When you gather a group of exceptional, individual artists and mash them together to create one sound it can often be wild and unruly, but also truly explosive and gratifying. Stemming from all over Southern California, “The Higgs” are an eclectic combination of all things improv rock. The bands first self-titled album artfully combines influences ranging from blues to funk to R&B all culminating in an exciting, heavy rock and roll experience. “The Higgs” are first and foremost a live band that produces an overwhelming energy and a new improvisational experience every time they take the stage, making it easy for any music lover to join in on the festive dance party. Their depth of musical exploration is projected through emotional guitar lines, and provocative rhythms. Lyrically, the band all contributes their personal experiences with life, love, loss, and the constant search for purpose and direction.
Pope Paul & the Illegals have been rockin' the Southern California music scene for about 2 years strong. They play an eclectic mix of Americana music, including rockabilly, psychobilly, country, swing, and rock 'n' roll. Some of their biggest influences include groups like The Reverend Horton Heat, Legendary Shack Shakers, and Hank III. They have opened for many high-profile Americana acts, including Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, The Blasters, Slim Jim Phantom, The Bellfuries, Deke Dickerson, and Wanda Jackson. Last fall, they toured through the South, playing throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Alabama, and Louisiana. They recently released their debut album, White Smoke Rises, which includes everything from high-energy rockabilly to "tear in your beer" country tunes. Honky-tonk, rockabilly, blues, and swing, Pope Paul & The Illegals know how to keep the given crowd happy!
Cali Conscious is a barefoot beach reggae band with a laid back California style performing live music in Huntington Beach every week! Their mellow sound originated in 2010 near the ocean, naturally influenced by the sunshine, soothing waves and the calming ocean breeze. The music blends 4-part harmonies, upbeat rhythms and environmentally conscientious lyrics to create an energetic live experience that makes your soul groove. Cali Conscious music is more than just good vibes. The band organized a community beach clean up once a month in Huntington Beach from 2012-2014, funded the construction of a clean water well in Ethiopia with the donation of live performance tips earned in 2013, and also created a digital download card embedded with carrot, lettuce, and tomato seeds for the release of their first album “High Times.”
They are currently working on their 2nd full length album. Their catchy song lyrics are positive, sharing a message of hope, living with love in the present moment and promoting a global and sustainable way of life. The band will tour extensively along the coastal United States in support of their next album, cleaning the beach and raising money to fight homelessness along the way.
Hunter & The Dirty Jacks are California-Crafted Rock & Roll – like smoky whiskey with phosphorescent ice cubes in a blues-tinted glass. Led by frontman Hunter Ackerman and flanked by guitar players Carmelo Bonaventura and Jon Siembieda, with Aaron Barnes grooving the bottom end on bass and Brian Lara keeping the rootsy tribal beats, this band has been packing roadhouses and clubs in every town from San Diego to Seattle to Denver. Recently signed to the world’s leading independent record label, Spectra Music Group, the album “Single Barrel” is playing on 400+ radio stations, holds 14 television licensing deals including Discovery Networks, MTV, and E! Network, while live the band has been dazzling musical reviewers both nationally and internationally with its “uncompromising energy and theatrical dominance” (Broke Ass Stuart) “befitting of a band that follows the legacy of the Rolling Stones and the Black Crowes.” (jambandsonline).
Inspired at a young age, Zach Churchill has dedicated his life to creating, performing, and sharing music with everyone he meets. His love for all types of musical expression has evolved into a unique sound that reflects his personal tastes and desires. His vocal style is reminiscent of Jeff Buckley's haunting vibrato, Chet Baker's smooth and crisp tone, and Robert Plant's blues roots. A blend of jazz and blues, classic rock, and progressive music has contributed to his major influences as a singer-songwriter and has matured a passion for his own original compositions. As a Los Angeles based singer-songwriter, Zach has had the opportunity to share the stage with artists such as Donavon Frankenreiter, Leon Russell, Poncho Sanchez, and Trevor Hall, and has played showcases, private events, and esteemed music venues throughout the west coast of the U.S., New York City, and the south of France, gaining him a solid fan base at home and abroad. Zach received a "Best Live Band" nomination from the 2014 OC Music Awards and is a regular guest on Laguna Beach's FM station, KX 93.5, and can be found every summer at the Sawdust Art Festival performing amongst talented local artists of all mediums. His recent trip to France, with a series of shows in the south and a final performance in Paris, aimed to promote his recently released EP- Something Else (2013)- and marked his debut in Europe.
Slingshot was originally formed in 1977. Mirk Richardson, one of the founding members, Performed 8 years with Slingshot. Everyone went their separate ways in 1985 but have now regrouped adding Joe McMahon on guitar and vocals, and Randy Wakefield on Drums and vocals. With the addition of midi implementation, give the band rich full Horns, Strings and Keys that only adds to the already powerful sound!
Brother and Sister from Laguna Beach, CA captivate listeners and music seekers with their original tunes that bring back the vintage styles of Blues and Jazz with a Rockabilly and Surfy twist. Vocalist, Celena Marie and Guitarist/Percussionist, Dylan DelPizzo-Howell formed "MoonShine" in January of 2012. After they started writing their own music, Celena and Dylan wanted to play shows to share their original style with people in their community. Feeding their passion to perform, was Laguna Beach's welcoming support of live music and a huge Rock/Blues scene that exists throughout Orange County. Since then, MoonShine has been impressing music enthusiasts by combining such iconic genres of music. They created a style and culmination of music that is nostalgic, but still current and modern.
