Sonic Spotlight: Brandon Bower

AGE: 29

HOMETOWN: Augusta

DAY JOB: Machinist apprentice

PLAYS: Pictured with his Taylor 314ce

MEMBER OF: Solo, 2001-present; The Big Mighty, 2001-06

FAVORITE CONCERT ATTENDED: Mötley Crüe, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, early '90s. "I was a big fan of the band, and I was a drummer at the time, so watching Tommy Lee play a drum solo at the top of the civic center ... was pretty awesome."

FAVORITE MOVIE: Days of Thunder

FAVORITE SHOW: The Big Mighty, Christian function at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2003. "It was just awesome ... because people were listening, as opposed to me playing in a bar or something like that."

FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza

SONGWRITING PROCESS: "A lot of it will be improv, but will definitely be what's on my heart -- all of my frustrations, all my love, all my hope, all my doubt."

SEE HIM: Tuesday, Feb. 17, Wild Wing Cafe, 3035 Washington Road

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