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LITT UP

Grand Rapids

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Band Members:

  • David Becker (Rhythm guitar, lead vocals)
  • Erin N. Lewis (Lead vocals)
  • John Breen (Bass, keyboards, lead vocals)
  • Richard Keith White (Lead guitar, backup vocals)
  • Stacy Hill (Drums, vocals)

LITT UP started with Richard looking around for someone to make music with after leaving his former band; he was looking for something different other than the standard tunes that every other rock band in the area was playing. After numerous phone calls with area musicians who replied with “I’m way to busy,” “I got a real job,” “I just joined another band,” “I’d love to but…..(insert any reason),” or “I’m not a musician I’m a drummer….” he made one last ditch phone call to Erin to sing the lead vocals because Richard sucks at it, he’s the guitar player. Erin always declined to join a band in the past because she’s a school teacher and school teachers don’t have time for that s**t! This time Erin said “I’D LOVE TO!!”

After Richard picked himself up off the floor LITT UP started to take form with Erin on the lead vocal. But something was missing and Erin said my brother knows a guy, that knows a guy, that has a 2nd cousin on his 3rd stepmothers side that might be interested in joining a band. Enter Dave! He immediately wowed them with his vocal ability! So with Dave and Erin sharing the lead vocals they knew they were on to something really good. Also Dave plays guitar which was a big plus!

But something was missing? Oh yeah a drummer! Richard had one in mind that he heard at a downtown club one, or two, or was it three years ago? Time goes so fast when you’re not paying attention. His name was Travis, but where to find him? They tried to contact him on the phone, facebook and anybody on the street…but nobody seemed to know where Travis was? He fell off the face of the earth!!! Damn drummers anyways.

So in the meantime Richard ran into an old buddy that he played with in numerous bands in the past….he had a pretty good singing voice, a good dancer and pretty funny in the living room during a party. So John made his appearance. He combined his voice with Erin and Dave and they sounded just like angels with those sweet harmonies! Also he said he could play the bass guitar and piano which was a big plus!

So Richard, Erin, Dave and John started putting the show together. Their main focus was current rock with a little classic 80‘s rock mix; something that no other band was doing in the circuit that they play. But they still couldn’t find Travis? Damn drummers anyways!! So they decided to just chill and not worry about a drummer at that time….they met downtown for a few drinks to unwind. In the middle of their 2nd or was it 3rd? or 4th? or OH WHO CARES number of drinks, who walks in but TRAVIS!! Drummers are all about timing and it was meant to be. He said he was abducted by aliens for some kind of sex study, but that story is for another time….

So with the lineup full they decided to call themselves LITT UP because what else is there to life but to get LITT UP and play fun kickass rock & roll!

So next time your out and about and looking for a place to have fun! Go and get your LITT UP on!!!!!

article by Remus Buttrick (more to come)

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Here we are a year later and LITT UP has become my favorite band! Erin has become the areas best front lady and favorite of everyone that hears her. David has stepped up his game and he’s belting out some great rock classics that everyone raves about! John has a brand-spanking new kidney and he’s thumping the bass guitar and keyboards with new energy! Richard is still on the lead guitar and still wearing glasses but loving every minute of it!

Sadly Travis was once again kidnapped by aliens and taken aboard the mother ship bound for galaxy RUFUKD2. Rumors have it they are conducting alien sex studies and we shutter to think that it might not be a hetero study…burrrrrrr. However, LITT UP keeps moving on and after several auditions and subs filling in on the drums, LITT UP asked Stacy to join the line-up as their drummer.(which he is doing a kick-ass job.)

So LITT UP keeps getting me LITT UP at every show…they have me fill ’em up and burn ’em to the ground. So if you haven’t seen a LITT UP show yet, you are missing out on something special. So get LITT UP and set this shit on FIRE!!!!

article by Styles Bitchly (more to come)

 

SONGS:

BLACK OR WHITE – Michael Jackson
I GOT A FEELING – Black Eyed Peas
FOLLOW ME – Uncle Kracker
ANGEL EYES – Jeff Healey
CRAZY BITCH – Buckcherry
LITT UP – Buckcherry
HARDER TO BREATE – Maroon 5
YOU OUGHTA KNOW – Alanis Morissette
HIGHER GROUND – Red Hot Chili Peppers
LET HER CRY – Hootie & the Blowfish
ALL SUMMER LONG – Kid Rock
WASTING TIME – Kid Rock
RAISE YOUR GLASS – Pink
U & UR HAND – Pink
PARALYZER – Finger Eleven
WHAT’S UP – 4 Non Blondes
BURN IT TO THE GROUND – Nickleback
FIGURED YOU OUT – Nickelback
SATURDAY NIGHT’S ALRIGHT FOR FIGHTING – Nickelback
SOMETHING IN YOUR MOUTH – Nickelback
BAD GIRLFRIEND – Theory of a Deadman
LOWLIFE – Theory of a Deadman

FAMILIAR TASTE OF POISON – Halestorm
FREAK LIKE ME – Halestorm
MY OWN WORST ENEMY – Lit
ROLLING IN THE DEEP – Adele
GUNPOWDER & LEAD – Miranda Lambert
VOODOO – Godsmack
HEARTBREAKER – Pat Benatar
DRAGULA – Rob Zombie

DR. FEELGOOD – Motley Crue
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL – Sixx.am
HEART SHAPED BOX – Evanescence
PARADISE CITY – Guns & Roses
SWEET CHILD O MINE – Guns & Roses
WONDERFUL TONIGHT – Eric Clapton
LICK IT UP – Kiss
SAVE A HORSE (RIDE A COWBOY) – Big & Rich
SEX ON FIRE – Kings of Leon
POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME – Def Leppard
ROCK OF AGES – Def Leppard
HATE MYSELF FOR LOVING YOU – Joan Jett
MACHINE HEAD – Bush
FLAGPOLE SITTA – Harvey Danger
BROKEN – Seether

 

 

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