Musical Performance: The Heather McKoy Band
Sat 1 PM | Café
Sat 6 PM | Goose in the Round, Main Stage
If you’re listening to the Heather McKoy Band, you’re likely to be led down a path where you’ll tour the familiar road marks of your favorite R&B, Motown, Rock, Folk, and Pop songs. While the songs and artists they cover are inclusive and diverse, the engine driving the bus on this sonic tour is full-throttle acoustic-percussive, wood and steel, back porch, family reunion, kill the fatted calf and throw a party kind of sound. It’s a performance that invites everyone to take part. Lead singer, Heather Elkin McKoy, never stays in one lane. Her energy, stage presence and catastrophic vocal range is matched only by the wide sweep of musical landscape this band covers. Her soulful melodic vocals can steer the bus from rock to rap. Known in the Charlotte, NC area for her vocal diversity, Heather enjoys energizing a crowd and garnering their support to sing, dance and celebrate with her. Heather is backed by vocalist and guitarist, Greg Hathaway, while percussionist, Jimmy Paschke, holds down a rock-solid rhythm.
Heather McKoy, Greg Hathaway & Jimmy Paschke
2007 winner of Charlotte’s Idol, and lead singer for several prominent bands in the greater Charlotte Metro, Heather McKoy is currently an elementary school music teacher and professional vocalist. Heather graduated in 2001 from UNCG with a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance. She recently set out to form her own band to develop her own original music. The Heather McKoy Band is a trio of friends from Gastonia, NC. Before combining and harmonizing with Heather, Guitarist/vocalist Greg Hathaway spent time in regional Charlotte bands including Enter Landscapes, Phlux, and The Process Notes. Greg is the Assistant Director of Spiritual Care at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte (NC’s largest hospital) where he works as a nationally certified Spiritual Educator. Drummer Jimmy Paschke enjoys life and feels there is no better connection for him than sharing his love for music with others.
243 Musical Performance: The Heather McKoy Band
328 Goose in the Round: Saturday