Genre: Funk

CeCe Teneal & Soul Kamotion

CeCe performs with her same band, Soul Kamotion, and after 20 years, their belief is that “5 people or 5,000…everyone gets the same show.” By effortlessly blending invigorating melodies with soothing sounds, she provides an incredible musical experience that transcends cultural and generational barriers.  They released live album in 2018, which is a testament to that view. CeCe says that is why her longevity as an artist is sure to stand the test of time.

Igor & the Red Elvises

Igor Yuzov was born in Germany, raised in Ukraine and studied in Russia. He grew up in the former Soviet Union, where folk music was the norm and rock’n’roll was illegal. A rebellious streak, however, led him to seek out the forbidden music. As soon as it became possible, Igor left Russia for America with his “Folk’n’Roll” band Limpopo and was personally greeted by Ronald Reagan. In 1993, Limpopo won Ed McMahon’s Star Search and their popularity began to blossom. In 1995, Igor dreamed that Elvis Presley came to him and told him to start playing rock’n’roll. Igor and his Russian friends became Red Elvises and gave street performances on Santa Monica’s 3rd Street Promenade. As their crowds grew larger, the City of Santa Monica ordered them to discontinue their street performances. Evolving over the years, Igor’s music has been labeled “Siberian Surf Rock” which contains humorous lyrics and grooves that forces his audience to dance. Over the past 20 years, Red Elvises have constantly toured all over the world with occasional breaks to record new music and to participate in film and television projects.

As an independent band, Red Elvises have produced 12 studio albums, two live albums, a live concert DVD, and a Greatest Hits compilation. Some of their most notable film contributions include music and or performances in “Six String Samurai”, “Mail Order Bride”, “Armageddon”, “Skippy”,  “Melrose Place”, “Fastlane”, “Penn and Teller’s Sin City Extravaganza”, “VH-1 Behind the Music”, and “MTV”. Red Elvises have performed for large festivals, private parties, and played on massive stages such as 2005’s Live 8 Benefit Concert. No matter where they perform, Igor & Red Elvises always bring the party with them.

Lee Boys

The Lee Boys is one of America’s finest “sacred steel” ensembles, consisting of three brothers, Alvin Lee (guitar), Derrick Lee and Keith Lee (vocals) along with their three nephews, Roosevelt Collier (pedal steel guitar), Alvin Cordy Jr. (7-string bass) and Earl Walker (drums).  Lee Boys play “sacred steel,” music rooted in Gospel infused with rhythm and blues, jazz, rock, funk, hip-hop, country and African music driven by the pedal steel guitar.  In addition, Chris Johnson, a young pedal steel player from Miami, has joined Lee Boys.  Johnson, a huge fan of Collier’s, is making quite a name for himself and has shared the stage with Anders OsborneWarren HaynesRobert RandolphThe Campbell Brothers and more.   

The Lee Boys has garnered more than 750,000 music fans at festivals throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.  Their unique sound has attracted musical artists such as Allman Bros. Band, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Robert Plant, Robert Randolph, Derek Trucks, Mavis Staples, Gov’t Mule, Blind Boys of Alabama, Black Crowes, John Legend and The Roots – all of whom have performed with the Lee Boys and/or invited them to tour with them.  Roosevelt Collier, our heralded pedal steel guitars, is often performs with multiple bands over the course of any given festival.  Following a blazing performance at the 2008 Bonnaroo, Lee Boys were asked to perform on NBC’s Late Night With Conan O’Brien; their rousing performance had the host jumping out of his chair and raving about the band. Lee Boys has also been the subject of a Florida PBS documentary.

Lee Boys’ last CD, Testify, was released in 2012 on Evil Teen Records. Testify is a captivating mix of gospel, rock and R&B that will surely appeal to the most discerning music fan. Guest players include:  Warren Haynes on vocals and lead guitar; Jimmy Herring on lead guitar;  producer/engineer/mixer Matt Grondin on electric and acoustic guitar, keyboards, backing vocals; and more.

Kara Nally Band

5 Piece Band of Friends that loves to see you having as much fun as we are!

Selwyn Birchwood

Groundbreaking young blues visionary Selwyn Birchwood calls his original music “electric swamp funkin’ blues,” defined by raw and soulful musicianship played with fire-and-brimstone fervor. His gritty, unvarnished vocals draw his audience deep inside his unforgettable tales of love, passion, pain and pleasure.  Complementing Selwyn’s electrifying guitar and lap steel playing, the other featured instrument is Regi Oliver’s driving baritone sax. The group is rounded out by bass, drums and, for the first time, keyboards.

Wanting to capture the power of the now larger band, Birchwood wrote and arranged 13 songs. From the rocking opener “I’d Climb Mountains” to the sweet soul of “She’s A Dime” and “One More Time” to the hair-raising “Revelation, Living in a Burning House” the album features some of the most poignant writing on today’s blues scene. Birchwood’s voice and vision are clear, his sound is edgy and compelling, and his stories are memorable and lasting.

According to Birchwood, “I tell my stories in my own way, with my own voice. You won’t ever hear me on stage telling someone else’s story. Muddy Waters, B.B. King and John Lee Hooker all told their own stories. That’s what I’m doing.  I write and sing what I know.” 

Black Honkeys Band

The Black Honkeys, founded in 2001, has become an integral part of the Tampa Bay music landscape, having been voted the “Best Local Band in the Tampa Bay Area” 3-years running and Creative Loafing’s “Best of the Bay” Readers Choice Award.  They play the range from R&B, Funk, Soul to Rock.  They recently released a new music video from their CD entitled “Icebreaker“.

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