While New Orleans is usually a go-to for music in Louisiana, there’s been something brewing in Shreveport and it comes in the form of rock band Seratones.
Pure, titillating rock ‘n’ roll at its finest, the southern four-piece sounds like what you’d get if Save Ferris, Black Sabbath and Aretha Franklin had a lovechild. Fronted by powerhouse vocalist AJ Haynes, the band comprised of Connor Davis, Adam Davis and Jesse Gabriel creates music that makes you feel like you’re at a high school party. Formed in 2014, the band grew up together in Shreveport, Louisiana, where they have quite the musical history.
Seratones played a lot of punk shows and in a lot of different bands together throughout the years, going from one project to the next. When they won a contest for time at the renowned BLADE Studios, the band was able to focus on new material — something that eventually resulted in the band’s debut album "Get Gone."
“We were of the ‘if you build it they will come mentality,’" says Haynes. “We had been crafting the songs since [being in the studio]. Everything just took off from there.” It’s not surprising that Seratones is such a fun band: that’s the whole spirit of the Shreveport music scene. Seratones cites one of their favorite bands as a two-piece rap group that raps about spaghetti. Everything is all in good fun in Shreveport.
“The great thing about Shreveport is that there’s a group of people who are just really supportive — there’s not a genre that’s the most prominent,” she explains. “Nashville, Atlanta and New York all have a sound, but we kind of do what we want to, and we can. No one tells us what to do, so we don’t give a s—t.”