice sessions have laid the foundation for what's already shaping up to be a promising music career. The "Old Souls EP" has already garnered hundred of plays and downloads on their Soundcloud and Bandcamp profiles after being released only a few weeks ago. The fan response has been very strong.

  • "Such a sweet sound!" - Fran Cardwell (Edisto Island, SC after the show at Utopia)
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed The Juniors' debut Saturday night! Loved every minute! Wishing y'all great success --- and that you'll give us all another opportunity to hear you real soon! [LOVE the CD!" - Jean Ray Williams (Columbia, SC via the band's Facebook)
  • "These three sound great. If you're not here you need to be." - Bob Hargreaves (Columbia, SC via Facebook the night of the show)

Over the course of the band's three-hour set, they played all four originals from the "Old Souls EP" as well as three brand new songs: "Bleeding", "Most of the Moving", and "Summer" which Scollon dedicated to her long-time boyfriend. They also played some covers including "Boy With a Coin" by SC-based Iron and Wine, "The Boxer" by Simon & Garfunkel, and a medley of the Pink Floyd songs "Comfortably Numb" and "Norwegian Wood" (the band has taken to calling this song pairing "Comfortable Wood"). They also had several copies of "Old Souls EP" available for free throughout the night.

You can see The Juniors performing at Loose Lucy's on Thursday, June 19th.

Make sure you "like" The Juniors on Facebook.