Bethlehem is a city of 75,000 people in eastern Pennsylvania – a city known for its rich colonial and industrial history. It is home of The Moravian Book Shop, the oldest continuously operating bookstore in the world dating back to 1745. Bethlehem Steel Corporation was the second largest steel producer in the United States and the largest ship builder. It manufactured steel for the George Washington Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge, Empire State Building, Hoover Dam, and many other American landmarks. It perfectly exemplified the hard working nature of the historic area.
Bethlehem is also home of Eighteenth Hour, a band that has captured the Lehigh Valley’s hard working essence by continually reaching new heights throughout their extensive career. The most recent achievement being selected as the opening act for Bon Jovi in their hometown area. The band has gradually put a bigger and bigger stamp on the vibrant Lehigh Valley music scene and is now poised to break out.
Eighteenth Hour’s musical prowess has earned them a reputation for being one of the area’s best live original bands. Their music resonates with a broad audience as exemplified by the eclectic mix of artists they have shared the stage with including 3 Doors Down, Bret Michaels, Thin Lizzy, Spacehog, Collective Soul, Hinder, Skid Row, Days of The New, Saigon Kick, The Outfield, Ratt, Blessid Union of Souls, Great White, and blues great Shemeika Copeland.
Eighteenth Hour’s remarkable list of accomplishments includes being named “Best Band” in the Lehigh Valley Magazine’s Best of The Valley Poll, “Best Original Band” in the Reader’s Choice Poll of Pulse Weekly Magazine, winning the 95.1fm WZZO 15th Annual Backyard Bands Competition, and winning numerous Lehigh Valley Music Awards including “Best Rock CD” and “Best Original Band”. The band’s high energy performances have captivated audiences along the east coast including such notable venues as PPL Center (Allentown, PA), Alive@Five Festival (Stamford, CT), World Cafe Live (Philadelphia, PA), The Bitter End, (New York NY), and the main stage of the USA’s largest free music festival, Musikfest.
Their new CD showcases straight-ahead rock & roll songwriting at its finest while capturing Eighteenth Hour’s live performance musicianship, which is what this band has become known for over the years.
Eighteenth Hour is:
Tom Chaffier – Drums
Geoff Houser – Vocals/Guitar
Jim Touchton – Bass
David Zullo – Guitar