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Over the years we have been together as a band, and it has been a few, we have always focused on creating the perfect music for the perfect event. As a band, we have been fortunate enough to personally know and perform with the legends of our era. The great ones share my previously stated opinion, almost to a man...or woman as the case might be. I guess what I am really saying is that we take our performances seriously, and we collectively feel the need to insure a wonderful musical experience for everyone. Recently, we opened the first annual Clearwater Sea Blues Festival at Coachman Park. This was both an important historical event for the City of Clearwater, and an unprecedented leap of faith for all involved. It was a great success as well. We shared the bill with notables such as our friend and compatriot Jimmy Griswold, Chris Beard, Coco Montoya, Eric Sardinas, and the legendary Johnny Winter. We are comfortable, credible, and at home in these situations and immensely enjoy these opportunities when they arise. We have also toured as the live band behind the Crests, featuring one of the greatest singers' in decades, Mr. Tommy Mara. During our tenure with Tommy, we worked with, and backed up many of our musical heroes of the 50's and 60's. Included in that list are Gene Chandler, Jay and the Americans, our buddy Jay Siegel and the great Tokens, the fabulous Legends of DooWop, the Association, Felix Cavaliere's Rascals, the beautiful Shirley Alston Reeves of the Shirelles, Ronnie Spector from the Ronettes, Eugene Pitt and the Jive Five, the Orioles, the incredible Kenny Vance and the Planetones, Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge (better than you will ever believe), Bill Haley's Comets, and many, many others. If it all went away tomorrow, life has been good. As a little kid from Delaware growing up with my ear glued to the transistor radio, I would never have believed what could happen. As a band we have carried that excitement and feeling that made the 50's 60's and 70's so creative and so great for live music. Some of our friends call us musical chameleons. There was a time when I wanted to run from that type of description when it pertained to my band. I realize now, more than ever, that influences and diversity are the strength of any credible musician and musical group. Another recent gig at Stonebridge Country Club in Naples, Fl. for their annual Mardi Gras Festival convinced me that I am correct. It was recently a very emotional moment for me when Tony Bennett and Stevie Wonder shared a grammy. That is what music is really about in a microcosm.
I hope you will consider us for your next event..... small, medium, or large. In the Country Club arena, most people term us a classic rock and blues band. We interlace some light jazz, and contemporary classics so that we have a little bit of everything for everyone. If you want rap or hip-hop, we dig it, but that is what we bring the laptop for. Spinnin' on the breaks. Not our performance specialty. If you really want to rock, we can rock till you drop. And there is nothing we dig better than Curtis Mayfield, the Temps. or any of the great soul music from the era. Yep, we do a little Stevie too............Stevie Ray and Stevie Wonder. And Sam can tear up the Bonnie Raitt as well as the Billie Holiday. We are self-contained, and have production enough to cover a 1000 seater if necessary including lighting. Need a reference?
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The absolute best band you will ever see in this life or the next- L.A. Free Press
These guys not only tear it up, their following drinks a ton and never runs out on the tab!!!!!- Jeremy at Pastino's Restaurant
It was an absolute treat to revisit a really live band once again...Experience a lost art and true musical talent...no tracks..no nonsense...they sing....they play....they rock. When they come to your city, don't miss them. Bill Destry-Philadelphia Inquirer
No substitite for experience. I remember Johnny from the Road Doll days, and the sojourn with Billy Jones and Monte from the Outlaws. Depending on the musical mood of the night, he will tear you up and spit you out, or soothe your soul with medicinal fluidity from his guitar. The rhythm section of Mike and Bink is like fine wine ...it keeps getting better as the years go by. Sam is sweet and soulful, plays a mean rhythm guitar, and will just flat out knock you on your butt. She is gorgeous and ungodly gifted. Locals rave about this group, and it is easy to see why. Hats off. This is really kickin' it old school. Fred Metzler
Thanks to all our friends and fans who made the Clearwater Sea-Blues Fest such a rousing success. If you missed it, you just may have missed the signature event of the decade for this area. The food was great, the blues was smokin', and Johnny Winter was in the house. Just a perfect weekend for all of us. Particular thanks to Charlie Coffman and the Rotary Club, Terry Schmidt at the City of Clearwater, and our buddies at the Suncoast Blues Society along with the "real" music people at 88.5 WMNF in Tampa. A special thanks to our brothers Tim Heding on the B-3, and the pride of Sonoma, Rick Hatfield, on harp. Wow. We love you both. Till next time, we'll keep..... Flying Under the Radar
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