HOMETOWN Longview, Texas BAND MEMBERS Steve Ford, vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, bass, harmonica, percussion; Wes Odom, vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards, bass, harmonica; Jay Chastain, electric, acoustic and slide guitars, keyboards; Darrell Smith, drums, percussion. CALLING CARDS An energetic live performance of commercial rock with grit and bite. 1997's single, Santa Cruz got East Texas radio play on KKTX- FM 96X. A soon to be out, self-released CD. THE DISC IN 23 WORDS A concoction of crunchy guitar rhythms on top of tight drum and bass grooves with commercial vocals and honest to the point lyrics. MIDTOWN TEXAS ROCK V Tac comes from Texas and Oklahoma roots with the current members based in the East Texas town of Longview. The band was founded by Steve Ford, former bassist and singer for the Galveston/UTMB rock group The Epidemic, and guitarist Jay Chastain in 1996. Drummer Darrell Smith and Guitarist Johnny Walker completed the lineup. In 1998 vocalist/guitarist Wes Odom joined giving the band additional lead vocals, keyboards, and songwriting skills. NEW RELEASE The soon to be released CD by V Tac is similar to their live performances. It features a 50:50 mixture of lead vocals and songwriting by Steve and Wes; with solid drum and bass grooves, catchy guitar riffs and a variety of additional instruments. INFLUENCES Collective Soul, John Mellencamp, Counting Crows, Gin Blossoms, Rolling Stones, Wallflowers, Black Crowes, Tom Petty, Sugar Ray, Matchbox 20, Webb Wilder, Bottle Rockets. BOOKINGS/ MERCHANDISE Contact Steve Ford at (903) 663-4745, pager (903) 234-7693 or Kyle Stroud, Second Wind Productions at (903) 757-5444 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.