A Diamond In The Rough

By Jenna Croyle


Starting a new band is never an easy task, if you don’t go about setting up your band right, you will be caught in an endless cycle of trying to replace this player or that, not to mention that a dysfunctional band can out-drama any group of middle school girls any day.

Whenever a new band first forms, there are many obstacles to overcome, most importantly, figuring out how to create that musical magic that will light up a room and excite the audience.

No matter how great the musicians or how fantastic the sound, time and dedication is the only true spit and polish that lends the shine of greatness to a band.

In a very short time, this week’s featured band, Blue Diamond has managed what takes others years, going from a diamond in the rough, to a sparkling musical treasure of our local scene.

Since first getting together last year, this Meadville based band offers a fantastic mix of Classic Rock and Blues with a bit of Country thrown in for just the right flavor to keep their fans coming back for more, time after time.

Blue Diamond is made up of Tony Kellogg on Guitar and Vocals, Jeff Barbary on Bass and Vocals, Candy Weigel on Drums and Vocals along with Savannah Custard on Vocals and Percussion.

This four piece Rock N’ Roll machine gun sprays the hits like an old fashioned Tommy Gun, never giving their audiences time to breath.

Covering the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Sugarland, Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs and many more tunes from the musical giants of our time, Blue Diamond gets you out on the dance floor and keeps you jumping from the first song to the last.

In addition to being one of the hottest cover bands out there, Blue Diamond brings a lot of talent to the stage along with a supercharged show that is power packed with charismatic stage presence and an obvious love for music coming from every member of the band.

When Blue Diamond takes the stage, you can quickly see that they bare the trademark of a truly sensational band, inspiring everyone at the show to feel the music, dance until they drop and rock on all night.

The fist-pumping and heart pounding beats of Blue Diamond creates a rapid fire party feel with energy driven rhythms and a sleek and modern twist that makes for a killer show every time.

Though relatively new to the Erie music scene, Blue Diamond has already taken the City by storm and is poised to be a musical giant that will lead countless audiences to where the real party is.

For more information on Blue Diamond and their show dates, please visit their Facebook page.