MoonShine will be releasing their first album as a 5 piece band coming this winter! They are looking forward to a Southern California Tour in the near future.
RYAN AND KAI ARE BROTHERS WHO GREW UP IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PLAYING AND SINGING A VARIETY OF MUSIC. THEY FOUND A COMFORT IN PERFORMING FOR AUDIENCES OF ALL SIZES. WHETHER SITTING IN AN SMALL GROUP OF FRIENDS PLAYING ACOUSTIC MELODIES, OR GETTING TOGETHER WITH OTHER BAND MEMBERS AND PLAYING NIGHTCLUBS AND EVENT STAGES, THEY ARE ALWAYS CROWD-PLEASERS.
THEIR TALENTS GO BEYOND THEIR VOICES, AS THEY PLAY A VARIETY OF INSTRUMENTS TO RECREATE COVER SONGS THAT WORK WITH ALL AGES. THEY ALSO LOVE TO CREATE THEIR OWN ORIGINALS, WITH MUSIC THAT SUITS THE EARS AND LYRICS THAT BRING THE STORY HOME.
AFTER YEARS OF PLAYING ROCK-N-ROLL, SOUL, R & B AND MORE, THEY HAVE TAKEN ON A NEW CHALLENGE. THE KALAMA BROTHERS JUST RELEASED THEIR FIRST HAWAIIAN CD UNDER THE MAUI TRIBE RECORDS LABEL WITH THE AMAZING "UNCLE" WILLIE K.
Formed by Brian Roark and Ryan Rickman in October 2010, Local Remedy started with a 12 song set, a hired drummer, and a bass player from Ryan's former band, Lighter Thieves. After a great first show at the Sandpiper, in Laguna Beach, we were asked to come play there again a few weeks later. Playing with local Laguna Beach musicians Captain Dano, and dance/hip-hop group Chili Davis, we quickly expanded our set, were offered a residency at the Sandpiper, and began playing gigs throughout Southern California.
We began several months of playing gigs at Sandbar (Santa Barbara), Westside Bar and Grill (Costa Mesa), and the Sandpiper as the Lighter Thieves, or, simply, Roarkstar and Rickman. In November 2010, we added Josh Kaufman as our permanent drummer, followed by Sasha Chegini on bass a few months later, and formally declared ourselves, Local Remedy. Sasha has subsequently left us to pursue a Law degree in New York, however, we brought in Peter Freeman to fill his shoes. Pete is an accomplished bassist with years of live experience playing with "The Greatest Cover Band Ever", as well as releasing his own album with theacclaimed band, Jet Set Go.. Pete joined us in August 2012.
In the subsequent 5+ years, we have played over 800 shows throughout Southern California! Anniversary's, birthdays, fund-raisers, house parties, bars, restaurants, and everything in-between. You name it. Working with several local charities, we have dedicated ourselves to using the musical tools we have been blessed with to positively affect our surrounding community. We have raised money for several local recovery homes, and made a $1000 donation through show proceeds to Waves4Water.org, which provides aid and tsunami relief in Japan. We remain committed to giving back and helping those in need.
After starting with a 12 song cover set, we now have a set that includes several original rock/reggae/blues songs, plus over 100 of your favorite classic rock, modern rock, R&B and reggae tunes including The Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, Sublime, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Franz Ferdinand, 311, Incubus, The Grateful Dead, Tom Petty, CCR, Billy Idol, The Black Crows, The Ramones, Bob Segar, Van Morrison, the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding and many more! We constantly seek to provide a fun set to compliment your evening regardless of what genre of music you like.
We continue to improve as musicians and as a band. In January 2012, we were asked to play at the world famous Sawdust Festival, in Laguna Beach! The Sawdust showcases some of the best local music, art, and culture in Southern California and we are excited and humbled to be a part of it this summer.
Who knows what will come next? Local Remedy began as a make-shift band hired to play one gig. Over two years later, we continue to grow as a band, and see our efforts starting to generate a great fan base of supportive friends, family, and regulars that make our motivation simple: Provide rocking' tunes that people love to dance to!
We thank everyone for your continued support. Without you we are just a bunch of guys playing an empty room. We look forward to making new friends/fans and rockin' dance floors for many years to come!
THE HAPPY ENDING BAND features a variety of music: From electric and acoustic sets with three-way harmonies, to full dance sets for large parties and weddings. The Happy Ending Band has a great stage presence and connects with an audience. They constantly keep the audience involved throughout their show, and have a great following in Orange County and South Bay.
Check out our music videos at our YouTube channel -http://www.youtube.com/user/TheHappyEndingBandOC
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Steve Maggiora is a multi-talented musician currently living in Orange County, CA. From studio to stage to screen, he has entertained audiences in 30 states and on 4 continents, performing in schools, bars, theatres and arenas, as well as several music festivals across these United States of America. His passion and drive for music has led him to work with top artists and industry professionals.