The Detentions have been helping folks “retire one weekend at a time” all over Central Texas and the Gulf Coast for the past 8 years. They enjoy writing music that crosses into different genres such as Country, Rock, Folk and Americana.
Inspired by the likes of Jerry Jeff Walker, Jim Croce, Loggins and Messina, John Mellencamp, and America, The Detentions have forged their own style of music they call “Rockamole.”
Dan Sullivan and Chris Hillier crossed paths back in 2002 working as school teachers in Round Rock, Texas. Their first gig was a staff holiday party at a local watering hole. The owner of the place liked their style and sound so much he booked them every Friday as the “happy hour” entertainment.
From Central Texas to the Gulf Coast, The Detentions have played in almost every beer hole, juke joint, back yard, speakeasy, farmer’s market, dance hall, driveway, rec center, boutique, holiday party, wedding reception, tailgate, birthday, BBQ, roadhouse, tourist bar and beach shanty. Their music reflects their motto, “Nothing Tastes Like a Friday!”
The Detentions were selected and performed as a Regional Finalist at the 2012 Kerrville Folk Festival for their song, “If This Guitar.” They were also asked to open for Texas legend, Joe Ely at The Saxon Pub this summer. And recently, they were invited to open for Nashville Hall of Fame Songwriter, Mac McAnally, in Ferndale, Michigan. The concert was a benefit for The Wounded Warriors Project.
They released their first album of all original tunes entitled “Rockamole” in September of 2010. Songs from Rockamole are currently in frequent rotation on Permanent Vacation Radio and Tropic Wall Radio. The band plans to release their follow up CD later this year.
We call it Rockamole!