Over the years, ScrewUp TV has worked with many talented artists. We were always trying to find ways to reach out to the local arts community and help share their work. In that, we’ve made many great friends. One of which, has been with ScrewUp TV since our early days. Today’s Talented Tuesday, will spotlight the one and only, Keith Butler.
When we first started off, and needed local music in our work, Keith was the first person I went to. I knew that he was the drummer in a local band (B-Side Breakdown), and knew that he was a genuinely good guy. Through him we had our first band that would play at our very first event. From then, it was like clockwork. I’d listen to some of their music online, shoot KB a text, and ask him if it was cool to use in it a project, and he’d always be cool with it.
When the time came for our first feature film, I already knew which of the tracks I wanted to use for the film. I hit KB up to see if the band was coming out with any new stuff. It was then that he let me know that the band was on a permanent hiatus. I guess this is just what bands do eventually. Anyway, he let me know that he was drumming for a new band (Mike Blair and the Stonewalls). That was all I needed. Listening to him in his old band, I’d grown to really appreciate his talent as a drummer, and knew that’d I’d follow him wherever he went. I was a Keith Butler fan. His new band had a completely new sound to it, and Keith was able to switch his own style up and work with it anyway. It was flawless. It seemed that no matter what group of musicians he was around, he’d find his place.
It wasn’t long after, where I was looking for other bands to showcase. At the time, there was an up and coming new band called “Justin Lacy and the Swimming Machine”. With a name like that…I had to investigate. I started asking around about who was in the band, to hopefully get a contact. Of course…the drummer was none other than, Keith Butler. This guy was now currently in two bands, sometimes playing at the same venue in both bands….insane. This guy has never ceased to amaze me.
KB is a great guy, and extremely talented. We even used him as part of our ScrewUp Band in our “Rock The Hands” rock concert. I’m glad to call him a friend, and would actually like to take the time to congratulate him on his new engagement with the beautiful, Krystal Rucker. I wish you guys the best. Annnnd….that will be all for today guys! Stay tuned for upcoming posts and projects!