Welcome to our Musician News archive page – past news about your favorite local Musicians and Bands
Summer 2016 NEWS
Mandy Moon moved to Nashville to promote her new CD and career up there. We’ll miss her – Good Luck Mandy!
Spring 2016 NEWS
Jason Montero launched a new website (www.jasonmontero.com of course!)- pretty cool pics, videos, music, the whole bit.
Mike Thomas joined County Line Road as their new lead guitar player.
Congratulations to Acoustic Soul on being named as a Finalist in the 2016 South Florida Folk Festival Singer-Songwriter competition!
Congratulations to the Ethan Parker Band for winning the Battle of the Bands at Lafayette’s! They will be playing at Sunfest on Saturday in front of a huge crowd. They beat some tough competition including Raggy Monster, The Metropolitan, Spred the Dub, Chemradery, and The Resolvers for this honor.
The Copper Tones will be releasing their first CD at The Funky Buddha in Boca on Saturday, March 26. This “Soulgrass”, Funk, Jazz, Rock band hails from Ft. Lauderdale but plays in Palm Beach County, too.
Winter 2016 NEWS
The Cravens performed their pretty cool single What Would You Say for Balcony TV. You may not recognize this band, but you’ll remember these dudes from other ones that have been playing in South Florida for awhile.
Steve Minotti has taken over as host of the long-running Thursday evening Singer-Songwriter night at Tim Finnegan’s Irish Pub in Delray from Marie Nofsinger who moved away.
Mike Mineo released a new video that was entered into the NPR 2016 Tiny Desk Contest – it’s on the beach – where else for South Florida!? Good Luck Mike!
Bill Hartmann is currently featured on BalconyTV performing his new holiday single Missing You at Christmas – very emotional and heartfelt as usual! You can catch Bill at his Musician’s Showcase every Monday these days at 6:30 at The Living Room in Boynton Beach where he exposes us to new up and coming local talent and some old friends, too. Watch for Bill’s next CD to come out later this year!
JP Soars and the Red Hots released another new album called “A Full Moon Night in Memphis”. You can get it on their website, and also watch an excellent 5-minute documentary about JP Soars and winning the International Blues Challenge. Hey, if you like the Blues you’ll appreciate it even more!
JL Fulks, the young Blues picker from South Carolina, released a new single “You and I” that has “Hit Single!” written all over it. Posted on his Facebook here and available in iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon.
The Birthday Candles are giving away copies of their new CD “Movements” at their CD Release Party at Propaganda! They’ll be partying it up and playing along with Howling Winds and ’84 Sheepdog on Friday, February 19.
Mylo Ranger has decided to call it quits. Look for Myles Patrick (Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar), Jason Hester (Vocals, Percussion, Guitar), Davey Pitruzzello (Lead Guitar, Vocals), Bobby Humphreys (Bass), and Barron van Deusen (Harmonica and Vocals) to show up in other bands soon – they’re a talented bunch! Their last show will be January 22 at The Funky Buddha in Boca. Their Indie/American/Rock shows will be missed!
Mark Telesca is now competing in the International Blues Challenge! He won the South Florida Blues competition for the privilege of representing us and we wish him well! Here’s a link to a good story about Mark, his love of the Blues, and this quest of his.
Remix released a new promotional video and its pretty good! Check it out here. It’s a great way to show off online!
Goodbye Girlfriend Material. All good things must end? Well Bryan Smith is moving to Los Angeles, so the other band members Mike McCleary, Tom Coughter, and Adam Piccoli will no longer be playing together as Girlfriend Material after the middle of January. Head over to Maxi’s Lineup on January 14 for a going away party!
There’s a Dual CD Release Party at Propaganda on Friday! The Thieving Hand and Sunnyvale will both be releasing new CD’s on January 8. “I See” Said the Blind Man is The Thieving Hand‘s 2nd release. Paved is Sunnyvale‘s first. $10 cover charge gets you both CD’s!
Chemradery, a busy South Florida pop/rock/soul band formed in 2014 released their first 4-song EP, available on iTunes. They also released a music video “Hard As You Can”, one of the songs on this EP.
Fourth Dimension is officially on “hiatus”. They played reggae regularly at Deck 84 in Delray and throughout Broward County. Former bass and lead vocal Jah Steve has formed a new band Jah Steve and the Counteract Crew. Pierre Arnau and his keyboards, David Zeidell and his guitar and trumpet, and Akil Karam on drums are now the Big Harvest Band along with Carlos Calderon on bass.
Army Gideon, a Reggae band playing mostly in the Ft. Lauderdale area, released Empress, a new single. It’s available on iTunes, and a video of this song is due out soon as well.
Emily Brooke auditioned on American Idol Season 15. How did she do? Tune in and watch 8 PM January 6 on Fox to find out!
Sad News: Random Play is breaking up after a long successful run playing throughout Palm Beach County’s most popular venues. Happy News: Their lead singer, Jenelle has formed a new band – the Jenelle Eve Band – and they will debut at Boston’s Jan 8!