Last Friday evening was the occasion for an exceptional line-up of bands in support of a new fashion magazine, VOX, at the Pantheon on 600 South, Salt Lake City. The concert was for invited guests. The venue features a gallery of iconic screen art including Marilyn Monroe, the Rat Pack, Superman, Spiderman and more. The band line-up in order of performance was Tom Bennett, Kaleb Hanly, Luna Lune, and Mister Smith.
Tom Bennett, who hosts a regular weekly event at Zest, performed several folk songs solo with guitar accompaniment. His set was about 20 minutes long. He was followed by Kaleb Hanly, also a solo folk artist well known to Salt Lake audiences, again singing solo with his guitar for about 15 minutes. This was followed by a presentation about the new VOX magazine which has a Kickstarter funding campaign in progress, and will, if successful, publish a fashion issue monthly.
Shortly after 8 pm, Luna Lune, a well-known band from Provo, Utah, performed a half hour set for the by then quite large audience, and had the audience dancing. Lead vocalist Tessa Barton played guitar and drums, her brothers Chas and Luke on guitars, with Tony Finlay on drums and Paul Bartholomew on bass. This was followed by a second presentation with magazine founder Megan Ashley Beckham and the opening of online pledging on two computers set up in the ante-room where pizza and refreshments were served for the guests.
The final set was by Mister Smith, a four-piece local band with some exceptional vocals by Oskar Buie. The band also comprised drummer Stockton Bermingham, guitarist Brecken Jones, and bassist Mark Swink. All in all, the Kickstarter party was quite successful.