Local Band of the Week: So Be iT

9 Jun

Sit back, sip some sweet tea and get to know this week’s local band.

Jody Riddle – drums/bass/guitar
Cody Riddle – guitar/drums
Richie Jones – lead vocals/bass/guitar
HOMETOWN: Pontotoc (Richie is a transplant from Peppertown/Fulton area)
HOW LONG TOGETHER?: January 2006
STYLE OF MUSIC: Christian Rock with a little bit of a Southern drawl!
EXPLAIN THE BAND NAME: We looked up “amen” in the dictionary and the first meaning was “so be it.”
BAND WEB SITE: So Be iT’s MySpace


What inspires your original music?
The awesome grace of God in the world we live in and the Church (Black Zion) we attend.

What’s your live show like?
Rock ‘n’ roll with a true Jesus twist!

What are you currently working on?
Writing new music for our hopeful 2nd album venture! (So Be iT has one album, “What You Believe,” out now)

Where do you see the band in 10 years?
Wherever God feels we need to be.

Parting shot:
Here are some upcoming So Be iT shows:
June 14th – Noon – Sherman’s Family Day in Sherman, MS
June 21st – 7:00 p.m. – Crossroads Youth Center in Houlka, MS
July 4th – 7:00 p.m. – Howard Stafford Park 4th of July Celebration in Pontotoc, MS
July 26th – Time TBA – Ron Dozier Tribute 2008 at Musician’s Playground in Tupelo, MS
August 23rd – 4:00 p.m. – Bodock Festival in Pontotoc, MS

Check our myspace and keep up with where So Be iT will be! We want to show people at a live show that you can have a rockin’ guitar and a kickin’ bass and drums and still be in Jesus’ name. — So Be i

Check out “Living Testimony” by So Be iT.

11 Responses to “Local Band of the Week: So Be iT”

  1. Lori June 10, 2008 at 12:23 pm #

    WOW! I love this band!
    Ya’ll check them out!

  2. Eddie Gordon June 10, 2008 at 12:48 pm #

    Very cool

  3. Cindy G June 10, 2008 at 2:26 pm #

    Love your band!!! God Bless you all

  4. Shelly Watkins June 10, 2008 at 2:54 pm #

    If ya’ll haven’t heard So Be It yet you are missing a real treat!!! They rock!!! in Jesus’ name:)

  5. Kay Allison June 10, 2008 at 5:14 pm #

    Hey guys! I am proud of you! It does me good to see “our” folks doing great things!

  6. So Be It's Pastor June 10, 2008 at 8:04 pm #

    Always have been impressed by their dedication to GOD and the church as well as their music. Iam very proud of all three of them. They are very talented musicians.

  7. Valerie June 10, 2008 at 10:11 pm #

    I love these guys! They are AWESOME~!

  8. rachel kenney June 11, 2008 at 8:13 am #

    so glad to see you guys!! everyone looks great and hope all is well! take care, with love,rachel kenney

  9. letosha June 11, 2008 at 9:03 am #

    I love this band SO BE IT. It is an awesome pleasure to be in the presence of them because you can feel the presence of the lord when they play and sing. Richie leads RAISED UP and everytime i hear that song i am on the EDGE of my seat. THAT IS MY FAVORITE SONG and i love to hear him sing it. Cody is really gifted he can play that guitar like no one else. When the presence of the lord is upon him OH GOD THERE IS NO STOPING THAT YOUNG MAN. Now i know that there is alot of drum players out there. But JODY IS A TRUE TO THE HEART DRUM PLAYER. You can tell that the presence of the lord REST,RULE AND ABIDE WITH HIM. And i will leave with this saying THAT IS WHY GOD SAID UNTO THESE YOUNG MEN OF CHRIST “AMEN”. SO BE IT KEEP ON ROCKING FOR CHRIST.

  10. Patricia Davis June 12, 2008 at 1:47 pm #

    Sobeit is awsome! I want to thank them for their encouragement to kids that it is GREAT to be a child of GOD & our Lord and Savior JESUS CHRIST. Keep up the good work & you will be truly blessed!

  11. Kathy Riddle June 15, 2008 at 6:32 pm #


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