Great music isnâ€™t just found on the radio. Sometimes you can hear a talented band or performer at your local watering hole or chic restaurant. From timeless tunes to original music, we combed the area to bring you the bands and singers that call Central Florida home. If you see something that strikes your fancy, make sure to sample the goods by logging on to the bandâ€™s website to hear their sound or find out when their next gig is.
Where youâ€™ve heard him play: BB Kingâ€™s, The Alley, McWell's, The Beach Shack, and Jesup Bay
Why youâ€™ll like him: Shaun was voted best blues band in Central Florida in 2008 and 09 and Best Soul in 2010 and 11.
Genre: Beatles tribute band
Where youâ€™ve heard them play: Dexterâ€™s, The Abbey
Why youâ€™ll like them: They get you back in a British Invasion mood.
Genre: Pop/Rock/Rap/Country (Covers)
Where youâ€™ve heard them play: World of Beer, Fishbones, and on iTunes
Why youâ€™ll like them: Good beat and you can dance to it.
Where youâ€™ve heard them play: Willâ€™s Pub
Why youâ€™ll like them: Heavy sounds to get you amped up.
Genre: Baton Rouge soul
Where youâ€™ve heard him play: Hagan Oâ€™Reilyâ€™s, Cricketers Arms, Monsters in the Morning on 105.9 FM (Wednesday mornings), and on iTunes
Why youâ€™ll like him: He's got soul â€¦ tons of it.
Where youâ€™ve heard him: Winter Park Arts Festival, Palmanoâ€™s, Various venues in Winter Park and Orlando
Why youâ€™ll like him: Great classics to snap your fingers to, chill out or get up and dance.
Genre: Hip Hop
Where youâ€™ve heard him: Club 57 West
Why youâ€™ll like him: He's a solo Hip-Hop performer with good and honest lyrics.
Where youâ€™ve heard him: BackBooth, Sloppy Taco Palace
Why youâ€™ll like him: Great sound, no screaming. Kris Kahn, the lead singer, is also an actor, so he puts on a great show.
Where youâ€™ve heard them: Tijuana Flats, Muldoons, Oasis Saloon, and on iTunes
Why youâ€™ll like them: Great singer, songwriter music.
There For Tomorrow
Genre: Indie Rock
Where youâ€™ve heard them: The Warped Tour, The Social, iTunes, MTV
Why youâ€™ll like them: They write their own original music with a good message.