24 Live Acts on 3 Stages at Will's Pub, Lil Indies & The Peacock Room all for a Great Local Cause!
SFS End of Summer Shake-Up (Mustard Seed Benefit)
1042 N. Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL, 32803
Doors 4:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
The Woolly Bushmen
sweat, beer, dangerously faulty equipment, pointless arguments, and a West Virginian! That's all…..
Formed in early 2011 and based out of Winter Park, Florida, The Woolly Bushmen have managed to combine 1960's rock and roll with 1950's rockabilly and a dash of soul, forming their own unique genre of all original crowd-rocking songs. These young musicians (all college age) have captured the respect and admiration of seasoned musicians, some icons in their own right, that are twice their age while grabbing every audience by the scruff of their necks and whipping them into a dance frenzy. Teenagers, middle-agers, old-agers, male, female, black, white, green, purple, The Woolly Bushmen tend to appeal to everyone without compromising their style and musical integrity...mass appeal without losing cult appeal...they do their thing and it works! Audience comments run from, "...where did this band come from!?", "...how did we not know about them before!?", "...These guys have IT!", and very often, "the best band I've seen!".
A typical Woolly Bushmen show will see lead singer, Simon Palombi, switch from vintage VOX organ to guitar, whilst, Jacob Miller, switches from bass to guitar allowing the band to play two different sets in one, much to the surprise and delight of the audience! The songs of The Woolly Bushmen are based around catchy organ and guitar riffs with infectious choruses that sound straight out of the charts of the late 1950's and 1960's. These all original songs give you, the listener/audience, the sense that you've heard them before...only, you haven't unless you've seen The Woolly Bushmen or listened to Tampa, Orlando, St. Louis, and Philadelphia college/independent radio. The sole purpose of The Woolly Bushmen's music is to get people dancing...and it works every time!
Leave your angst at home, nothing heavy or moody here! One reviewer said, "...It's like Buddy Holly fronting The Troggs, or, Jerry Lee Lewis singing 'Incense and Peppermints'"...that is the unusual and unique mix of 1950's and 1960's at it's best.
Over the past five years, The Woolly Bushmen have played many notable shows with iconic acts like, Southern Culture on the Skids, The Dexter Romweber Duo, King Khan, Ty Segall, The Beat, The Fleshtones, Gringo Star, and many more, as well as frequently being invited to play festivals. They currently do routine tours of the United States.
From the beginning, The Woolly Bushmen have rarely had to hustle for gigs...shortly after they emerged from their garage studio, they were and continue to be asked to play more gigs than they can handle. Both, The Orlando Weekly and The Orlando Music News have voted them Best New Band, Band of the Week, and Best Orlando Release of 1012...you name it. The Tampa press and media have similarly lauded them as well, to the point where Tampa has adopted them as their own even though they hail from the Orlando area. The Woolly Bushmen have repeatedly been invited to play live on multiple radio stations as well as having regular radio airplay.
In July 2011, The Woolly Bushmen released a demo EP entitled, "Here Cometh The Woolly Bushmen" on retro cassette tape and sold out in less than 2 months! The band's eponymously titled full length CD was released in July 2012 at a live show in Orlando that saw the parking lot filled with fans unable to get in to the packed club, yet, stayed on site because it was the place to be! The CD received great reviews and has sold thousands without any promotion other than gigs! The band's merchandise, t-shirts, bumper stickers and CD's are sold out as soon as a new run is produced. They released a well-received seven-inch record in April of 2013. All three releases have seen airplay on several college radio stations on the east coast.
In 2015 The Woolly Bushmen released their first vinyl LP “SKY BOSSES” on their self run label Chesterwick Records. “SKY BOSSES” has been reviewed by countless Rock ‘N’ Roll/ Indie music blogs (both domestic and international) as well as having International radio play.
The group recently recorded their latest LP “ARDUINO” produced by Rick Miller of Southern Culture On The Skids. Though it is still in the works, various labels have already begun to show interest in releasing the LP.
Grandpa's Cough Medicine
Grandpa's Cough Medicine is an outlaw bluegrass trio that ignores certain traditions of the genre, such as gospel themes and Blueridge mountain cabins, and instead focuses on frenetic picking, blazing tempos and dark subject matter. Bluegrass music is seldom played with such aggression and attitude, yet backed up by the musical competency and skill that embody the genre. The simple combination of flat picked guitar, Scruggs-style banjo, thumping upright bass and tight vocal harmonies are combined into a proverbial bluegrass hand grenade that explodes with foot stomping intensity. The Florida Times-Union included the band's CD "Jailbird Blues" among the top ten local albums of 2011.
Brownbird Ruby Relic
Reltone Records Recording artist, Brownbird Rudy Relic is the embodiment of the ‘modern-day’ blues music troubadour. Having started his career street busking throughout the United States, he eventually settled in New York City where he began to hone his unique musical style; acoustic holler blues. Just as much as turn of the century blues music was an amalgam of the influences of the day, Acoustic Holler Blues lays parallel to a similar synthesis; fusing early pre-war country blues styles with a multitude of other relevant (rhythm &) blues influences such as Hokum, Ragtime, Doo wop and Boogie-Woogie.
