Five Way Friday & Cravin Melon
Tickets are $20 advance and available online $25 at the door…Doors 8PM Show is 9ish
Ages 21 Up or with Parent.
The band formed in 1997, playing gigs across the Southeast and releasing a full-length album (MOON DRIVEN WORLD) and two EPs over the course of the next three years.
In 2000, Run Like This reached #4 on Billboard’s Top Internet Albums chart. Subsequently, the band toured with Vertical Horizon & Cowboy Mouth and had several songs including “Homecoming” and “Everyone” featured in episodes of Dawson’s Creek. In 2003 a full-length album entitled WRECKED was released, produced by fellow South Carolinian Mark Bryan of Hootie & the Blowfish.
Currently, the members of Five Way Friday are finding success in various fields. They are family men, lawyers and general pillars of the community. Mac Leaphart is currently moving forward as a solo artist. His 2008 release, “Line , Rope, Etc.” received great reviews and was chosen as one of the best albums of 2008 by the Charleston City Paper. [facebook.com/macleaphart]
But, for as long as they have been apart, Five Way Friday is still relevant. The band has reunited numerous times over the years to aid in fundraising for local charities, including SOS (Save Our Suzy) and the Justice Jam – a fundraiser for Sister Care, sponsored by the South Carolina Bar Association. Last February, Five Way Friday performed for a packed house at the Windjammer on the Isle of Palms, and to date, has sold over 35,000 tracks on itunes.
Cravin Melon was formed at Clemson University in 1994 after the dissolution of two other local South Carolina bands, Doghouse and The Next Move. The band gained popularity on the regional live scene, and after a self-pressed EP and full-length, they signed to Mercury Records and released Red Clay Harvest, in 1997. The album spawned a minor radio hit, “Come Undone”, which peaked at #37 on Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock chart. The band’s style and geographical roots prompted frequent comparisons to contemporaries and tourmates Hootie & the Blowfish and Edwin McCain. After a 1998 EP, the band was dropped from the label and recorded a final LP in 2000 before breaking up on May 19, 2001; a double live CD of one of their last performances was subsequently released. The band reunited in 2008 for a reunion tour that went very well. They are continuing to do shows in 2010. Lead singer Doug Jones released a solo album in 2007 Doug Jones Everybody Doug Jones. At their December 26, 2009 concert at the Wild Wing Cafe in Greenville, SC, the band announced plans to make a new album in the near future. The band has recently regained some of its past regional popularity, headlining several events including the 2010 Rock Hill, SC 4 July Festival, the 2010 and 2011 Virginia Cantaloupe Festival. Headlined the City of Greer Freedom Blast event in 2009.