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Band Bios from the past months...

CAFFEINE and RAVEN

RavenSchooner Wharf Bar welcomes back two old friends with a few new tunes as local favorites Caffeine Carl and Raven take center stage. A talented guitar player and singer, Raven Cooper has a wide range of vocal styles. Her diverse singing ability rivals an earthy Janis Joplin, orchestral Julie Andrews and masterful Marilyn McCoo Davis. Together with Caffeine’s incredible smokin’ guitar work churnin’ out Delta Blues and classic Rock covers and originals, they’re sure to heat up the night.

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A Show-Stopping Band Back for Bike Week!
THE LAUREN SMOKEN BAND

Lauren Smoken and her band of top shelf musicians are high caliber rock & blues performers. Smoken’s blend of styles ranges from rock and blues, gospel ballads, funky blues and everything in between for a new fresh sound.

Of all the female voices that have dared to nip at Janis Joplin’s coat tails, Lauren Smoken’s is the most powerful and passionate. This native Floridian’s vocals are a powerful, perfect blend of Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, Stevie Nicks, Edda James, Steve Marriot, and Robert Plant all rolled into a fireball of energy and raw talent.

This band, with guitarist and rhythm section, plays the best classics but with an exciting new twist. They’ve performed at major East Coast festivals, and she’s opened for artists like B.B. King and Edgar Winter.

Come and join Lauren Smoken and her band for a mesmerizing night of sultry sounds! She can drop your jaw and raise the hair on your arms quicker than you can say “show stopper”!

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THE SOLID VIBES

The Solid Vibes are a band of well-known local musicians bringing you some of the best funk and island grooves. Featuring Jeff Clark on vocals and guitar, George Victory on guitar, Massai on drums and percussion, and Marty Stonely on saxes and flutes, these guys will cook up great vibes as inspiration hits.

Expect some special guests with their exotic instruments sitting in as jams evolve. And be sure to bring your dancing shoes. It’s a guarantee you won’t be able to stay in your seats for this soul shakin’ musical vibration!
 

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JOHNNY RAWLS

It’s a long way from rural Mississippi in international blues recognition, but then Johnny Rawls has never yet found a road he was afraid to travel. Between touring with such legends as Z.Z. Hill, O.V. Wright, and Little Johnny Taylor as well as forging a career of his own on the rough and ready southern blues circuit known affectionately in the African-American blues community as the “chitlin’ circuit,” Rawls has spent the better part of twenty years on the road. He is well touted for playing his sweet soul’d fusion of blues, R&B, and emotion-laden pop stylings for audiences throughout the south.

His music career has included being O.V. Wright’s and Little Johnny Taylor’s band leader, founding a record label “Touch”, recording and producing his own work as well as other artists, while keeping up with his “white line fever” performances.

Rawls’ musical tastes are varied with a style that’s between gospel, blues, and good hard soul music, seasoned generously with lush pop structured melodies as well as hard-driving rhythmic impetus, that kicks with rock & roll energy.

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RAVEN COOPER & MICHAEL GILLIS

Schooner Wharf Bar welcomes back some favorite old friends with a few new tunes as Raven Cooper and Michael Gillis take our stage. A talented guitar player and singer, Raven Cooper has a wide range of vocal styles. Her diverse singing ability rivals an earthy Janis Joplin, orchestral Julie Andrews and Bluesy Billy Holliday.

Together with Michael Gillis, who’s worked for Motown Records and is an affluent jazz musician, they churn out an eclectic mix of jazz, country, Blues, and more sure to heat up the night.

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JESSE CHONG

Jesse Chong creates a good time playing his guitar wherever he goes, and straight from Virginia Beach, this 4-piece band is back at Schooner Wharf for three electrifying nights. They’re versatile styles range from pop to country to reggae to bluegrass to funk.

Says A&R Select: “Jesse Chong’s music reflects such a strong human element…it’s impossible not to be drawn in.”

Last year’s winner of the “Best Live Performance” from Portfolio Magazine, Jesse’s a fantastic songwriter, and connects with his audience. He’s opened for Steely Dan, Willie Nelson, the Wailers, and INXS, among others. Jesse and the band – Jason Bruner on drums, Will Highton on bass, and Bernie Lee on keyboards, have been known to play non-stop jams that have gone on for hours.

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MARTY STONELY & ROLANDO ROJAS

MARTY STONELY & ROLANDO ROJASReady for the vibrations of local music? Saxophonist and flutist Marty Stonely and guest Rolando Rojas, a great Latin singer, on keyboards and guitar, have teamed up to bring the sounds of New Orleans Latin Gumbo to the waterfront stage at Schooner Wharf Bar.

They’ll stir up this gumbo with originals plus their own twist on tunes from the Neville Brothers, Buckwheat Zydeco, Sting, and plenty of salsa and meringue to keep you moving!

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Appearing at Schooner Wharf Bar
For One Special Performance!

JAMES SLATER
With MARTY STONELY

JAMES SLATERDirect from Nashville, well-known writer/musician James Slater is in town and making Schooner Wharf his “Key West Address” for one special performance! James has penned many hits like “In My Daughter's Eyes” -- nominated for a Grammy -- and performed worldwide with well-known writers and performers like Burt Bacharach and Stewart Copeland.

Soon he'll be touring with Kenny Chesney, but he’s stopped in to take the stage with Marty Stonely and treat us to his country/Latin/pop music here on New Year’s Day from 6:30-11 p.m. You won’t want to miss it!

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ART HARRIS & THE Z-TONES

Get ready for a swingin’ rhythm & jumpin’ blues band! Based in Cocoa Beach, Art Harris & The Z Tones performs throughout the state and beyond. This quintet—armed with guitar, sax, upright bass and drums—offers a unique, soulful sound that can swing and jump just as hard as it can shuffle and groove.

The group plays a variety of blues styles including West Coast jump, Chicago shuffle, Mississippi delta soul, Louisiana groove, and Texas swing. They perform their own originals along with songs from blues artists such as Freddie King, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, B.B. King, T-Bone Walker, Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, and more.

These guys have performed at premier venues and special events and will have you swingin’ on the dance floor!

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PRIME TIME

Soul, funk, rock, blues…you name it – Prime Time covers it, and covers it well. These local musicians have less than quietly made a name for themselves throughout the Keys with fine lead vocals, knock-out solos, and a classic sound.

Says Key West The Newspaper, “There might be a better four-piece band somewhere, but I wouldn’t know where to look. Whoever thought of the words ‘this is the most fun you can have with your clothes on’ must have had Prime Time in mind.”

All together, Prime Movers is a not to be missed musical ride for the senses that is at once nostalgic and contemporary, curious and captivating!

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SCHOLARS WORD

From roots to dub to dancehall to ska, Scholars Word makes reggae all their own. For nearl decade, this passionate 5-piece band has promoted reggae’s message of love and equality to audiences on the East and West coasts. They’ve played with reggae’s greats – Ziggy Marley, Steel Pulse, and Third World, among many others.

Solid and energetic, their uplifting sound has catchy hooks and party jams. DJs and fans have said this band is “definitely pumping some crucial hi…” and “roots music is alive and well.”

Come out and hear top vocals and original lyrics for hot island vibes and tight grooves through the night.

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JASON RICCI & NEW BLOOD

Jason Ricci and New Blood mix blues, rock, funk, eastern, and jazz into a seamless eclectic cohesion. They’ve been compared to acts as diverse as The Rolling Stones, John Coltrane, Lou Reed, and Prince and the Revolution. This hot band has just been nominated for “Artist of the Year” by Blues Wax magazine.

New Blood always delivers musical virtuosity while effortlessly keeping the fun, along with the skill, refinement and reflection typical of a Jazz ensemble.

As a blues band, JR&NB have individually and collectively won various accolades and distinguished awards from blues societies all over the world. As a mainstream rock and roll band, they were listed in the Mercury News “Top Ten shows of 2005” alongside Prince, Rush and Green Day.

“As a lover of live music, a JRNB show is absolutely exhilarating”, says Blake Taylor for Cincinnati City Beat. “Imagine the best virtuoso-filled ‘jam band’ you’ve ever seen (think early ‘90s Phish, old Flecktones, Allmans, Robert Randolph, Derek Trucks, etc.) and then double the energy and stage presence.”

Come down to Schooner Wharf to jam with this much acclaimed band. “Ricci links the jazz mastery of Howard Levy with the blues precision of Jerry Portnoy and hits speeds that make John Popper look like he’s standing still.” –Mercury News

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STANLEY ROOTS BAND

With cool vibes…and hot rhythm…Stanley Roots Band plays the greatest Reggae and Soca around, mixed with a collection of R&B, dance music and rock.

Entertaining audiences with polished and exciting performances, these Caribbean musicians have shared the stage with Jimmy Cliff, The Wailers, Tito Puente, and 10,000 Maniacs. Last summer’s Turks & Caicos Music Festival had them with Steel Pulse, Yolanda Adams, Fantasia, and other heavy hitters.

Come out and “light it up” with Stanley Roots’ melodic island sounds.

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MICHAEL PICKETT

From Canada, award-winning and electrifying singer/songwriter/rack harmonica player Michael Pickett graces the Schooner Wharf stage for a special afternoon. A top acoustic Blues artist, Michael has evolved into a captivating storyteller through Delta Blues, Country, Folk, Americana, and Gospel. He possesses a unique fusion of sensibilities, driven by his thumping Delta guitar rhythms, muscular harmonica, and gravel and chains voice.

Winner of Real Blues’ “Blues Album of the Year”, he’s been described as “A world-class tunesmith – one of Canada’s top acoustic blues artists!” by Blues Revue.

Michael has played in the company of such greats as John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Robert Cray, and Tom Rush, and he’s been noted as an amazing artist who breathes new life into the Blues.

Don’t miss his natural blues voice that has a “timeless quality that says we’ll be listening a long, long time from now.” – Blues on Stage

For more information, please call Schooner Wharf Bar at 305 292-3302.

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SARASOTA SLIM

Florida R&B and blues-rock legend Sarasota Slim will be sangin’, slidin’ and generally wailin’ away at Schooner Wharf Bar on Friday and Saturday, February 2nd and 3rd.

Playing his own take on blues-rock, Slim’s influences were greats Elmore James, B.B. King and Otis Rush. He mixes Chicago style with Delta and Allman Brothers-style slide guitar.

Slim’s been called “an innovative guitar player”, and adds “I’ve never been a straight, retro-blues kind of guy.” He’s landed opening slots for such heavy-hitters as Johnny Winter and Etta James. Says the Gainesville Sun, “…his hot-blooded slide work can raise the hair on the back of your neck.”

Mark your calendars for Sarasota Slim, because “If you haven’t watched the man play guitar, you’re missing something.” – Tallahassee Democrat.

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The COCONUTS

South Florida’s hottest party band takes the stage this weekend at Schooner Wharf. Playing a cool variety of dance music, their range is from Sinatra to Zeppelin, disco to reggae and everything in between.

Bring a smile and your dancing shoes. It’s a guarantee you won’t be able stay in your seats to enjoy the sound of this band’s upbeat tunes.

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TROUBLE TWINS

Niki Buzz & Papa Matt spice up the Schooner Wharf Bar stage Cajun style on Fat Tuesday, Feb 27th. Come celebrate Mardi Gras with their unique blend of Blues, Soul, Classic Rock, and New Orleans style funk.

These talented musicians have played and recorded with such legends as Ike & Tina Turner, Cheap Trick, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Whitney Houston, Talking Heads, and The Guess Who.

Together, like nobody else can, their guitar, bass, harmonica, and vocals provide a magic mix of Soul, Rock, Funk, and "the real deal" blues, along with their own originals, all delivered with style and polished by years of experience.

The Schooner Galley will be serving up New Orleans classic Jambalaya and Muffuletta --Don't miss it!

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CAFFEINE CARL & THE BUZZ

Schooner Wharf Bar welcomes back some old hometown friends with a few new tunes as local band Caffeine Carl and the Buzz takes center stage this weekend. They’re a Key West favorite, with their 300-song repertoire, from classic rock to jazz and blues. Caffeine’s incredible harmonica playing and amazing guitar work is guaranteed to thrill and will have you ‘out of your seats and on your feets’.

The band performs a virtual stew of Chicago, Texas, and Delta blues. So, come on down to Schooner Wharf Bar and see what the buzz is about. Way more fun than decent folks need!!!

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FIDDLERS FANCY

Rick Bauer and Tequila Ken -- have played every kind of music with every kind of band at every kind of place for every kind of people at every time of day for every kind of reason and every kind of pay.

With fiddle and guitar, they make a dynamic musical mix that is always as exciting and fun to watch as it is to hear. Ken likes Blues, country, jazz and rock and roll; Rick likes traditional “pickin’ and fiddlin’ Folk, Irish, Ragtime, and classical. The press have said these well-respected musicians are “superb”, “manic and marvelous”.

