Special to the Arden-Carmichael News
Lance Mishleau and Kyle McHargue, of the Arden area, have been writing songs together for just shy of a couple years now, but they managed to win this year’s Sacramento Battle of the Bands on Sept. 1 at Club Retro in Roseville.
“It is a great feeling to be able to win the Battle of the Bands,” said Mishleau.
“We had fans come all the way from Napa to up in the foothills. We owe a lot of the win to them and we couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to get into the studio and get these songs we’ve been working into their hands. The Battle helps make that possible,” he said.
Other musicians in the band are Jordan Lewinski on bass and lead guitar and Matt Cowell on drums.
Mishleau originated in Wisconsin but moved to the Sacramento area about three years ago. He has played in bands since early high school and has played in close to 30 states, into Canada and Australia as a solo artist and former band The Cause.
There were three phases in the Battle of the Bands before the finals on Sept. 1. Winners from those three phases went onto the finals. Out of the 10 finalists, Mishleau and McHargue won first place, which entails 20-hours of free studio time at the Formulation Room and a $500 cash prize.