There is something about this band that is exponential. You sense the vibe right away and feel the family growing and becoming a truly beautiful thing from show to show. Covert formed in 2002, added two members in March 2003 and played a whopping 100...
There is something about this band that is exponential. You sense the vibe right away and feel the family growing and becoming a truly beautiful thing from show to show. Covert formed in 2002, added two members in March 2003 and played a whopping 100 shows in 2006, even more in 2007 and 2008 is set to be a hallmark year. Every show is bigger and better and one can only imagine what Covert Ops will be doing next. It is the kind of thing that makes you glad you exist and helps you appreciate times of celebration. Their music is the catalyst - celebrate, dance and BE YOU
The band is a five piece centered on a three-brother core consisting of Derek, Damon and Kedree Young. All three brothers are singer/songwriters. They grew up on Covert Road and grew up gospel! Drawing largely on three-part gospel harmony, they bring a refreshing change from the vocally challenged bands of yesterday. All three brothers play multiple instruments too, so it's not surprising to see them change things up from time to time. Its quite awesome to see how they become one on stage
On bass guitar, Alastair Nix has impeccable talent and grooves it in to your bones. He is a large reason why people leave shows soaked from head to toe and consider Covert Ops their own personal ..weight loss program... Thankfully, Al is also very handy with the soldering iron and is a backbone of Covert Operations
Dallas Barr is the fourth singer/songwriter in the band and has such a quirky side to it all. Dallas for the most part of the night paints pretty pictures and melts your face with his electric guitars and tone to the bone. People say Dallas is their favorite to watch..oh those facial expressions and frontal flashes
Erik Bengston is the silent 6th member of Covert Operations and has to be the most awesome soul on planet Earth right now. During shows he is at the helm of our Sound and Light, drives the van and trailer to gigs, designs all the art and text placement on the Covert fliers and posters, and most of all REALLY CARES!
Check Out Covert Operations by THE FLINT JOURNAL Sunday, July 10, 2005By Nikki Poisson# HOME BASE: Flint. Flushing. Brighton. Oxford. Take your pick. One thing’s for sure: Wherever this band calls home, its loyal following isn’t...
Check Out Covert Operations by THE FLINT JOURNAL
Sunday, July 10, 2005
By Nikki Poisson
# HOME BASE: Flint. Flushing. Brighton. Oxford. Take your pick. One thing’s for sure: Wherever this band calls home, its loyal following isn’t far behind.
# STAFF:The Young brothers, Derek (Hammond organ, piano and vocals); Damon (drums and vocals) and Kedree (guitar and vocals); Dallas Barr (guitar and vocals); Allistair Nix (bass);
# SOUNDS LIKE: The group cites influences ranging from Phish to the Allman Brothers to James Taylor. “It’s hard to compare us to any one particular band because we all have our different influences. We have a really unique sound,”
# ON THEIR POTENTIAL "BIG BREAK": The Covert operators were chosen from dozens of bands across the nation to play the 10,000 Lakes Festival in Minnesota, with the Black Crowes and G. Love. “It’s like my dream is coming true,” says Damon. “I’m sure I speak for the rest of the band when I say it’s been a long time comin’! To all of us, this is kind of our big break. Having been chosen is just a blessing, not to mention a huge surprise. Regardless, we’re really grateful for this opportunity, and will not let our fans down at our performance.”
# ON THEIR NAME: “The band name was an idea that I threw out there after the split up of (our) old band because it was down to just us three brothers in the band,” Damon says. “We all grew up on Covert Road, and we like calling our shows operations, hence Covert Operations.”