FEATURED ARTIST: Savior Self
Savior Self is a hard rocking powerhouse hailing from Chicago, IL. Guitarist Ken Ugel and bassist Kevin Konieczny had been writing music together for over 8 years prior, waiting for the perfect musicians to come along to join in their endeavors. Kevin Earl Joined as the second guitarist to complete the dual guitar attack with Ken in December 2012. In Early 2013, Vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Scott Nadeau moved to Chicago from Rockford, Michigan to study at Columbia College. Kevin E and Scott became friends leading to Scott’s introduction to the band. A seasoned musician himself, Scott fit right in with the chemistry between Kevin K, Kevin E, and Ken U becoming lead vocalist.
A shared love for all rocks sub genres between the Kevins, Ken and Scott gives Savior Self a hard-hitting sound with a hardcore/punk backbone layered over with a catchy pop sensibility. All songs are a written as a collaborative effort between the members. Savior Self does not yet have a full time drummer and they regularly perform as an acoustic four-piece, proving that their raw emotional songwriting is just as powerful when stripped down. Currently they are working with a fill-in drummer, Mike Gutierrez.
Since 2011 Savior Self has been relentlessly playing local shows around Chicago at venues such as The Bottom Lounge, The House of Blues, and Reggie’s Rock Club. This group of fun loving guys strives to bring their energy and passion out on the stage. Complete strangers will find themselves treated like family, quickly becoming fans with the hell of a live show Savior Self never fails to deliver. Savior Self has shared the stage with nationally touring acts such as: Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Broadway, First Things First, and Adema. As well as local acts: The Action Blast, She’s Alive, Fist To The Sky, Storm The Front, Goodbye Good Sense, Knockout Kid, The Taillight Years, Call It Treason, and The Projection.
Savior Self released their debut album “Arrivals,” in August last year. You can listen and purchase it on their website saviorselfrock.com. Like Savior Self on Facebook and follow on Twitter to stay updated on all their wacky antics, new music, and show dates.
Savior Self will be playing May 8th at Beat Kitchen for the Marina City EP release show.