Saturday, June 9, 2012
Mo' Gravy's strong musical roots and diverse range of talent makes them an entertainment force to be reckoned with on the beach.
Band Name: Mo' Gravy Members: Keith W Koehler, Michael Eggleston, Jeff Baker are the core members of Mo’ Gravy. However, the band has a host of other talented musicians that they perform with, depending on availability: Kate Reuter, Daniel B Marshall, Alicia Crawford Elliott, Al Miller, Noel Bisesti and others. Hometown: Mo’ Gravy is based in South Tampa and plays throughout the entire Tampa Bay area. Q: How did Mo' Gravy form as a band? Mo' Gravy: "Mo’ Gravy was started by two South Tampa business owners Keith W Koehler (Koehler & Company CPA) and Michael "Egg" Eggleston (Tampa Sports Massage) to bring diverse music to Tampa Bay area venues. We started playing informally on Saturday mornings and turned it into an active-gigging band." Q…
Monday, May 28, 2012
The first day of the weekend-long music festival showcased local musicians and gave the town lots to celebrate.
As Floridians, Memorial Day is usually perceived as a day spent in the sand and under the sun. Honoring heroes from generations past and those to come, the beach is a perfect spot for all things American. What happens when you add live music to the traditional form of celebration? You get Bands on the Sand, that's what. Local bands got their groove on right along the shore on Treasure Island. Beach goers and music lovers danced in the sand to the sound of acts like the Hubb Tones and the Sonzabeaches. The stage is set up in the sand, so cooling off in the Gulf is within walking distance. Aside from music, vendors dishing food, drinks and crafts were also in attendance. Sunday is the final day for the event and parking on the beach is …
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Indian Shores Coffee combines live music and caffeine, creating a recipe for success.
These days it is hard to find a locally owned coffee shop that hosts live music and open mic nights. The days of spoken word mixed with espresso drinks have faded. All of the above has been true until now. Indian Shores Coffee has given a rebirth to the favorited pastime. On Saturday nights, musicians are called upon to share their stuff at the little shop. Music starts at 7 p.m. Aside from the music, Indian Shores Coffee also has some food and drink options that will keep your tastebuds just as entertained as your ears. Latte options include flavors like dark chocolate, vanilla and banana. Regular coffee, fruit smoothies, beer and wine are also on the drink list. Muffins, cookies and other baked goods are great for munching. Sandwiches …
Monday, April 30, 2012
From her singing to her guitar strumming skills, Katie Talbert is a recognizable face on the beaches.
Name: Katie Talbert Age: 24 Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky Q: How long have you been a musician? Katie: "I was born this way." Q: What kind of music do you play? Katie: "For cover tunes it varies from place to place, depending on the crowd. As far as my original music, it's written on an acoustic guitar or a piano with a little bit of a pop feel to it." Q: Who inspires you, musically? Katie: "Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Jewel, Adele, Amy Winehouse" Q: Being from Kentucky, how did you end up on the beach in Florida? Katie: "I came to visit St. Pete with a friend of mine from Boston. I ended up joining a band the second day I was here and decided to stay!" Q: Where do you play? Katie: "I've played all over the beaches, from Pass-A-Grille to …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
For one of the biggest party nights on the calendar, the Gulf beaches is the place to go. We found some of the hottest spots for live music on New Year’s Eve.
New Year's Eve is not just any night of the year. It is the last night of the year – the time to say goodbye to 2011 and ring in 2012. If having a good time is on your agenda, the beaches is the place to go. From sipping tropical drinks to feeling the sand between your toes to gazing at the gorgeous sea, pony up to one of the bars or restaurants on the beach for a night to remember. (Think about this: Tourists pay thousands of dollars for vacations like this!) Here is a local's guide to 5 places to go on the Gulf beaches. Did we leave anything or anyone out? Let us know! We will update as the magical night draws near.