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Scotty McCreery will perform at the Pink Shell Pool Party on Sept. 29 on Fort Myers Beach. Jeffrey Steele will take the stage with with Gulf Coast Symphony at the Florida Rep in downtown Fort Myers on Sept. 26. Click on the artist to find ticket info for their shows.
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Adriana McDonald is an 18 year old singer/songwriter from Northeast Ohio, who currently resides in Punta Gorda. Adriana started learning the guitar 4 years ago, during Covid. Music wasn't new to her though. She grew up in a music oriented family. Her mother, Angela, co-owned a small music venue in Ohio and her father, Sean, played in numerous bands as a guitarist/vocalist. She has always sang, and wrote lyrics at a very young age. Adriana has written over 30 original songs to date, has released a debut album on Feb 20th, 2024 with her band, shy blossom, and is currently working on a 4 song EP and a 2nd album at Farmadelica Studio in Bokeelia with producer Howard Merlin. She is heavily influenced by Radiohead, PJ Harvey, Mitzki, The Backseat Lovers, Hozier, as well as many many more. She has appeared on ABC7, won Rock the Stage 2022 in North Ft. Myers under 18 category, and David Abbruzzese, formerly of Pearl Jam 91' to 94' played drums on 5 tracks on her debut album. You can find Adriana playing solo from St. Petersburg to Marco, and also catch her band, shy blossom, playing venues throughout Florida.
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Alan Bradford is a unique guitar player and an old soul singer/songwriter. A musician who can deliver hours of covers, as well as original songs; he is an all around entertainer who can “read the crowd” and cater the music to their desires. Whether in an assisted living, country club, bar room, local, national festivals or private house concert; his music is a wonderful addition to any gathering. Alan started playing music while growing up in New Jersey. In college in the early 70's, Alan had the opportunity to play with many touring professionals, two of whom became great influences: Harry Chapin and James Taylor. Alan’s love of music led him to write and record his own songs. His CD of original music, "From the Heart", is having great success.“Johnson’s Farm” and “Cowboy Heaven”, which are getting worldwide airtime. BMI (the international music licensing agency which represents Alan) has just informed him that his original songs are now being used in films, and television shows. ********Review For his CD "From the Heart"*********** “With Alan Bradford’s “From the Heart”, he shows us that he is a songwriter who refuses to look the other way - and in refusing to do so, he opens our eyes and ears to the world around us; the good, the bad, and the ever-changing. With the prose and passion of Pete Seeger, and Jim Croce's smooth vocal sincerity, Alan's songs memorialize all of life's wonders and challenges. You’ll never forget Alan after listening to "From the Heart"!” Dr. Bob Your Big Picture Cafe
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Born and raised in Springfield Massachusetts, independent artist and songwriter Alex Rohan has always had a passion for music. Growing up with a family full of musicians, Alex had an interest early on. He began singing at a very young age and from there taught himself how to play guitar. He started to perform for more than just his family. As a teenager, he started playing at local bars and restaurants where he gained a lot of his early musical experience. Rohan is not only a musician but also an esteemed song writer. His repertoire of original songs breaks barriers between genres through meaningful and expressive songwriting. His first solo EP entitled “Lancaster” debuted in 2021. Critics calling it a “mix of reggae and alternative” (Nantucket Inquire and Mirror), it includes “engulfing songs with intense instrumentals”. He also pays homage to other genres with songs of a country feel with folk inspired melodies. Beyond playing his own originals, Alex’s live performances include covers of artists such as Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. His solo shows include rhythmic and lead guitar riffs with live looping that engage the audience. His smooth, soulful vocals aid in the genre-bending artists’ ability to please the audience. When Rohan has the opportunity, he and his band The Alex Rohan Band, will bring the progressive jam-band feel while showcasing talented vocals and musicianship. As Alex continues to establish his own name, he has supported many other musicians, such as Mark Roberge of O.A.R., Jack Johnson, and Badfish a tribute to Sublime. As a growing musician, he began playing bigger venues as the headliner himself. He now plays upwards of 150 shows a year. Alongside bigger events, you can continue to find him at local establishments. Rohan feels some of the best energy is found at home continuing to support the community that supports him. New England is not the only place you will find Alex. His talent with both musicianship and songwriting has brought him across the country to different music festivals and events. He has had week long residencies in places like Nantucket playing for Cisco Brewery to Florida for Blast on the Bay Songwriters festival. He has appeared everywhere from casino stages to the Big E, one of the country’s biggest fairs. As a BMI songwriter, he has appeared alongside other artists including Chris Young, Jelly Roll, and Riley Green in the Key West Songwriters Festival. Alex has plans to continue traveling and releasing new music. His latest inspiration for his songwriting has been his growing family, as Rohan and his wife welcomed a daughter in late 2023.
