Of Gentlemen and Cowards seize the moment on Letterman
It all came and went in less than five minutes.
On Monday evening, McMaster student band Of Gentlemen and Cowards made their network television debut on the Late Show with David Letterman. The quartet performed the song “Save Me” from their latest EP Warminster, after winning the high-profile Red Bull Soundstage music contest earlier this year.
“I think, right now, it just feels like we did a good show. It feels like an important show, but I don’t think I really get the value of it yet,” bassist Josh Dawson told the Hamilton Spectator. “I kind of forgot (where we were), and then I looked over and I saw David Letterman staring at me, and then it became real for a second again.”
The group flew into New York City with their families on Sunday, and appeared alongside Dark Night Rises co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt and The Office’s Mindy Kaling. Lead singer Simon Edwards can be seen sporting a McMaster University t-shirt during the band’s performance, which closed out the show. The ballad will also be featured in an upcoming film produced by Letterman’s company, Worldwide Pants.
If you couldn't make it to the Ed Sullivan Theater yesterday, fear not. The band will be performing at Open Streets Hamilton: McMaster Edition on Sunday, September 23.