Woodystock Celebrates Community on Give Miami Day November 21 at Zest Miami

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Non-profit Woody Foundation raises funds to transform the quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries and living with paralysis, hosts event featuring live music, food and community

Coral Gables, FL – October 31, 2019 – The 7th annual Woodystock Benefit Concert is designed to be a combo celebration and fundraiser, an opportunity to give back and give thanks. It is very telling and extremely fitting then, that the free, all-ages event will be held on Give Miami Day, Thursday, November 21, 2019. It will feature food and beverages from Zest Miami, and live music byRip Cord from Young Musicians Unite, the French Horn Collective and Electric Piquete. Zest is located at 200 S Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33135. The celebration begins at 6 p.m.

“Woodystock is an opportunity to share what our organization is doing with the public,” says founder James “Woody” Beckham. “It’s also a free event so anyone is welcome to come out, have a good time, enjoy the music, and the food and beverages from Zest Miami.” Woody suffered a spinal cord injury on January 29, 2011 while making a tackle playing rugby for Florida Atlantic University. The Beckham family formed the 501(c)3 shortly after to give away Woody Packs, which help improve the quality of life of those affected by similar injuries and the organization gives away for free, raise awareness and funds.

The Woody Foundation is about empowering people to reach their higher potential, whether becoming more independent or learning about information that will help. About this year’s event, Woody offers: “I’ve had some health issues over the last year, so I just appreciate the opportunity to have a good time with the people I love. Don’t know how many times I will get to do that, so being surrounded by people that love you makes me feel very grateful.”

Young Musicians Unite collaborates with schools to provide free music education and believes that every student in Miami-Dade deserves access to music education regardless of their socio-economic background. The French Horn Collective is a Miami-based band that performs an eclectic variety of Gypsy jazz, swing, and modern original French music. Miami’s Electric Piquete is an award-winning Latin funk septet best known for its fiery originals and inventive interpretations of Latin jazz / fusion standards.

The foundation is planning a very special announcement, so the public and the press are highly encouraged to attend in order to hear it first-hand. The event is generously being supported by the 7-time title sponsor CFH Group, a residential and commercial real estate company. 

For more information, visit www.WoodyFoundation.org or call 305.586.3107.

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MEDIA CONTACT
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
info@mutcomm.com
786.426.2277


Electric Piquete Celebrate the Release of New Double A Side of Music at Ball & Chain October 20

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“Still Reeling” / “Fonquiviri” are first new studio recordings issued since 2016, a collaboration with the Music Preservation Project, and a benefit for the Lotus House

Hialeah, FL – October 1, 2019 – Latin funk band Electric Piquete tried and failed to run a successful crowd-funding campaign in 2018. Undaunted in its mission to record and release new music, the band has now partnered with the Music Preservation Project, the brainchild of Hialeah musician and producer Omar Garcia (Browner Sound / The Brand). The resulting works, a digital double A side of new music is now available and will be feted on October 20, 2019 at Ball & Chain during the venue’s monthly Pineapple Sunday event.

The bruising mid-tempo groove of “Still Reeling” and the blistering funk of “Fonquiviri” is now available exclusively through ElectricPiquete.Bandcamp.com on a pay-what-you-like basis. Proceeds from the sale of the music will benefit the Lotus House, an Overtown-based 501(c)3 organization dedicated to improving the lives of homeless women, youth and children. They provide sanctuary, support, education, tools and resources that empower them to heal, learn, grow and blossom. Learn more about them at www.lotushouse.org.

The Music Preservation Project was developed by the team at Browner Sound to capture, through professionally recorded audio, a snapshot of the musical culture in Miami at this moment in time. Selected artists, including local musicians, students in Title I public schools and street performers, are provided the service at no financial cost. The Music Preservation Project instead trades recording hours for community service hours from the musicians.

“The idea to trade recording hours for community service grew from a desire to support the bond between the City of Miami and its artists,” says Garcia. “Electric Piquete was invited to record as part of the Music Preservation Project and they subsequently will contribute not only the proceeds from this release, but 12 hours to a community service program of their choice.” For more information about the Music Preservation Project or Browner Sound, visit www.brownersound.com.

