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The Robby Holley Band kicks out the jams

The Robby Holley Band formed about a year ago when Holley and his bass guitarist, J.W. Marshall, lived next door to each other in Boaz Hall.

This Saturday, they will be playing at Trees in Deep Ellum, opening for former SMU student Graham Colton.

They’ve previously played the Across the Street Bar, fundraiser events around Dallas and at fraternity parties.

Singer/songwriter Robby Holley is a sophomore business major and a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.

He’s been playing the guitar for about six years and also plays the banjo.

When asked who his musical inspirations are he said, “Dave Matthews, of course, and also the Beatles. I grew up listening to the Beatles and I started off by playing all Beatles covers.”

Bass guitar player J.W. Marshall accompanies Robby. Marshall is a senior corporate communications and public affairs and business double major.

Marshall, who’s been playing bass guitar for nearly nine years, has an optimistic view of the band’s future.

“We are getting over losing a very talented percussionist, but are dabbling with prospects of a drummer, piano player and have just added new guitarist, Ted Lauck,” Marshall said.

First-year Ted Lauck will be playing acoustic guitar in his debut with the Robby Holley Band.

He’s been playing guitar and writing songs for eight years. Lauck also lives in Boaz Hall and is a film major.

The acoustic rock group has played mostly covers in the past, but plans on playing more tunes based on “Robby Holley originals” which can be heard this Saturday.

Holley also recorded a solo demo CD, available free at the show.

Doors open at 9 p.m. and aside from Graham Colton and the Robby Holley Band, two other bands are playing ? Oddibe and Damesviolet.

Ages 17 and up are welcome. The cover is $10.

For more information on upcoming Robby Holley Band events, e-mail Holley at [email protected].

For more information about this weekís show, call Trees at (214) 748-5009.

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