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