Building on regional buzz following their high-energy performances, Bully Pulpit is securing their claim in the "must see" category of today's Rock and Roll acts. Audiences old and new gravitate and connect to the explosive and dynamic lead singer, balancing their show on a high wire act between danger and precision.
The band was formed in 2010 when front-man Danny Kavanaugh and lead guitarist Rex Stickel decided to fuse their deep punk rock and roll roots with classic rock elements to create the ultimate neo-70's Rock and Roll experience. "We wanted to stand out." says the singer known as Danny K. "We had to be different."
Fueled by a mix of modern and classic rock, the band forges new paths into blues as well, sighting influences from every direction. "Hendrix, Page, Gibbons, those are the guys I grew up trying to be." Lead guitarist Rex Stickel notes. "We tap into that American music backbone." Blending their vintage tones with live performances in the vein of great front-man-led groups such as MC5, Iggy and the Stooges, AC/DC, and even The Doors, the band is able to familiarize their sound with any music goer regardless of age or genre preference.
To the band's surprise, in 2012 Bully Pulpit was nominated in two "Best of Charleston" categories, bringing home "Best Metal Band" award to the delight of Charleston City Paper readers. "And while you could never compare Bully Pulpit to Slayer on an average day, the same kind of energy and tone could still be there, buried underneath other rock influences." Susan Cohen writes in the article covering the win. Considering the current lineup is filled out by members of the previous year's winning band, it's no surprise Charleston's City Paper and its readers recognize their talent. Greg Slattery of Stereofly (Columbia, SC) recalls the band as "Having guitar-heavy fist pumping tunes that sure to get you off your feet at a show and away from the bar between whiskey shots."
Building on an already solid foundation of support locally, Bully Pulpit is putting focus into touring the US and bringing their brand of fun, energetic Rock and Roll to the masses. With full interest in every state and possible location, the band prides itself on being available to go anywhere they can. "Touring is our number one focus. We can't wait to meet new people and ask them to rock out with us." Rhythm guitarist Tyler Davis says. "We all wanna have a little fun before we die." Bully Pulpit plans on being on the road the rest of this year and throughout 2015. They are thrilled at the prospect of bringing their work ethic to other regions of the country.
"At the end of the day, we love what we do." Danny K says. "We don't know how not to do it. This is us." And while each member is aware the sacrifice and dedication it takes for life on the road, you won't meet a more humble group of guys chasing their dream. "We do this for the people who can't. Whether it's for five, fifty, or five hundred people, we will bring it, every night."