4 Dudes | 1 Mission – Rock Your Face Off!
Who Rescued Who is a refreshing, unique Rock band from the Southeastern United States. As much fun as the music they perform, the band consists of John Earle (vocals/guitar), Ben Hardy (drums/vocals) David Abraham (keys/bass/vocals) and John Sheard (saxophone/vocals.)
WRW performs what they call “Original covers.” Explaining further, they call their song selections “Creative, fresh cover songs and mash-ups.” But what truly sets them apart from other “Cover” bands in the region is that they are extremely innovative with the cover songs they choose; and very rarely do they play a song from point A to point B. They twist each song into a musical journey that travels in & out of different genres and transcends what most people have come to expect from a “Cover Band.”
With incredibly solid musical performances on stages of all sizes (as well as their uncanny knack for interacting with every audience they come across) they have learned how to entertain people of all ages and backgrounds. One minute they are playing Johnny Cash and Rebelution and then the next minute they are playing “Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Wife” and “Whoomp! There It Is.” John Earle and Ben both sing as well as rap (even John Sheard is known to rap as well from time to time) which keeps things interesting, but one of the most overheard compliments about the band is that they sound like so much more than just a 4-piece. Who Rescued Who comes with a huge wall of sound and an undeniably catchy catalog of over 100 hit songs, and they are sure to give any listener something to enjoy.
Regardless of the band’s desire to remain ambiguous when it comes to committing themselves to the sound of a particular band or musical genre, WRW sounds like a modern translation of The Police, Tears For Fears and The Cure while blending the contemporary styles of The Roots, Mayer Hawthorne, Young the Giant and John Mayer along with a heavy dose of Hip-Hop and R&B flair topped off with plenty of laugh-out-loud antics at every show.
Forming in April 2012, the band made it’s beginning with founding member John Earle (from Jacksonville, Florida) whom began performing full-time on his own in 2009, eventually assembling a band (The John Earle Band) and not long after, his performances evolved from quiet coffee shops to packed bars and nearly sold out music halls (including a performance at The Freebird in Jacksonville Beach where over 550 people came specifically to see the John Earle Band on the night of their CD release.) John released two EP’s entirely of original music and his music was featured on local television and publications. Before long John decided to put together his life’s dream – a traveling Rock band.
With an incredibly strong, smooth & soulful vocal delivery from John, an untamed wild electric guitar (à la Andy Summers) and a concrete foundation stemming from Ben and David, and the incredible talent of John Sheard on the saxophone getting everyone going, the band dishes out a live show that is astonishingly tight and precise. However, they never take themselves too seriously. Comedy frequently plays a fun part of performances, with the band often candidly showcasing TV theme songs & other hilarious B-sides in the middle of a set (even engaging the crowd in quoting comedy ﬁlms.) Fans enjoy the camaraderie on stage between the band, and every show is special in one way or another; mostly because the band refuses to play the same show twice. WRW takes all the best from their surroundings to create a live show that harkens back to a time & place when music was less contrived and more genuine.
Performing well over 200 shows each year, and traveling all over the Southeast (From Tampa and the Florida Keys all the way to the Carolinas, over to New Orleans and everywhere in-between) WRW never fails to deliver a spellbinding good time by dispersing upbeat original songs mixed in with some interesting cover songs of never-ending genres. Think of a band that sounds like a unicorn singing & looks like the return of Buddy Holly. But don’t judge this book by its cover – Who Rescued Who will surprise you & then inspire you.