The Akron pop band the Strange Familiar
is set to play a special show at the Akron Civic Theatre
pairing it with a string quartet made up of area symphony members. The band will perform songs from its latest album, The Day the Light Went Out
. In the past, it's had its songs appear on TV shows such Pretty Little Liars
, The Vampire Diaries
, The Biggest Loser
, Cedar Cove
and Secret Life of the American Teenager.
"We’re really busy writing new songs," says guitarist Jeff Andrea of the band that also features his wife, singer Kira Leyden. "[The single] 'Rain' has started to get quite a bit of attention at Christian Radio — so we’re going to be releasing a new single to that format sometime in the next couple months. Some doors have been opening in that world lately and it feels like a natural fit for us — we’ll see where it goes."
Andrea and Leyden have also been providing music of the youth ministry at their church, Immaculate Heart of Mary, in Cuyahoga Falls. And recently, Lifeteen, a national youth ministry program has included The Day the Light Went out in its May 2015 subscription materials being sent out to 1500 parish youth groups across the country.
"A lot of teens will hear our music, so we are pretty excited about that," says Andrea.
The concert begins at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24. Tickets are $15.