The Velcro Pygmies

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The Velcro Pygmies

Jacob Madden, Newspaper staff

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The Velcro Pygmies, an 80’s rock cover band from Auburn, Alabama, played their first show at the Supper Club in the fall of 1991 for a crowd of about eight people. One quality of the band that seemed to stand out: their energy.

The group consists of 4 members: Cameron Flener (lead singer), Chris Eddins (drummer), Chase West (guitarist) and Max “Maximus Hawk” War (bassist). Although, these current members were not all. In early March of 2016, Jacob Sanders (former bassist) was recovered from the Tennessee river after a fatal boating accident.

Many people wonder as to how the band got their unique name. “Our drummer at the time said, ‘We all have to wear Velcro shoes. At the time I thought, ‘That’s a great name for the band,’ but was immediately shot down,” Flener said. “Later that night someone suggested The Pygmies as a band name. I liked it, but only if we could add the word ‘Velcro’ to it. At that point, we became The Velcro Pygmies.”

On March 20, the band is coming to perform a show in the Kruger Field house from 1:00pm to 2:30pm in connection to the Reach N’ Teach program. Many people have never heard of them, but would like to see what they sound like.

“I have heard a few of their greatest hits but hearing them live is probably 10 times better then in my headphones or in my car. I cannot wait to hear them play,” sophomore Simon Binetti said.

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