September 18, 2012
Athens-based quintet Sumilan (pronounced SUE-MAH-LAHN) will be playing at GATA’s for the first time this Friday, Sept. 21. The show is free and set to begin at 10 p.m.
The progressive rock band — although they dabble in all genres — has been playing together for about three years. They mainly tour the southeast, but they also have made appearances at major music festivals including Wakarusa, IMPULSE and Rootwire.
“It was a really great experience,” says Mark Dykes, bass player for the band. “We made a lot of connections.”
Sumilan is known for playing music that is completely unique to them.
“We are mainly an original band, but we throw in covers whenever we can,” Dykes said.
“Our shows are very energetic, very fun. We feed off our crowds, and we want to give back just as much energy as we get from them.”
Previously, Sumilan has played in Statesboro at Dingus Magee’s and Gnat’s Landing, but Friday’s show will be their first ever at GATA’s. Dykes said the band usually plays in Statesboro during the summer for smaller crowds.
“We’re hoping that the show at GATA’s will help us get [our] foot in the door,” he said.
For more information, check out GATA’s Facebook event page
or visit Sumilan's website here