The Prophet Bar
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Churchill began with two friends, acoustic guitarist and singer/songwriter Tim Bruns and mandolin player Mike Morter, who decided join forces and start a new band in Denver. While the two musicians came from a country-bluegrass background, the addition of the bass/drum powerhouse of Tyler Rima and Joe Richmond brought more of a rock vibe into the mix. Rounding out the lineup was keyboardist/vocalist Bethany Kelly, who comes from a classical background. The process took only a few weeks, and the chemistry was apparent, resulting in a dynamic fusion of styles into a sound that is uniquely and unmistakably Churchill.
The momentum hasn’t stopped since. Since forming in May 2009, Churchill has seen many doors open for them, including placing in the Top 3 in Denver’s Hometown for the Holidays contest, receiving a coveted slot in SXSW, garnering kudos and airplay from local radio, and having several of their songs licensed for film and television.