It is always a pleasure for me to discover young bands here in Wichita Falls, and Pastel Waves has recently been spotted in venues around town such as The Deep End, The Iron Horse Pub, and Sticks Place. Pastel Waves is a group of Ryder High School marching band students who have decided to form a rock band. They have been together for about a year and a half.
Trinity Kronlein started on trumpet, but moved to French horn in the school band. She currently handles the lead vocals for the group.
Ray Clemens plays baritone in band, plays guitar, and is the group’s bassist.
Samuel Adams is the rhythm guitarist, has been playing about two and a half years, and plays trumpet in band.
Aiden Potter represents another generation of musicians in his family. His dad, Dusty Potter, plays in the local group Hannah Belle Lecter. He has been playing guitar since the fifth grade, and plays trombone in band.
I asked what their parents thought of them being in a rock band, and they all admitted that their parents are very supportive, and enjoy watching them perform. In addition to writing their own music, they delve into some classic rock music such at the Beatles’ “Come Together”. It’s nice to see the younger generation appreciating the classics.
Pastel Waves has recently released an EP titled ‘State Of Art’ that you can find on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, and Spotify. They are now booking up through the summer. You can find Pastel Waves on Facebook, or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org .