Rick’s favorite way to make music is to find a crowd to crawl into. Come out and hear their “razor sharp wit and killer set of songs” for a great time during the week and on St. Patty’s Day!

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CELTIC HEATHENS

Schooner Wharf celebrates St. Patty’s Day with Celtic Heathens... The Celtic Heathens are a four-piece acoustic music group who perform music drawn from the “Celtic” regions of the world. These regions are generally recognized as England, Scotland and Ireland but could also include the U.S.A., Spain, France and Canada to name but a few of the other countries proudly sporting their own celtic heritage (ever heard of the Boston Celtics?). The Group consists of Rick Bauer (acoustic/electric guitars, fiddle, mandolin, button accordion, stepdancing, vocals), Ken Grant (bass guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals), Cheryl Clark (Cajon, Djembe, percussion, vocals), and Wode O’Ray (vocals, acoustic guitar).

They demonstrate their versatility as they perform jigs, reels, Blues, Folk, and even some stepdancing. Get your Irish going -- come see why the press have said “They call themselves Heathens but they attack the music like warriors.” – Brighton Weekend Press.

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SWEET DADDY COOL BREEZE

Sweet Daddy Cool Breeze play with the gritty urban sound of Chicago Blues with “a little jazzy flavor added to it.” They have what it takes and deliver a top-notch show. The band has shared the stage with Blues legends like Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, and Los Lobos, to name a few, and has toured internationally as headliners for more than five years.

Front man Wally, “Sweet Daddy” Greaney and German guitarist Une Herr are considered one of the best harp and guitar teams around. Master bassist Joe Fonda and the explosive drumming of Pete Perfido make up the rhythm section that gives the band the pulsating groove that drives a powerful Blues experience.

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SKRAELING

Fusing catchy originals with modern versions of traditional Celtic and Maritime folk, fiddle tunes, and fresh takes on rock and country favorites, Skraeling’s sound is spirited and new.

The band features the soaring fiddle work of John Showman; Mike Rossiter provides powerful lead vocals and relentless rhythm guitar; Animal anchors the combo on drums with uncompromised attack on traditional Celtic rhythms.

One of Toronto’s best-known and busiest professional bands, Skraeling is a talented and entertaining combo that keeps its audiences happy and drinking and guarantees a good time for all.

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BUFFALO STRANGE

Tampa Bay-based BUFFALO STRANGE returns to Schooner Wharf to drive fans of all ages to a dancing frenzy. “The Strange” have a unique blend of styles that sets them apart from other jam bands. Influenced by Bob Marley, the Grateful Dead, The Rolling Stones and the Beatles, they fuse rock, jazz, psychedelic, reggae and world rhythms into a unique blend that’s sure to please any crowd.

A great performance you have to see and hear to truly appreciate -- guaranteed to make you groove and get you to move.

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GOODMAN & BENTHIEN WITH CHRIS CLIFTON

Appearing at Schooner Wharf Bar Tuesday, May 15th at 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 pm is first-class songwriter, singer, and guitarist David Goodman accompanied by percussion virtuoso Carlos Benthien & the master of the stratocaster Chris Clifton. Goodman has recorded with legends such as Greg Allman, Benthien has lent his talents to artists like Carlos Satana, and Clifton has jammed with the likes of Jimmy Vaughn & James Taylor. The High-energy, soulful sounds of David, infectious rhythms of Carlos, and smooth melodic style of Chris will captivate the audience and elevate the room, making it impossible to sit down.

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C. W. COLT

C. W. Colt, the “Caribbean Country Blues Master”, and his Conch Republic Royal Minstrels return to Schooner Wharf to celebrate Mel Fisher Days.

C. W.’s career includes playing with such greats as Waylon Jennings, Jimmy Buffett, and Patsy Montana. Come out and see why it’s been said that "His style is a wonderful blend of island spirit and country sensibility.”

*Key West The Newspaper

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INJADE

Injade is a four-piece band fronted by Adrienne Zolondick on acoustic guitar, keyboards and vocals, and David Tortolano on electric acoustic guitar and vocals.

Highlights of the band are the three- and four-part vocal harmonies. It is refreshing to see and hear a different person singing lead throughout the night. Backing them up is a rock solid rhythm section with highly seasoned players.

As pop-rock songwriters, their fusion has gained on-air attention, and their live performances of original music have never been more well received.

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CHRIS CASE & THE MONKS OF FUNK

A Keys mainstay for nearly 20 years, Chris Case has brought his roots of Calypso, Ska, and Reggae to the local music scene. A much loved and sought-after guitar player and singer, he also adds his favorite Blues, Gospel, Funk, Soul and Rock adaptations to the list.

Raised in Bermuda and the Bahamas, he grew up in “Show Business” and has played music professionally since the age of 13. He's toured with such greats at The Spiral Staircase, The Fabulous Thunderbirds and Bobby Brown.

Come out and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with Chris at Schooner Wharf.

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HIGH OCTANE

This dynamic trio of guitar, bass and drums produces a sound comparable to bands twice their size. While focusing on rockabilly, High Octane draws heavily from blues, country and swing to create their own unique sound. The band generates fans everywhere from the House of Blues in Orlando to Biketoberfest in Daytona Beach.

High Octane's three talented musicians bring to the stage a power and force expressed by their name. Wil, Chuck and Steve deliver performances that always leave the audience wanting more. See why they've been called the "Best Rockabilly Band in the Southeast".

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RAVEN & HONEY MOUTH

Playing at Schooner Wharf Bar are some of the Keys’ most talented musicians – Raven Cooper and her 4-piece band, Honey Mouth, including Bubba Lownotes. A versatile guitar player and singer, Raven has a wide range of vocal styles flawlessly flaunted in English, Spanish, French, and Italian. Her diverse singing ability rivals an Earthy Janis Joplin, orchestral Julie Andrews, and masterful Marilyn McCoo Davis.

Come on in, relax, and enjoy the evening listening to Raven’s angelic voice and find out how sweet it is.

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THE STEVE THORPE BLUES ORCHESTRA

Steve Thorpe and The Blues Orchestra returns to Key West this weekend at the Schooner Wharf Bar. A foursome that “goes from zero to kick ass. This is real, unadulterated, low down and dirty blues at its very finest”, says Peter “Blewzzman” Lauro about their new C.D. “Live, Down and Dirty.”

It’s no wonder that the Steve Thorpe and the Blues Orchestra Band is one of the most sought after bands in Florida, given Steve’s history of playing the blues with greats such as Smokey Wilson, Gregg Allman, Big Bill Morganfield, and Spencer Davis.

Cashbox Magazine said “Listening to Steve Thorpe with your eyes closed, it was if you were hearing Joe Cocker and Jimi Hendrix melded together to form one hell of an album. This is some fine musicianship and great renditions.”

So, come on down to Schooner Wharf Bar and listen to some of the best blues you’ll ever here and feel what every blues lover enjoys.

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YARD DOGS

“The Yard Dogs are the Cajun/Zydeco/Classic Rock/Blues Band that has taken Southwest Florida by storm! They provide high-energy, upbeat-tempo numbers that will have your hands clappin’ and your toes tappin’ within seconds…. Listening to the Yard Dogs is habit forming. One song and you are ready to take off your shoes and jump on a table….” -Virtually Paradise (Florida information web site)

One of Florida’s hottest bands, The Yard Dogs perform uplifting and entertaining music that blends Zydeco, Blues, Bluegrass, Cajun, country, folk and rock which they call “Florida Swamp Music“. The Yard Dogs’ unique sound is due to the mixture of three eclectic musical instruments and musicians.

Accordion and keyboards, a guit-jo (6-string banjo with incredible percussive qualities), and a Rhumba Box, as well as a harmonica and a scrub board, are all part of the upbeat and entertaining show.

It’s always Mardi Gras with The Yard Dogs…they even bring the beads!!!!

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ISLAND SPICE BAND
Featuring TOKO IRIE and Friends

Toko Irie’s blend of upbeat Island Reggae and Calypso generates an easy tropical feel. He’s originally from Grenada, the Spice Island, and is known for his unique 3-stick method of playing the steel drums.

Together with his friends, their charisma transports audiences to a southern Caribbean setting. Also on steel drum is Carlon Lyons, who hails from Trinidad; Kenny Fradley on Trumpet, and Marty Stonely on sax.

These drums and brass create a rhythmic style that will surely cast a spell and -- Ya Mon -- everyone has a fun time.

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MOTOR CITY JOSH

“Seeing Josh Ford and his band live is like riding on a Mississippi river boat during a storm. The rhythm section churns the waters like a paddle wheel and Josh’s guitar brings on the lightning….” – The Scene–Atlanta

Detroit native Josh Ford is a straight up singin’, guitar slingin’, songwriting, crowd-pleasing Blues man and one of the most skillful and animated performers around. He and his 4-piece band are popular for their foot stompin’, electrifying ‘funky blues you can’t refuse’.

Having played all over the U.S. and Europe, Josh has shared the stage with such legendary greats as Buddy Guy, Savoy Brown and Buddy Miles. Detroit Blues Society says, “Josh has and always will be one of the best Blues acts to ever come out of Detroit.”

Live from the Motor City to the Southernmost City is the dynamic Blues and superb showmanship of Motor City Josh. An absolute entertainer, Josh manages to keep everyone happy no matter what their age or musical tastes – everybody loves Motor City Josh & the Big 3!

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ALBERT CASTIGLIA

Albert Castiglia has a dynamic musical style that lights up stages throughout the US, Europe and beyond. A renowned international blues vocalist and guitarist, Albert has played with an endless list of the best blues artists in the business. He has toured all the major Chicago clubs and blues festivals as well as touring internationally for many years.

“Albert is one of those performers that seems to hypnotize you during his performance…his good looks, his smile, his facial expressions, his energy, and his enthusiasm make him a sheer joy to watch.”

“….he wrings every last note, and then some, from blistering solo before stepping back to the mile to sing in his weary moan. There’s something in his authoritative presence that echoes Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter and Muddy Waters.”

Come see what everyone is saying is a high energy and fun time.

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JIM MORRIS & THE BIG BAMBOO BAND

Although Jim Morris’ musical style is reminiscent of Jimmy Buffett and Jerry Jeff Walker, he has a knack for defying categorization. He and the eight-piece Big Bamboo Band mix a whimsical island sound with a splash of Texas to produce a sound that is uniquely Gulf and Western – “An eclectic blend of tropical rock, jazz, country, and folk that maintains an amazing continuity.”

Morris is an articulate singer/songwriter with a devotion to storytelling. Whether it is a thoughtful ballad about doomed love or an anthem to a night of drunken revelry, the listener can always count on well-crafted songs with carefully drawn characters, clever lyrics, and satirical charm.

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MITCH WOODS AND HIS ROCKET PIANO

Mitch Woods takes his inspiration from the great  jump n’ boogie outfits and swingin’ little big  bands of the 40’s, breathing fresh life into the music that gave birth to rock n’ roll. Mitch takes his cue from his jumpin’, n, jivin’, shoutin’ n’ honkin’, pumpin’ n’ poundin’ predecessors, Louis Jordan, Cab Calloway, Joe and Jimmie Liggins, Louis Prima, just to name a few.

Making his Key West debut, Mitch’s pile drivin’ piano licks and energetic stage persona send a crowd into dancing delight.

Come out and let Mitch Woods take you back to an earlier time in American music with his own swinging rock-a-boogie style.

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PARIS LUNA

Making their Key West debut, bold new band Paris Luna lights up the Schooner Wharf stage for two appearances. Compared to Fleetwood Mac and The Sundays, this creative 4-piece band has garnered impressive reviews with their mix of pop rock, classic rock, and jazzy felt music.

Over the course of a year, the band has fused funk and folk with edgy guitar and atmospheric keyboards to achieve a signature sound to delight critics at home and abroad. "Touring is very exciting, because this band is going to grow even more,” says Luna.

Don’t miss this up and coming band!

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TRIBAL STYLE

Making their much-anticipated Key West debut at Schooner Wharf, Tribal Style is a roots-reggae band well known for their original and rich sound. The band is five members, including three brothers raised in Kingston, Jamaica.

They’ve shared the stage internationally with acts such as: Steel Pulse, Burning Spear, Third World, Damian Marley, Yellowman, James Brown, Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, and more.

The band has transcended beyond the typical world beat/reggae genre and their sound is magnetic and unique. Come out and groove to their distinct reggae tone.

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BAD FISH

Bad Fish is two familiar faces with unmistakable voices -- Michelle Dravis and Will Parker. An acoustic duo must-see, they’re equipped with two guitars and a Djembe hand drum.

