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Local musicians featured on AMC’s ‘Showville’

May 24, 2013

Aspiring musicians Connor Fisher and Hannah Gang have been will be featured on a new AMC reality show, “Showville.” The segment airs May 30. (Photo By Maria Shanahan)

NARRAGANSETT – Two local musicians will be featured on a new AMC reality show, “Showville,” which premiered Thursday.
Aspiring musicians Connor Fisher and Hannah Gang were one of four acts selected for the finals of the show, formerly called “Road Show,” when they auditioned in December.

Once Fisher and Gang, who live in Narragansett, learned they made it to the finals after the open call audition at the Courthouse Center for the Arts in Kingston, the “Showville” production team followed them around over the weekend, documenting their daily lives.
“There’s such a long time in between when it happened and now,” Fisher said. “We didn’t find out the air date until the beginning of this month actually.”
The duo hasn’t seen the show yet, but said they’re still trying to “hype people up” about the show, even if they are a bit nervous about it.
“We haven’t seen it,” Gang said. “So I’m like how many people do I want to tell? But they really seem to focus on us and our music.”
They’ve only seen a trailer from their episode with someone else who auditioned at the same time they did.
Every episode of the show has a different winner, but Gang and Fisher can’t say if they won for the Rhode Island episode until after it airs on May 30.
They said it has been a long wait.
Fisher and Gang’s journey began when they met at Berklee College of Music in Boston in 2010. They soon began writing songs together, the first of which was called “My Love,” the song the duo performed at their “Showville” audition.
“It was really nice to be able to perform ‘My Love,’” Fisher said of the song. “It’s so organic, down to earth and simple.”
Fisher and Gang decided to audition for the show when Fisher’s mother saw an ad for the show’s auditions.
They describe their music as acoustic pop rock with some folk influences.
Fisher and Gang have considered forming a larger band, but said being on the show convinced them to remain a duo.
“It kind of made us think, ‘OK, we can do this with just us,’” Fisher said.
Since the episode was taped, Fisher and Gang have been getting a taste of a musician’s life, traveling, performing gigs, promoting their music and working on an EP, which they are in the process of recording.
“We’ve been very busy,” Gang said.
When they aren’t performing, they also work other jobs and plan to return to Berklee in the fall.
This summer, their plans include performing more shows, they perform often locally at Java Madness and Oceanside at the Pier, previously Amalfi, and hopefully gathering a larger following.
They’ve also been increasing their presence online and on social media, which they plan to continue.
“We’ll just try to expand our following now that we have the show to rely on,” Fisher said.
To learn more about Fisher and Gang and their music visit, and follow them on Twitter @HGCFmusic.
Tune in to AMC Thursday, May 30 at 9 p.m. to find out if they win the $10,000 prize.

Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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