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A local band opens up for a major rock band

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Members of a local hattiesburg band trying to get their music heard, may get their lucky break.They're called The Glenn Chandler Project, and their first major gig is coming up at the Gulfport Music Festival, when they open for the popular rock band Train.

The newly formed Hattiesburg band is set to unveil their first album in front of thousands, for the very first time. Their music beat out hundreds of other artists, hoping to play at the upcoming music festival.

Glenn Chandler, singer and songwriter of the group said, " we submitted our single You and I to the Gulfport Music Festival. They called us back a few weeks later, and said, we would love to have you guys come down and play both nights. Then, a week later they called us back and said they wanted us up to play on the main stage Saturday, opening up for Train."

It's a gig every band just starting out can only hope to get. 

Chandler said, "this is a really exciting time because we are launching an album, and to get the opportunity to launch it on that type of platform and that type of stage, just you couldn't ask for anything better."

Chandler and band mate Mark Black, have been working on the album titled "You and I" for the last eight months. It all started after Chandler tried out for American Idol in New Orleans and got cut after the second round.

"That's what motivated me to know, this is what I want to do. I wanted to record an album, so that very day I left New Orleans and I called  several people to find someone I could record with, everyone kept saying Mark Black." Chandler called and within a week they were recording. "8 months later we have our album coming out."

Black, a longtime musician is part owner of Senico Music in Biloxi, and said, "The kind of music that he writes is the kind of music that I have always wanted to be a part of."

Chandler and Black said,  they did things a little backwards, they recorded the album, then asked drummer Daniel Vincent and guitarist Kirk Gore to come aboard.

"These two guys are the best in town at what they do."

It's just the beginning for these four passionate musicians, who hope the release of their first CD, will strike a cord in the industry.

For more on this band and their music, log onto Facebook.com/The Glenn Chandler Project


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