“When Omar presented the opportunity to record with him at Browner Sound, I could not say no,” says Michael Mut, co-founder, bassist and band leader. “I’ve long admired his musicianship and production skills, and have wanted to collaborate with him for ages. I’m extremely proud of the new music, all of the efforts put forth by the band, and very grateful to be able to help out the folks at the Lotus House. I invite everyone to check out what they do and contribute any way they can.”

Ball & Chain is located at 1513 SW 8 Street, Miami, FL 33134, and all ages are welcome to the free event. Also scheduled to perform are Rick Moon, the Goodnites, and the Scone Cash Players. Music begins at 2 p.m.

For more information, visit www.ElectricPiquete.com or call 786.426.2277.

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ABOUT ELECTRIC PIQUETE

Electric Piquete is an award-winning Latin funk septet from Hialeah. Their music has been featured in the Billy Corben documentary called Magic City Hustle, in the Emmy-winning Joe Cardona documentary Miami Boheme, and an episode of CNNGo, and licensed by Lexus. The band is a veritable melting pot of influences that range from rock to jazz and spiced with everything in between: funk, fusion, old-school salsa, progressive and R&B. Though mostly instrumental, they feature vocals with three-part harmonies as well as some rapping on several numbers.

Electric Piquete also features co-founders Ed Rosado on drums and Michael Mut on bass, Chris Correoso (guitar), and Rich Dixon on trumpet and flugelhorn. The band’s sound is regularly augmented by Raymond Ayala on percussion and vocals, Charles Gardner on keyboards, and Robert Smiley on tenor sax and flute.

For more information, visit www.ElectricPiquete.com or call 786.426.2277. 

MEDIA CONTACT
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
info@mutcomm.com
786.426.2277


Electric Piquete and Spam Allstars Play Guanabanas for Noche Latina October 5

Miami Latin funk bands to celebrate 4th anniversary of the recurring Latin music series at the popular Jupiter waterfront restaurant, bar, and live music venue

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Jupiter, FL – September 17, 2019 – Traditional fourth anniversary gifts include flowers and fruit, which is perfectly apropos for a place like Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar, whose very name is the Spanish word for the tropical  produce soursop. Roots Music, Inc. and Guanabanas present the 4th Anniversary of Noche Latina on Saturday, October 5, 2019, which will gift music fans performances by two of Miami’s top Latin funk acts, Electric Piquete and the Spam Allstars. The event begins at 4 p.m., there is no cost to attend, and all ages are welcome to the early show; 21 and over for the late set. The venue is located at 960 N Hwy A1A, Jupiter, FL, 33477.

“These two acts are most appropriate for a Latin dance party, as they both play music that is en fuego and both are very popular with our regular crowd,” says Guanabanas talent buyer Matt Cahur. “Electric Piqute and the Spam Allstars perfectly balance out our traditional offerings of acoustic, reggae and surf rock bands. They are the perfect combo for Guanbanas’ Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.” Cahur is also the place’s lead sound engineer, and a guitarist / songwriter himself. He co-founded the renowned roots / reggae / rock act Boxelder.

In addition to being two-time Miami New Times’ “Best Latin Band” award winners, Electric Piquete (4 to 7 p.m.) has the distinction of being the first band to play a Noche Latina back in 2015. They mix Latin soul / boogaloo with American funk, jazz, and rock elements to form a largely instrumental, highly-catchy sound. The band is getting set to release new music for the first time in several years, a double-A side that will benefit a local women’s shelter. More information: www.ElectricPiquete.com.

The Spam Allstars (9 to 11 p.m.) are synonymous with Miami’s Latin funk sound. They are one of the most well-known, longest-running, and accomplished bands, and have been nominated for a Latin Grammy and toured internationally. A musical amalgamation, they are part hip-hop, part funk, and part electronica. Founded by musician, producer, and musicologist Andrew Yeomanson, AKA DJ Le Spam, the group’s latest release stands as their sixth full-length called Trans-Oceanic(2016). Learn more at www.SpamAllstars.com.