They cover cool Rock, Blues, and Country classics blended with funky Pop, Alternative, and Reggae favorites.

Michelle’s soaring vocals mixed with Will’s vivacious style evolve around the audience. With sweet harmonies to upbeat fun, their humorous stage presence gives a rare vibrancy, so be prepared to laugh, dance, and sing along...all night long.

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DANNY MORRIS BAND

“Surf Whammy God” Danny Morris & his electrifying band are back at Schooner Wharf Bar.

Notorious for his eclectic songwriting and awe-inspiring guitar performance, Danny has been compared to such greats as Stevie Ray Vaughn and Duane Eddy. He is one of the few guitarists who synthesizes surf and blues with versatility and imagination.

Danny Morris has performed with national acts such as John Lee Hooker, Jerry Lee Lewis, B.B. King, Ben E. King, Mick Fleetwood, and others.

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THE DOERFEL FAMILY BLUEGRASS BAND

“…a recommendation from me. It’s hard to beat young kids with talent….”
Jack Petro, The Daily Sun, The Villages, FL

Take 2 parents and 10 kids, put them in a 40-foot bus, and send them on the road for 3 years playing their music. What do you get? The Doerfels, an amazing 12 member family bluegrass band, who’ve wowed audiences and impressed critics from Branson, MO up and down the East Coast, to Canada. What makes them remarkable is their average age is 15 years old!

Despite their youth, one Keys reporter has said about their show, “Seasoned musicians watched in awe….” The core band consists of the oldest son and leader TJ, 19, on banjo; Kim, 17, on the fiddle; Eddy, 14, on mandolin; Joey, 13, on bass and cello; and Ben, 12, on guitar. The whole family joins in on certain songs and adds humor to the act, making it entertaining for all ages.

If you like country, gospel, and bluegrass, interspersed with a touch of blues, jazz, swing, and classical, you’ll want to catch this outstanding, young talented band! See why “The Doerfel Family is a force to be reckoned with.”* No strings attached!

*-- Steve Baldridge, Goldwing Express, Branson, MO.

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A Not-to-be-Missed Performance
At Schooner Wharf Bar!

THE DOERFELS



“…a recommendation from me. It’s hard to beat young kids with talent….”
Jack Petro, The Daily Sun, The Villages, FL

Live from New York (state), it’s The Doerfels. Take 2 parents and 10 kids, put them in a 40-foot bus, send them on the road for 4 years playing their music, and you get an amazing 12-member family bluegrass band. The 2008 Florida State Bluegrass Champions, they’ve wowed audiences and impressed critics from Branson, MO up and down the East Coast, to Canada. What makes them remarkable is their average age is 16 years old!

Despite their youth, one Keys reporter has said about their show, “Seasoned musicians watched in awe….” The core band consists of the oldest son and leader TJ, 20, on banjo; Kim, 18, on the fiddle; Eddy, 15, on mandolin; Joey, 14, on bass and cello; and Ben, 13, on guitar. The whole family joins in on certain songs and adds humor to the act, making it entertaining for all ages.

If you like country, gospel, and bluegrass, interspersed with a touch of blues, jazz, swing, and classical, you’ll want to catch this outstanding, young talented band! See why “The Doerfel Family is a force to be reckoned with.”* No strings attached!

*-- Steve Baldridge, Goldwing Express, Branson, MO.

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JANELLE and TOMMY

There are new kids in town! Tommy Sims is a well-known and liked guitarist from Hilton Head Island, and he’s accompanied by his wife, Janelle Stewart, pianist and vocalist from California who’s versed in all styles of music. From genres in the early 1900s to current Top 40 hits, their wide range of music entertains everyone.

Setting the ambiance for a festive and memorable night is an easy job for Tommy and Janelle. Their smooth vocal harmonies and textured rhythms will keep you charmed and dancing.

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CHEVY’S SALSA BAND
Featuring Miguel Cruz & Dayami

This salsa is hot! Richie Ciavolino (Caribé and Prime Movers) is smokin’ on drums and timbales. Miguel and Dayami Cruz (Tropical Dreams) are on burning vocals and hot conga drums. And special guest José Rodriguez (Caribé) sizzles on flute, vocals and electric sax.

Come ready to dance, dance, dance into the steamy Cinco de Mayo night!

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THE CASTAWAYS

Noted for their right on cover performance of The Gypsy Kings, Santana, Sinatra, Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, The Bee Gees, Paul McCartney, Prince, Doobie Brothers, Dylan, Beatles, Led Zepplin, Elton John……..

Be prepared for the unexpected --- from crowd requests, to a nugget from the past or present, performed with distinct “Castaway” flavor --- always paying tribute to the original artist.

*A great musical trio* - What’s Hot Magazine
*First Rate Entertainment* - South Florida Sun Sentinel
*One of the most popular bands on the beach* - Rock in Lauderdale.com

The castaways have opened for UB40, Julio Iglesias Jr., and Patty Loveless, and countless festivals and concerts. Versatile and talented, these guys know how to rock the house!

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Legendary Performer and International Recording Artist
HARMONICA RED & THE NEW HEARD

“He’s not called Harmonica Red for nothing. A Louisiana native hiding out in Nashville, Red (aka George Heard) is a singular harp stylist, seamlessly blending his Bluesy boiling wails inside a rockin’/jumpin’/shufflin’ gumbo.” -- Tim Carmen, The Houston Post

Harmonica Red & The New Heard is a band unlike any other, featuring George “Red” Heard’s remarkable talent on the harmonica with 30 years of an amazing musical career under his belt. These world-class entertainers play the Blues right -- with sometimes a Louisiana Zydeco bent or other times with a touch of rockabilly.

To get his unique and extraordinary sound, Red stacks his Lee Oskar harmonicas on top of one another, two or three at a time, sliding between them to get notes you can’t make on one. It’s been said that he “plays the mouth organ as if he’s either reaching for the vault of a funky cathedral or luring the damned out of a deep circle of hell.”*

Red spent time in Key West 30 years ago, and then played with heavyweights like David Allan Coe, Little Feat and War. His phenomenal harp work has been hailed as scintillating and a wonder – be sure to catch their one-of-a-kind show at Schooner Wharf!

*Thomas J. Cullen -- The Baltimore Blues Society Newsletter

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BOBBY J as ELVIS

ELVIS LIVES! Elvis will be in the house, that is, at Schooner Wharf. Yes, you read it right -- Key West’s own Elvis, “Bobby J”, will be performing The King’s favorite songs.

So put on your blue suede shoes, come on down to Schooner Wharf, and wiggle your hips to all the great songs you remember.

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ROBERT DOUGLAS & THE REIFERSENS

Making their much-awaited return performance at Schooner Wharf is a new band of talented local musicians. Each is a mainstay of the local music scene for years, and they’re sure to become favorites fast.

Playing highly danceable songs with high energy, the band is fronted by Robert Douglas on vocals and guitar, Jim Clark on drums, and Chris Flowers on keyboards.

Don’t miss the party -- bring a smile and your dancing shoes. It’s a guarantee you won’t be able stay in your seats to enjoy the sound of this band’s upbeat tunes.

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JACK MOSLEY BAND

Back by popular demand, Jack Mosley kicks it up for Parrotheads and locals, and shows his deep love for the ocean and “Old Florida”, which is reflected in his songwriting. A talented entertainer, he mixes his original music with popular Jimmy Buffett songs – something for everyone.

Performing his first show at 16, he has played at the Grand Ole Opry and with artists such as Johnny Cash, Tanya Tucker, and Bad Company.

The band truly appeals to all ages and all musical tastes and will have everyone leaning back and sipping a margarita!

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ROB SWEET

Local songwriter/singer Rob Sweet will be appearing at Schooner Wharf Bar on Tuesday, Sept. 16th. The evening will be a treat for those who enjoy philosophical, yet witty original songwriting in the tradition of John Prine and Todd Snider.

Rob also brings to the stage an eclectic blend of songs by artists ranging from The Band to David Bowie to Jack Johnson. Whether you like folk, blues, acoustic rock, or a little country, this show has something for everyone.

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THE ALLIENS

The Alliens are brothers Jamiel (keys) and Janiah (drums) alongside cousin Zeph (guitar), all three Key West-born, back this week to serve up their Latin-reggae-funk-infused Rock. Their secret is not to force these styles to mix, but to let them blend together to create a new rhythm they call World Groove.

Sons of the Survivors founders/brothers Woody and Din Allen, this trio takes the taste of the tropics and kicks it up a notch and a generation. Adding Uncle Marty and Papa Din to the mix will put a real kick into the holidays.

Come out and see why the critics have written that they are a “fun, entertaining and great live experience” and how “they keep the party alive!”

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Appearing at Schooner Wharf Bar
DIN ALLEN

Din Allen moved to Key West as a kid in 1978 to get away from the mainland lifestyle, and he’s been keeping it musical ever since. His style has been tagged as “an islandy James Taylor”, which has made him a favorite regular performer at most every place in town.

Versatile as a bassist, vocalist, guitarist, or percussionist, he’s most well known for performing with The Survivors, Alliens, the Full Sail Band, Key West Soul Party, Tres Caballeros, Savage Beets, and Deb Hudson and the Groove Daddies.

Come out and hear Din’s warm island grooves! For more information, please call Schooner Wharf at (305) 292-3302.

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A New Duo Appearing at Schooner Wharf Bar
MARTY STONELY & KEN FAIRBROTHER

This new Keys duo -- Marty Stonely and Ken Fairbrother -- offers up acousto alternative funk jams and has something for everyone, especially Dave Matthews fans.

Fairbrother uses a loop machine and digs in to create drum and rhythm patterns for each tune. Stonely answers with saxes, flutes and vocalizations. Capped by Fairbrother’s strong percussive vocals and Stonely's imaginative drive, the audience catches their smiles and strong interplay.

It’s a jam band “duo style”! They come to sing and play hard. Come taste this duo's nighttime concoction!

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Making Their Debut Schooner Wharf Appearance!
THE MANGO MEN

The Mango Men band has fast become one of the most requested and sought after bands in the northeast, and now they’re here at Schooner Wharf for one special night.

This energetic 6-piece group, including a steel drummer, are down from Philly. Their music spans genres from rock, to pop, to country and takes listeners from the Boardwalk to Key West (and everywhere in between!)

They won Kenny Chesney’s “Next Big Star” competition two years ago, then celebrated the release of their first CD, “Every Day’s a Saturday”.

You won’t believe the spin and energy The Mango Men put into each and every song and performance!

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BISCUIT MILLER AND THE MIX
A Much-Awaited Return Appearance At Schooner Wharf Bar!

BRING A SMILE TO YOUR BLUES!

Biscuit Miller, one of the funkiest bass players around, is on the loose again and getting’ down on the Schooner Wharf stage for 2 electric nights. He’s joined by Doctor Love, Big Al Grobic, and Buzz Anderson to make a great “Mix” of high energy and charisma.

Biscuit’s magnetic, funky, high tempo style won him the BMA 2012 Bass Player of the Year. He co-wrote “Testify” from the album “Live,” which reached Billboard’s #1 album on the blues charts. Biscuit has played with legends like Muddy Waters and Ike and Tina Turner. He’s also well known for playing behind Chicago’s legendary Lonnie Brooks.

What’s better than a bowlful of soulful, funky blues stew? A pipin’ hot Biscuit, of course! Come out and see why he says, “We’re going to make it a party every time we play, so come check us out!” Let’s get the party started!

“Bounding energy & funk….loaded with charisma” – Southwest Blues Magazine

“One of the most fun nights I’ve ever had was seeing Biscuit & the Mix at B.L.U.E.S. in Chicago. Not only is “Biscuit” a great bass player, he’s also a great—and gregarious—band leader.” – Bonnie “Queen B” Stebbins

 

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FOURTH DIMENSION

“A serious message elevates Fourth Dimension to freedom fighter status...[their] sounds invade the heart with a heavenly sense of purpose.” -- Gig Magazine

“Between touring the world and headlining reggae festivals....Fourth Dimension fills local bars with dancing fans.” -- Citylink

Dubbed as “reggae legends” by the Miami Herald, Fourth Dimension is a ground-breaking reggae band surging from the South Florida scene, and now they’re invading Schooner Wharf for two groovin’ nights. Their sound is progressive reggae and “Authentic Roots Reggae Out of this World”. Audiences often rave that they sound like Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin meet Bob Marley.

With members from the Caribbean, the US and South American Heritage, it’s no wonder that their following is equally diverse: from hard-core lovers of reggae, to tie-dye jam band connoisseurs, to Baby Boomers. Audiences are blessed with a performance mix of Bob Marley-style music, Lee “Scratch” Perry-like dub stylings, the current Sizzla-style toasting, the traditional Burning Spear style, and Latin-Spanish reggae.

