Voodoo Funk Punk , Garage Stompin Romp from St Pete, FL ….Meet, Sonic Graffiti

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You can call this anything you want, garage, funk. punk , but put it all together and your getting an explosion of blues. And if your of the garagepunk persuasion you know what that means. Fast and furious yet sometimes subtle, cool ass harmonica, vox, reverb, fuzz, pounding drums, all with vocals that give the controlled chaos a center. The range is excellent and I think it is always the defining characteristic of a band that has the possibility of breaking through . The rendering of the blues is top notch, these guys have chops and they know what the job is. In other words, this shit is good, give a listen….

Hi our name is….Sonic Graffiti

People say we sound like…..Voodoo funk punk

We are….
Drew(guitar, vox, words and sometimes a mandolin)
Dane(bass guitar, backing vocals)

Trevor( Drums, percussion, backing vocals)

We are originally from…..Saint Creaturesburg Fl.

Who are some that have an influence on your sound??

Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Clash, James Brown, Funkadelic, and Rancid to just name a few. Drew is a big Captain Beefheart junkie, Trevor loves his Bad Brains, and Dane is always somewhere on a Charles Mingus kick

The first time we met was…..

Drew and Dane met in the womb…hogging the umbilical chord from one another and spending quality time together before this whole life thing started. Drew was introduced to Trevor by his girlfriend and they just started jamming for fun. Dane met Trevor when he heard them jamming.

We knew we were going to be a Band…after the first time we all jammed together, only 4 days later we played our first show and have never stopped since

Books we recommend … The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, and Sand and Foam by Khalil Gibran

Our craziest gig ever was….Last year’s Don’t Stop St Pete festival at a venue called The Fubar which is kind of like the CBGBs of St. Pete. People were crowd surfing up to the ceiling fan.

If you could pick any time to travel back to for music, where would you go and what year would it be….

1963, the year before Hendrix broke so we could try to jam with him.

Growing up ,at home we listened to…..

The first two records we ever listened to were Abbey Road by The Beatles and a Who compilation. Anytime our parents would leave the house we would just blast that Who record, it was insane to us at such a young age to hear something like Pinball Wizard or My Generation. We definitely never fully recovered.

What tunes are you currently jamming to…

The Meters. We’ve also been digging on La Luz and Joe Strummer and the Mescalero’s.

If you could open for any Band right now who should that be and why?

IGGY POP because he’s IGGY POP.

When you are touring and have some time off , where could we find you..,.,

In a local record store digging through their discount or local band section. Drew could very well be asleep in the van with a knife in his hand…gotta protect that gear! But when traveling on the road we like to find camping spots or go to the beach, anywhere in nature is always a great score.

The one thing we want you to remember while your listening to us

Nothing music is meant to be enjoyed just listen.

listen to this today…… and while your at it, pick it up for your collection…

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Scott

From Pittsburgh, now in Florida, Cool Canadian artist wife , 4 great kids and two granddaughters!! I’m a lucky guy!

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