Some other notable Noche Latina acts have included Grammy and Latin Grammy-nominated PALO! and Locos Por Juana, Latin Grammy-nominated Cuban singer Danay Suarez, 2019 Miami New Times “Best Latin Act” award winners Cortadito, Palm Beach-based Moska Project, plus Miami standouts Suenalo and Xperimento.

For more information, please call 561.747.8878 or visit www.Guanabanas.com.

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ABOUT GUANABANAS

Guanabanas is an open air restaurant, bar and live music venue with woven tiki huts and banyan trees towering overhead, and hand-chiseled coquina stone pathways underfoot. The team maintains a laid-back, island atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The award-winning menu features a fusion of Latin, fresh Florida seafood and traditional Americana fare; an all-new brunch menu is available Saturdays and Sundays.

Guanabanas also offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations and also manages a community garden at the neighborhood resource center El Sol. Guanabanas’ food truck can be booked for any event by calling 561.747.8878 or emailing foodtruck@guanabanas.com.

The establishment hosts recurring “Give Back Thursdays” to help the needs of the local community organizations, partnering with willing companies to help drive donations and  money where needed, as well as giving away stage space to allow charities to showcase their cause. Past beneficiaries include the Surfrider FoundationMartin Memorial HospitalHaiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve FoundationFreedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County FirefightersFurry Friends, and many others.

The live music venue has hosted some legendary artists in its 10 year history, including the likes of Michael Franti, Julian Marley, Turkuaz, Inner Circle, Third World, and Zach Deputy. Solo artists can be heard Saturday and Sunday mornings during brunch. On Saturday afternoons, a matinee show from 4 to 7 p.m. offers some of the region’s finest musicians.  

More info and the full schedule is available at www.Guanabanas.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
info@mutcomm.com
786.426.2277




Electric Piquete to Debut at The Tonic in South Miami September 14

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Latin funk band to play at live music venue nestled within the Yumbrella food hall at the Shops at Sunset Place beginning at 9:30 p.m.

South Miami, FL – August 27, 2019 – Electric Piquete are known for their thirst-quenching Latin funk sounds and tasty Afro-Cuban rhythms. Now, the two-time Miami New Times’ “Best Latin Band” award winners are set to make their debut at The Tonic, housed within the Yumbrella Food Hall, on Saturday, September 14, 2019, beginning at 9:30 p.m. No cover, all ages are welcome. The Tonic is located at the Shops of Sunset Place, 5701 Sunset Dr, South Miami, FL 33143.

Open since this spring, The Tonic is run by IsabelKikiAguero, she of Transit Lounge fame, and features an emphasis not only on cocktails, wine, and craft beer, but live music, similar to her previous downtown Miami venue. An apothecary-style bar, the place strives to recapture the days when alcohol was viewed as medicinal, combining the traditional spirits with garden herbs, tinctures, and elixirs, using kombucha, coconut water, natural juices and seasonal fruits in their recipes.

The Yumbrella is a nod back to a similar 1970s venue, and is the brainchild of food truck entrepreneur and restaurateur Steve Simon. It features a plethora of cuisine options all under one roof, including Dr. Limon Express (Peruvian), Killer Melts (sandwiches and burgers), Say Cheeze (mac and cheese / bread bowls), as well as several others coming soon.

“We’re excited to play this amazing venue in what has become a hub for Miami nightlife,” says Michael Mut, co-founder, bassist and band leader. “The band truly appreciates Kiki, who has long been a champion for local music, and we love that there is something for everyone there. We invite everyone to come out for what is sure to be a night of great food, tasty beverages, and live entertainment.”

Electric Piquete’s music has been licensed by Lexus, and featured in the Emmy-winning Joe Cardona documentary Miami Boheme, plus an episode of CNNGo. The band is a veritable melting pot of influences that range from rock to jazz and spiced with everything in between: funk, fusion, old-school salsa, progressive and R&B. Though mostly instrumental, they feature vocals with three-part harmonies as well as some rapping on several numbers.

Electric Piquete also features co-founder Ed Rosado on drums, Chris Correoso (guitar), and Rich Dixon on trumpet and flugelhorn. The band’s sound is regularly augmented by Raymond Ayala on percussion and vocals, Charles Gardner on keyboards, and Robert Smiley on tenor sax and flute. They are getting ready to release a double A-side of new music.


