Nashville based pop-country duo, SixForty1 is comprised of Austin Gee and Brooks Hoffman, who met in the small town of Murray, Kentucky, that same town that has US-641 running through it, which is where the duo got their name. Acting as the support act for Brantley Gilbert at the Etess Arena inside of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, this show marking the duo’s first ever arena show but that would have never been known from their lively, energetic, infectious performance.
The rapidly-rising duo gave the nearly sold out arena a taste of their infectious sound whilst grasping their attention with their mesmerizing blend of vocals from start to finish. Launching their set with “Warmer Than The Whiskey” after a brief rockin’ instrumental intro from the duo’s band which is made up of Josh Kovach on Guitar, Andrew Grasso on Drums and Aaron Thompson on Bass, the solid combination of the stellar backing band and the duo’s vocals was a force to be reckoned with throughout their entire 7-song set. Then going into “Maybe I Might” which fans seemingly knew every word to, and if they didn’t they definitely were jammin’ the song on their ride home from the show later that night as its anthemic sound will get caught in your head, giving you the urge to blast it. That is no surprise though as it has over 1.5 million streams on Spotify as fans can’t get enough. Also performing their songs “Fired Up,” “Somebody’s Gonna” and “Show You Around.”
I would give you a comparison to another artist that sounds like SixForty1, but there really isn’t any other artists that sound like them as they are quickly paving their own way in country music with their irresistible unique sound and their rousing catchy songs. Their song “Next Kiss” is guaranteed to land the band on your local radio stations in no time, the song boasts of some very genuine lyrics that nearly everyone can relate to, which is why their fans have quickly spread the word on this new single they adore. For a band who is performing to a nearly sold out arena crowd for the first time live, you wouldn’t have even noticed that as their energy-filled performance was incredible with guitar solos, flawless vocals, and an amazing stage presence and shockingly no cover song which is amazing to us as it always seems that artists opening a show always like to throw in a cover song but that wasn’t need during SixForty1’s set that kept fans entertained and moving for the entire duration of their unfortunately short set.
Ending out their perfect set with an impeccable performance of the song that put them on the maps after a fan-funded campaign to assist in recording the song, “Plane Crazy” which has over 1.7 million streams on Spotify and rapidly growing which had the arena roaring the lyrics back to the band. SixForty1 has two EPs out including Picture This (2018) and their self-titled EP 641 (2016), along with several singles including “Plane Crazy,” “Maybe I Might” and their latest single “Next Kiss” (March 8th, 2019). Check out the duo’s website for upcoming tour dates, information on them and their music, HERE.
Check out some photos from the show:
Check out their music video for their latest single “Next Kiss” below: