Eclectic Approach to rock Rocktoberfest

Dori O'Neal, Herald staff writerOctober 5, 2012 

If you missed Eclectic Approach's national TV debut Oct. 1 on Jimmy Kimmel Live, then head to Rocktoberfest on Oct. 6 at TRAC in Pasco.

The band performs a set of their cool music from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Also appearing at Rocktoberfest will be the popular all-girl band Helles Belles, along with 3rd Date and Nasty Jack.

Music starts at 5 p.m. Admission is $25 at the door, and the event is open only to those 21 and older.

The guys of Eclectic Approach are flying high lately after they won an OnStage.com competition in August, which earned them $5,000 and the chance to make a music video with a Grammy-winning producer.

Ryan Jander, guitarist for Eclectic Approach, said the guys are pumped for a performance in front of their hometown fans.

"We are so excited to follow our performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live with a huge hometown show like Rocktoberfest," Jander said. "Our performance on national television has inspired us to work even harder on writing new music."

Lead singer Jowed Hadeed said they were honored to be asked to return for another appearance at the annual Rocktoberfest.

"It's great to be able to play a big show like this right after Jimmy Kimmel," Hadeed said. "I hope it will bring out new people who have yet to give us a chance to make them smile and dance."

He adds that the other great thing about appearing at Rocktoberfest is that the guys will have some time to unwind from all the excitement happening in their music careers.

"We plan on having a good time," he said. "That doesn't mean the work has stopped. It's time for us to really push the writing for our next album."

The Rocktoberfest lineup will be Nasty Jack at 5 p.m., followed by 3rd Date at 6 p.m., Eclectic Approach at 7 p.m. and Helles Belles at 8:45 p.m.

The event will be held in the Ranch & Home Arena at TRAC, off Interstate 182 at Road 68 in Pasco.

*Dori O'Neal: 582-1514; doneal@tricityherald.com

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