City Hall Park music series back with 'Naked' brothers

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By The Staff

TELL CITY - Sunday afternoon will see City Hall Park rocking as the next round of the Tell City Regional Arts Asociation's Shoot for the Stars competition returns with 14 competitors. Joining them will be two musical acts, Naked and Abby Jenkins.

The first Shoot for the Stars competitors will step onto the the park gazebo's stage around 2:45 p.m. with the two guest performers playing later in the afternoon.

Naked is composed of four brothers, Daniel, 25, (lead vocals ), 22-year-old Marc (bass guitar), Mike, 20 (lead guitar), and 19-year-old Nick. They started playing music together as a band in January 2006. At that time only Daniel and Marc had previous music experience as Mike and Nick picked up a 6-string and drums.

"We decided to form Naked because we were each searching for personal outlets and wanting to connect with kids, teens and even adults in a positive way. Four brothers, four instruments, four very different personalities and musical preferences combined with little to no experience equates into Naked," a biography submitted by the group said.  "We believe in doing what is right regarding God's word, and only his word. We stand up for all those who have been beaten down by this excuse of a world we live in. We refuse to allow this place to conquer our spirits, our lives, our thoughts, and our beliefs. We strive to remain fresh and true to our roots as hard working, God-fearing men using our skills and abilities to reach people who have otherwise been unreachable."

We are geeks, dorks, unpopular and uncool by today's standards. We will not conform to what this world wants us to be, but will force the world to conform around us and accept or reject us as we are. We are "naked" in every aspect of our meaning. What you see and hear is exactly what you get."

Also performing Sunday will be contemporary-music artist Abby Jenkins. Originally from Santa Claus but living in Evansville now, she will demonstrate her skills on the keyboard and acoustic guitar.