West End Trading Co
111 West First Street
Sanford, FL 32771
8:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Hailing from the Crescent City, EARPHUNK has emerged as one of the premier jam acts in the Southeast. The quintet has been steadily building a rabid fan base across the United States with their brand of high-energy funk, inspired improvisation, and dynamic stage production. EARPHUNK has performed in more than 40 cities over the past 12 months, including performances at Wakarusa Music Festival, Bear Creek Music Festival, and The Purple Hatters Ball, and sharing the stage with Galactic, Big Gigantic, Toubab Krewe, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Zoogma, Perpetual Groove, Break Science & Chali 2NA, Big Sam's Funky Nation, and Rubblebucket. The Sh-Booms
The SH-BOOMS didn't come from the soul entrenched streets of the motor city, otherwise known as Detroit, but that same heart and soul has found its way to the sun filled land of Orlando where their current lineup formed in May 2011. Al "The Thump" Ruiz conjured up this Soul Enterprise after leaving a previous garage pop act. Reaching for something new, he turned to the music he grew up listening to with the 'rents. Mom and Pops grew up in the soul scenes of both Chicago, Illinois and New Haven, Connecticut during the 60's - both hotbeds for talented Soul and Doo Wop groups. They traveled frequently going to record hops, even gracing the stages of Connecticut Bandstand and American Bandstand with their dance moves. All these stories (and a stunning vinyl collection to boot) sent "The Thump" on a soul-inspired journey in pursuit of new players and ideas he had never approached before. Al "The Thump" Ruiz writes all the songs/arrangments and brings the thump on the bass. Emily "The Chirp" Patterson leads the troop with her powerhouse vocals backed by Kris" The Vocal Temptress" Osbourne. The percussion section is headed up by Kevin "The Skin Blaster" Connolly and Tyson "The Bod" Bodiford on congas/auxillary. The growlers are Samson Derrer on Alto Sax and Joe Meadows on trumpet. Earl "The Spark Jiver" Hoback tickles the 88's whileTony "El Matador" Aguirre is on the belly fiddle busting rhythm. And rounding it all out, Davis "Twinkle Toes" Schleicher is on lead guitar. On June 6th, The Sh-Booms made their debut at Will's Pub in Orlando, Florida. The event featured 2 Soul ensembles and a set of DJ's spinning loads of vinyl from obscure 60's Soul,Doo Wop, Blues to the jams that we all know and love. An immediate write-up in the cities prominent Orlando Weekly, cited the event "...or you can just take artist development into your own hands like Orlando Retro-Soul group, the Sh-Booms, who made quite the debut splash that same night (Will's Pub). Looking and living the part, they take Doo Wop and Soul-Pop back to the grand showmanship days of coordinated wardrobe and dance moves. With piano, sax and especially the powerhouse pipes of singer Emily Patterson, they render classic splendor in extravagant fullness. It's hard to get too hung up on a band's regressiveness when it hits all the sweet spots like they do. And with the currently burgeoning interest in the timeless purity of oldies pop, the Sh-Booms could be the city's next good party band. One thing that's clear is that they spent time honing themselves before stepping out. A little more ensemble finessing and they'll be well on their way to Steeze City..." - Orlando Weekly - Bao Le Huu The spin off from the event was an offer to play the prestigious Orlando Weekly's 'Best Of' Awards the following month. Ever since, The Sh-Booms have played a slew of shows from the big stages of Hard Rock Live - Hard Rocks 50th Anniversary Show: Main Stage - to opening for a variety of national acts at The Social, Will's Pub, and The Peacock Room, as other well known venues around the state. The Sh-Booms current objective is to take 2013 by the horns in order to make it their transitional year. With a limited edition colored vinyl on the way, a grandiose music video produced by Mangrove Films for their single '123!', and countless show opportunities... the future looks bright, indeed!
$5.00 - $8.00