In this First Concert Ever segment, the pop rock duo, The Como Brothers, talks about the story of their first experience with live music. You can check out the story, after the break.
Matt and I went to our first concert when we were around ages 7 and 9 in the late 90s. Our mom and dad brought us to a venue on western Long Island called Westbury Music Fair. We both went into the concert with no expectations, but we were absolutely blown away. At the time, we didn’t know who the band was, but we definitely recognized and knew mostly all of the songs as our parents would always be playing music around the house. The band was absolutely roaring. Tight groove, ferocious guitars, and soaring vocals. We were floored. It was Huey Lewis & the News.
Looking back, that concert had a great influence on us in going after our own musical dreams ourselves. We loved how Huey Lewis & the News were so musical, catchy, and accessible to everyone. That’s what we try to do with our music today. Huey Lewis is pop, but he’s not fluff by any stretch of the imagination. There’s real substance to the band’s playing, singing, and songs. We ended up discovering a lot of artists that influenced Huey Lewis and other artists/bands like him and the News.
Our parents gave us a real appreciation for music. They loved pop music from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, through today. We pull from all the classic timeless artists when we make our own music thanks to our mom and dad instilling a love of that kind of music in us. It all started with Huey.