The Hunter Smith Band

Spark Joy Music Presents

The Hunter Smith Band

The New Schematics, PONCÉ

Thu, April 13, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

The Hunter Smith Band
The Hunter Smith Band
It's not every day when the front man of a popular country/rock band is also a Super Bowl World Champion. But for Hunter Smith, it's just one of the many twists and turns that led him to the stage.

After excelling in football at the University of Notre Dame, Smith was drafted to the Indianapolis Colts. He spent 12 years playing in the NFL.

Smith felt the musical pull very early in his life. His broad musical influences include: Keith Urban, U2, Zac Brown Band, Kenny Rogers, Coldplay, Willie Nelson, Sawyer Brown, and Alabama. Probably not something you'd expect from a kid raised in a non-instrumental, a cappella church. He taught himself how to play the guitar and began writing his own music at a very young age.

In 2012, his dream became reality. The Hunter Smith Band released their first album, "Green." The band consists of four Indianapolis-based musicians hand-picked by Smith. Band members Justin Langebartels, Alex Reiff, Ethan Ehrstine and Kyle Whiteley all bring their own unique sound to the band.

Don't expect to put the Hunter Smith Band into one genre, or music "bucket". Part country, part rock, part pop, part alternative, ALL exceedingly entertaining and original. Expect energy, musicianship, and rootsy storytelling by lead singer, Smith.

Their sophomore album, "Story," was released in 2015 and has been embraced by independent radio and a rapidly growing loyal fan base. Look Ahead. It's the theme of this album, and a theme for Smith's life. "There's something country there, but there is nobody cooler in the pop sense than Keith Urban," he said. "That's kind of where we fall, in that genre. There's one foot in country. We're something and country."

That "something and country" is working very well, stylistically speaking. Check them out at
The New Schematics
The New Schematics
Nashville’s The New Schematics spent their first fifteen months as a band proving that the Born Without Borders Tour was indeed the right name for their tour that spanned 97 shows in 42 cities across the US and Canada. As a band that quickly put so many shows under its belt, it is no wonder as to why they’ve gained the reputation as a live act with “the crowd control skills of preachers” (Cougar Microbes) whose “passion for their art is palpable” (Valslist).

The band officially began as a duo, with Cory Bishop (vocals, guitar) and Michael Bare (bass, vocals), who brought a rotating cast of bandmates on the road with them. A few months after they pulled him on stage for a guitar solo in New York City, Shanan Lau left the band that was opening for The New Schematics in order to join Cory and Michael as a full-time third member.

They now usher in 2017 with the title track from their upcoming sophomore EP, Your Year (Feb 24). The sprawling rock’n’roll soundscape coupled with the clear-cut lyrical optimism of the lead single falls right in-line with their debut that already carried “the markings of a seasoned classic,” (Will Hodge, Noisetrade).

Visit for upcoming tour dates in support of the new EP release this year.
PONCÉ is a rock duo based in Nashville, TN consisting of twin brothers, Carson and Michael Poncé. When they're not writing heart-lifting melodies and harmonies, the twins like to spend their time watching Indianapolis Colts football and bickering over who's turn it is to drive to Kroger.
Venue Information:
1043 Virginia Ave #4
Indianapolis, IN, 46203