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Originally hailing from Conception Bay South, Baytown is a three-piece band that derived its energetic and spirited sound from a variety of coastal and urban influences, mixing elements of rock music with aspects of funk, soul and reggae. Baytown is comprised of Matt Cooke (guitar/vocals), James Wright (bass) and Mike Dinn (drums), three childhood friends from C.B.S. who met at the local skate park and soon began playing music together. Since relocating to St. John's, Baytown has developed a devoted fan following made up of a combination of laid-back listeners and late-night dancers. They have released two EPs and have toured throughout Eastern Canada. In honour of their achievement and hard work, they were rewarded with a 2009 MusicNL Award nomination for Best Pop/Rock Artist of the year. After playing together for several years, Baytown shows no signs of slowing down. Their first full-length album, "Two Places," will be released tonight at The Rockhouse, with support from Chris Kirby and Mercy, the Sexton. Click here to listen to "Waited On".