Three young musicians strike while the iron is hot, going through adversity to continue their next musical adventure.
Tristan Shuttleworth, Jake Morley and Aidan Senn form the new rock trio Deserter, a cover band that made their Chippewa Falls debut in October at the Thirsty Badger.
With a name and sound steeped in 1980s hard rock with a modern twist, Morley said the three musicians are more than ready for their latest project as they’ve learned what it takes to put on a gripping show in the Chippewa Valley. through years of performance.
“We’ve all been around the block a few times and we know what it takes to put on a good show,” said Morley. “The songs we have chosen are also different from those chosen by other bands in the region. We’re a bunch of young people in a music scene where you don’t find much of that, so we have something unique to offer.
They would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, and I would always say, “I want to be a rock star”.
Over the years, I’ve learned that you can’t instantly become a rock star. because you also have to take the time to live life, but I’m still that little kid who wants to be a rock star at the end of the day.
Shuttleworth and Morley performed together in Stanley-based country group The Brady Luke Band before founding Deserter, which was the basis for building their musical partnership. After Shuttleworth and Senn were connected through their musician fathers, Deserter’s three-part lineup was cemented a few months ago.
Originally titled Triple Threat, Deserter will perform a mix of modern and classic songs including music from 38 Special, The Killers, Van Halen, White Lion and everything in between. Deserter’s members all work full-time or attend post-secondary school, so Morley said using their free time to play music for up to four hours a night was always an easy decision.
“I code eight to ten hours a day for my job, so taking an instrument for whatever reason is enough to keep me going,” Morley said. “It’s a challenge and something that I still enjoy doing after years of playing.”
Shuttleworth echoed Morley’s sentiment, as he said his love for the guitar, and music in general, was the main driving force behind his musical aspirations.
“I used to go to the doctor, and they would ask me what I wanted to be when I was growing up, and I would always say, ‘I want to be a rock star,'” said Shuttleworth. “Over the years I’ve learned that you can’t instantly become a rock star, because you also have to take the time to live life, but I’m still that little kid who wants to be a rock star at the end of the day. day.”