West End Trading Co
111 West First Street
Sanford, FL 32771
12:00 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2013
The Legendary JC's
R&B | Soul
The Supervillains have been brewing an explosive cocktail of feel good grooves that blend Reggae, Punk, and Funk in a melting pot that has been breaking boundaries for almost a decade. With that much time invested, their fan base grows like a weed and in turn, the 'Villains stir their audiences into a frenzy that no other mainstream or underground act can hold a candle to. The results of these factors are in the band's 4th studio release, Grow Yer Own. The album volleys splendidly throughout...going back and fourth from Operation Ivy speed punk to Sublime licked reggae, and (since the band comes from deep within the Florida Swamplands) at times Dom (drums) & Skart's (guitar) vocals will emphasize a catchy sing-along "Sweet Home Alabama" type chorus all while keepin' a groove as deep as Funkadelic. * Hor!Zen
Straight out the dirty south comes the band HOR!ZEN. The band has been on the scene putting in work for a minute now. They have toured all over the mainland and have shared the stage with countless acts. What sets Hor!zen apart from the rest is their Southern Swag!! You know what it is! Formed by brothers Z and Nash, whose roots branch from the Island Kingdom Of Tonga, the band has been a way to stay out of jail and off the streets. Their songs reflect life coming up in the game on South O.B.T (google it!). Hor!zen is about to cause mass hysteria with their new album "Eviction Notice" due to drop early Fall 2011! The band has released two other albums "Past Due" & "Bottom Out" with producer J-Wiz helping to mold their sound. All the work they have done in the past has led them to a new sound. They recorded this new album at SoundLounge Studios in Orlando alongside up and comers in the game Greg Shields & Mike Stebe. With a lineup addition and a defined sound this is shaping out to be a promising year for the band! The band is owned and copyrighted as HOR!ZEN LLC. It is owned by the Wolfgramm family and operated by Jah! All music and lyrics are originals and owned by that stated above. Control This!
Control This! has quickly risen to the top of the Central Florida ska and reggae scene since its formation in March of 2012. Formed by saxophonist Jeff Richey, Control This! provides authentic ska, rocksteady and early reggae sounds. After touring the globe for 9+ years in the legendary 2-tone and 3rd wave ska band, The Toasters, Jeff has decided to go back and rediscover the root of his passion for Jamaican music. Control This! pays tribute to Studio One and Treasure Isle sounds of the 1960's and 1970's. From fast-paced traditional ska instrumentals, to the bubbling sounds of rocksteady, to the heavy sounds of lover's rock and reggae, Control This! touch on all the nuances and sophistication of the early Jamaican music. 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!
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