After hard-rocker Craig Mabbitt left metalcore band Blessthefall, he started (and sang lead vocals for) The Word Alive as a side project to his other, perhaps better-known, group Escape the Fate. After bad blood and mixed messages, Mabbitt was replaced by Tyler "Telle" Smith, former bassist of the Greeley Estates. Now the rockers describe themselves as "more complete as a band" than ever, which can be heard in the confidence with which they bend, blend and push genres. The vocals switch from clean post-hardcore singing to deep, metalcore screaming with ease. Thus, after a history of band disputes and member replacements, Tyler Smith, Zach Hanson and Tony Pizzuti have established themselves as confident, settled, screaming rockers The Word Alive.
The Nth Power Featuring Nikki Glaspie and Nigel Hall
The BroadberryNovember 23, 2014 8:00 PM
2729 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
The Nth Power is a fusion band that combines elements of funk, jazz, R&B, soul and gospel into one cohesive sound. Based in New Orleans, the group was formed in 2013 and quickly created its own niche within the colorful local music scene.