Jonathan and Stephanie Hughes are the married duo known as Sext Message. Their musical adventure together began in the fall of 2013, though Jonathan was a veteran of the local Charlotte punk scene for many years prior.
Their start came when their comedian friend was hosting a variety/stand-up show with a female headliner and was searching for a female-fronted band to open the show. After a whirlwind writing process, a month later Sext Message made their debut with a handful of mildly offensive songs and a Roland AX-9.
Since their first show the duo has gained a reputation and following for their high energy, danceable live show, that feels more like a party than a performance.
Armed with two keytars and their companion light show, they just released their sophomore album, Brace Yourself, and are booking dates across the southeastern US.