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  Here in Central Florida you can hear live, local music that ranges from soul to Indie rock.  
 
 
   
   

Great music isn’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 band’s website to hear their sound or find out when their next gig is.

Shaun Rounds
 
Genre: Blues/Soul

Where you’ve heard him play: BB King’s, The Alley, McWell's, The Beach Shack, and Jesup Bay

Website: http://www.myspace.com/TheShaunRoundsBluesBand

Why you’ll like him: Shaun was voted best blues band in Central Florida in 2008 and 09 and Best Soul in 2010 and 11.

The RedCoats

Genre: Beatles tribute band

Where you’ve heard them play: Dexter’s, The Abbey

Website: www.myspace.com/TheRedCoatsOrlando

Why you’ll like them: They get you back in a British Invasion mood.

Genre: Pop/Rock/Rap/Country (Covers)

Where you’ve heard them play: World of Beer, Fishbones, and on iTunes

Website: www.reverbnation.com/SmokingJackets

Why you’ll like them: Good beat and you can dance to it.

The BellTowers

Genre: Garage/Psychedelic

Where you’ve heard them play: Will’s Pub

Website: www.myspace.com/WildMercury

Why you’ll like them: Heavy sounds to get you amped up.

Jeff Howell

Genre: Baton Rouge soul

Where you’ve heard him play: Hagan O’Reily’s, Cricketers Arms, Monsters in the Morning on 105.9 FM (Wednesday mornings), and on iTunes

Website: JeffHowell.com

Why you’ll like him: He's got soul … tons of it.

Shawn Paris

Genre: Jazz

Where you’ve heard him: Winter Park Arts Festival, Palmano’s, Various venues in Winter Park and Orlando

Website: ShawnParis.com

Why you’ll like him: Great classics to snap your fingers to, chill out or get up and dance.

Jay Wonder

Genre: Hip Hop

Where you’ve heard him: Club 57 West

Website: www.myspace.com/JayWonderTheFire

Why you’ll like him: He's a solo Hip-Hop performer with good and honest lyrics.

Darko Gray

Genre: Rock

Where you’ve heard him: BackBooth, Sloppy Taco Palace

Website: www.facebook.com/DarkoGray

Why you’ll like him: Great sound, no screaming. Kris Kahn, the lead singer, is also an actor, so he puts on a great show.

Logan Belle

Genre: Acoustic/Folk/Rock

Where you’ve heard them: Tijuana Flats, Muldoons, Oasis Saloon, and on iTunes

Website: www.reverbnation.com/LoganBelle

Why you’ll like them: Great singer, songwriter music.

There For Tomorrow

Genre: Indie Rock

Where you’ve heard them: The Warped Tour, The Social, iTunes, MTV

Website: www.facebook.com/ThereForTomorrow

Why you’ll like them: They write their own original music with a good message.

 
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