New local band on stage in Avon for the first time |

New local band on stage in Avon for the first time

Caramie Schnell
Vail, CO, Colorado
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AVON, Colorado “-If you lived in the Vail Valley long enough and followed the music scene, you might recognize the bassist in a new Vail Valley band called 35STONE. Carlos Perez was one of the founders of Sucker, a Vail-based rock-reggae-punk band that disbanded in 2003.

“We toured quite a bit and made a lot of progress and got pretty popular before fizzling out,” Perez said about Sucker.

And though Perez has performed plenty on his own and with others since ” including a nine-country, overseas tour performing for U.S. troops ” it’s a new project that’s taken up much of his time lately. Perez is the bassist for a four-man band called 35STONE. After nearly six months of practicing at an Avon condo, the four men will take the stage for the first time as a group Saturday night at Loaded Joe’s in Avon.

“We’re solid; we’re ready,” Perez said without a hint of trepidation.

The band ” singer Chris Tatreau, Steve Smith on guitars, Ryan Rambin on drums and Perez on bass ” has a neclectic sound, Perez said.

“It’s progressive, modern rock and funk,” he said. “We range. We’ll do some jammy, funk songs and some more rockin’ songs. We even do some songs that have a bit of jazz in them.”

While the band’s only been together six months, Perez, Rambin and Smith have been playing together for nearly a year and a half. During that time, they were searching for a talented singer who, Perez said, they found in Tatreau ” a Southern California native who was influenced by classmates who eventually formed Sublime, according to the band’s MySpace page.

Perez hopes that locals will take a chance and come out for the show, he said.

“We know what we’re doing,” he said. ” … Whoever gets to see this show will be in for an experience. I don’t think a band like this would be expected to come out of the valley.”

High Life Editor Caramie Schnell can be reached at 970-748-2984.

What: 35STONE performs.

Where: Loaded Joes, Avon.

When: Saturday, 10 p.m.

Cost: $1.

More information: Call 970-748-1480.

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