The Tonic hosts Grammy and Latin Grammy-nominated Afro-Cuban funk band PALO! for a monthly residency each first Saturday of the month, as well as Transit Lounge holdovers Juan Turros, TonySmurphioLaurencio, and Fabi Patiño for a weekly JAM night on Mondays.  For more information, visit www.ElectricPiquete.com or call 786.426.2277. 

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MEDIA CONTACT
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
info@mutcomm.com
786.426.2277


Electric Piquete Plays Noche Latina October 26

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Roots Music and Guanabanas Celebrate the Third Anniversary of Noche Latina with Electric Piquete October 26

Latin funk band to play a free show at the premier Jupiter waterfront venue beginning at 9 p.m.

Jupiter, FL – October 15, 2018 – The band that kicked off the successful Noche Latina series at Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar three years ago is back to celebrate a very special milestone. Electric Piquete – two-time Miami New Times’ “Best Latin Band” award winners – will perform one two-hour set on Friday, October 26, 2018, beginning at 9 p.m. Guanabanas is located at 960 North Highway A1A Jupiter, FL 33477, directly on the east bank of the Loxahatchee River. The show is free and open to those 21 and over.

“Electric Piquete is a cornerstone band for Noche Latina, having played here numerous times during what’s become a very popular event for Roots and Guanabanas,” says Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “I am proud to welcome them back and continue to grow the series as it rolls on in its monthly trek.” Cahur is the head of Roots Music, which specializes in music management, production and promotions of local and regional artists and concerts. He wears many hats, being the lead sound engineer at Guanabanas.

Electric Piquete have fully incorporated Caribbean rhythms into their sound, covering and recording tracks by standout Latin artists such as Celia Cruz, Mongo Santamaria, Cheo Feliciano. They revel in their Hispanic roots and have even written songs about Jose Marti and Cuban beaches. Their music has already been licensed by Lexus, and featured in the Emmy-winning Joe Cardona documentary Miami Boheme, plus an episode of CNNGo.

The band features co-founder Ed Rosado on drums / vocals, co-founder Michael Mut on bass / vocals, Chris Correoso (guitar), and Rich Dixon on trumpet and flugelhorn. The band’s sound is very often augmented by Raymond Ayala on percussion and vocals, Charles Gardner on keyboards, and Robert Smiley on tenor sax and flute. Occasionally, the band features special guests Damian J. Sanchez on saxophones and flute, Maco Monthervil on vocals, and Jose Miranda on trombone.

For more information, visit www.ElectricPiquete.com or call 786.426.2277.

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ABOUT GUANABANAS

Guanabanas is an open air restaurant and bar with woven tiki huts and banyan trees towering overhead and hand-chiseled coquina stone pathways underfoot. The team maintains a laid-back, island atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The award-winning menu features a fusion of Mexican, fresh Florida seafood and traditional fare; an all-new brunch menu is available Saturdays and Sundays. Guanabanas offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations and also manages a community garden at the neighborhood resource center El Sol.

The establishment hosts recurring “Give Back Thursdays” to help the needs of the local community organizations, partnering with willing companies to help drive donations and  money where needed, as well as giving away stage space to allow charities to showcase their cause. Past beneficiaries include the Surfrider FoundationMartin Memorial HospitalHaiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve FoundationFreedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County FirefightersFurry Friends, and many others.

Guanabanas’ food truck can be booked for any event by calling 561.747.8878 or emailing foodtruck@guanabanas.com.

For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
info@mutcomm.com
786.426.2277


Celebrate Hispanic Heritage with Electric Piquete 10/6

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Electric Piquete Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Toejam Backlot October 6

Latin funk band to play a Latin Soul party at the Wynwood film set and music venue beginning at 9 p.m.

Hialeah, FL – September 19, 2018 – There many are reasons why Electric Piquete are two-time Miami New Times’ “Best Latin Band” award winners, and one of them is that the band revel in their Hispanic roots. They have fully incorporated Caribbean rhythms into their sound, have covered and recorded tracks by standout Latin artists such as Celia CruzMongo Santamaria, Cheo Feliciano, and have even written songs about Jose Marti and Cuban beaches.

