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.
Dead Man’s Reach is a fired up band with an energizing presence that pulls rock music by it’s roots and breathes fresh, soulful, funky life into them. Fueled by a mutual passion for great rock music, we felt we had an obligation to bring great modern rock to the masses.
Dead Man’s Reach covers some of the hottest modern, alternative, and party rock artists such as The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime, Queens of the Stone Age, Bob Marley, Kid Rock, The Black Keys, and a ton more! We like to mix it up with some AC/DC, Queen, and Lenny Kravitz!
RoXcella is ready to set South Florida ablaze. Mesmerizes their audiences like a high energy musical roller coaster. The band is fronted by Lead Vocals Liana, Guitarist/Vocals EJ, Bass Guitarist E, Drummer DT drawing from genres rooted in rock, pop, blues/funk, Latin.
RoXcella is eager to share their gift of entertainment with music lovers around South Florida.
If you like high energy live shows filled with captivating covers,
this is the band you need to come party with!
Three talented teens who share an intense appreciation for some of the greatest bands in rock n roll have come together to pay tribute both through performing cover songs and writing original music that resonates with influence from Hendrix, the Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band, Dave Matthews Band, The Beatles and many more.
The three originally met as students at the School of Rock Coral Springs. LaManto (14) and Peacon (14) were previously members of THE MIND MANIFEST, a psychedelic blues band that performed regularly over the past two year at local venues. They disbanded during the summer of 2014 when drummer Jared Zim moved north to attend college. Hartman (13) previously played with SINISTER SOCIETY, a high energy heavy metal band.
For the love of authentic quality music, four musicians came together to form MADEIRA an all-acoustic cover band playing vintage and modern classics in an unplugged format. Similar to the Coffeehouse Channel 31 on SiriusXM and MTV’s Unplugged, MADEIRA takes some of rock’s favorite songs and throws in some pop, funk, folk & a heavy dose of Americana. MADEIRA breaks them down to their bare essentials, performed on a variety of wooden acoustic instruments and featuring harmonized vocals.
MADEIRA finished up last year with a bang, performing at our first festival – ART FEST at Broward College. We played a bunch of house parties including a boat parade party on the Intracoastal and a Christmas party in Pompano Beach. And we returned to FACE Restaurant in Hollywood.
We’re honored to be asked to return to this year’s APR benefit concert.
Looking forward to many more opportunities to play out in 2015!
A Long December – Counting Crows
Baby I Love Your Way – Peter Frampton
Because the Night – Patti Smith
Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell/Counting Crows
Black – Pearl Jam
Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Green Day
Breathe/Time – Pink Floyd
Bye Bye Love – The Everly Brothers
Carry On – Crosby, Stills & Nash
Cinnamon Girl – Neil Young
Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd
Crazy – Seal
Crazy Love – Van Morrison
Creep – Radiohead
Duncan – Paul Simon
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
Handyman – James Taylor
Happy – Pharrell
Hotel California – The Eagles
If You Could Read My Mind – Gordon Lightfoot
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
In My Life – The Beatles
Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
It’s Been Awhile – Staind
Let It Be – The Beatles
Losing My Religion – REM
Maggie May – Rod Stewart
Me & Julio Down by the Schoolyard – Paul Simon
Mexico – James Taylor
Mother – Pink Floyd
Mr. Jones – Counting Crows
Mrs. Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel
Norwegian Wood – The Beatles
One – U2
Other Side – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Outside – Staind
Peaceful Easy Feeling – The Eagles
Pink Houses – John Mellencamp
Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
Shiny Happy People – REM
Southern Cross – Crosby, Stills & Nash
Sundown – Gordon Lightfoot
The Boxer – Simon & Garfunkel
The World I Know – Collective Soul
Time of Your Life – Green Day
Tiny Dancer – Elton John
We Can Work It Out – The Beatles
Wild Nights – Van Morrison
Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Your Song – Elton John
We are a mix of seasoned musicians with an awesome Female vocalist that plays “all dance music”. We play mostly classic rock, R&B, country, funk, and some disco.
SAMPLE SET LIST:
Free Ride-Edgar Winter
Gimme Some Lovin-Blues Brothers
Little White Church- Little Big Town
Takin Care of Business-BTO