In addition to performing live at festivals and clubs around the region, Charlotte quartet Simplified has found its music tied to ESPN and NASCAR. It's accessible pop-rock that's made its way up and down the East Coast since 2004.
The Charlotte Video Project recently captured the band's performance of "Something Bigger" during CarolinaFest on Sept. 3 to kick off the Democratic National Convention. The video is part of a series of high-quality music videos CL is running between Sept. 11 and 15 in collaboration with the Video Project, an arts venture that set out to document Charlotteans through 100 Web-based videos showcasing the city's arts and culture. From sports to music and more, the Project's mini-documentaries have been giving viewers outside of Charlotte an inside look at what the Queen City has to offer.
Simplified has been touring in support of its third album, Brighter Days, released in 2011. Enjoy this look back at the band's performance at CarolinaFest: