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Local Band Last Night Stand


Image via Nick Noeker

Last Night Stand performing at Moe’s BBQ in Englewood on Nov. 26, 2022. From left to right: Nick Noeker, Tyler Gross, Jake Davies.

Lilly Bisset, Reporter

Many people dream of becoming musicians one day. Though, few of those dreamers actually get the opportunity to live out their desires. But Last Night Stand, a band from Parker, is one of the few that has begun their journey as musicians getting to perform in front of a live audience.

Last Night Stand is made up of three college students: Nick Noeker on lead guitar, Tyler Gross on rhythm guitar and vocals, and Jake Davies on bass. Noeker attends Arapahoe Community College, Gross is at University of Northern Colorado and Davies goes to University of Colorado Denver.

Last Night Stand has been a band for about a year. Gross recalls Noeker sending him a video playing “My Kind of Woman” by Mac Demarco. Immediately upon watching the video, “just the thought in my head was ‘band’,” said Gross. “Ever since then, we’ve just been rolling.”

Noeker has been playing his respective instrument the longest of the band members, which is only three years. Gross has been playing for about a year, and Davies has been playing bass for eight months. Davies says he “really just picked it up cause Nick and Tyler wanted [him] in the band.”

Listening to their music, such as their latest EP “Dreamcatcher”, some probably wouldn’t guess the members of Last Night Stand are all so new to the world of making music.

When it comes to their sound as a band, Noeker says they are just “figuring it out.” Though, they might also describe their current genre as “mountain emo.” They draw inspiration from artists like Mac Demarco and, as Gross mentioned, Surf Curse. They also look up to iconic artists like Eddie Van Halen, as Noeker mentioned, and The Cure, as Davies brought up. Looking up to all these musicians and having a love for music in general is part of what pushed the bandmates to want to make music together.

But balancing school life with being in a band is no easy task. All three boys are full-time students. The members of Last Night Stand often work on riffs and bits of their songs on their own time before being able to get together and work with the rest of the band.

Despite being a band for no more than a year and juggling school with music, Last Night Stand has been able to perform in front of a live audience. On Nov. 26, they put on a show alongside Rocky Mountain Oysters and Big Aluminum at Moe’s BBQ in Englewood.

Last Night Stand made this happen by being dedicated and passionate musicians. They are constantly practicing and writing new material whenever they can, seven days a week. “We’re very dedicated to music,” stated Gross.