The Holler and Shout is a five-piece band that plays soul/blues/funk-inflected rock music. We're a five-piece band, with members scattered across the RTP area, and have been playing since October, 2016. Our influences range from Memphis soul, to southern rock, to proto-funk, and back again.
Our first show was in January, 2017 opening for Jack the Radio at The Pinhook in Durham, and we've had shows at The Cave, The Kraken, and 2nd Wind in Chapel Hill/Carrboro, as well as Deep South in Raleigh, Chef's Palette in Cary, and the Pittsboro Roadhouse. We also had a blast playing at the Carrboro Music Festival in 2017.
Nick Clerkin sings lead vocals for the band. He recently relocated to Raleigh from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is still working on his "y'alls." He cut his teeth in an a cappella group at Marquette University, serenading campus with a mix of soaring falsetto and hard-rock edge. He works as a data analyst at a bank, with quiet days allowing him to save his voice for the stage. He can't wait to bring the house down at a venue near you!
Band-founder Brendon Bass plays guitar (and also plays guitar in Secretary Pool and Slinger Francisco.) He spent a couple of years trying to get Holler and Shout off the ground, which left him plenty of time to come up with the name.
Mencken Davidson quit the bass guitar about twenty years ago to have a (non-musical) career and family, but he fell off the wagon a few years, and is now a proudly self-identifying "recidivist bassist." You'll generally find him somewhere stage-left, landing on the one with both feet.
Chris Lucier plays keys and is new to Raleigh, having recently moved to NC from the Pacific Northwest. He provides everything from screaming B-3's to Rhodes, to Clav, and yes...even piano to the mix. Versatility in sound is a hallmark for Chris, citing influences ranging as diverse as: The Beatles; Ray Charles; John Lord; Ray Manzarek; and Mozart.
Paul Currier cut his teeth playing the drums with a blues band called "The Alligators" way back in 1991. Since then he has experimented percussively with Punk, Alternative, Mock Rock, Hawaiian, Bass/Drum...and metaphorically with everything else.