Eli Young Band Get Crowd Hyped With Covers, ‘Crazy Girl’ at WE Fest 2015
It couldn't have been any more beautiful outside as Eli Young Band took the stage for their set at WE Fest 2015. The sun was starting to set, and the Saturday night (Aug. 8) fans were certainly feeling good.
The four-man band opened with "Drink You Up," "Revelations" and "10,000 Towns" before playing their spin on a catchy pop tune. "We got this new song out. It's a duet with Mr. Andy Grammer," frontman Mike Eli explained as they started into "Honey I'm Good" (watch a clip below). "I'm really proud of how this song came out."
Then, it was time for a cover.
"We all have that song when you listen to the radio. And you think to yourself, 'Am I tired of it yet?' The song starts going, and you're singing every word," Eli related, "Try this one." The band then started playing David Lee Murphy's "Dust on the Bottle" as the crowd sang along loudly. The guys appropriately followed with their own "Dust."
"We've been a band for quite some time. We got a request for this next song, and we felt we had the time," Eli revealed just before singing "Oklahoma Girl." They not only did the title track from their new EP, Turn It On, but they definitely had fun covering Garth Brooks' "The Thunder Rolls," Steve Miller Band's "The Joker" and Tom Petty's "Learning to Fly" in the middle of their popular "Even if It Breaks Your Heart."
Bigger hits like "Drunk Last Night" came later on in the set, and of course fans went nuts when they closed with "Crazy Girl."
"We've shown you our crazy. WE Fest, you feel like showin' us YOUR crazy?!" the Eli Young Band frontman shouted from the stage.