On Saturday, October 6, 2018, Electric Piquete will celebrate their Hispanic Heritage at the Toejam Backlot in Wynwood (150 NW 21st St, Miami, FL 33127) with a special concert at the private event space / studio. Used largely for photo and video shoots, the space includes indoor and outdoor areas, a proper stage with concert sound and lighting, as well as one of the largest prop collections in all of South Florida.

“We celebrate our Hispanidad all year round, but are looking forward to playing at the Toejam Backlot for the first time in concert with the rest of the country’s salute to Hispanic Heritage,” says Michael Mut, co-founder, bassist and band leader. “We invite everyone out to this wonderfully stimulating venue for a night of live Latin soul / funk / fusion, food trucks, fun and more.” Admission is $10 at the door; 21 and over are welcome.

Electric Piquete’s music has already been licensed by Lexus, and featured in the Emmy-winning Joe Cardona documentary Miami Boheme, plus an episode of CNNGo. The band is a veritable melting pot of influences that range from rock to jazz, and spiced with everything in between: funk, fusion, old-school salsa, progressive, and R&B. Though mostly instrumental, they feature vocals with three-part harmonies as well as some rapping on several numbers.

The band is currently running a crowd-funding campaign for a new release on vinyl, CD and digital – those interested in contributing to the cause can navigate here: https://igg.me/at/EPIGG. In 2016, they issued the Singles Collection, which encapsulated the group’s most recent and noteworthy works. Last year a live version of the relatively new track “Chunk” surfaced on the band’s Soundcloud page.

Electric Piquete also features co-founder Ed Rosado on drums, Chris Correoso (guitar), and Rich Dixon on trumpet and flugelhorn. The band’s sound is very often augmented by Raymond Ayala on percussion and vocals, Charles Gardner on keyboards, and Robert Smiley on tenor sax, flute and vocals. Occasionally, the band features special guests Damian J. Sanchez on saxophones, flute, and vocals, Maco Monthervil on lead vocals, and Jose Miranda on trombone.

For more information, visit www.ElectricPiquete.com or call 786.426.2277.

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MEDIA CONTACT
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
info@mutcomm.com
786.426.2277


Electric Piquete Crowd Funding Campaign

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Electric Piquete Launch Full Length and Vinyl Release Crowd Funding Campaign

Latin funk band aims to record seven songs plus covers, and issue new music

Hialeah, FL – August 20, 2018 – If lucky and good, there aren’t many things a band around for 11 years doesn’t get to do or see. Electric Piquete has twice been named “Best Latin Band” by the Miami New Times, garnered much local press, been featured on regional and national news media, played countless high profile (and crappy) gigs, joined the music festival circuit, and even tangled with Hurricane Matthew.

There are however, three glaring items on the Hialeah-based Latin funk / fusion band’s bucket list: release a full-length collection, issue music on vinyl, and run a successful crowd-funding campaign. They intend to do all three in one shot. Those interested in contributing to the cause on Indiegogo and accessing the available perks should navigate here: http://bit.ly/EPIGG.

“I’ve been itching to get back into the studio for a long time now, and this campaign is certainly going to facilitate that,” says Michael Mut, co-founder, bassist and band leader. “It’s only fitting to issue the music on vinyl, as that seems to be the only format that is selling these days. We are really excited about the new material, and are grateful for any support our family, friends and fans can offer. We invite everyone to check out the perks we have available.”

The band is offering everything from Skype instrument, theory and social media lessons, to autographed drum heads and set lists, to private performances; perks start at $15. They’ve even put longtime friend and producer Ferny Coipel up for the taking – for $150, you can have him drive to your location anywhere in the tri-county area, and have him make you Cuban coffee while serenading you with the classic Charanga 76 tune “El Café de Hialeah”. In a skirt. The featured perk is the “EP tee & CD package”, which is available for $40.