In true troubadour fashion; he has taken his music all over the world; a man, his guitar and a mission to purvey traditional blues music in a relevant contemporary light – moving the music forward rather than presenting it as ‘retro’ or as ‘revivalism”
He has played shows all throughout North and South America, Canada and Mexico as well as all over Europe, Australia and the Middle East.
His first album on Reltone Records, “Anti-Stereo Acoustic Holler Blues” has sold in excess of 6000 copies; an impressive feat in today’s independent blues scene. His sophomore release “I Am The Juke” was released in 2011. A new album entitled "Chicano Dynamite" was released in October of 2012.
funkUs is one of Orlando's most prolific and enduring bands. Dubbed "flavor rock" and declared "a guilty pleasure" (Orlando Weekly), their "groove heavy precision" (Orlando Sentinel) and often surprising blend of musical genres have inspired audiences statewide to move, groove and gather since 1998.
With 6 CD releases including contributions by many top Orlando/Tallahassee musicians with a notable cameo by Tom Constanten (formerly a member of The Grateful Dead), they continue to perform regularly coast to coast throughout Florida at premier music venues and festivals including the Bear Creek Music Festival (2009, 2011), the Orange Blossom Jamboree (2010-2011), Jambando In The Park (2010-2012) and many others. funkUs is also one of the founding members of Jambando in Orlando, Florida and has recently shared stages with Soulive, Victor Wooten, Jeff Coffin and the Mu'tet, Railroad Earth, The New Mastersounds, The Lee Boys, Zach Deputy and Consider the Source.
Their latest CD highlights the most musically adventurous incarnation of the band to date and marks 14 years as Florida's commercially challenged purveyors of flavor rock.
Toni Brown, author, musician and former publisher/editor of Relix Magazine, writes: "funkUs fits neatly into the eclectic jamband musical melting pot. The band possesses powerful blues leanings and intense R&B and funk rhythms. With an emphasis on meaningful songwriting and free-form jam exploration, their songs range from quirky and catchy to emotionally moving. The combination results in highly danceable, energetic grooves that reach dizzying, intoxicating highs or soothing, spiritual lows."
Lone Wolf OMB
Lone Wolf is a one man band who consist of Bruno Esposito singing raspy, dirty, vocals, playing slide banjo, bass drum with his left foot and giving a thumb tap rhythm against the banjos snare like drum, while picking the strings and playing harmonica. This style creates a unique, real, authentic sound that is unlike anything you"ve ever heard.
Hailing from Miami, JUke is a new breed of Post-blues and the brainchild of singer/songwriter/harmonica whiz, Eric Garcia, who was dissatisfied with most dated, non-threatening traditional blues. Eric felt the need to bring the angst and power back into the type of music that seemed to lose some of it's relevance and impact.
Teaming up with guitar phenom and singer, Evan Lamb, was the catapult that made JUke go and realize Eric's vision.
The addition of powerhouse drummer, Brian Lange, and the endless grooves from bassist, Taylor Byrd, have completed the unique hybrid that has become JUke.
JUke's songwriting is one of the things that separate them from the pack. The subject matter and lyrical content has long been hailed by their fans and only adds to their legend.
Couple that with their performance and musicianship, and you have a band you can learn to love.
JUke'ʹs first album, " Lungbutter‑the Blues Basement Tapes", is available on iTunes.
The recording of their sophomore album, " Down Low Cool", is out now!. , JUke's in-your-face live shows and stories of love, loss and pain make them the band to see!!!
Sarah Purser Band
Sarah Purser is an Orlando-based singer, songwriter, teacher, and collaborator. Sarah is one of the few vocalists who crosses between the classical and commercial genres with ease. You can catch Sarah singing on stage at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center with the Florida Opera Theatre or the Orlando Philharmonic, and the next weekend hear her full band playing original Americana, folk, blues, and rock on stage at Wills Pub or the Peacock Room.
Sarah holds a Bachelors degree in music education, as well as a Masters degree in vocal performance; both from the University of Central Florida.
When she is not singing, Sarah teaches voice lessons from her private voice studio, and she is also on voice faculty at Valencia College. Please contact her for more information about voice lessons, or to book her for your next event.
- Justin Strout, Orlando Weekly
Fronted by singer/songwriter and composer Ashley Dudukovich, Chasing Jonah is an Alternative Indie Rock project based out of Orlando, FL. Chasing Jonah puts forward an emotionally charged sound that combines Dudukovich's haunting vocals and vulnerable lyrics with moving orchestral and indie rock arrangements that produce its characteristic cinematic sound. After raising over $15,000 in September of 2013 to record their debut album, "Prelude" was released on May 31st, 2014. In June of 2014, Dudukovich began touring the southeast under the project name, Chasing Jonah with both acoustic performances as well as occasional collaborative performances in effort to promote the record that was independently released through all major digital distribution and streaming websites including iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, as well as Pandora.
$10.00 - $12.00
Tickets Available at the Door