Since AFTM started back in the spring of 2017 as a southern rock band playing University of Georgia fraternity parties and bars around Athens, Georgia, the 5 piece unit has developed themselves into a band with a sound that you can’t quite put your finger on.
Forrest Whitlark (Vocals) started AFTM in Athens, GA, where he would recruit John Cherry (Keys) and Kelly Bouchillon (Lead Guitar) in the fall of 2017, Cam Corsino (Drums) in the spring of 2018, and most recently, Kutter Redan (Bass) in 2021. While some members derive their influence from indie rock and blues, others pull inspiration from classic rock, jazz, and metal, creating a unique blend of their own cohesive and eclectic sound.
AFTM has quickly gained success as well as a significant following playing festivals and selling out venues in the southeast. Their shows are highly energetic, exciting, and a one of a kind experience.
Champagne Lane is an Atlanta based artist/producer duo composed of Jake Rogers and Jackson Welch. Jake grew up in a musical family picking up guitar, bass, violin, and mandolin at an early age. Heavily influenced by blues, jazz, funk and soul, he began to produce his own beats at the age of 16. Jackson, influenced by many singer/songwriter artists, began his music career by playing drums, and then being trained in trumpet and guitar soon after. The two came together in college and started recording Jackson’s originals in Jake’s bedroom studio. With Jake’s background in production and music theory, and Jackson’s lyricism and melodic creativity, they have been able to create a sound of their own.