Movie star’s reggae band ‘Waterboy’ to perform at Live Wire in Athens

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When local hip-hop artist Tyl3r Davis released his song “The Waterboy” in October 2021, he was just a fan of the 1998 comedy classic Adam Sandler who recorded a tribute to one of his favorite movies. He had no idea he would be sharing the stage with one of the film’s stars a few months later.

Davis will headline “The Bourbon Bowl” concert with Peter Dante and Chosen Friends at 8 p.m. at Live Wire Athens on June 9. Dante, who co-starred with Sandler as quarterback Gee Grenouille in “The Waterboy,” is the vocalist for reggae band Chosen Friends.

And speaking of Dante’s band, Davis had no idea such a thing existed until his song caught the attention of the “Grandma’s Boy” star.

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Winder-based hip-hop artist Tyl3r Davis appears as Adam Sandler movie character Bobby Boucher on the cover of Davis' 2021 song

“(Live Wire owner) Brenden Robertson reached out to Peter and put me in a group chat with him,” Davis told the Banner-Herald. “Peter loved the song and loved the idea of ​​having a concert.”

Davis, who runs 333 Studio in Winder, offered the song’s lines about Sandler’s character, Bobby Boucher, during a freestyle he rapped over a newly produced beat. He continued the concept by playing the role of Boucher for the track’s cover art and also performed the song while wearing an orange Boucher jersey on stage.

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Fans of Sandler’s film catalog will also recognize Dante from titles such as “The Wedding Singer”, “Big Daddy”, “Mr. Deeds” and “50 First Dates” among several others. Dante’s debut album “Peace , Love, and Freedom” was released in 2011, and has since appeared on several recordings by indie producer Shadoe.

Davis and Dante will be backed by Athens hip-hop artists Moone and Sajaad, and the concert will feature a set by DJ Sublime. Dante’s most recent film role was in director William Leonardo Molina’s 2021 action comedy “The Pizza Joint.”

For tickets and times, visit eventbrite.com/e/tyl3r-davis-and-peter-dante-doors-at-8pm-tickets-334608732727.

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Actor and musician Peter Dante is seen in this undated promotional photo. "The Waterboy" will perform with his reggae band Chosen Family at Live Wire Athens on June 9, 2022.
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