Local Christian Rock Band Signs National Record Dea - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Reported by Kimberly Holmes

Heart and Soul: Local Christian Rock Band Signs National Record Deal

Posted:
Lead singer Willie Davis said they have found a niche that God told them needed filling. (Photo: WBOC) Lead singer Willie Davis said they have found a niche that God told them needed filling. (Photo: WBOC)

SEAFORD, Del. - A local band has played its way to the national stage. The group based out of Seaford is called "Willie Blake Davis and 3 Steps Away." 

Lead singer Willie Davis said they have found a niche that God told them needed filling.

"There's a certain audience that we can reach that nobody else can," Davis said.

Davis formed the group about a year ago. He said months later they made a demo. The National Christian recording company Tate Music heard it and Davis said, just days later, the company decided to sign the band.

Their first album is called "Foundation Solid."

"When they finally called me, she said, 'Willie, we've listened to it, and we all just kind of sat back and kind of looked at each other and said, finally, someone has figured it out and has got it right,'" Davis said.

Audiences seem to agree. The group has played in front of everyone from historically black churches to biker clubs.

"When you first strike up that first note or one of us walks out on stage, It's kind of like, 'Oh God, no!' This could be bad,"musician Spence LeCates said. "But everybody, by the time we're done, even old woman, love us."

Members said often after shows, some people will ask them for information about Jesus Christ.

"It kind of puts you in a dreamlike state," musician Lindsey Botdorf said. "It's like wow! Did I just do that? Did I have a hand in that?"

As for what's next? Singer and musician Bobby Thompson said the sky is the limit.

"We may be leaving from here. This little town in Seaford, Delaware," Thompson said. "We're going to cross the United States."

The band kicks off its summer tour on Saturday, May 8 at Seaford Middle School. The show will start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15.

For more information on the tour, you can call (302) 628-8668.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Jusst Sooup Closes Doors

    Jusst Sooup Closes Doors

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:55:49 GMT
    2011 was supposed to be a year of dreams coming true for Jusst Sooup, a local organization that helps feed the homeless in the Rehoboth Beach area. They were featured in a Thanksgiving special by the television program, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.More
    2011 was supposed to be a year of dreams coming true for Jusst Sooup, a local organization that helps feed the homeless in the Rehoboth Beach area. They were featured in a Thanksgiving special by the television program, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.More
  • HALO to Open Men's Shelter in Salisbury

    HALO to Open Men's Shelter in Salisbury

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:29:33 GMT
    Hope and Life Outreach, or HALO, started back in 2004 as a homeless ministry. It quickly grew, adding a shelter for women and children in Salisbury. But the need has been growing, too, which is why HALO is now working on opening a men's shelter.More
    Hope and Life Outreach, or HALO, started back in 2004 as a homeless ministry. It quickly grew, adding a shelter for women and children in Salisbury. But the need has been growing, too, which is why HALO is now working on opening a men's shelter.More
  • Del. Police to Conduct DUI Patrols

    Del. Police to Conduct DUI Patrols

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:56:21 GMT
    DUI saturation patrols will be conducted this weekend by Harrington and Seaford police as part of the Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign.More
    DUI saturation patrols will be conducted this weekend by Harrington and Seaford police as part of the Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign. More
  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • Mobile Features and Text Alerts

    Mobile Features and Text Alerts

  • NRP Cracking Down on Crabbers

    NRP Cracking Down on Crabbers

    It has been known to happen in the past. Sometimes people catch crabs under the state's size limit and keep them. Now, the natural resources police is stepping up enforcement to make sure that if you break the law, you're going to pay for it.

    More

    It has been known to happen in the past. Sometimes people catch crabs under the state's size limit and keep them. Now, the natural resources police is stepping up enforcement to make sure that if you break the law, you're going to pay for it.

    More
  • Trimper's Rides Being Sued

    Trimper's Rides Being Sued

     The Ocean City amusement park is being sued after an accident on a ride left a two year old boy with a traumatic brain injury two years ago.

    More

     The Ocean City amusement park is being sued after an accident on a ride left a two year old boy with a traumatic brain injury two years ago.

    More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service