ST. PETERSBURG - This Saturday, September 21st , the Local 662 in downtown St. Petersburg will play host to the "Bionics For Vets" showcase concert that will feature 4 great Tampa Bay original bands including 4Ever Endeavour, ZigZag America, Yoshi Gish, and Buddy King’s Shotgun Junkies.
4Ever Endeavour is made up of Troii Peak on lead vocals, Zach Zupan on guitar, Chris Stiles on bass, and Kei Alexander Bland on drums. The band was formed in May of this year after Troii Peak and Kei Alexander Bland parted ways with their former band, Sugar Phix. With the addition of Chris Stiles and Zach Zupan, the band has already proven that they are a force to be reckoned with in the past few months.
“At the end of the day, we want to give back via the music. We try to help people through our art. So many people have connected to our songs, and they have supported us unconditionally. We have fought through so much, and we never give up. We hope people get a positive message from our songs. It feels like we have a purpose, which is to put out hopeful music.” - 4Ever Endeavour
ZigZag America is made up of Jimmy Starr on lead vocals, Miki Tabakovic on guitar, Jake Schaffer on bass, and Bobby Walker on drums. Originally formed about 16 years ago by Jimmy Starr and Miki Tabakovic, ZigZag America has recently released their debut CD titled ".com." This band puts on a highly energetic live show, and is guaranteed not to disappoint an audience. Unfortunately drummer Bobby Walker will not be performing with the band at the Bionics For Vets concert on Saturday. Taking the place on drums at the show will be former Rebel 5 drummer, Chad Henderson.
Yoshi Gish, along with his band, is a sight to be seen and heard. Yoshi Gish Mixes a well balanced amount of Alternative, punk and rock music along with a fair amount of humor into his songs. To compare Yoshi Gish to another artists would be pointless as he has a unique style all to his own.
Buddy King’s Shotgun Junkies was formed in February of this year by singer/songwriter/guitarist, Buddy King. The band currently features Buddy King on lead vocals & guitar, Sunnie Rae on backup vocals, and John Spinelli on drums. The band recently parted ways with bassist Lee Pons, and will have a fill-in for the show.
Hosted by “The Hoff” of the “Hangin With The Hoff Show" on WPRN 102.1 fm, the Party Pirate, Saturdays Bionics For Vets concert will be the first in a series of planned showcases to take place in the Tampa Bay area. A portion of the proceeds from the concert series will go to fund an account that will help pay for a different disabled veteran to receive a bionic prosthetic limb.
Aside from the great live music that will be heard, Saturdays event will also have other surprises as well, including a 50/50 raffle. A custom Fender Squire guitar autographed by the members of Queensryche (courtesy of Queensryche lead singer Todd LaTorre and Seminole Music & Sound) will also be raffled off at the event.
The show is a 21 and up concert. Doors open at 7:00pm. Tickets for the concert are $10.00 in advance, and $12.00 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased at Seminole Music & Sound located at 10720 74th Ave. North in Seminole.
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