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Atlanta’s newest emerging pop rock band, The Well Reds, visited UM-Dearborn on Oct. 5 and transformed the University Center patio into a private music venue.

The group is comprised of four musicians: front man Jeremy Ezell (vocals/keys/guitar), Torin Degnats (drums), Sean Crawford (lead guitar/vocals/keys) and Rex Crawford (bass).

When asked if anyone was familiar with the band, the small crowd was silent. I think now it is safe to say that those of us who witnessed the show will never forget about them (partly because of their rendition of the Breakfast Club anthem, “Don’t You Forget About Me.”)

This wasn’t the only popular song that the quartet rocked out. Cleverly entwined with some of their original music were tracks by artists like Bob Marley, One Republic, Walk The Moon, Lana Del Rey, and Maroon 5 (lots of Maroon 5.)

In fact, during a lively performance of the hit song, “Sugar,” Ezell got up close and personal with his audience, serenading each of us with a smooth falsetto that would stop even Adam Levine in his tracks.

Unfortunately, Adam Levine was not around to hear it, but the band did have people stopping — and dancing — in their tracks. Students and professors who walked by decided to join in on the fun, listening to and interacting with the band, the songs and each other.

The Well Reds turned an otherwise ordinary day at school into an unexpected and exciting break in the monotony. Bravo, gentlemen!