From the pulsating sounds of the bass guitar to melodic grooves to the extensive vocal array, Fourth Dimension will electrify your soul with a positive experience.

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MITCH WOODS AND HIS ROCKET 88s

Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88’s are the torch bearers of a great American musical heritage. Taking their inspiration from the great jump n’ boogie outfits and swingin’ little big bands of the 40’s, they breathe fresh life into the music that gave birth to Rock n’ Roll.

Mitch takes his cue from his jumpin’, n, jivin’ predecessors, Louis Jordan, Cab Calloway, Joe and Jimmie Liggins, and Louis Prima, just to name a few.

Mitch’s pile drivin’ piano licks and energetic stage persona combined with the Rocket 88’s’ swingin’ horns, thumpin’ bass, rockin’ guitar, and jungle drums, send a crowd into dancing delight.

Come out and let them take you back to an earlier time in American music.

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ROBERT DOUGLAS BAND
Featuring MICHELLE DRAVIS

Robert Douglas has been entertaining audiences since early childhood and has been a favorite local musician since 2004, originally hailing from the Tampa Bay area.

He’s shared the stage with a veritable “who’s who” in modern Country, Rock, Pop and Blues music, including The Charlie Daniels Band, Dickey Betts, The Marshall Tucker Band, Molly Hatchet, Keith Urban, Kenny Loggins, and Steppenwolf, and the list continues to grow.

Come out and let him and his band treat you to some Southern-fried, classic rockin’ Blues.

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SKYLA BURRELL BAND

"One of the most smokin' Blues bands in the U.S."* makes its Key West debut appearance at Schooner Wharf for two high-energy, electric shows.

With co-founder Mark Tomlinson on lead guitar and Skyla Burrell's great growly voice, this band has been hailed as the real deal -- they raise the roof with their house-rockin' Blues**.

They've won international acclaim and invitations to numerous festivals as well as a European tour. Come out and see why Skyla Burrell has been called "equal parts siren, Blues goddess and ring-mistress."***

*Digial Cafe Tour **Bucks County Blues Society
***The Daily Times - Knoxville

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THE JONY JAMES BLUES BAND

A modern-day Blues band raised on “old school”, The Jony James Band is hard hittin’ and aimed for your heart. Jony has been playing gigs since the 1960’s and has toured for the last 30 years. Now for more than a decade, he's fronted his own band, known for “Survival Blues”.

Influenced by greats B.B. King, Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix, James, bassist Rod Horning and drummer Kent “Boom Boom” Leech amaze with true pedal-to-the-metal live performances.

Watching these guys let it all out is guaranteed to blow your mind. Don’t miss this one powerful performance.

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ENTRAIN

“Entrain zips along like a lively summit conference between the Dave Matthews Band and Little Feat.” – The Boston Globe

“...merges funk, rock, reggae, and World Beat rhythm into a sweaty good time.” – The Boston Herald

Epic in sound and kaleidoscope in vision, the eclectic 6-piece Entrain has thrilled critics and fans here and internationally. Their World Beat concept is based around the drums plus infectious rhythms generated by a sax, keyboards, trombone, bass, and guitar. This tour-de-force of percussive rock music literally overwhelms as they incorporate a worldwide litany of influences into a freight train of sound!*

They’ve been praised as “deliriously upbeat” and for their ability to shift endlessly between styles – from rock, blues, calypso and ska, to zydeco, jazz and funk – often with the same song and with a groove so intense that listeners have to dance. Since the band formed in 1993, they’ve jammed with the likes of James Taylor, Grateful Dead alum Bob Weir, legend Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Blood, Sweat and Tears, and saxophonist Bill Clinton.

Come out and see why this band from Martha’s Vineyard has sold out shows everywhere and jam with happy, booty-shakin’ grooves.**

For more information, please contact Schooner Wharf Bar at (305) 292-3302.

*Homegrown Music Network **Friday Morning Quarterback trade magazine

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NERAK ROTH PATTERSON BAND

"I haven't heard playing like that in many, many years." – B.B. King

The four-piece Ohio-based Nerak Roth Patterson Band is still in its youth, but has delivered an acclaimed mix of traditional blues, funk and blues-driven reggae. Roth Patterson toured with greats Guy Davis, Jethro Tull and B.B. King before forming his own band 5 years ago.

Says Ian Anderson of Tull, "Roth is one of those rare finds in a world of increasingly soul-less and machine-made music: a man who draws upon the rich pickings of his cultural and musical heritage....to continue the great traditions of Black American Blues...."

The band is solid and accomplished - with 2 CDs, a successful European tour and many festivals under its belt. Don't miss this one opportunity to hear some of the finest blues tunes from some of the finest blues musicians around.

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NO ORDINARY TRIO

Local entertainer Gary Hempsey and his band bring their talents to Schooner Wharf Bar.  Gary and well-known local musicians Pete Jarvis and Will Hoppey perform classic acoustic Rock with a twist. They interject their own energy and style so that you never forget you’re listening to a great live performance. 

Hempsey is also an accomplished songwriter -- he produced the song “Charter Boat Chum Wars”, used in a segment of “Fishing in the Keys.” 

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CORY HEYDON

When asked what his style is, Cory replies “Anything from Cole Porter to Led Zeppelin -- music to make people smile.” His original songs are written with a wit and humor that all appreciate.

He played the club circuit around the Pacific Northwest for ten years, as well as touring in Europe, and has shared the stage with such names as Michael Martin Murphy and New Riders of the Purple Sage.

As well as receiving the “Best Local Musician” award by the Missoula Independent, and “#1 CD” by the Missoulian Entertainer, he has won several other awards for songwriting and performing.

Come out and hear Cory’s individual take on fun, well-known classics.

 

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THE CHRISTOPHER DEAN BAND

Dean’s guitar styles range from Delta, Chicago and Texas blues to jazz, folk, country, rhythm & blues, and pop. Dean has toured worldwide and recorded two albums with internationally renowned Big Jack Johnson & the Oilers.

Bassist David Foti, who also was an Oiler, is the solid, ever present core of the rhythm section since the band’s inception. Completing the trio is R&B/soul drummer Chip Dixon.

Christopher Dean always treats the crowd to Blues & Soul at their best.

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ZACK SEEMILLER BAND

The Keys’ hardest working musician, Zack Seemiller, returns with his band to the Schooner Wharf Stage to “astound and confuse you”.

Formerly of Grooveyard, Zack’s expertise is creating a party atmosphere, entertaining crowds and playing music. Original songs and groovy sounds of funk, Blues and Rock make them the world’s favorite local band.

 

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DAVID GOODMAN

Songwriter, singer, and guitarist David Goodman has performed on concert & club stages for more than thirty years. Gregg Allman has called him “one of the best songwriters in America.” His songs have been recorded by artists like Allman, Steve Wariner, and Kathy Mattea.

Goodman’s songs touch the heart and move the soul. His command of voice and guitar is first class, and his performances are pure high energy.

 

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GARY HEMPSEY & RUSS SCAVELLI

Gary Hempsey and Russ Scavelli have played together in the local music scene in one way or another for ten years. Never scripted, they just go, and are full of dynamic energy. Their guitar work flows, and they’re entertaining just to watch.

Classic rock done a different way and on their own unique musical ride, both guitarists jam a lot and can turn a corner into a song like few others.

Gary has a list of songs as long as U.S. #1 and Russ just feels what is coming next. Always happy and full of surprises, these two friends are easy to listen to. Come out and join them for where they’re going next.

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STONEY & THE HOUSE ROCKERS

Making their Key West debut appearance at Schooner Wharf, Stoney and The House Rockers will keep you on your feet. This rockin’ Blues and Funk band features Stoney on lead vocals and harmonicas, with Eric Lee Webb on guitar and vocals, Don Fournier on drums, and Andre Follot on bass.

When these Central Florida musicians get together, they play and perform what’s in their souls. Stoney’s smokin’ vocal capabilities combined with his stellar harmonica playing make their originals have a rockin’ Blues feel or a Funkin’ jump to them.

Come out and see why Stoney always says, “It’s showtime, baby!”

 

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ROBERT DOUGLAS & CHRIS FLOWERS

 

Local musicians Robert Douglas and Chris Flowers electrify the Schooner Wharf stage with classic Rock and well-known favorites.

Playing highly danceable songs with high energy, the band is fronted by Robert Douglas on vocals and guitar and Chris Flowers on keyboards.

Don’t miss the party -- bring a smile and your dancing shoes. It’s a guarantee you won’t be able stay in your seats to enjoy the sound of this band’s upbeat tunes.
 

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THE ARK BAND

“…outstanding…. They played some wicked roots and also mixed in some great sounding Soca. The dance floor was packed….” --Professor Skank, RAW #994

“They focus on an experience that will not only enlighten you, but educate at the same time. With awe-inspiring vocal harmonies, The Ark Band can lay a classic reggae song on you that will hasten you back to a more innocent time.” --Roman Warmke, Athens News


THE ARK BAND makes a much-awaited return appearance at Schooner Wharf. They’re a highly innovative 5-piece St. Lucian classic reggae band that packed the house the last time around.

This powerhouse of talent features heavenly harmonies and includes steel drums and percussion to produce tight, crisp performances. Founded more than 20 years ago and Ohio-based, they’ve continually toured across the United States, Canada and Jamaica sharing their roots reggae, calypso and soca music.

Their repertoire combines original and cover compositions with classic and current reggae. They continue to be a dynamic force on the American scene, their songs expressing the love, peace, togetherness and spirituality needed in our world today!

The Ark Band has opened for and played with major label reggae bands and artists – including Yellowman and Inner Circle. Come out and see why they’re what’s best in American-based reggae.*

* -- Chuck Foster - THE BEAT

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DYNATONES

A Keys mainstay for 17 years, Chris Case has teamed up with other local musicians to form a new band that plays surf music, funk, blues, and rock. A much loved and sought-after guitar player and singer, Chris is joined by Rick Havlin on bass and Lou Perdomo on drums.

Chris has toured with such greats at The Spiral Staircase, The Fabulous Thunderbirds and Bobby Brown. Raised in Bermuda and the Bahamas, he grew up in “Show Business” and has played music professionally since the age of 13.

Come out and enjoy an upbeat, high energy night with Chris and his band at Schooner Wharf.

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BUBBA SYSTEM

Our hometown Conch Band, the Bubba System, makes a much-awaited appearance on the Schooner Wharf stage this weekend.

Bringing on the soul and funk are Paulie Walterson on drums, Johnny King on lead guitar, John Nunuz plays rhythm lead, and Art Descoteaux spices things up with bass, fiddle harp and keyboard.

Rocking out to sounds of Hendrix and Santana, these local Bubbas will surely shake your money maker.

So, come on down and absorb the local vibes surrounding a last little piece of old Key West.
 

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COOL BREEZE

The talent of Cool Breeze ventures from Motown to current rock favorites to Detroit funk to rhythmic island music. Band members have shared the stage with KC & the Sunshine Band, Clarence Clemons, and Darius Rucker of Hootie and the Blowfish.

One of the premier entertainment bands in the Southeastern US, this Cool Breeze coming through will surely make you move, so don’t forget your boogie shoes!

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MOOSE & THE BULLETPROOF BLUES BAND

Ellard-James “MOOSE” Bolés is back at Schooner Wharf Bar. Catch the power of Moose and the Bulletproof Blues Band. Layers of soulful vocals, R&B harmonica at its best, and well-placed keyboards of all flavors.... Come and see why we brought them back.

Moose, a veteran blues singer, writer and musician, has toured, recorded and played throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe with such legendary performers as Lou Reed, Greg Allman, Stevie Ray Vaughan, David Bowie, The Dixie Cups, and Big “J” McNeely.

Based in New York City, Moose & the Bulletproof Blues Band has been treating audiences to original Blues material, as well as interpretations of a broad repertoire of Blues and R&B, since 1990. Of Black and Native American (Choctaw) descent, Moose got his first true taste of the Blues at age seven from his father, a slide guitarist who used to jam with Muddy Waters.
 

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HOWARD LIVINGSTON & MILE MARKER 24 BAND

Meet me in the Keys on Saturday, June 8th, at Schooner Wharf Bar from 7 p.m. – Midnight for a special concert with the trop rock sound of the Florida Keys’ own Howard Livingston and the MM24 Band.

The Coconut Castaways are hosting a fundraiser for KOA Care Camps, a non-profit charity that helps send kids with cancer, and their siblings, to summer camp.

As always, Howard and the gang will fire up the Vintage Johnson outboard motor margarita maker for unique umbrella drink-fueled fun. The custom blended margaritas will be auctioned off, with proceeds going to this worthwhile cause.

Come on down to Schooner Wharf Bar and rock to Howard’s mix of original music and party standards we all know and love. This group a must see so come party island style with friends from all across the country!
 

