Tyler Mickley has been in the music scene for years. From drumming in “The Written Letter” during the early alternative punk scene, to playing bass in the experimental rock band “The Hybrid”, and now playing in the local cover band “Ding”, Tyler has been working and honing his craft and sharing it with music lovers all around the area. As well as drumming for Ding, Tyler also creates flavor filled studio tunes under the name of “Kanchesnes”.
You can hear the quality of musicianship through the guitar, bass, drum and vocal tracks that decorate each song on his bandcamp page. He takes all that he does seriously all while holding the hands of a little fun. You can listen to more of his tunes at kanchesnes.bandcamp.com.
Here he is performing a song titled “Viscera.”
It’s another week of quarantine and another post for the local music spotlight! This week is giving focus to an incredibly talented musician and vocalist. Her name is Elly Cooke.
This young musician can make a room silent solely with her voice. Not to mention, her accompaniment ability on guitar is also fantastic. You can hear her performing country covers, gospel and Christian tunes and even pop hits from the decades as well. Better yet, she sometimes surprises the crowds with her well written, catchy, and heartfelt originals.
She often performs around York and Hanover, but she can be found in neighboring counties playing at select venues as well as charities. Elly has also been featured on television via the Good Day PA program!
Plus, Elly was the winner of A Cappella & Unplugged 2017, the annual talent competition of the Franlin County Visitors Bureau..
To listen to more of Elly Cooke’s music and to follow her to her next live-stream or gig, follow her on Instagram and FaceBook at Elly Cooke Music. Here is a video of her covering Lauren Dagle’s “Rescue
Music Post by Evan Crider
Jon Ingels is a guitarist and singer/songwriter from Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. He has written music for Big Whiskey, the Boro Boogie Pickers, and Slackwater 4. Jon’s lyrical content is a mixture of storytelling, timeless topics, and geographic imagery backed by folk chord patterns, catchy melodies, and a blues driven rhythm. His songwriting influences include Steve Earle, Jim Lauderdale, Bob Dylan, and Richard Thompson. In his solo performances Jon draws from all his influences ranging from blues to country, rock to reggae, and all points in between! While his “acoustic” shows are typically stripped down to basics, Jon has been experimenting with looping technology to layer rhythms and melodies for a one man band experience sure to keep your foot tapping along, and leave you humming a song!
Check out his performance on YouTube:here, and visit his website at joningelsmusic.com
Music is all around us. We listen to it in the car, while we’re in the shower, and even while we are cleaning the house. Then there is also LIVE music.
Live music is a vital piece Franklin County culture. It is home to numerous restaurants and bars that host live performers through the week and into the weekend. Events like Chamberfest also host acts to entertain the masses while they shop with our small businesses. And when you have had a long week at work, there is nothing like going out on your Friday night and enjoying a little live music.
There are especially numerous musicians and bands in rotation each month. Some specialize in classic rock hits from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Then you have the good old folk enthusiasts pumping out the lyrics heavy, story telling tunes we are all familiar with. And of course, some of the younger generation keeping us up to date and moving to the modern pop hits of today. But then there are some that do ALL of the above.
One musician that fits that description is Dave Gates. Rock, Country, blues, and even a little R&B can all be heard coming from this gentleman. And for some added color, Dave also offers up some of his originals for listeners to enjoy. You can find him on Facebook at “Dave Gates Music” or watch his livestreams here at davesgates.org.
Listen to his song “Not Ready” by clicking here.
Article by Evan Crider