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Midwest Meets Manhattan bringing “Restored” to Wareham Opera House  

MANHATTAN, Kan.— After the release of its first two singles on September 18, Midwest Meets Manhattan is bringing “Restored” to the Wareham Opera House in Manhattan, Kansas on Sunday, November 4 at 5:30 p.m. 

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at The concert is sponsored by Thrivent Financial, QCountry 103.5 and Angel 95 FM. Lawrence-based worship artist Mitch Langley will be opening the evening. 

“I believe through this concert, we’re going to plant seeds of hope,” band member Dave Romero said. “… Some of the music that we’ve written speak to the real issues of life.” 

Both of the band’s debut singles, “Restored” and “The Place”, are available across multiple streaming platforms, including iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify and Google Play. 

“The music we just recorded in Nashville is scratching of a new surface, a restored surface,” Little, owner/president of Ethos Custom Brands, said. “We can go well beyond a lot of subject matter and material that is so emotionally polarizing.. We want to be real, relevant and raw.” 

Having toured together for 10-plus years previously, Romero and Little are coming off their first show together in Van Buren, Arkansas on September 16. 

Romero, who is lead pastor at TRU Church in St. George, Kansas, will be playing to his home audience for the November 4 show in Manhattan. 

“I’ve sung with a lot of people on stage through my lifetime, but never had the electrified-feel like I have when I’m with Chad,” Romero said. “… We came back together three years ago and sang and it was like we never stopped.” 

A portion of the money raised through ticket costs will go to The Homestead ministry in Manhattan. It is a program for women 18 years & older who are survivors of the sex trafficking industry and have been through a measure of their healing and recovery. 

For more information about the concert, visit or ’Midwest Meets Manhattan’ on Facebook. For all press inquiries or questions about the concert please call 620-877-7525 or email

Midwest Meets Manhattan preparing for record release  

MANHATTAN, Kan.— Midwest Meets Manhattan, formerly known as CO3, has announced a GoFundMe campaign to help produce its first record in over 10 years. 

Comprised of members Chad Little and Dave Romero, the duo is thrilled to bring nearly 20 years of music, pastoral and worship ministry back to Nashville to produce their next project. 

Ahead of recording this summer, the band has announced they’ll provide incentives based on levels of donations in the campaign. The band hopes to raise money to support the costs of the record, while also preparing additional projects under their new name. 

“The hope for me is that you’ll not only love the music, but you’ll love the mission of why we’re even doing it,” Romero said. “We know the what and the how and we know how to do that well, but it’s the why behind it that drives us. It’s being able to create music that goes beyond our lives and creates a legacy for our kids and our grandkids.” 

Having first discussed a reboot in September 2015, the band recently chose to rebrand themselves as Midwest Meets Manhattan, which is based on the slogan used by Little’s leather goods company, Ethos Custom Brands. 

After rekindling their relationship and seeing momentum grow for this decision, the band said the time is right to take the next step. 

“Coming back together now later in life… the beauty of it is there is no pressure,” Little said. “We’re doing what God said to do and it’s not even something we’ve had to force. We’ve not even tried because sincerely, it’s been a momentum that has formed organically.” 

First forming Cord of Three in 2002, the band went on to open its own private label, Flagship Records, which released two singles to Christian radio, garnering top twenty success for the songs, ‘Be Still and ’Determined’. 

Since last touring and working together in 2008, Romero has spent the last seven years in Manhattan, Kan., serving as a worship pastor at Westview Community Church before accepting the lead pastor position at its plant, TRU Community Church, in St. George, Kan. 

Little unveiled Ethos Custom Brands in the years since CO3. He also became the worship leader at Journey Church in Sallisaw, Okla., before accepting the lead pastor position at TRU Sallisaw. 

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The self-titled track from the CO3 record, "Determined" from 2007.