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Bigg Vinny is a larger-than-life personality in the music industry, known for his commanding stage presence, infectious energy, and unparalleled charisma. Hailing from the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, Bigg Vinny is a force to be reckoned with, both on and off the stage. As a versatile musician and entertainer, Bigg Vinny's music defies easy categorization, blending elements of country, rock, and hip-hop to create a unique and electrifying sound. With a powerful voice that resonates with authenticity and emotion, he has captured the hearts of fans worldwide. Beyond his musical prowess, Bigg Vinny is a true storyteller, weaving tales of triumph, struggle, and resilience into his lyrics. His songs speak to the human experience, offering solace and inspiration to all who listen. Whether he's performing for a sold-out stadium crowd or an intimate venue, Bigg Vinny's passion for music is palpable and his performances unforgettable. Offstage, Bigg Vinny's larger-than-life personality shines through in his genuine and approachable demeanor. He is known for his dedication to his fans, his work ethic, and his commitment to spreading positivity and joy through his music. With a career marked by milestones and accolades, Bigg Vinny continues to push boundaries, challenge expectations, and leave an indelible mark on the music industry. From chart-topping hits to electrifying live performances, Bigg Vinny's impact on the world of music is undeniable, and his journey is far from over.
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Bill LaBounty's musical direction was clear by the age of 19, when he was signed with his rock band to RCA Records. The Pacific Northwest native then took his act solo, recording an album for Twentieth Century Fox Records, followed by 3 albums for Warner Bros. Records, which spawned the pop hits Never Gonna Look Back (with James Taylor), Livin' It Up and This Night Won't Last Forever. Bill's album The Right Direction, co-produced with Robbie Dupree, enjoyed success in Europe and Japan with featured singles The Right Direction and Mr. O. He also established himself as a songwriter for other artists, with successes that span almost two decades. Over the years his resume includes cuts by an array of Pop and Country artists including Patti LaBelle, Jimmy Buffett, The Judds, Steve Wariner, The Temptations, Brooks & Dunn, Steve Goodman and Phoebe Snow, Peter Cetera and Tim McGraw, among others. An accomplished keyboardist and synthesist, LaBounty has worked in the studio with such artists as James Taylor, Jennifer Warnes, Patti LaBelle and Peter Cetera. In 1983, while working in Nashville, LaBounty met his wife, songwriter Beckie Foster, which led to a joint career in Nashville and L.A. and resulted in Steve Wariner's #1 record The Weekend and Peter Cetera's No Explanation, the end theme for the movie Pretty Woman. His hits include Robbie Dupree's Hot Rod Hearts, Michael Johnson's This Night Won't Last Forever, Steve Wariner's #1 records Lynda and I Got Dreams, Somewhere In The Vicinity Of The Heart (a Grammy-winning record by Alison Kraus and Shenandoah), Tanya Tucker and Delbert McClinton's Tell Me About It, Tequila Talkin' by Lonestar, the #1 Shenandoah single I Want To Be Loved Like That and Brooks & Dunn's Rock My World (Little Country Girl). To date, he has had over 100 songs recorded by other artists, resulting in 25 BMI Awards, including 10 Million Performance awards.
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Bill Metts started singing playing guitar during the Country Blues revival of the 1960s and fell in love with the art of finger-style guitar. He has performed at the prestigious Mississippi John Hurt Blues Festival, the world famous "Ground Zero" in Clarksdale Mississippi, at the Will McLean Festival in Brooksville Florida and numerous times in the BMI sponsored Island Hopper Songwriter Festival. For four years he hosted the weekly Songwriter Circle at the Americana Community Music Association located in Fort Myers Florida. Though he occasionally will do selected covers, originals are his preference. https://billmetts.bandcamp.com/
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Growing up in the suburbs of St. Louis, Bill Roemer was raised with the typical Midwest values of work hard/play hard. With more than 13 years in music, Bill plays more than 200 shows a year. From cruise ships to Nashville’s lower Broadway, Bill creates an atmosphere that is energetic and exciting for every music lover. Bill’s catalog of roughly 2,000 cover songs, from every genre, is woven into his writing style and has truly influenced his sound. His latest release, “Better Out Here,” is a perfect representation of who Bill is - just a hunting, fishing, small-town country boy who loves writing songs.
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Powerful vocals, gripping Southern rock, and gritty, heartfelt performances have defined Billy McKnight’s writing and performance since the very beginning. Spanning an eclectic array of musical tastes, influences, and styles combined with diverse life experiences, Billy’s music and his Florida-based band Soul Circus Cowboys is the band to watch in 2024 and beyond. Produced by Grammy Award-Winning Songwriter Frank Myers, Billy McKnight presents larger-than-life performances and gasoline-drenched Southern Rock shows. His work captures a diverse collection of sounds, styles, and captivatingly well-told stories, including three Billboard charting songs, “Tailgate Country,” “I Can’t Imagine,” and “I Stand.” He topped the Country Music Channel video charts with Soul Circus Cowboys’ music videos “I Stand,” and subsequent video releases “Sit on a Beach,” “Knowing that Girl,” and “Last Train Running” have been featured on the Heartland Network and Country Music TV as well. Soul Circus Cowboys can found on all streaming platforms, YouTube, and TouchTunes jukeboxes, with millions of plays worldwide. Thoroughly genuine. Phenomenally talented. That’s Billy McKnight.
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Blake Esse- BMI Songwriter-Singer, UNITED STATES NAVY VETERAN, Nashville Recording Artist. Winner of Clint Blacks #1 recording Competing For a Cause. Blake, best known for his original music, classic covers and crowd engagement averages 25 shows per month sharing his original music across the globe. Blake’s EP was produced by Clint Black and Dwain Rowe of Restless Heart and Brooks & Dunn. Blake is currently working with Dwain Rowe and crew on their second project together which is set to release on all platforms late 2024. Blake regularly tours and has opened for Clint Black, Chris Young, Michael Ray and Dierks Bentley.