Shreveport-Bossier City has its fair share of local bands and a pretty decent music scene, if you ask me. We also have some pretty legit big acts – across all musical genres -that come here to play just to make our ear holes happy. But let me ask you this: have you heard of an amazing local band called “The Hollow Decks?” Yes? No? Maybe? If you answered that question with anything other than “YES,” then I kind of feel sad for you. Why? Because your ears aren’t really happy, at least not yet.
The Hollow Decks is comprised of four amazing musicians who REALLY know how to put on an entertaining show from start to finish. They are a cover band, yes – they have even been called the best cover band in town – and the songs that they perform are ones that we all know and love – ’90s music: alternative, grunge, rock & pop. I believe that the songs they sing relate to a large portion of their audience because the ’90s crossed over many generations. I was in high school when this music was playing on the radio, so the Decks bring back a lot of nostalgia for me. Matchbox 20 hits being performed so well by a band that is NOT MB20 really kinda sealed the deal for me in realizing that the Decks are truly outrageous. Truly, truly, truly outrageous.
So let’s meet the band, shall we? Dexter is on guitar & vocals. Gregg is the bass player and lends his voice to the mix, too. Adam bangs the hell out of those drums & Ben delights with vocals and guitar, working with the other band members to make this not just a “cover band set,” but an actual CONCERT experience.
I have seen the Decks perform at many venues around the SBC. Larger venues like the El Dorado are always fun shows. Strange Brew has such a positive atmosphere that you can’t help but want to get up and dance (well, that’s how I feel about it anyway). They have even played shows in other cities. I think my favorite place to see the Decks perform is that tiny little special place on Kings Highway where everybody knows your name: The Tiki Bar. It’s small and intimate, but it really feels like the band’s pure rock energy is transferred to their audience in a way that I can’t even describe. You will just have to see & feel the pulsating “heart-vibes” for yourself and see The Hollow Decks as soon as possible!
I pulled this quote from their website The Hollow Decks and I just think it perfectly describes what I am trying to get across to you:
“The Hollow Decks seek to capture the lost enjoyment of 90’s music and succeed so well, one half expects Kurt Loader and Serena Altschul to pop up in between sets with MTV News flashes. Tongue-in-cheek humor speckle a set that ranges from the angst of grunge to the sparkle of pop and every other period genre in between. Consummate professionals, The Hollow Decks drive themselves to the most true-to-origin recreations of great 90’s hits as well as shining light on some great songs that slipped through the cracks of their time. All the sonic best of Generation Y wrapped up in a neon slap bracelet … with bonus Pogs.”
Michael Brooks, Booking Manager, Tiki Bar and Grill, Shreveport
I had such a great time at their last two performances that I attended. I took a lot of pictures during their recent show at Tiki. This one picture that I took – out of dozens – describes exactly how happy and full of joy I feel while singing and dancing along to the Decks – nothing else matters but the music, and the music is in us all.
Check out their website for pictures, video, to learn more about the band, and information on booking them to play your event! Their official fan page is facebook.com/hollowdecks