Laid back, soaked in Florida sunshine and all twisted up in reggae-rock – this is Boca Raton’s own Fireside Prophets. Following the success of their debut EP Resinate, the dynamic three-piece group is back in the studio to prepare a full-length album for release in late 2014. Part chilled-out reggae, part slinky rock and all attitude, this is the next up and coming band to keep your eyes on.
While combining classic elements of reggae with hip hop rhythms and the crunchy attitude of 90s grunge, Fireside Prophets coined their own brand of “Dirty South Swamp Rock.” Ideal for fans of Slightly Stoopid, Authority Zero, The Expendables, Sublime or Rebelution, the group consistently pushes the limits while transporting the listener to the fun-loving, palm tree dotted warm shores of Florida.
Now a mainstay at area clubs and music venues, Fireside Prophets are consistently featured on FAU college radio while garnering airplay on Pandora and Jango. While continuing to ride the wave set off by the release of Resinate in late 2012, their upcoming debut LP sees the band pushing their unique blend of music to new heights as they continue to grow.
“Fireside Prophets craft catchy lyrics, worthy of being sung in the shower, that blend magically with their guitar riffs which rival the expert level on Guitar Hero and a drum beat that stitches everything together. But what’s especially impressive isn’t just their cool vibe and musical skill. It’s also their passion for music – something the industry can’t manufacture,” said Michelle Ferrand of University Press – FAU.
Fireside Prophets was founded in 2008 at Florida Atlantic University by a trio of like-minded music fanatics; Justin “JD” D’Alfonso (guitar/lead vocals), Oren “OG” Gross (bass/piano/backing vocals) and Travis “T-Shmeet” Schmeider (drums/backing vocals). They have also appeared on a pair of BandCamp compilations; CompOWLation: Volume 1 and Homegrown: From The Sunshine State.
Resinate is available now from digital retailers such as iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby, with streaming audio available on the band’s official Facebook, ReverbNation and BandCamp pages. Keep up with all the latest news including tour dates and album updates by following them on Facebook or Twitter and subscribing to their mailing list. Keep your eyes peeled for the Fireside Prophets debut LP later in 2014.
The show is a mainstream contemporary soft rock style, that combines a mix of flavors from around the world.
The music is original, based on the album “Your Highness”, that was just released.
Each member of the band is a talented and educated musician from a different background, that creates the uniqueness of this band. Good people, very positive vibe.
Bonnie Riot, described by popular local magazine Broward Palm Beach New Times as female-fronted, danceable power punk, has made a buzz in sunny South Florida. The youthful musicians stirred a lot of attention as finalists in the South Florida Rock Showdown, and have happily been gathering loads of new fans with the release of their latest album Backbone.
Singer Milly La Madrid and composer Luis Sanabria have been the foundation of Bonnie Riot, setting the stage for the band’s style. Inspired by Muse and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the two talented musicians gathered together a lineup in 2009 and began the long haul on the music road. Several lineup changes have led to the current roster of a group of eager youths having the time of their life creating awesome music.
International recording artist, JAMES PLANT ROCK, plays original rock alternative…fusion…musicand can be heard on Itunes, Spotify, Amazon, X-Box covering various styles of rock influenced from his days as an Ocean Life guard to playing from the Jersey Shore, South Florida, and Southern California!
Once hearing his unique in-your-face guitar style…you’ ll be hooked!
The band originated in Miami, and met each other through going to school together. Our sound could be described as experimental/
psychedelic groove with elements of funk, rock, and R&B.
Influences include: CHIC, Led Zeppelin, Sly & The Family Stone, The Doors, Heatwave, KC & the Sunshine Band, Earth Wind & Fire, Daft Punk, James Brown, Queen, Tame Impala, Kool & The Gang, Jimi Hendrix, Rick James, Prince, Parliament, Ohio Players, The Brothers Johnson, The Salsoul Orchestra, Defunkt, Cerrone, El Coco, Jamiroquai
Performs Original & Classic Rock Tunes from Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, REM, The Cars, The Beatles and lots of others.