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Appearing at Schooner Wharf Bar
A TWIST OF 8

Singer/songwriter Mark Peterson and lead guitarist Raymond West front a new Keys band, A Twist of 8, which has thrilled the local scene with their originals and familiar covers of ‘90s alternative and classic Rock. They’ve performed in numerous bands throughout Michigan, Minnesota and Florida, including Big Pine House of Music. Joining them are favorite virtuoso Bubba “Lownotes” on bass and Richie Chevy, from Prime Movers and Caribe, on drums and percussion.

Their sound leaves you dancing -- combining funk, rock, blues, jazz, reggae, country, and a Latin feeling. And Ray combines his unique percussive guitar style with the flute that conjures up images of Ian Anderson.

A Twist of 8 brings spice to their music and a rush for your ears – so, come out and join the party!

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THE BEN ROBINSON BAND

“I have worked with everyone from Eric Clapton to Jeff Beck, and I put Ben right up there with them!” -- James Helman (Sheryl Crow, Grammy’s)

“One of the top young players in the country”* makes his debut Schooner Wharf appearance to light up the Fourth of July weekend. Twenty-two-year-old Ben Robinson has already been on The Late Show with David Letterman. Afterwards, Paul Shafer commented, “Of all the guests that have ever sat in with the band, no one has ever done it like Ben.”

A legend in the making, this young guitarist from Daytona Beach has been hailed in the press as “smokin’ hot” and “the real deal.”** The Blues and Rock band, which is Tom Curiale on drums, Charlie Torres on bass, and Robert Willis on keyboards and rhythm guitar, “takes the glory days of Van Morrison and infuses it with an energetic dose of the grit of Lenny Kravitz at his best.”***

Come out and hear why Legendary guitarist Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top fame, said, “I ain’t never heard anyone like Ben.”

* -- Guitar Player Magazine **-- Scotty Moore, Guitar Pioneer and Elvis Presley’s original guitar player *** -- Hector Saldana, senior music critic, San Antonio Express-News

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GEORGE VICTORY

George Victory, a well-known local musician originally hailing from Trinidad, brings you some of the best world beats from Africa and the Caribbean.

George’s guitar and vocals will have everybody up and on the dance floor by playing everything from Reggae, Funk, and Soca, to Classic Soul.

Make sure to bring your dancing shoes. It's a guarantee you won't be able to stay in your seat to enjoy the grooves of this one of a kind sound.

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Appearing at Schooner Wharf Bar
THE ROBERT DOUGLAS BAND

Robert Douglas has been entertaining audiences since early childhood and has been a favorite local musician since 2004, originally hailing from the Tampa Bay area.

He’s shared the stage with a veritable “who’s who” in modern Country, Rock, Pop and Blues music, including The Charlie Daniels Band, Dickey Betts, The Marshall Tucker Band, Molly Hatchet, Keith Urban, Kenny Loggins, and Steppenwolf, and the list continues to grow.

Come out and let him and his band treat you to some Southern-fried, classic rockin’ Blues.

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GEORGE VICTORY & THE OBSERVANT LION BAND

George Victory has gotten together with some of his best friends and well-known local musicians to bring you some of the best world beats from Africa and the Caribbean.

This five-piece band is fronted by George Victory from Trinidad, who’s on guitar and vocals. Joining him is Carlon Lyons on steel pan and djembe; Rolando Rojas, on percussion; Ken Fradely on trumpet and flugle horn; and Marty Stonely on sax and vocals.

This band gets everybody up and on the dance floor by playing everything from Reggae, Funk, and Soca, to Classic Soul.

Make sure to bring your dancing shoes. It's a guarantee you won't be able stay in your seats to enjoy the grooves of this one of a kind band.

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BO FODOR

Guitarist Bo Fodor, a veteran rock and roller from Minnesota, now makes Key West his home. He strums and sings soft rock ballads by artists such as Jimmy Buffet (we are in the Keys!), Bob Marley and Neil Young. He also covers classic and southern rock favorites in a wide range, from The Eagles to Marshall Tucker.

His bands have opened for legends -- Foghat, Kansas, Blue Oyster Cult and Alice Cooper, to name a few.

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Appearing at Schooner Wharf Bar
MICHELLE DRAVIS & BUBBA “LOWNOTES”

Michelle Dravis is an energetic diva originally hailing from Virginia. Her vocals and guitar-work, mixed with Bubba’s bass and back-up vocals, evolve around the audience. They’ll take you on an acoustic adventure and then rock the dance floor, covering cool Blues, Rock, and Country classics blended with funky Pop, Alternative, and Reggae favorites.

Without warning, Michelle can “wake up” a full house with a tune like “Respect". She captivates the audience with the depth of a sultry, soulful, soft voice.

From sweet harmonies to upbeat fun this is a must-see duo. These two familiar faces with unmistakable voices and talent will have you dancing and singing along…all afternoon long.

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DANNY MORRIS BAND

“Danny takes the Blues and marries it with reverb-drenched surf guitar....”
-- Creative Loafing

“It’s hard to imagine anyone not being impressed by his versatility and imagination.”
-- The Washington Post

Danny Morris Band“Surf Whammy God” Danny Morris & his electrifying band are back at Schooner Wharf Bar.

Morris takes the blues to the beach, incorporating some ska, jazz, flamengo, samba & 50’s rock creating his surf rock sound.

Notorious for his eclectic songwriting and awe-inspiring guitar performance, Danny has been compared to such greats as Stevie Ray Vaughn and Duane Eddy. He is one of the few guitarists who synthesizes surf and Blues with versatility and imagination.

Danny Morris has performed with national acts such as John Lee Hooker, Jerry Lee Lewis, B.B. King, Ben E. King, Mick Fleetwood, and others.

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VICTOR WAINWRIGHT & THE WILDROOTS
One Performance Only!

“It would be hard to follow the speed limit when this one's playing.... Pine Top Perkins would be proud.” -- Backstage Pass magazine, about their 2005 CD

Victor Wainwright, the twenty-something “Piana from Savannah”, ventures south from Memphis with his tight, smokin’ jam band, the WildRoots, to treat Key West to powerhouse Blues, funky Memphis Soul, and roots Rock ‘n Roll.

Featuring Wainwright’s unique style of boogie piano and big Soul sounds, these “hep cats” effortlessly pay homage to past music greats -- B.B. King, Ray Charles, James Brown.... With Stephen Dees on bass and guitar; Greg Gumpel on guitar, mandolin and banjo; and Brian Kelly on drums and percussion, these top musicians are raucous, dynamic crowd pleasers steeped in the Memphis tradition.
 

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MICHELLE DRAVIS & ROB DiSTASI

Michelle Dravis returns with her acoustic guitar, singing her heart out just for you, with funny guy Rob DiStasi on the Southern-fried-most point of some very funky keys. With sweet harmonies and upbeat fun, they’ll walk you down the beautiful blue notes of old-town, downtown, Mo-town Key West.

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Appearing at Schooner Wharf Bar –
THE BROTHERS DOUGLAS

Originally hailing from the Tampa Bay area, Robert and Mark Shane Douglas have been entertaining audiences since early childhood. They have shared the stage with a veritable “who’s who” in modern Country, Rock, Pop and Blues music, including The Charlie Daniels Band, Dickey Betts, The Marshall Tucker Band, Molly Hatchet, Keith Urban, Kenny Loggins, and Steppenwolf, and the list continues to grow.

Robert has been a favorite local musician since 2004, and this will be the second show with his little brother at Schooner Wharf.

Relax and enjoy Thanksgiving evening with these two guitarists’ style of Southern-fried, Classic Rockin’ Blues.

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MARTY STONELY & LEANNA COLLINS
One Performance Only!

The talented Leanna Collins makes a long-awaited return performance with local Marty Stonely, as she treats old friends to a trip down memory lane with her old school Rock, jazzy Blues and originals.

Leanna is no stranger to Key West, as she arrived in the ‘80s for a decade and a half of incredible guitar playing and singing, recording three CDs here in Key West. Leanna has since been playing from the Keys to North Carolina to Michigan.

We’re thrilled to have her grace our stage and know you will be, too. Please come out to enjoy what appears to be her only local performance.

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NO ORDINARY BAND

No Ordinary Band is what you’ll get when these guys get together -- what a mix! Local entertainers Gary Hempsey, Pete Jarvis, Will Hoppey, and friends perform classic acoustic Rock with a twist.

Joining them on Friday for the Acoustic version are Tom Conger on upright bass and Terry Wetmore on percussion. On Saturday, for the Electric sound are Russ Scavelli on guitar and Greg Shanley on drums.

They interject their own energy and style so that you never forget you’re listening to a great live performance. Harmony and mayhem are in store, and this promises to be a fun-filled weekend at Schooner Wharf.

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CARIBBEAN QUEEN JUNKANOOS


The festivities kick off at 7:00 p.m. with the Caribbean Junkanoos for the Conch Republic Independence Celebration Kick-Off Party at Schooner Wharf Bar. This flamboyant group with extravagant costumes will parade through the partiers, playing drums, horns, cowbells, and whistles. The Afro-Caribbean processionals will also feature African dance and encourage dancers from the audience. Come join the fun!
 

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TONY WAGNER

Tony Wagner is a solo guitarist/singer/songwriter who has been playing and performing professionally for more than 20 years. Based in Tampa Bay, Tony performs at the local scene and has made his way to Schooner Wharf!

From Johnny Cash to John Mayer, he covers all types of music, so he has something for everyone. Fun, entertaining and laid back...a perfect way to while away the afternoon.

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Appearing at Schooner Wharf Bar
for our Independence Kick-Off!
CONCH NATION

The Conch Republic’s own Marty Stonely and Toko Irie have teamed up to bring you a Reggae band sure to fire up the Kick-Off Party.

With Marty on sax and Toko on steel drums, it’s a guarantee you won’t be able stay in your seats to enjoy their magnetic sound. Make sure to bring your dancing shoes, “Mon”, ‘cause you'll want to groove to their distinct Reggae tone all night long.

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Appearing at Schooner Wharf Bar
For Cinco de Mayo
SUEŇO TROPICAL featuring DAYAMI
Y SUS AMIGOS

The rhythm of Latino salsa and boleros is a guarantee to get you up to mambo, samba & lombata for a sultry evening celebrating Cinco de Mayo at Schooner Wharf Bar. The dynamic trio plays sizzling hot salsa & meringue music and features Dayami on congas, percussion, and lead vocals.

Miguel has played with the renowned Ry Cooder and Latin superstar Cachao; diva Dayami has been voted best singer in Miami several times. Along with special guest Jose Rodriquez on flute, vocals and electric sax, it’s a night not to be missed!

For more information, please call Schooner Wharf Bar at 305 292-3302.

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DAYAMI & MIGUEL

Miguel Cruz and his loco mambo are a brilliant blend of Afro-Cuban music with Caribbean rhythms and Spanish melodies. Dayami joins in to play congas and percussion, as well as her lead vocals, to add a special flavor to this tasty recipe for Latin music.

Come out to see why the press have described the duo as “Exciting… dynamic… sizzling!”

The rhythm of Latino salsa and boleros is a guarantee to get you up to mambo, samba & lombata.

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ROBERTO DeBOURG & HIRAM GARZARO

Roberto DeBourg and Hiram Garzaro of The Flats Band will make their Schooner Wharf debut appearance. DeBourg, from Venezuela, is a singer-songwriter and guitarist who began singing at an early age. His six-member band, #41, named for a Dave Matthews song, packed concert venues all across the country as one of the most popular groups in Venezuela.

Garzaro, also Venezuelan, is a drummer, percussionist and backing vocalist. At 16, Garzaro started studying drums with great Jazz drummer Frank Polo. The duo will play classic, contemporary and rock songs from Dave Matthews, The Beatles, Kings of Leon, David Gray, Bob Marley, and more all transferred into acoustic format.

Come out and be treated to a night of high energy, talent and passion for music that makes every crowd want more. For more information please contact Schooner Wharf Bar at 305 292-3302.

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TOKO IRIE

Toko Irie’s blend of upbeat Island Reggae and Calypso generates an easy tropical feel. Renowned for his unique 3-stick method of playing the steel drums, his boundless charisma transports audiences to Caribbean balmy breezes and -- Ya Mon -- everyone has a fun time.

Toko brings Key West the Irie sounds of Bob Marley and Paul Simon, as well. Originally from Grenada, Toko’s been a local favorite for more than 10 years, and his rhythmic style will surely cast a spell on visitors, too.

 

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PAUL COTTON BAND
Featuring Paul Cotton from POCO

PAUL COTTON BANDPaul Cotton and his band are back this weekend for a very special “don’t miss” performance.