Electric Piquete’s music has been licensed by Lexus, featured in the Emmy-winning Joe Cardona documentary Miami Boheme, and on an episode of CNNGo. The band is a veritable melting pot of influences that range from rock to jazz and spiced with everything in between: funk, fusion, old-school salsa, progressive and R&B. Though mostly instrumental, they feature vocals with three-part harmonies and rapping on several numbers.

The bulk of the new material is newly-penned and relatively-new tracks, with a couple of hold-overs from previous recording sessions. There are plans to record a couple of signature cover tunes. In 2016, they issued the Singles Collection, which encapsulated the group’s most recent and noteworthy works. Last year a live version of the relatively new track “Chunk” surfaced on the band’s Soundcloud page.

Electric Piquete also features co-founder Ed Rosado on drums, ChrisCorreoso (guitar), and Rich Dixon on trumpet and flugelhorn. The band’s sound is currently augmented by Raymond Ayala on percussion and vocals, Charles Gardner on keyboards, and Robert Smiley on tenor sax and flute. Occasionally, the band features special guests Damian J. Sanchez on saxophones and flute, Maco Monthervil on vocals, and Jose Miranda on trombone.

For more information, visit www.ElectricPiquete.com or call 786.426.2277.

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MEDIA CONTACT
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
info@mutcomm.com
786.426.2277


Ball & Chain Fest 2018 Coming Labor Day Weekend

MEDIA ALERT

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE FOURTH ANNUAL BALL & CHAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL LABOR DAY WEEKEND

Ball & Chain to Celebrate 83 Years with Three Day Music Festival Featuring Over 100 Musicians

WHO:              Ball & Chain, Calle Ocho’s most famous live music hotspot is thrilled to announce their fourth annual music festival in honor of the venue’s 83rd anniversary this Labor Day Weekend, August 31- September 2, 2018.  The historical Little Havana landmark originally opened its doors in September 1935 as a booming live jazz bar which lasted through the 1950s.  The throwback speakeasy reopened in September 2014 with an authentic but retro Cuban flare meticulously redecorated in iconic 1950s Miami style under new ownership by Ben Bush, Zack Bush and Bill Fuller.

WHAT:             This marks the fourth annual three-day music-driven event created to not only celebrate the venue’s birthday, but also to showcase their dedication to the live music scene in South Florida and support of local artists. Guests can expect to hear a variety of music genres from jazz to Latin pop to Afro-Cuban funk. The live shows will begin on Friday and continue through Saturday and Sunday, where from 12PM to 3AM over 100 critically-acclaimed musicians and DJs will be jamming out on the Pineapple Stage.

Featured bands will include:

  • PALO!
  • Zarabanda
  • Marlow Rosado
  • Elastic Bond
  • Lucy Grau
  • TimbaLive
  • Sonlokos
  • Pepe Montes Conjunto
  • Soulpax
  • Tiempo Libre
  • Lauren Henderson
  • Lemon City Trio
  • VLADE DIVAK
  • Suénalo
  • Conjunto Progreso
  • Leslie Cartaya
  • Art Official
  • Aaron Lebos Reality
  • Gene Paul Band
  • Jahzel

An exclusive music festival menu will be available featuring a festive mix of craft cocktails, drink specials and bar bites. All attending guests will be eligible for exclusive giveaways and raffles. Table reservations should be made in advance, please contact info@ballandchainmiami.com.

For additional information about Ball & Chain, please visit www.ballandchainmiami.com

This is event is free and open to the public.

WHERE:           Ball & Chain 1513 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135

WHEN:              Friday, August 31, 2018 through Sunday September 2, 2018

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Cheryl Kate Hohweiler

Trinity Group PR

cheryl@trinitygrouppr.com

 

Michael Mut

Mut Communications

info@mutcomm.com

786.426.2277

 

About Ball & Chain:

Ball & Chain is a historic and world famous live music venue located at 1513 Southwest 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135, in the center of Little Havana. The retro jazz bar on Calle Ocho was reborn in September 2014 as a live music venue with an authentic Cuban flare and meticulously redecorated in iconic 1950s Miami style by new ownership Ben Bush, Zack Bush and Bill Fuller.   Before the area became a harbor for Cuban refugees, the bar “On the Trail” (Tamiami Trail) from the mid-1930s to late 1950s was a popular late-night stomping ground for many of the world’s most famous jazz musicians including Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, and Chet Baker.  The revived entertainment venue has reclaimed its reputation as a power player in Miami’s nightlife scene with a 3,000 square-foot interior and a 3,500 square-foot patio both outfitted for live music. The music scene at Ball & Chain infuses contemporary sounds with old school jazz and salsa. The venue features live music daily. The iconic bar features a top shelf and premium liquor bar, signature and special craft cocktails, as well as a Cuban inspired tapas menu.  Ball & Chain is open from 12PM to 12AM from Monday through Wednesday, 12PM to 3AM Thursday, Friday, Saturday and 11AM to 12AM on Sundays.  Happy Hour is Monday through Sunday starting at 4PM to 7PM featuring two for one specialty cocktails.  For additional info please visit www.ballandchainmiami.com.

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Electric Piquete & Xperimento play Guanabanas July 21

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Guanabanas Hosts Electric Piquete and Xperimento for Noche Latina July 21

Latin funk band and Latin Reggae / Urban Soul group play in Jupiter during monthly Latin music night

Jupiter, FL – July 9, 2018 – Jupiter, FL – July 9, 2018 – Two bands from Miami will bring a musical summer sizzle to the Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar stage Saturday, July 21, 2018: two-time Miami New Times “Best Latin Band” Electric Piquete (4 p.m.) and the Grammy-nominated Xperimento (9 p.m.), marking the debut for the latter. The monthly Noche Latina music series is going on its third year and features some of South Florida’s top Latin music talent at the sublime waterfront venue. Guanabanas is located at 960 N Hwy A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477. No cover, 21 and over welcome to the evening show.

“This month’s lineup promises to be quite a spectacular experience for fans of Latin funk and reggae,” says Guanabanas talent buyer Matt Cahur. “Electric Piquete are a cornerstone in our Latin Night programming, and they never disappoint. I’m excited to welcome Xperimento and their extremely talented musicians to the fold, and I’m looking forward to sharing their multicultural vibe.” Cahur owns and operates Roots Music, Inc., a Jupiter-based music promotions company active for more than two decades. He also oversees the live music bookings at Guanabanas and is the venue’s lead sound engineer.

Electric Piquete is a veritable melting pot of musical goodness, borrowing heavily from the early 70s Latin soul / Fania All-Stars sound, enhancing the groove with American funk and rock influences, mixed in with some jazz sensibilities. The mostly instrumental band mixes original music with inventive interpretations of standards, and uses improvisation as a vehicle to take listeners on a Afro-Caribbean journey of sound. They are set to enter the studio later this summer to produce a full-length recording. More details: www.ElectricPiquete.com.

Xperimento blends world sounds such as Cumbia, reggae, ska, Salsa, Merengue, Dembo, Kuduru and funk with elements of rock, R&B, hip-hop and dancehall. Members of the band have recorded and performed with world-famous artists including Prince, Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin, Fonseca, Paulina Rubio and Alejandra Guzman to name just a few. Their debut album Second Floor continues to make fans dance, as the band tour and continuing to self-produce their highly-anticipated third album. Learn more here: www.Xperimento.com.

Guanabanas is gearing up to celebrate its 10th anniversary with an exciting new announcement coming soon. They continue to offer a weekend brunch buffet, and have a food truck and catering services available. Guanabanas’ award-winning menu features breakfast, lunch and dinner items, all locally-sourced and unbelievably fresh. Signature cocktails include the Coconut Mojito, a Mango Beach Break, and the Guanabanas’ Cat 5; their wine list only contains labels produced in an Earth-friendly manner.

For more information, please call 561.747.8878 or visit www.Guanabanas.com.

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ABOUT GUANABANAS

Guanabanas is an open air restaurant and bar with woven tiki huts and banyan trees towering overhead and hand-chiseled coquina stone pathways underfoot. The team maintains a laid-back, island atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The award-winning menu features a fusion of Mexican, fresh Florida seafood and traditional fare; an all-new brunch menu is available Saturdays and Sundays. Guanabanas offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations and also manages a community garden at the neighborhood resource center El Sol.

