Savannah Local Bands
Last season I talked about touring bands that stop in Savannah… Wayland, Derek Day, Cooley Savant (now King Cooley) and because you like what you heard you responded in a big way! So we’re going to take a look and listen to our local music scene. And whatever your flavor is Rock, Soul, Reggae, Jazz … Savannah’s music scene is booming with these local musicians within the burgeoning music scene in Savannah. And beyond. I’ll be featuring bands that continue to elevate their musical art form. These are bands you want to see and hear night after night venue after venue all over the Hostess City.
Xulu Prophet – Xulu Jones, Rhett Coleman, Olsin Daly blowing it up on the Savannah music scene with their high octane heavy Caribbean flavored groove music. These guys tear it up from Barrelhouse to Huck-A-Poos on Tybee Island; but their popularity goes way beyond the Low Country. They’ve taken their dance & party infused tunes to stages and festivals in Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee and Florida.
I’ve seen these guys open for the always touring The Wailers and Here Come the Mummies. They rocked it out at one of Shelley Smith’s kick ass soirees downtown and for charitable events and causes like Ambucs. Their sound is both wildly their own yet unifying and familiar all at once.
Video: Spice Mistress – Xulu Prophet (Music Video)
The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra
It’s Big Band Theory with The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra! Saxophonist Jeremy and lead crooner Clay Johnson and around 17 other amazing musicians are a force on stages all over Savannah! Their orchestral movements come with that Louisiana swagger which brings events to life and make an evening a wonderful memory.
They gave an amazing performance at the South Magazine Issue Release party where they introduce a new generation of singers and musicians, courtesy of Equinox Entertainment. They regularly perform at the Westin Harbor Big Band Brunch, but here they are making beautiful music in this video.
Let The Good Times Roll
And the ever touring Velvet Caravan always makes a splash performing in Savannah at the big festivals and great venues including Victory North and SMF. I’ve been fortunate to see them perform often for years, and it is treat to hear such skilled musicians perform some fun upbeat gypsy jazz.
Richardo Ochoa on violin – Eric Dunn on that upright bass Jared Hall Piano & Accordion Ricardo Vuk Pavlovic, drums and Percussion and Guitarists: Jimmy Grant Jackson Evans Tim Clement. Here’s a video from an amazing Savannah performance:
Angel Bond is back at it again and the awesome rocking CUSSES continue to move the crowds. I don’t miss a show when they’re here in Savannah and What A schedule they have! They’ve opened for Bon Jovi have been sharing stages with heavy hitters in music at events and festivals,,, just generally rocking audiences everywhere!
But I’m excited because they have a new single coming out NEW SINGLE ” LOVE WITH A KICK ” OUT FEB. 14TH 2020. But for now enjoy this amazing Cusses vid.
Video :CUSSES – CRITICAL (Official Video)
Two On Tour
Speaking of listening parties ….Also on Feb 14th we’ll be celebrating the birthday of Two on Tours Jazz songstress Waberi Jordan with a performance at The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center in Connecticut. I’m going to kick the show off my solo set and joined by my Tenderhead band-mate Derrayle Fielder followed by Waberi and some great musicians. Black Mariahs and some surprise guests!
It’ll also mark the kick off of our 2020 tour so check out my website for Two on Tour tour dates. We’ll be hitting Savannah this spring at Tandem on Bay Street and Blends on Broughton and other venues! Stay tuned!
Also be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel at Live Like Locals. Always keep an eye on ShenaVerrett.com for more info on all the amazing musicians for you to listen to online and check out live.
Video: Waberi Jordan performs ‘Armadillos’ written by Shena Verrett
At the World Stage Performing Center in Los Angeles
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