Nick Clayton is a young man on a mission to bring music to Colonial Beach and to help the youth of the community have something to do. Clayton is the President of Straight Shooter Promotion and on the board of directors of the DC Power Jam Music Alliance. He is also a 2013 graduate of Colonial Beach High School.
Months ago Clayton approached the Colonial Beach Town Council about the possibility of bringing in musicians to perform on the town stage during the warm months. While waiting for clearance on that, and the weather to warm, he was working to bring other music to the town.
On Saturday Jan. 18, that dream came to pass. Waking Heroes, a rock group from New York City, appeared at CBHS at a benefit concert for the CBES fire fund. Fronted by Danny Roselle, the band has been compared to The Goo Goo Dolls, but has a sound all their own.
Following the show, band members met with the crowd while selling their latest EP One Fight to Fight. A number of the young women at the show had their pictures taken with the group of four.
“Conclusions of the Matter”, two young men from Colonial Beach, Jonathan Walworth and Andrew Clayton, opened the show with a set of original music. Walworth performed one solo piece on an ukulele to the delight of the crowd.