The Locals, featuring Spencer Eller and Meg Ravis, will perform at the Steele Memorial Bandstand on Thursday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Locals formed in the fall of 2014 when Meg Ravis, formerly Mischler, returned to the area after finishing college in Nashville. She began working at The Chapel in Sandusky, where the Locals’ guitarist, Spencer Eller, also worked as a Worship Arts Developer. Ravis and Eller share a history of playing music together. The two led worship at their high school youth group, as well as playing a handful of gigs from 2009-2010. Their first gig together was held at Lakeside’s own Coffee & Cream in the summer of 2010.
Eller’s talent, both on guitar and vocally, lends itself extraordinarily well to all genres. From James Taylor to Johnny Cash to The Killers, Eller performs it all with talent and artistry. Ravis accompanies the band on the ukulele, lends harmonies on tunes led by Eller, and leads her own mixture of Indie/Pop and folk songs. Her passion is in taking a well-known song and making it her own. Her proudest arrangement is her rendition of Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody.” This combination of passions and abilities is what gives Locals their unique sound.