Bare Necessity

Genre: Alternative, Cover Band, Pop, Rock
Hometown: Galveston, TX

Bare Necessity is one of the hottest cover bands across Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast. Their shows are tried and true, with the band having logged decades of shows entertaining thousands upon thousands along the way. What makes the group special is their unique brand as "an original cover band." Each member brings their own musical journey to the stage, stamping your favorite songs from the 70s, 80s, and 90s with their own personal flare. 

Nope, this is not just another band in another bar that cranks out note-for-note copies of the hits. Bare Necessity gets crowds dancing by singing by performing familiar melodies and sing-a-long songs that everyone knows, but with the raw energy that comes when you discover that kick-ass new original rock band.

Party Tested, Audience Approved
Party Tested, Audience Approved

The strength of Bare Necessity lies in the musical passion of its members. Co-Lead Vocalists Dodd & Shawna have an original band project called The DML Conspiracy and guitarist/vocalist Colin Billings is a solo artist--you can find them on all major streaming platforms. Drummer Jim Folzman puts out music of his own under the moniker Darkewood Music. The musical diversity among the band allows them to pull off impressive arrangements of the most complex hit songs, nailing what many bands can't with 3-part vocal harmonies and their collective stellar musicianship.

You may have seen Bare Necessity over the years. They've served as the Budweiser Plaza House Band for the Houston Texans NFL franchise and have played the Budweiser Stage for Mardi Gras in Galveston. They play bars, private events large/medium/small, galas, balls and are adept at the nuances of venues of all sizes. If you're planning a vacation in Galveston, be sure to check local music listings because you're likely to find the band on a stage nearby.

Reach out to Bare Necessity on Facebook or email beckmorecraft [at] for more information. Bare Necessity is:

Dodd Michael Lede - Lead Vocals
Shawna Cole - Lead Vocals
Colin Billings - Guitar & Lead Vocals
Fred Morecraft - Bass Guitar
Jim Folzman - Drums & Lead Vocals

Bio by Wiley Koepp

Posted on 4/3/24