Country rock band Poco’s main songwriter, lead vocalist and lead guitarist, Cotton’s 45-year career has yielded countless albums and acclaim, and his staying power is endless. Born in the deep South and raised on the south side of Chicago, the soulful influences of his roots can still be heard in his songs.

With local musicians Din Allen, Russ Scavelli, Joel Nelson, and Greg Shanle, this band performs favorites like Poco’s “Heart of the Night” and “Crazy Love”, plus originals, Buffalo Springfield and Illinois Speed Press hits, and New Orleans-influenced tunes with a southern tinge.

This rockin' show will be a hit for all generations!
 

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Appearing at Schooner Wharf Bar
For One Night Only!
BEN PRESTAGE

Born the grandson of a Mississippi sharecropper, Ben Prestage grew up in the swamps of south central Florida and mixes Mississippi Country Blues with his own take on Florida Swamp Blues. Wailing with a frenzy and ferocity that could rival a full-blown ensemble, he delivers a passionate blend of the Blues reflective of his rural upbringing.

Labeled as “one of the three best unsigned performers in the world” at the 2006 International Blues Challenge, this musical multi-tasker plays a cigarbox guitar -- a stereo guitar and bass strings that can be played independently at the same time. Then Ben added four foot pedals that can be manipulated by the heels and toes of both feet to play a drum kit.

This muddy-water-meets-black-water stew has led him to perform from California to the Carolinas to the Florida Keys, and his own brand of Blues leaves bottles empty and dance floors full wherever his music takes him.

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THE RAVEN COOPER QUARTET

Schooner Wharf Bar welcomes back some favorite old friends with a few new tunes as The Raven Cooper Quartet takes center stage this weekend. A talented guitar player and singer, Raven Cooper has a wide range of vocal styles. Her diverse singing ability rivals an earthy Janis Joplin, orchestral Julie Andrews and Bluesy Billy Holliday.

Together with Caffeine’s smokin’ guitar work, Bubba’s base, and Skipper’s drums, they churn out an eclectic mix of jazz, country, Blues, and more sure to heat up the night.

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HAT TRICK

Hat TrickLive music will rev it up from the best of acts for Schooner Wharf’s Poker Run events – a weekend long party.

Enjoy the music and humor of Michael McCloud & Friends daytimes, followed by the power of Hat Trick evenings with their high-energy rock ‘n roll and blues.

It’s no wonder that Hat Trick bills itself as “The Real Hardest Working Band in South Florida”, given their take on classic rock and blues and their 15-year history of opening for such acts as Foghat, Three Dog Night, Steven Tyler, Molly Hatchet, Steve Miller, and more. With guitar, bass, drums and booming vocals, these guys churn out smokin’ rock classics and blues like a well-oiled machine.

Don’t miss the party that everyone waits for – come out and see what’s in the cards! Good tunes, good brew, bikinis, and tattoos.

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CHRIS FLOWERS & FRIENDS

Chris Flowers is back with his new band, and they're making their debut appearance on Thursday here at Schooner Wharf. With longtime Key West favorites Chad Burtch on acoustic guitar and Reddawg Solinski on zen drum, this trio offers up a groovy style and fresh feel.

A lot of their songs are a la Dave Matthews, but you'll also hear a wide range -- from pop, to blues to rock to funkadelic tunes.

Come and out boogie down!
 

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A Much-Awaited Return Appearance at Schooner Wharf Bar
OYSTER JOHNNY & A200

OYSTER JOHNNY & A200This five-piece band is comprised of old members of the Oysters Fantastic Band and hail from Southwest Florida. They’re a good time party band that play all your favorites from the ‘70s ‘til now. With their unplugged style, flagrant vocal harmonies and the antics and banter they throw at one another and the crowd, you’re sure to have an entertaining evening that you’ll carry with you ‘til their next show.

If you’ve ever seen one of their shows, you know what you’re in for. Come out and share in the happy love experience at the Schooner Wharf Bar.

“When A200 is in town, every other nightclub but us may as well shut down.” -- Billy Martin-Flounders, Pensacola & McGuire’s Irish Pub, Destin

“A200 holds the all time club record for sales in one night over all local and national acts. This is really saying a lot, considering the club provides live music at least five nights per week.” -- Diane Lawer, The Buddha Bar, Ft. Myers

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Making Her Debut Key West Performance at Schooner Wharf…
NICOLE HART & LARRY BAEDER

“Imagine...a beautiful blonde with a gospel voice and all the moves
of Tina Turner. Get the picture?” -- The Working Musician

NICOLE HART & LARRY BAEDERNicole Hart is bringing her sensual, smoky and smooth voice to combine with Larry Baeder’s Blues guitar work to the Schooner Wharf stage for one very special performance. Classically trained in her home town of Atlanta, her timeless, powerful, gritty, intoxicating, singing is beautifully soul-sweet.

Nicole’s put her own mark on the Blues, R&B and Soul, which has earned her performances with Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Billy Joel, and Harry Belafonte, she also toured as the first white Shirelle.

Sam “The Bluzman” Taylor said about Nicole, “Been a long time since I heard a voice like yours.... You got the magic.” Come out for an unforgettable night and let her magic cast a spell on you!

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Making Their Debut Key West Appearance at Schooner Wharf Bar
ACME Band

ACME BandIn from NY State for two special nights, the ACME band plays a wide range of familiar favorites from the ‘50s through the ‘70s! Rock, pop, blues, country, jazz, swing, folk, bluegrass, plus a few Irish diddies and originals – their music has a strong drive and rhythm “roadhouse style”.

With smokin’ harmonica, slappin’ upright bass, cookin’ mandolin, shufflin’ drums, and rippin’ banjo, these guys will have you up and dancin’ in a flash!

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Appearing at Schooner Wharf Bar For Cinco de Mayo
MIGUEL CRUZ & TROPICAL DREAMS
featuring DAYAMI

MIGUEL CRUZ & TROPICAL DREAMSThe rhythm of Latino salsa and boleros is a guarantee to get you up to mambo, samba & lombata for a sultry evening celebrating Cinco de Mayo at Schooner Wharf Bar. The dynamic trio plays sizzling hot salsa & meringue music and features Dayami on percussion and lead vocals.

Miguel has played with the renowned Ry Cooder and Latin superstar Cachao; diva Dayami has been voted best singer in Miami several times. Along with special guest Omar Morunaga on congas, it’s a night not to be missed!

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Appearing at the Schooner Wharf
JOEY GILMORE BAND

JOEY GILMORE BANDBlues fans are in for a great treat this weekend, as legend Joey Gilmore and his band take our stage for two soulful nights. Called “Florida’s finest bluesman”*, Joey came to south Florida in the ‘60s and found his niche playing behind all the great soul, blues, and R&B stars.

His deep voice and string-bending style are reminiscent of Albert King and B.B. King – he’s old school with tasteful guitar work that oozes the blues. And his song-writing prowess has earned him critical acclaim.

He’s headlined countless festivals and won top honors at the distinguished 2006 International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

Come and let The Mayor of Bluesville, FL get your feets movin’, your toes tappin’ and your hips a-shakin’!

*Gary Anton, Bradfordville Blues Club


 

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Appearing at Schooner Wharf Bar
THE MONKS OF PHUNK

A Keys mainstay for 20 years, Chris Case is a much loved and sought after guitar player and singer. Now with Matthew Watson on drums and Keith Ricks on bass & vocals, the Monks of Phunk treat their audiences to funk, reggae, rhythm & blues, and soul.

It’s time to party with the Monks of Phunk – seen on Good Morning America – here at Schooner Wharf.

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RIVER UNDERGROUND
(formerly Skraeling)

River UndergroundRiver Underground is back with their catchy fusion of Celtic, country, rock, and maritime-filled music that has always entertained Key Westers.

They’re a talented upbeat combo of soaring fiddle, relentless rhythm guitar, and uncompromised Celtic rhythms on drums. Featuring new and original songs, as well as crowd favorites, performed enthusiasm and energy for their live show.

They keep audiences happy and drinking, and guarantee a good time for all!

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Making Their Debut Key West Appearance…
SWINGIN’ HARPOON BLUES BAND
Featuring Jamie Eubanks

“A big sound and a memorable stage presence highlighted by a wailing harmonica....”
- Steve Centanni, music editor

Take the big sound of a jazzy swing big band and arrange blues harp into the mix with and you have Swingin’ Harpoon Blues Band. In from North Florida, they’re power guitar & harmonica driven blues at their best!

This four-piece band’s sizzlin' songs are raw swingin’ Detroit blues with a mix of jump and swing. Led by Mike Lanigan (AKA "Salty"), who’s been blowin’ the harp since 14, the band also features Jamie Eubanks’ ripping, high powered hot licks.

Salty’s performed with the late Eddie Kirkland, Spyro Gyra, Atlantic Rhythm Section among many other artists.

Their excellent mix of originals and covers of blues classics with a healthy dose of jump and swing will blow you away!*
 

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Making Their Debut Key West Appearance…
BILL MAGEE BLUES BAND

BILL MAGEE BLUES BANDGet ready for real deal New York/Chicago blues! The Bill Magee Blues Band makes their Key West debut on Schooner Wharf’s stage for two jammin’ nights.

In the ‘60s, Bill formed a band with Jimi Hendrix in Harlem and then played the blues internationally in major arenas with other greats like James Brown, B.B. King, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Bo Diddley, and Greg Allman among many more.

Bill’s live performances are electrifying, and this nationally known and touring 6-piece act will have you movin’ and groovin’ to some of the world’s best blues. Don’t miss this legend!

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HIPPIE BAND

The Hippie Band plays the music of a movement. Gary Hempsey, along with Pete Jarvis, Russ Scavelli, Tom Conga, and Greg Shandly are all well-known local musicians who have their roots in the old Woodstock type of music.

They jam to it all -- Grateful Dead, The Beatles, Crosby, Stills and Nash -- when these guys get together they free flow and let it all just happen, unscripted.

Catch their psychedelic light show, videos and a great vibe. Whenever they get together the excitement shows, so don't miss the Hippie Band.

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THE GARY HEMPSEY HIPPIE BAND

The Hippie Band plays the music of a movement. Gary Hempsey, along with Pete Jarvis, Russ Scavelli, Tom Conga, and Greg Shandly are all well-known local musicians who have their roots in the old Woodstock type of music.

They jam to it all -- Grateful Dead, The Beatles, Crosby, Stills and Nash -- when these guys get together they free flow and let it all just happen, unscripted.

Catch their psychedelic light show, videos and a great vibe. Whenever they get together the excitement shows, so don't miss the Hippie Band.

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Appearing at Schooner Wharf Bar
GRENADA STEEL DRUMS & BRASS
Featuring TOKO IRIE

Toko Irie’s blend of upbeat Island Reggae and Calypso generates an easy tropical feel. He’s originally from Grenada, the Spice Island, and is known for his unique 3-stick method of playing the steel drums.

Together with his friends – some of the best musicians in the Keys – their charisma transports audiences to a southern Caribbean setting. On trumpet is Joe Dallas, Ken Fradley is on trumpet and flugel horn, and Sharky Sims is on guitar and vocals.

These drums and brass create a rhythmic style that will surely cast a spell and – Ya Mon – everyone has a fun time.

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Making His Debut Schooner Wharf Appearance...
JODY GASKIN

JODY GASKINRaised in the Chippewa traditions, Jody’s bringing his hybrid style that fuses traditional sounds with contemporary rhythms on guitar, harmonica and Native American flute. He mixes it up with contemporary, classic rock & blues to country to Top 40 and originals.

Originally from Michigan, he was surrounded by a rich cultural heritage of music, drumming and community -- elements that have inspired his music. He toured for 10 years sharing a message of unity and similarity.

Come out and hear his kickin’ power-rock voice!
 

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Making His Debut Schooner Wharf Bar Appearance!
MIKE AIKEN

“Country music with drive and a swagger.” – Maverick Magazine

“A performer loved by audiences.” – Virginia Arts Commission

Mike Aiken is in from Norfolk, bringing his high-energy, crowd-pleasing show for one night only.

Known for his signature breezy sound, Mike’s music spans country, Americana, roots, rock, calypso, and folk. He’s an adventuring sailor and combines laid-back storytelling with an exciting getaway to a world of sand, surf, and sun.

He’s been labeled “Americana’s Jimmy Buffett” and “a floating John Prine crossed with Ry Cooder,” and his career accomplishments include multiple Top 30 singles.

Come out and see why audiences love the energy that Mike brings to the stage!

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Making Their Debut Schooner Wharf Appearance...
COPPER BOX

“This hot Zydeco Swamp/Blues Rock outfit … cooks and swings with some of the best…I’ve seen anywhere in the country.” – Wisconsin Blues Society

COPPER BOXCopper Box, a fun and entertaining band in from Wisconsin, dances in the crossroads of zydeco, blues, jazz, and Tex-Mex, blending the accordion into a wide range of music. This four-piece band also features saxophones, guitars, flute, washboard, bass, ukelele, drums, and percussion.

