Toothpick at O’Connor’s Brewing Co.
The Big Oh at O’Connor’s Brewing Co.
Live Music Friday: The Hampton Roads Show Featuring The Life Hacks
Harrison Bounds // Bass & Vocals
Nate Sacks // Guitar & Vocals
Scott Steele // Drums
Harrison is a singing guitarist/bassist that loves music in every form. After graduating from ODU in 2014 with a Degree in Music Business and Production he began work as a professional musician. He has performed up and down the east coast at events from weddings to corporate functions, putting on an entertaining show at large venues like the NorVa and 31st Street Stage at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, as well as working in the studio with renowned producers Rob Ulsh and Kino Beats. To keep his music mind sharp he teaches guitar, bass, piano, and vocals at the School of Rock Virginia Beach, sharing his passion for music with students.
Nate is an award-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia. In high school, Nate attended the Governor’s School for the Arts, studying jazz saxophone, and continued his jazz-centric studies at Old Dominion University, graduating with a BA in Music with a focus on jazz and aesthetics in art and science. He worked in music summer camps from the early age of 14 and has been teaching ever since. While his education was primarily in jazz, Nate’s writing has a guitar-driven alternative rock feel with an indie-folk undertone. As a session-player, he has experience playing in many bands with varying genres and styles. He played saxophone with Major and the Monbacks, and most recently, lead guitar with Will Overman Band.
Nate was a finalist in the Sea Level Emerging Artist Contest 3 years in a row and was the winner in 2012. Since then he has been featured on radio and TV shows including Paul Shugrue’s Out of the Box, Hunter at Sunrise, and the Hampton Roads Show. His original song “Stereo” was a finalist in the 2016 Great American Songwriting Contest. Nate recently founded the Local Cheers concert series, which is dedicated to booking local bands at the local breweries and venues. He has also worked as an instructor and director at the School of Rock for the past 5 years.
Scott is originally from Norfolk, VA and grew up learning the art of music from his father and other professional musicians in his father’s music store, AZ Drum & Music. He started playing drums at his church at the age of 12. When he was a sophomore in high school, his band, The Sweet Mammer Jammers, performed in Norfolk’s famous Saint Patty’s Day Parade.
After joining the marching band and graduating from high school, Scott followed his family’s business to Scottsdale, AZ., and with his quirky, fun-loving personality, he began teaching students young and old, averaging 25 clients a week.
He attended Paradise Valley Community College in Phoenix, AZ., where he studied Music Theory. A few years later, he moved to Los Angeles to attend The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA). At the academy, Scott took classes for stage acting, film acting, and musical theatre while working a day job at Gymnastikids and a side job at Party Creations as well as teaching drum lessons.
While working at Gymnastikids and Party Creations, Scott learned valuable skills which have helped create his specialized children’s teaching curriculum. Scott, now the lead drummer for The LifeHacks, has played extensively in the Los Angeles-Hollywood area including The Viper Room, Molly Malone’s, The Hotel Cafe, and The King. Currently, Scott is the owner and head instructor of 716 Studios. He specializes in instruction with fundamental, intermediate, to advanced drum instruction as well as beginner guitar, piano, and vocals.