Yo, yo. In case you missed it, our Usage Fee EP has made it’s way to Spotify, iTunes, and the whatnot. Of course you can always buy direct from us, too. Whichever way you want to listen to it, we’re just glad you’re seeking us out.
|30 Sep 2016||w/ Little Sheba and the Shamans & Johnny Mile||St. Petersburg, FL The Bends||The Bends||free|
|14 Oct 2016||w/ The Savants of Soul, Chris Shaw & Co.||Gainesville, FL The Wooly||The Wooly||Buy ticket - $8 - $10|
|19 Oct 2016||w/ Gringo Star, Sweet Bronco, Peyote Coyote||Ft. Lauderdale, FL Kreepy Tiki Bar & Lounge||Kreepy Tiki Bar & Lounge||Buy ticket - $7 - 10|
|29 Oct 2016||4th Annual Thornton Park Halloween Block Party||Orlando, FL Thornton Park||Thornton Park||Buy ticket - $10 - $20|
|05 Nov 2016||Red Cypress 1st Anniversary||Winter Springs, FL Red Cypress Brewery||Red Cypress Brewery||free|
You only get to celebrate your 21st birthday twelve or thirteen times before it gets old. We recently rang in one of Al’s at Spacebar in Orlando, and our good bud Mike Dunn was there to document. Some choice pics are below, but make sure to head on over to Facebook to pop them peepers on the full gallery.
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Central Florida’s The Sh-Booms have taken a love for soul, rock ‘n’ roll, and throwing a party to create a unique, garage-soul sound of their own.
The seven-piece soul enterprise – comprised of Al “The Thump” Ruiz, The Supreme Queen Mizz Bren, Kevin “The Skin Blaster” Connolly, Davis “Twinkle Toes” Schleicher, Mike “The Slush Pump” Ortiz, and Nick “The Licks” Walsh – are a horn-fueled, soul-soaked presence on the stage, which they’ve shared with national acts such as Lee Fields, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, KRS-One, and Candlebox. Their fresh brand of garage soul has been recognized locally as well, as Orlando Weekly’s “Best Soul Act” for the past four years running.
Growing up immersed in a world of soul and doo-wop, raised by parents who have been known to get down a time or two on the dance floor of American Bandstand, Ruiz formed The Sh-Booms in 2011, looking to inject new energy into his music. The group quickly became known for their live shows – sweaty, high-energy sets accompanied by a fair share of dancing and whiskey – and their first EP, 1.2.3!, was released in 2013. The sound and lineup of The Sh-Booms have evolved since, most recently with the addition of front-woman Mizz Bren. The Supreme Queen, who was previously signed to Justin Timberlake’s Tenman Records and contributed backing vocals on his album, The 20/20 Experience, joined The Sh-Booms in early 2015.
The Sh-Booms will release a five-song EP in March of 2016 which they recorded with GRAMMY-nominated producer Alan Armitage (Boyz II Men) and was mastered by Brian Lucey (The Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys, The Kills). For booking, publicity, or press inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org.