No novelty act, they’ve shared the main stage with The Doobie Brothers, Little River Band, Buckwheat Zydeco, Little Feat, Little Big Town, Little Texas, Peter Frampton, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and more.

This promises to be one very special performance with original tunes as well as some fun covers…and if you feel like dancing, there’s room for that, too!

Come out and see why Copper Box has said their style is “like a Texas Tornado that went through New Orleans and is ripping up the Midwest!”

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Making a Much-Awaited Return Appearance at Schooner Wharf Bar!
HOMEMADE WINE

HOMEMADE WINEOne of the hottest up-and-coming bands is back at Schooner Wharf and will have you leaning back and sipping a margarita in no time! They’re trop-rock, country, and southern acoustic rock rolled into one. Although they’re heavy into the Jimmy Buffett style, they’ve also branched out and created their own genre that’s quickly becoming widely known and loved.

This 6-piece energetic band based in Knoxville, has taken top honors in Beach Front Radio’s Best of 2010 poll by taking #1 New Band, #1 CD, #1 Song with their original “Her Kiss,” and #1 New Male Vocalist, Ryan Sheley.

Come out and see why they’re rising fast!

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Making their debut Schooner Wharf Bar Appearance…
DAN MIRALDI & THE ALBINO WINOS

“Rock ‘n’ roll that will make you smile....”
--Cleveland Plain Dealer

Dan Miraldi and his 3-piece band are in from Cleveland for one high energy show that mixesDAN MIRALDI & THE ALBINO WINOS vintage rock with Americana and ‘60s pop.

His music reflects his early years that were influenced by Elvis, the Beatles and later Bob Dylan, and the Stones. Also a prolific songwriter, his “The Holy Roller Stone Revival” became a finalist for the best rock song in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition in 2010. Along with the four-piece Albino Winos, their songs and albums have received airplay and with the release of their latest album, a multi-city east coast tour.

Come out and see why they’ve been hailed as one of the most promising acts in the Cleveland area...and now maybe Key West!

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GARY HEMPSEY & WILL HOPPEY

GARY HEMPSEYGary and Will have been friends and played music together on and off for years in the local scene. Will is a fantastic vocalist and Gary is no slouch in that department, or on his guitar. They perform classic acoustic Rock and their harmonies are right on. Interjecting their own style, you have two soloists that make a fine duo and live performance.

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SOUTH OF THE BORDER BAND
Featuring DAYAMI

The South of the Border Band will make Cinco de Mayo a hot, hot hot! night when they perform Mexican and mixed Latin grooves. Well-known Miami singer Dayami fronts the band with her blending of Afro-Cuban music with Caribbean rhythms and Spanish melodies. She has the energy and soul that add a special flavor to this tasty recipe!

El Maestro David Parker is on vibraphone (similar to a marimba), percussion and “coros”; veteran singer Jose Rodriguez (from Caribe band) is on flute and wind synthesizer and shares lead singing spotlights with Dayami; and Marty Stonely, on horns and “coros”, rounds out the band.

Bring your dancing shoes for when they start pumping up the party with favorite hits and party classics. Come join in and celebrate this happy Mexican holiday!
 

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Appearing at Schooner Wharf Bar…
THE GEORGE VICTORY BAND
Featuring DAYAMI

This earthy funk band is fronted by George Victory, ex-guitarist for Peter Tosh and the Fatback Band, on lead vocals. He’s known for his searing Caribbean Buddy Guy- inspired guitar solos. Harlem percussionist “Massai” Abdul Mateen plays djembe and hand drums; and veteran reedman Marty Stonely adds saxes and flutes to the mix.

Joining George on the vocals is twice voted Best Singer in Miami, Dayami. The night will feature urban hits and soul classics with “funkified reggae”.

Don’t miss this special night with Dayami and The George Victory Band. You can dance until midnight and still party ‘til the wee hours!
 

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Appearing at Schooner Wharf Bar…
DAVID GOODMAN & STEVE WEBB

DAVID GOODMAN & STEVE WEBBDavid Goodman has been a Key West favorite for more than two decades, and his songs touch the heart and move the soul. His vocals, guitar and performances are first class and high energy.

Joining him is Steve Webb, another Florida Keys mainstay, on guitar and mandolin. Webb is an accomplished songwriter, singer and performer.

Together, the duo promises to deliver an unforgettable night of music and magic!

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THE MIKE QUICK BAND

“Mike Quick is part of the new breed! His music knows no boundaries! His blues rockin’ soul is without parallel.” -- Popa Chubby

“Play what you feel. Sing what you believe. Perform each show like it’s your last.”-- Mike Quick

THE MIKE QUICK BANDSoul blues is alive and well in 2012. In from central Florida, the four-piece Mike Quick Band makes raw soul music that you can feel down to your bones. “I love Muddy, Howlin’ Wolf, Johnnie Taylor, and Otis,” says Quick. “I take what I’ve learned from those guys and forge ahead in their spirit. But I got to be me!”

With his arsenal of guitars and a voice that sounds like he swallowed Ray Charles, Mike’s got licks that’ll make you jump and lyrics that’ll make you think. His 20-year career started with the hot blues scene of New York’s lower Hudson Valley, and includes thousands of gigs, four albums, and a long stint as house bandleader of the venerable Corner Stage Jazz & Blues Club in Middletown, New York.

Come out for a bluesy, soul-filled, rockin’ night!

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JOSH GARRETT BAND

JOSH GARRETT BAND“Late nights, old guitars, and rowdy crowds are [the] same elements that put Josh Garrett well on his way to becoming a driving force in the world of blues music.”
– Music Taster’s Choice

“Josh Garrett is a young triple threat blues man…unique Cajun flavor guitar work, soulful vocals, and a killer band.” – Jimmy Hall

The four-piece Josh Garrett Band makes their Key West debut this weekend. Growing up in Louisiana, Josh was exposed to Cajun, Zydeco, and Blues music and has been featured on The House of Blues.

Josh has become known for his soulful vocals, emotional guitar work, and that “flavor” that only comes from those with Louisiana in their blood.

Come and out see “an amazing musician…an excellent performer.” *
*Today.com

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SKINNY VELVET

A new band is in town, Skinny Velvet -- the brainchild of three of the Carolinas’ most talentedSKINNY VELVET and determined troubadours -- drummer Philipp Barry, guitarist/vocalist Ben Robinson and bassist/vocalist Jim Bolt.

These talented musicians toured with well-respected bands for years, but now have joined forces to take their music to a different level. From blues and soul...to funk and rock… this is a mix that’ll make you shake ‘til you feel the groove!

Want to know the “skinny”? Come out for their jam, and you’ll know why they’ve been called the “Carolinas’ most dangerous band!”
 

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PIPER ROAD BAND AT SCHOONER WHARF

Piper RoadPiper Road was born into the age of rock & roll with individual backgrounds diverse as classical, cowboy, folk, blues and Dixieland.

The five band mates (mandolin, fiddle, guitar, standup bass, washboard) have merged diverse interests of Bluegrass, Folk, Country, Rock & Roll, Blues, Jazz, and Swing with original compositions to present a unique well-paced, high energy show.

They have performed with Pure Prairie Leaque, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Charlie Daniels, Dolly Parton, Roy Orbison, New Riders of the Purple Sage and Vince Gill as well as many other country legends.

Join us for a mix of blended Irish fiddle tunes with American country, big band, novelty and space-aged Grateful Dead inspired jams.

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A New Trio Appearing at Schooner Wharf Bar
THE REAL MALLOYS

THE REAL MALLOYSRob Ernest, Steve Gibson, and Stephen LaPierre are The Real Malloys -- accept no substitutes. These notorious musicians hail from parts unknown, but have been spotted at locations around South Florida.

Equal parts Appalachian shindig, Nashville honky-tonk, and Texas grit, their show is a must-see for those longing for the days of dance halls, reckless romance, and traveling medicine shows.

It's all with a twist you won't want to miss!

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LOVE LANE GANG

Making their Key West Debut at Schooner Wharf The Love Lane Gang. This versatile group plays music that spans generations, as well as embodies them. The emphasis is on swing: classics from the 1920s-1940s, done in a refreshing new style that incorporates the Hot Club approach with island flourishes.

Dust Bowl ballads, jug band stomps, old school country from Hank Williams and Johnny Cash, rockabilly and surf music classics and little-known gems, and tunes from Sixties stars like The Beatles and The Kinks, all fit in alongside original songs that sound like they could have come from any of those eras.

Offbeat instrumentation like mandolin, accordion, ukulele, washboard, and a kazoo horn section add to familiar guitar, bass, and harmonica, creating a broad musical palette which they use to color their performances.

But you needn't pay too much mind to all that serious musical analysis - it's all just plain fun! Come on down to see and hear what it's all about!

Photo Credit SheelMan Photography

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DOERFELS-N-LAWES

DOERFELS-N-LAWES

The Doerfels-N-Lawes are TJ Doerfel and his sister, Kim, members of the popular Keys family band “The Doerfels”. They’re joined by Kim’s husband, Doug Lawes, a skilled guitarist, and TJ’s wife, Angelica, a talented singer, guitarist, and performer.

Kim and Angelica lead the music with their powerful vocals, while TJ and Doug back them up with top-notch musicianship.

They play acoustic music of all styles – bluegrass, folk, and country, with some classic rock – using fiddle, banjo, guitar, and bass. You’ll get a fresh, fun take on acoustic music with the Doerfels-N-Lawes!

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Appearing at Schooner Wharf Bar
SAM RAMOS & ROBERT DOUGLAS

SAM RAMOS & ROBERT DOUGLASSouth Florida welcomes a great duo featuring the throaty vocals of Samson Ramos, lead singer of Cool Breeze, and well-known local musician extraordinaire Robert Douglas.

Both mainstays in the Keys’ music scene, they form a not-to-be-missed, talented guitar combo. Their wide range of funk, blues, reggae, soft rock, country, and jazz makes for a super cool night!
 

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OTIS VELT & THE OLD SCHOOL BAND

Appearing at the Schooner Wharf Bar Friday & Saturday, August 12th & 13th from 7:00 pm to midnight is the grooving sounds of Otis Velt & Old School Band. Velt sings soulful classics such as Mustang Sally, Grapevine, Dock of the Bay, Sexual healing, and many more. The Old School Band kicks it up a notch with the rockin rhythms of the guitar and keyboard. So come on down and Lets get it on .

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THE OYSTERS

A good time party band that plays all your favorites from the 70s to now. With their unplugged style, flagrant vocal harmonies and the antics and banter they throw at one another and the crowd, your sure to have an entertaining evening that you will carry with you till their next show.

The band is comprised from old members of the Oysters Fantastic Band.
If you ever seen one of their shows you know what your in for.

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ZYDEFUNK

ZydeFunk, a fabulous blend of Zydeco, Cajun, and Funk, will be performing at Schooner Wharf Bar on Tuesday, September 6th at 7 p.m. to 11:00. The five-piece band captures the essence of Louisiana culture through their music. While staying true to each style, ZydeFunk will take you from the lala in the backwoods to the Mardi Gras in the streets of New Orleans.

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MICHAEL DIXON BAND

Appearing at the Schooner Wharf Bar Wednesday, September 7th from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm is the Michael Dixon Band. The band members consists of fellow locals, Michael Dixon on drums, Kevin Mchahill on bass, Josh Catillo on lead guitar, and Lance Taylor as lead vocalist, guitarist, & harmonist. The Band’s original music has influences of Folk & Rock and they cover rock legends such as the Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, & many others.

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LARRY BAEDER BAND

Appearing at the Schooner Wharf, Friday and Saturday July 8th and 9th from 7 p.m. till midnight is the well known Larry Baeder Band. Larry has spent a lifetime in the music industry as a sought after guitarist, arranger, composer, producer and musical director for some of the most legendary artists of our times.

Larry was inducted into the royal family of the blues world sharing the stage with the legendary kings (and queens) of music. People like Muddy Waters, James Cotton, The Allman Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, John Lee Hooker, and Dan “Elwood Blues” Akroyd. Baeder became a member of the prestigious house band at the Apollo Theatre, where he played guitar for the legends of R & B and soul. Acts like The Coasters and The Shirelles among many. He toured with Bo Diddley, and Dennis Edwards, Eddie Kendrix, and David Ruffin of The Temptations.” Larry also has performed in Europe, the Middle East, South America and Africa.

Baeder combines blues, jazz, country, R & B, and funk with a Cuban twist, and sometimes Baeder will blend all these elements within a phrase. His songs and melodies tell the tales of the world and leave you gasping on every note.

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HENRY TURNER, JR.

