Thomas Harpole

Wed Oct 18 2017

8:00 pm

$7 advanced/$10 Day of Show

Waker was founded by childhood friends and songwriting duo Chase Bader (Vocals, Acoustic) and Conor Kelly (Electric guitar). The group hails from Nashville, mashing soul, rock & roll , & funk into an eclectic, danceable sound, focusing on songs that aim for the heart, head... and feet.

Originally known as Koa, Waker was christened in late summer 2016 following the addition of Dave Czuba (drums) & David Crutcher (keys) to the already talented lineup of Ryan Ladd (bass), Alex Mathews (sax), and Ryan McClanahan (percussion).

With a name that stems from the line, “Getting close to bedtime, time to wake,” in their song, “Fever,” The intention has always been clear, to “wake people” with their music. In a short amount of time, the band has already conquered festival stages at Bonnaroo ACL, Hangout, SXSW, Firefly, and Wakarusa. They’ve toured with Blues Traveler, JJ Grey & Mofro, Moon Taxi, Galactic, the Wailers, recorded a session for Audiotree live, and headlined theater shows across the country.

Since the release of their 2015 EP, the band has continued their nonstop regiment of touring & writing. Look for new music in 2017.

Waker is an experience meant to be shared with others.
Thomas Harpole
Whether playing for an intimate crowd of 30 inside a packed coffee shop, or singing solo to 300 at Boston College, it’s always been a blessing for Thomas to see the power behind music and community.

This page is designed so he can share his own music, performance schedule, and ambitions to start a non-profit for young musicians.

While performing is great, Thomas believes in the power of music service to others, whether teaching music to disadvantaged children or singing to the elderly on Christmas Day, and supports non-profits that do the same. He is always interested in collaborating on future projects for good and would love to hear your ideas.

Additionally, Thomas is a Colorado native, an avid lover of the outdoors, and a closet-nerd for economics and physics.
Venue Information:
Hodi's Half Note
167 N College Ave
Fort Collins, CO, 80524