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Tessa Coutu

Tessa Coutu

About

I’m a singer/song writer, my originals have a mellow-indie vibe to them, but the covers that I do kind of span the music spectrum. Some of my favorite covers include You and I (submitted below), I Can’t Help Falling in Love, Riptide, Build Me Up Buttercup, just to name a few.

Band Bio

I’m 14 years old, and have been playing ukulele for just over a year now. In school, I was a percussionist in the school band, and I can work my way around a guitar and piano. I have collaborated with other people for song writing and have played duets onstage, but for the most part I am a one-man-band. I’ve written four or five full songs, and have just recently recorded three of them with Mr. Del Couch.

Band Members: 

Tessa Coutu – Vocals, ukulele

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Randy Stephens & The Groove Makers

Randy Stephens & The Groove Makers

About

Randy Stephens & The Groove Makers is a 4-piece Blues/Rock band based in Sarasota County.

Band Bio

Randy Stephens & The Groove Makers features award-winning guitar player Randy Stephens, veteran musicians Marty Bednar, Carl Grieco and Bob Robinson. The band has recently finished their studio release “Treat me like a Stranger,” already gaining airplay in the U.S. and UK radio.

For more information about Randy Stephens & The Groove Makers, visit their Website.

Band Members: 

Randy Stephens – Lead vocals, guitar

Marty Bednar – Bass guitar

Carl Grieco – Drums

Bob Robinson – Keyboard

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The Original Famous Rays

The Original Famous Rays

About

The Original Famous Rays is a group of very experienced musicians specializing in genres including jazz, blues, swing and rock, and the band performs a wide variety of modern and traditional blues and pop tunes by artists like T-Bone Walker, Booker T & the MGs, Delbert McClinton, Freddie King, Albert King, Luther Allison, Tommy Castro, BB King, Van Morrison, Tom Waits and more! The group features lead singer and guitarist Richie “Ray” Romaniello, a great rhythm section that can groove and swing, as well as the superb Hot Sauce Horns.

Band Bio

Started in 2014, the Original Famous Rays developed from bassist Michael “Ray” Cohen’s desire to put together a truly new type of blues and swing project. After meeting Rich Romaniello from a Craigslist ad, things developed very quickly, and it turned out the backgrounds and styles of the players were perfect for each other, with similar musical goals. A couple of auditions and the line-up was set, with Keith Mulhare on drums, Rafik Cezanne on tenor sax, Cohen on bass, and the keyboard playing of veteran performer Jim Wilmer from the UK. Hot Sauce Horns players have included Sam Orleans, Ken Simon, Jason Wysocki, David Frawley and Matt Polashek.

For more information about The Original Famous Rays, visit their Website.

Band Members: 

Michael “Ray” Cohen – Bass guitar, background vocals

Rich Romaniello – Lead guitar, lead vocals

Keith Mulhare – Drums

Rafik Cezanne – Tenor sax

David Frawley – Trumpet

Jason Wysocki – Trombone

Jim Wilmer – Keyboard

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Ilana Armida

Ilana Armida

About

Ilana Armida is a Pop/R&B singer and performer from Bradenton. She recently released her single “Pretend,” which quickly became the feel-good song of the summer. Her music speaks to everyone, but has a fresh, young perspective. Her sound is a mix of energetic R&B melodies with catchy, soulful pop vocals and hints of funk and hip-hop throughout.

Musician Bio

This summer Bradenton’s 24-year-old pop singer Ilana Armida seemed to emerge out of nowhere when she released her debut single and music video “Pretend,” which is an upbeat song with a catchy groove that has caught on like wildfire. The song was written and recorded by Ilana in her home studio in Bradenton. The song and music video gained instant popularity with over 17,000 view in just a few short weeks with no signs of stopping. Ilana Armida is proving to be a superstar in the making. The buzz should hit fever pitch as her debut EP “Iridescent Flower Child” is released later this year. While we wait for that, you can catch her shows at local venues throughout Southwest Florida.

For more information about Ilana, visit her Website.

Band Members: 

Ilana Armedia – Vocals

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