Henry Turner Jr., lead vocalist and guitarist for the band, is the driving force behind this band’s appeal. Henry’s influence on the band comes somewhat from his early musical influences. Blues and jazz greats like B.B. King, Bob Marley, and George Benson have allowed Henry to bring forth a unique perspective to the realm of reggae. The style of the music, as quoted by Henry, is “… an infused sound … also an infusion of R&B /Reggae with some jazz chording.” This unique style has allowed the band to go where other bands cannot. Jonathan “Boogie” Long, bassist and vocalist, the newest member of the band, is proficient with a number of instruments (piano, drums, trumpet, French horn, sax, flute, clarinet, and mandolin) and has taught lessons on them. Ronnie Houston, the senior member of the Flavor band, is a profound R&B drummer. With various influences, including artists such as James Brown and Buddy Rich. Ronnie has toured the United States and Europe since the early 1970s. Ronnie has added an element of stability to the Flavor roster since 1990. All together, this trio of rockers is sure to set the stage on fire.

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The-CRUNGE

Delivering an all Led Zeppelin show in the way it was meant to be... LIVE! The-Crunge has been dazzling audiences with their performances, and people can't wait for more.... Their youthful appearance and intense delivery can be appreciated by any generation. The mass appeal of Led Zeppelin done right cannot be understated; many fans swear it is the best Zeppelin tribute performance they have ever seen. Their authentic, energetic style must heard to be understood. The-Crunge is a new twist on the traditional tribute band.... no gimmicks, just real rock-n-roll!

For more information, call Schooner Wharf Bar at 292-3302, or visit www.The-Crunge.com.

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STRANGEWAYS

Appearing at the Schooner Wharf Bar Sunday, July 31st from 7:00 pm until 11:00 is Strangeways. Since it's formation in 1994, what began as a versatile eight-piece Florida based band has quickly gained a firm foothold in the southeast music scene and has introduced their original blend of reggae and ska to listeners throughout the world. With two national tours and two internationally distributed CDs, the Strangeways have proven they're "here to stay", fully evident in the recent addition of sax and keyboards, and a change in drummers.

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CANDYE KANE

In the grand tradition of non-too-shy, brassy, larger-than-life flamboyant blues singers like Bessie Smith, Big Mama Thorton and Etta James……..comes Candye Kane. She belts, growls, shouts, croons & moans…delivering a barrelhouse of balls out blues.

She is a blues diva to celebrate sexuality, shatter stereotypes, live our dreams and have a damn good time on the dance floor. She is unmistakably unique, blending old-style jump blues and swing with what she terms “contemporary humor and thought-provoking lyrics.” Underlying the performer you see and hear on the stage is a woman who has put her heart and soul into her life, and who puts her life into her music.

Kane has played all over the world and has appeared on countless television shows. She has headlined the Monterey and San Francisco Blues Festivals, The Notodden Blues Festival in Norway, The Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland, Oregon and many more.

Don’t miss this dynamic, energizing and R rated show.

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CHARLIE VEGAS

Who is Charlie Vegas? The man himself calls his stuff “space age retro” Think early 50’s rock meets classic blues, only different. It’s swing, rockabilly, jump and some R&B all melded together Charlie style. Backed up by the hot New Blues Combo, Charlie Vegas’ cool sounds will blow you away. Some folks think of The King when he shows up in his funky black outfit. A lot of others say he’s a lot of Kings, from B. B. to Freddie.

Charlie and the New Blues Combo re-interpret big blues classics from giants like Muddy Waters and T-Bone Walker. His personal “Joisey’ style tosses in hints of old blue eyes, little sinister Sinatra-isms. Speaking of “Joisey” one panting fan swears when she watches Charlie, she thinks of The Boss. One night with Charlie may not be enough, but it’s a change to soak up some retro roadhouse cool, authentic down and dirty hip swingin’blues.

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SUNNY JIM

Appearing at Schooner Wharf Bar Thursday, November 3rd from 7:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m. Singer/Songwriter SUNNY JIM, with the “Tropical Touch,” for ONE SHOW ONLY!!!

Grab a beach chair, bury your toes in the sand and enjoy Sunny Jim’s Life in the Laid Back Lane

From ballads to fun loving upbeat soca originals, his music is uniquely “American Caribbean.” Sunny Jim is a regular on Jimmy Buffett’s Radio Margaritaville and a favorite for Parrot Head parties across the US.

James’ original song tell stories of life on a Caribbean Island, in addition his repertoire includes traditional Caribbean tunes, and you can hear the musical influence of such artists as Bob Marley, Jimmy Buffett, Paul Simon, Bonnie Raitte and the Beatles.

Join the party at Schooner Wharf and enjoy this talented and versatile performance --- ONE SHOW ONLY!!!

 

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BRUCE ISAACSON & RED SEIDMAN

What do you get when you put together acoustic guitar, fiddle, mandolin, vocal harmony, great talent, and original & contemporary tunes?

Answer: Bruce Isaacson & Red Seidman

This dynamic duo has been entertaining locals and visitors throughout the keys for the last few years. Don't miss your chance to experience Bruce and Red.

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THE NATHAN WHITT BAND

The Nathan Whitt Band is the hip jam band for the urban environment. Bred out of the classic singer/songwriter mold, Nathan Whitt combines his unique original material with the live performance of a soulful band that has a junkyard beat. Born in California and raised in Ohio, Nathan surrounds himself with an all-star band that includes session players and established pop/rock and r&b musicians from Columbus, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh. Together, they create an innovative musical formula that is a cross between pop/rock artists such as John Mayer and Gavin DeGraw and soul/funk/jam acts like Robert Randolph & the Family Band and Sly & the Family Stone.

Just at the initial stages of supporting their latest release “Combustible”, the Nathan Whitt band has already secured radio and television airplay in markets from Ohio to New York City to Germany and showcased their act in major venues from Ohio to Nashville to Florida. Currently being sold and distributed by indie label Lick Records, “Combustible” is looking to follow-up on previous hit singles from Nathan Whitt that have earned spots on national Top 40 charts.

Even at the early phase of the group along with the young age of each of its individuals, Nathan Whitt and band members have performed or shared the stage with an eclectic cross of major artists such as Dave Matthews, O.A.R., Howie Day, Ekoostik Hookah, Raphael Saadiq, the Jazz Mandolin Project, Galactic and Antigone Rising among others. Bringing to the table a broad range of experience and exposure with different artists and styles, the Nathan Whitt Band appeals to diverse college crowds, jamband fans and casual music listeners alike.

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TAPWATER CONCHS

Award-winning recording artists The Tapwater Conchs have circumnavigated the globe, helping people smile and rock out. Kim Niec, one of the best female voices in the Southernmost Latitudes, delivers throaty renditions of all our favorites. Dan Crawford sings and plays guitar like he’s been doing it since birth. Marty Kane is a drummer's drummer; he lays the back beat where most percussionists only dream of going. Dennis grabs hold of the bass and the crowd until they all need to come up for air.

Rocking out to sounds of Classic Rock & Roll, Blues, Beatles and other popular classic legends, these top notch entertainers will surely give you your money’s worth!

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JIMMY AND THE PARROTS.

One of the most requested Jimmy Buffett cover bands in the country, Jimmy and the Parrots perform not only all the great Buffett songs fans love, they also play new and classic rock ‘n roll, as well as outstanding original songs written by lead singer/guitarist Jimmy Maraventano.

Since 1998, Jimmy and the Parrots have been playing to delighted crowds, and for several years, they have been a featured band at the Meeting of the Minds Parrothead convention here.

Their cover songs also include favorites by the Beach Boys, Paul Simon, Jerry Jeff Walker, Harry Belafonte, and Bob Marley, among many others.

Joining Jimmy Maraventano in the band are his son, Jimmy Maraventano, Jr. (vocals, lead guitar), Hal B. Selzer (bass guitar), and Lance Hyland Stark (drums). The band truly appeals to all ages and all musical tastes and will have everyone leaning back and sipping a margarita!

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FUNKY OCTAHEDRA

A spicy blend of R & B, Funk & Blues with a rotating cast of characters, Funky Octahedra has something for everyone. Funky O blends R & B, Rock & Roll, Pop & Blues with elements from around the world to produce their dance-able sounds. But their unique musical approach never strays from its funk roots.

The driving force behind the band, Deej, draws from his childhood in Harlem and expands it with his participation in The Flavor Kings in New Orleans. With the varied experience of his fellow bandmates, he creates a sound pallet that is as original as they are.

Funky O gets the audience up and dancing with their infectious energy and powerful sound. Their enthusiasm for the music guarantees that nobody sits still. From the melodic “Oh Girl” to the gyrating rhythm of “Brickhouse”, Funky O keeps everyone on their toes.

Come out and allow them to help you hit your stride and put a wiggle in your walk.

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HARPER

“Harper follows Miles Davis’ creed: the notes you leave out are just as important as the notes you leave in.” -- Australian Musician

English by birth, but raised in the beautiful coastal city of Perth, Western Australia. Harper is known for his huge soulful vocals, unique harmonica performances and his innovative original compositions. More recently he has included the intensely spiritual didgeridoo (Australian indigenous instrument) into his live performances.

Harper was awarded "Male Vocalist of the Year", and "Song of the Year" ("I Swear Im Innocent") by the 2004 Australian Blues Awards. Harper also received a TREV award for "Acoustic Artist of the Year" (Australian College Campuses). US Magazine "Guide to the Best of the Blues Harmonicas & Beyond" voted his “Way Down Deep Inside” CD, "Album of the Year" and he also received two harmonica awards, "The Sweet Harmonica Award" and "The Nasty Harmonica Award".

His rich soulful voice, virtuoso harmonica solos and didgeridoo rhythmic sounds, combine to create a truly Australian take on the roots music genre, layered with incredible songwriting. Lyrically, Harper takes us on an emotional journey, cleverly maneuvering and confronting us with his thoughts on the world in which we live.

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JOHNNY OYSTER AND THE HAPPY LOVE BAND

A good time party band that plays all your favorites from the 70s to now. With their unplugged style, flagrant vocal harmonies and the antics and banter they throw at one another and the crowd, your sure to have an entertaining evening that you will carry with you till their next show.

The band is comprised from old members of the Oysters Fantastic Band.

If you ever seen one of their shows you know what your in for. Come out and share in the happy love experience at the Schooner Wharf bar Thur. Fri. Sat. March the 23rd 24th 25th.
 

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RASTUS KAIN

Rastus Kain may be the finest electric slide guitarist in the state of Florida if not the whole south and is a gifted songwrighter. Kain shines with his Telecaster slide work and weathered vocals. His rhythm section is a solid base for his amazing guitar leads and slide guitar style. Together they make a unique Electric Blues Power Trio that makes every grove their own and that will rock your socks off!!!

Rastus has shared the stage with such artists as Greg Allman, Pat Ramsey, and Chris Layton, he and his band have opened up for such acts as Foghat, Molly Hatchett, Eric Burden, Otis Rush, Chambers Brothers and many more.

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THE VINE STREET RUMBA BAND

The Vine Street Rumba Band is a 8 piece high energy world beat dance band that features horns, percussion and rich vocal harmonies. The Vine Street Band plays an eclectic blend of Reggae, Calypso, Latin, Funk, R&B as well as top 40.

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WILL AND ZANNY

Will and Zanny - An energetic acoustic duo from Nashville, Tennessee Playing an eclectic selection of covers and originals.

“Both have excellent range and could be successful singles, but together they are wonderful…….the harmony is sublime.”
…. A candidate for the pop charts.”
V. Ridenour -
Key West THE NEWSPAPER

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GROOVE DOGS

Mike Kirk, long time Key West guitarist of Bill Blue & the Nervous Guys fame, as well as the originator of Mike Kirk Band and the Baby Filets.

Mike is bringing his new band the GROOVE DOGZ down from New Smyrna Beach, with a hot repertoire that ranges from funk, blues, rock n’ roll classics to a medley of current hits, they will even throw a little country your way.

Mike say’s he is looking forward to seeing all his old buddies and warns us not to forget our dancin’ shoes. Come on down for a night of good times, warm memories and great dance music at his favorite Key West watering hole, the Schooner Wharf.

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THE ROOT BAND

The band's music has a wide spectrum, from rock and roll and rhythm and blues, to pop rock and reggae. The band covers music as precisely as the record on songs like Stevie Rae Vaughn's, "Pride and Joy", and then completely comes full circle in Charlie Daniels, "Country Boy", with an unexpected rockin' groove. The girls, being the latest addition to the power trio rhythm section known as The Root Band, add covers like Fleetwood Mac's, "Rhiannon" to the mix, which expands the repertoire of what this band is capable of performing. Add to it layers of vocal harmonies and you have a sound that is unlike most bands on the circuit.

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