Catawba Music Student Weekend Tour
Charlotte, Rock Hill, and Greensboro
OL’ SPORT and The Stayhomes, two local bands that feature the talents of Catawba Music students and alumni, are gearing up to play a weekend tour August 10th through the 12th. The purpose of this three-day weekend celebration is primarily to bid Romeo Schneider farewell as he prepares to spend a semester abroad in France this fall. Romeo is the bassist for local Charlotte band OL’ SPORT, where he plays alongside current student Leith K. Ali (guitar) and Catawba alum Ben Bradford (lead vocals & guitar). Romeo is also the vocalist for The Stayhomes, a band that includes his fellow student, Ben McCoy.
Lately, these guys have been incredibly active in the North Carolina “Do-it-Yourself” music scene. OL’ SPORT is actively working on their Sophomore EP and have been spending most of their time meticulously recording and editing tracks. Frontman Ben Bradford is looking forward to this EP and says,"Unlike our last EP, this is the first release from Ol' Sport that is a complete work, driven by a core theme. I hope for that experience to be shared with listeners." In the meantime, audiences are excited to see OL’ SPORT leave their makeshift recording studios and play live again.
Romeo’s preparations to go abroad have not gotten in the way of keeping his band active in the DIY music scene. In fact, The Stayhomes just released new music! Their EP, “KICKFLIP 360” is a split with established the Charlotte, NC band Futurists. You’re not going to want to miss opportunity to see The Stayhomes before their four-month hiatus that will take place while Romeo is away. Dates are listed below.
Both bands are excited for the upcoming shows at The Milestone and New York Pizza, two venues that happily serve as staples of the local music scene. The guys are particularly pumped to play alongside Daddy’s Beemer (CLT, NC) in support of the Rock Hill, SC band, Gardeners on their CD Release show at Concerts at the Courtroom on August 11th. Don’t miss out on all of the fun!
- 8/10 @ The Milestone Club (Charlottle, NC)
- 8/11 @ Concerts at the Courtroom (Rock Hill,SC)
- 8/12 @ New York Pizza (Greensboro, NC)