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Local band spotlight: Keep Out of Reach

By Haley Bianco

Three former KU students formed a band while attending school and are still rocking out. Since graduating, the rock based band, Keep Out of Reach, has expanded and now includes Pat Day on drums and percussion, Nygel Flaherty as the lead vocalist, Dylan Flaherty as lead guitarist and back up vocalist, Kyle Schreiber as bass and vocalist and Joseph Tomlin on piano, organ and harmonica.

The band members pose in a photo shoot last spring. Photo courtesy of Keep Out of Reach

The band members pose in a photo shoot last spring.
Photo courtesy of Keep Out of Reach

The band credits their musical influences to Tom Petty, The Black Keys, The Beatles, U2 and Kings of Leon. Keep Out of Reach considers their songs as mainly rock/alternative, but they also experiment with other genres, including blues, country and folk music.

“We quickly built a reputation for having a very diverse sound,” said band member, Dylan Flaherty. “People have told us after shows that they enjoyed the fact that our originals never sound the same and that we make the covers our own.”

The band is open-minded when it comes to trying out new styles of music. “We tell meaningful stories through our lyrics,” said vocalist, Nygel Flaherty.

Keep Out of Reach will be opening for Tonic, Vertical Horizon and Dishwalla at the Reverb in Reading on March 4. For more information on the band, check out their website, koormusic.com.

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