Pearly Peach to perform first live show Jan. 26

Upcoming local Cullowhee band, Pearly Peach, will be performing their first live show at Soul Infusion Tea House and Bistro Saturday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m.

The folk/blues band consists of Amelia Little (vocals), Ryan Prather (guitar), Travis Lunsford (mandolin), Eli Webb (upright bass), and Spencer Hughes (drums/banjo). Their music is a mix between mellow, slow paced tunes and funky, rock tunes so their diversity will keep the audience on their toes.

Hughes came up with the name “Pearly Peach” because the bass drum cover head said pearl on it and had a sticker that said “impeach” and he put them together to form the band’s name.

“It will be good to see the hard work that we’ve put in to the band and producing a small following before our first show,” said Hughes.

Originally Hughes, Webb, and Prather started an Avett Brothers cover band last September. They met Little and Lunford and became a full band in December. They all get along really well so it’s not just making music, it is also a bonding experience.

They have 12 original songs and 13 cover songs that are well known including, “Forget You” by Cee Lo Green, “You make my dreams” by Hall and Oates, and “Take the money and run” by the Steve Miller band.

“My favorite song is “Blue” because it is funky and easy to jam on,” said Prather, referring to one of their original songs.

They don’t sound like most of the other local bands because they have unique instrumentation and a different feel to their music.

Check out their music  and come on out Saturday night to check out Pearly Peach for their first performance which will leave the audience begging for more.