Two local bands are set to present their unique sounds, exhibiting their musical talent as the Wilson Center Collective sponsors a special concert on Friday, March 16 starting at 7:00 p.m. This program will take place in the beautiful historic Wilson Center Auditorium. “The Broken TVs” are an alternative rock trio from St. Johns consisting of Zane Cook, Robbie Booker, and Jonny Collins, all students of SJPS. The band was originally formed in November of 2016 by lead vocalist and guitarist Zane Cook, and drummer Robbie Booker. They later brought in bassist Jonny Collins. This group does a nice mix of original songs, while also covering groups such as Weezers, Pixies, The Clash and The Troggs. Songs on the set list include “Sweater Song,” “Where’s My Mind,” “Should I Stay or Should I Go,” and “Wild Thing.”
“Nobody But Us” is a rock group that enjoys bringing a new style/sound to audiences, while at the same time loves bringing back the beloved classic sounds. The group is made up of Damian Greenman – a graduate of SJHS, on guitar, Ben Preston – from Ovid Elsie, also on guitar, Paige Lawson – a sophomore from Grand Ledge, on drums, Jonny Collins – a junior at SJHS, on keyboard, with Matt Kelly – a graduate of SJHS, on bass guitar. This group will cover groups such as The Animals, The Beatles, The Monkeys and Pat Benetar, including such songs as “Heartbreaker,” “House of the Rising Sun,” “Come Together,” and “I’m a Believer.” They will throw in some original tunes too.
“This is a great opportunity to hear and support some of our local musicians,” states William Tennant, concert coordinator. “It promises to be a fun evening of new and familiar songs!”
There is a $5 general admission fee at the door. The proceeds will benefit the bands and the Wilson Center Auditorium renovation project. The Wilson Center is located at 101 W. Cass St. in downtown St. Johns, just south of the Court House.