Yesterday Charleston lived up to it’s title as Best City in the World according to Conde Nast Traveler–the sky was blue, the mid-winter temperature was in the 70s, and the city was bustling with people on their way to the beach or to the park to relax. For those who had some homework to do or didn’t have a ride to the beach, Kudu Coffee was the best place to enjoy the day. The courtyard was packed with patrons sipping lattes and enjoying the beautiful weather while soaking up the sounds of the band at the back of the courtyard. The band, The Peaks, were serenading those in the Kudu courtyard with their super-chill music, and it was the perfect complement to the setting.
Thomas Kenney and Adam Coyne on rhythm and guitar, Lindsey Sydow on percussion, and Brad Poplin on upright bass gives the band a unique feel. It’s fun to see the members rely on each other for every progression and how the flow of each song takes every member’s full attention in order to be seamless. They have an intensity in their music that is not only heard, but if you give them your full attention, you can feel it too. Some of the songs were covers, but it was their originals that had me on the edge of my seat, swaying to the music.
The Peaks just came together in late 2012, but already have a few gigs under their belt. They are hoping (obviously) to play more as the weather gets warmer and their name gets out more so be on the lookout for The Peaks around Charleston. Until then, you can find them on Facebook and Bandcamp.