Local Band Spotlight

Local Band Spotlight: Smalltown Throwdown


Name of the Band/Act: Smalltown Throwdown

When did band form: 2014

Members: Amber Wesney – Lead Vocals; Seth Marlowe – Rhythm Guitar/Vocals; Chase Dull – Lead Guitar/Vocals; Phil Wammes – Bass/Vocals and Bryan Sebetto – Drums.

About the band:  Smalltown Throwdown finds inspiration from the diverse musical backgrounds of their members. Wesney has sung in choirs and in musicals and even had the honor to sing the National Anthem at sporting events and racetracks including Eldora in Rossburg, Ohio. Marlowe has fronted many different rock bands and brings that experience working with his first country band. Sebetto spent years behind the wheel of a race car and also worked with many country and rock bands in the area. Dull has played and sang with many different types of groups and Wammes performed in many jazz orchestras and musicals while attending college for music performance and music technology.

With a wide ranging background, it’s no wonder that the country group also performs a mix of everything from rock, pop and alternative with a long list of songs that were favorites of the 90’s till today. The band builds medleys from 70s, 80s and 90s rock to both new and old country and take pride in their versatility. On any given night they will perform everything from Shania Twain, Garth Brooks and Johnny Cash to Bruno Mars, Britney Spears and Old Crow Medicine Show.

Smalltown Throwdown, based in Northwest Ohio, has played at the Walleye Festival and the Heritage Festival and performed at Mr. Eds both at Put-In-Bay and in Port Clinton, Ohio. The band is also a featured artist with Sandusky’s 100.9 Coast Country radio station.

Why you should see their show: Smalltown Throwdown loves to keep people on the dance floor and partying the night away. The group likes to enjoy themselves on stage too, and has been known to keep a bottle of Fireball close by to distribute shots to their fans. The country based group brings a high energy show with an eclectic mix of music that includes many popular songs from other genres. They strive to distinguish themselves with their stage show and are ready to dance on a table or bar top if the situation arises. But their biggest goal is to keep the crowds coming back for more.

Websites/Socials/Videos: You can follow Smalltown Throwdown and get show updates on their Facebook page, or on Twitter.

Upcoming Dates: Saturday, October 14 at Pub 400 in Fremont, Ohio; Friday, October 27 at the Benefit for Tim Pearson at Anjulina’s Hall in Fremont, Ohio; Saturday, November 18 at The Viaduct in Tiffin, Ohio and Saturday, December 9 at Legend’s Sports Pub & Grille in Clyde, Ohio.

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