The establishment hosts recurring “Give Back Thursdays” to help the needs of the local community organizations, partnering with willing companies to help drive donations and  money where needed, as well as giving away stage space to allow charities to showcase their cause. Past beneficiaries include the Surfrider Foundation, Martin Memorial Hospital, Haiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve Foundation, Freedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County Firefighters, Furry Friends, and many others.

Guanabanas’ food truck can be booked for any event by calling 561.747.8878 or emailing foodtruck@guanabanas.com.

For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
786.426.2277
info@mutcomm.com    

 


Noche Latina ft. Electric Piquete and Elastic Bond May 19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Noche Latina Returns to Guanabanas with Electric Piquete and Elastic Bond May 19

Two prominent Miami Latin funk bands to be featured at the Jupiter waterfront restaurant and live music venue

Jupiter, FL – May 9, 2018 – Electric Piquete return to Guanabanas Island Restaurant for another mid-afternoon engagement 4 to 7 p.m., while Elastic Bond (9 p.m.) will make their debut during the next edition of the popular monthly Noche Latina series on Saturday, May 19, 2018. The award-winning venue is located on the east bank of the Loxahatchee River at 960 N Hwy A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477. There is no cover charge; all-ages welcome to the early show and 21+ to the later performance.

“These two prominent Miami acts are sure to light up our stage,” says Guanabanas talent buyer Matt Cahur. “Electric Piquete never fails to deliver a great time and a captivating performance. Elastic Bond comes in as one of the most well-known acts based in South Florida – I am sure our folks will enjoy their tropical / Latin pop. ”Cahur heads up Roots Music, Inc., a Jupiter-based, 20+ year music management and promotions company responsible for live music bookings at Guanabanas; he’s also their lead sound engineer.

Electric Piquete – twice named “Best Latin Band” by the Miami New Times – is best known for its fiery originals and inventive interpretations of Latin and jazz standards. A powerfully-tight drums / bass / guitar / keys / congas rhythm section sets the groove for a fiery horn section, taking listeners on an Afro-Caribbean journey of sound. They are a veritable melting pot of influences that range from rock to jazz and spiced with everything in between: funk, fusion, old-school salsa, progressive and R&B. Though mostly instrumental, they feature vocals with three-part harmonies and rapping on several numbers.

Established in Miami in 2006, Elastic Bond infuses an uplifting sound self-described as psychedelic tropical soul. The band originally started out as aloose studio collaboration between Venezuelan producer-musician Andrés Ponce and Honduran singer-songwriter Sofy Encanto, and soon developed into a unique blend of funk, hip hop, soul and Latin written and performed in Spanish and English.

In 2017, the band released their latest album Honey Bun in collaboration with Grammy-winner Adrian Quesada as co-producer. This album presents an organic soul sound with a glaze of hip hop and it’s the band’s first vinyl release. Elastic Bond notably performed in the 2017 LAMC conference in New York City, Chicago’s Pilsen Fest and in Mexico City at Vive Latino 2018 as special guests of Los Amigos Invisibles, who also featured the in their single “Espérame” from their latest Grammy-nominated album “El Paradise”.

For more information, please call 561.747.8878 or visit www.Guanabanas.com.

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ABOUT GUANABANAS

Guanabanas is an open air restaurant and bar with woven tiki huts and banyan trees towering overhead and hand-chiseled coquina stone pathways underfoot. The team maintains a laid-back, island atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The award-winning menu features a fusion of Mexican, fresh Florida seafood and traditional fare; an all-new brunch menu is available Saturdays and Sundays. Guanabanas offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations and also manages a community garden at the neighborhood resource center El Sol.

The establishment hosts recurring “Give Back Thursdays” to help the needs of the local community organizations, partnering with willing companies to help drive donations and  money where needed, as well as giving away stage space to allow charities to showcase their cause. Past beneficiaries include the Surfrider FoundationMartin Memorial HospitalHaiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve FoundationFreedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County FirefightersFurry Friends, and many others.

Guanabanas’ food truck can be booked for any event by calling 561.747.8878 or emailing foodtruck@guanabanas.com.

For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
786.426.2277
info@mutcomm.com