War Party is Cameron Smith, Peter Marsh, Tyler Moore and Ricky Williford – guys as talented as they are endlessly silly. Hailing from Fort Worth, the bands’ beginnings sparked in early 2011 – a short time considering they have already released three albums/EPs since their demo. This band’s repertoire was reminiscent of surf rock and, at times, a little bit punk, topped with trumpet. Frequent in-between-song banter had the crowd in good spirits and band members made it a point to walk into the audience during solos. Never taking themselves too seriously, the group closed with a speedier version of Del Shannon’s “My Little Runaway”, an oldie but goodie that the band modernized with just the right amount of War Party style.
Story by Jillian Jordan