Lost Element Plays to Hometown Crowd

The Keller Williams Concert at Kings Harbor last Friday night was a homecoming for the band Lost Element. It was the first gig in their hometown for the quartet of Kingwood natives who re-formed the band in 2010.

An enthusiastic local crowd turned out to show their support for the 20-something musical group which played a mix of their original songs and alternative rock covers. The band featured guitarists Omar Lopez and Trace Sisson, guitarist/keyboardist Trevor Luthy, and drummer Brian Barrett – all 2002 Kingwood High School grads.

They were preceded by Kingwood’s Got Talent Winner Jake Muck who sang a 45 minute set with sound track back up. Muck, a senior at Splendora High School and a recent “American Idol” contestant, kicked off with “Play That Funky Music White Boy.” He followed that with pop hits “Life is a Highway” and “What Goes Around” sung in a high falsetto voice a la Justin Bieber. He had the moves down too – executing a perfect back flip in mid-song.

At the breaks, Master of Ceremonies Bob Blewett thanked his fellow agents at Keller Williams Realty Northeast, the Kings Harbor tenants and Texan GMC for their support of the concert. He encouraged the audience to check out the new Keller Williams Kidz Korner tent, the Denali truck on display  and the charity booth selling raffle tickets. Jennika’s Jennifer Moore provided face painting with a St. Patrick’s day theme, Texan GMC‘s Tom Huberty was on hand to show off the bells and whistles on their latest vehicle, and Society of St. Stephen volunteers Diana and Jim Rutherford sold raffle tickets for a bevy of prizes donated by the Kings Harbor tenants.

Jim came on stage to talk about the work done by SOSS. He said that the proceeds of the raffle would go towards back-to-school supplies for kids in need in our community. Last year, they served 700 children, providing back packs and shoe vouchers. He also plugged the annual SOSS Tennis Tournament on May 15 at the Kingwood Country Club which raised more than $40,000 in 2011.

Everyone was enjoying the cool breeze off the lake and the no-humidity weather.  It was nice to see the Lake Houston water level back to normal and boats again taking advantage of the Harbor pier.

During their first set, Lost Element emphasized the special night with their synthesized renditions of “Take Me Home Tonight” and “Everywhere We Go Tonight.”

In the last set, the band picked up the beat with  Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” and  OneRepublic’s “Apologize.” Their cover of “Fix You” was spot-on with Coldplay’s original.  They successful proved they “were born in Texas” by slipping in a little country with Garth Brook’s “Oasis”  – the audience waving their arms in the air along to the tune.

Honoring their loyal fans in the crowd, they ended the night playing requests for their original songs including “Crashing Down,” “Fall Guy” and “My Only Enemy is Me.”

The band was having so much fun with their personalized concert just for Kingwood that they stayed on playing well past the 10 p.m. quitting time. With perfect weather and a venue that was named “Best for Live Music” in the Kingwood Observer’s 2011 Reader’s Choice Awards, why not stay just a little bit longer!