At 13 years old, Olivia Romano picked up her dad’s guitar and shut herself into her room for hours, day after day, and taught herself how to play guitar with no other instruction except by ear. She also wrote her first song “Breathe” this same year. Now at age 17, Olivia hopes to pursue her… Read more »
On the Avenue is a Hip Hop / Rock band that was formed in October of 2013. The group consists of 6 members, and each musician adds their own unique styles to the mix. Live performances from OTA are energy filled, and sure to entertain. Their debut album was released January of 2014, and has… Read more »
One Mile Final A diverse group of experienced professional musicians from Tampa, One Mile Final crafts textured anthems that incorporate the styles of rock, hip-hop, country, jazz, and blues. The band has built a dedicated fan base through their energetic live performances, dynamic original songs, and innovative renderings of popular tunes. Their Tropical Heatwave set… Read more »
From Sarasota, Passerine’s distinctive sound combines vocal harmonies, the crisp rhythms of an acoustic guitar, the haunting voices of the fiddle and dobro (resonator slide guitar), the resonant lows of an acoustic bass. With inventive vocal harmonies and song-writing, supported by the sounds of acoustic strings, Passerine offers a fresh take on traditional folk and… Read more »
Photo by Carrie Waite Permanent Makeup FB Bassist Chris Nadeau (of noise-punk band Blast & the Detergents) and drummer Susan Dickson teamed up with guitarist James Bess (ex-Dumbwaiters, Insect Joy) to form Permanent Makeup in 2010. The band played their first show together without ever having practiced. The venue: a doctor’s office. Mostly improvised; w/… Read more »
You wouldn’t normally associate the words fusion or freeform with old-fashioned or rustic, but that’s the charm of Poetry N’ Lotion, whose songs can include anything from rock to jazz to metal and yet sound like something you’d crank from a Victrola.
Pretty Voices formed in 2009 from the remnants of two local garage bands, and quickly earned a reputation as a fun live band with strong garage pop melodies and quirky vocal deliveries. Pretty Voices plays many of the smaller venues in the Tampa Bay area, from the Local 662 in St. Petersburg to New World… Read more »
Ragged Old Souls, founded in early 2014 by former members of several long time Tampa Bay area rock and jam bands, is a six-piece outfit bringing a tasty fusion of rock, funk, reggae, and blues. While their music may be hard to classify, the smokey vocals of frontwoman Enid “Soulshaker” Ortiz, combined with two… Read more »
Ever had honey poured in your ear? People are finding out what that is like with Rebekah Pulley’s tough but tender mix of folk, country and rock. Listeners everywhere are taking notice of Rebekah’s sweet honey dripped vocals, heartfelt guitar playing and soul inspiring writing.
Ricky Wilcox and the Moonsnakes (Steve Connelly- guitar, Rick Boucher – drums, Jim Brown – bass, and Bill “Julio” Barrett – keys) blends power-pop, soul and 80’s British pub-rock influences to serve up an infectiously tuneful stew. -WMNF’s Duncan Strauss From 1983 until 1996 Ricky Wilcox played with legendary Tampa Bay band Deloris Telescope…. Read more »
“Rag-cuttin’, beer-swillin’, table-dancin’, chain-smokin’, rube-punchin’, skirt-chasin’, heel-stompin’, tire-squealin’, hip-shakin’, arm-raisin’, shot-sluggin’, premise-evictin’, sweat-pourin’,…rockabilly greatness.” Ink Nineteen
Ronny Elliott was born in 1947. He insists that rock’n’roll was, too. Frequently referred to as a cult artist he has stories that he claims to be tired of telling. Elvis offered to teach him karate. He was assigned the lowly task of holding up Jimi’s Marshall cabinets in case he “whacked” them after opening… Read more »