Hallow Society Set To Perform At Third Thursday

The members of The Hallow Society continue to write original music.

The band is scheduled to take the stage at Winter Garden Plaza as part of the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation’s Third Thursdays.

“There are several new pieces of music that are slowly becoming songs in the works,” the band said in a prepared statement. “A few of them have been in the works for a few years and they keep developing. One example is ‘Summer Wind’ which has had several rewrites over the years but it has become a priority to finish it in the coming months, but as long as it continues to develop it can take as long as it needs to grow.”

The lineup includes Sean Lander, frontman, guitarist, and lead vocals; Frank Phillips, lead guitarist, and vocals; Phil Starkweather, drums and vocals; and Scott Slade, bass and vocals.

For the four members, creating their own music gives them the freedom to express their ideas.

The band’s name is an amalgamation of sorts, but it’s more about being loyal.

Lander, a Frewsburg native, said the name originated when he lived in southeast Georgia. He had a band there called Asylum Symphony. He said the band was performing shows in southeast Georgia and in Jacksonville, Fla.

Most of the songs are penned by Lander. In a unique way, Lander presents a song to the band, and then the other members add their own secret sauces and make the song their own. Aside from playing in the Hallow Society, Lander also hosts Remembering Rock ‘n’ Roll, Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m. on WRFA FM, 107.9.

When writing original music, Lander draws his inspiration from many things, and even movies shown on the Lifetime network. The band’s original song “Me” is inspired by the movie “Castaway” starring Tom Hanks. In addition, Starkweather also pens some of the lyrics. Lander said he will give Starkweather a rough idea or a theme to work with. Also, when writing, the members will use computer programs to help with collaboration. They send electronic files containing songs to each other, and then hone those songs during their practices.

The Thursday concert at the Winter Garden Plaza , located at 313 N. Main St., is from 6 to 9 p.m. Patrons can view the performances by standing, sitting on benches or can bring lawn chairs. Also set to perform are Well Worn Boot, and Mikee Strongmen.


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