Tuesday, April 21, 2015

5 Years 5 Guys = Trop Rock Junkies......







                           Trop Rock Junkies
Steve Tolliver- Greg Sabol- Steve Way- Bill McLees- David Hardy

   Good things come in  groups of 5... The Trop Rock Junkies headed up by Steve Tolliver have been pushing the limits with the edge sound of rock sitting on the beaches. They blend the talents of all 5 band members in every show. Steve really performed and displayed a lighter happier care free side of himself over the past year.




 His performance at Cinnamon Tree HC was more fun than I ever expected with a dance off and Steve himself showcasing the moves. After the show I asked Steve about this wonderful more relaxed style of entertaining. Simple answer - after 5 years of working hard and focusing on the band he can relax cause the Trop Rock Junkies are where he wants to be. There is always gonna be room for improvements Steve quickly added and trying new things will still be done. All I can say is what a Fantastic Five y'all are. Each Junkie brings their own style and musical talent to make one PHintastic Band.
 Steve has decided its all or nothing. The Trop Rock Junkies will be doing house concerts and regular gigs as a full band. We enjoyed having all of the Trop Rock Junkies perform at Cinnamon Tree HC. I do admit I was a little nervous to be hosting a full band in an indoor venue.  
Steve has everything under control - I mean the volume was controlled perfectly and wow was it enjoyable. These guys bring art, talent and fun with them. There is no way a House Concert or Small venue should be scared of hosting this 5 piece band. If you get the chance to enjoy or Host a venue with the Trop Rock Junkies - BOOK IT !!

Follow the Trop Rock Junkies FB  or Steve Tolliver on FaceBook to stay current on shows and events.
Make sure you check out their website at 
TropRockJunkies.com  http://troprockjunkies.com/index.html for cds and merchandise.....

  Yes - I am a Trop Rock Junkie fan and love to live the lyrics Steve Tolliver writes ......




Keep Music Alive......
       
            Cheers Waders.......

            xoxo MillieMarieTaylor
P.S. New Years Eve with Highway1Band
         &
Trop Rock Junkies .......

 Checkout this Highlights video from MOTB 2015....

Lucky in March at Cinnamon Tree....



   Rob Mehl and 
                        Dave McKenney
shared the stage together at Cinnamon Tree HC venue in March. They both show cased their original songs and style rotating with each other. Ever been to the farm cowboy side of Hawaii ? We had that unique experience here at Cinnamon Tree. Both Artists sharing their stories and songs with us as they took us on a coastal transition from West to East. There is no real way to describe the dual culture and lifestyles they brought with them to share with us. 
  
   Rob Mehl   is always easy on the ears and a fresh flow of music for the mind. Uncle Robbie shares his Hawaiian up bringing and love of beach music with us. You know that cool beach clam bake style of music? Then you must own as many Rob Mehl cds as me. I was told a story of Rob Mehl not being Trop Rock or Beach music. Well some people can tell stories and Rob can sing beach music to us all day.  To just name a few of my favorites is hard - But how about I give you a great example of Rob's beach style with two songs "Walk on the Beach" and "Slow down Summer".  

                              Rob puts a Sea Turtle print on everything. Rob is like that sea turtle - we know he must go travel, but he will wash up again with more song and story. Each return brings a new style to his writing and music. I personally enjoy his jazzy song "Neat with a Twist"  showing he has a mature playful side. Rob is also very popular for his signature style of performing "Somewhere over the Rainbow" on his ukulele. You may have heard Rob singing his song "Waiting on Jimmy".  Enjoy your evening wherever you may hear him. Have Rob Mehl at your next event to enjoy that clam bake beach fire type of evening. Rob loves to talk story and sing his life island style.
             Rob Mehl show cased his latest songs off his "Back Drop" cd. Rob was kind enough to showcase some songs and story for his new cd to come. We at Cinnamon Tree HC love to hear the tweaks and sounds of a new song. Check out Rob Mehl 's website  for all new information and follow Rob Mehl on FaceBook .


Dave Mckenney brought us some East Coast and Local area written songs. Dave brings us the lite side style of a blended folk beach music. Just a touch of country in some of his songs like "Four hour lunch Break". I most certainly consider Dave to be a Tropical Troubadour. I hear Miami Beach evening sounds in "Martin's View" picturing that perfect beach veiw.

I enjoyed the horns used in this song heard on the cd, But the acoustical version was very enjoyable as well.

 "The Inlet" is a local place here called Jupiter FL. Inlet where Dave once lived. It was nice having an Artist sing a local pleasure for us. You could hear folks making inlet plans as Dave finished up the song. 

   That is so wonderful when an artist can move your future plans with just a song. Dave gave us a real grasp on where he has been and where he is headed fare winds allow. We look forward to being apart of Dave's future and hearing his next cd.  
 Dave McKenney gave us just a taste of whats to come after he makes a few more tweaks. Make sure to check "Like" on Dave McKenney's FaceBook.....
   I really enjoy both styles of these Artists and I highly recommend you add  Rob Mehl 's wonderful collection of cds and add Dave McKenney 's "Four Hour Lunch Break" to your Trop Rock cd collection.
            Keep Music Alive... Cheers Waders..xo MillieMarieTaylor
    

Fab Feb month with Friday..........







  John Friday in February at Cinnamon Tree is becoming a fast steady tradition that will never stop. John brings us boat songs, island sways and beer ballots to keep us dangling on his every words. John puts so much realism in his song writing style that you are in the moment with each song he plays for you. Tropicalized is one of the most popular songs John is known for. I tend to love everything John writes for example "Love you like water", "Rita's gone Wild", "Boats without Sails", "Double-cross my Mind" and "Dancing on the Levee" are songs that could be played back to back giving you a unique experience of John Friday.  
 

 




John is also well known as The Coastal Cowboy and for his side kick (alter personality) Buddy Bear. Somewhere from his teaching, cowboy, teddy bear and tiki bar loving sides is where he manages to write songs you can swim in the lyrics with. Having a house concert with John is like having a private tropical evening with a breeze of hospitality. Just listening to his personal music gives you a bay window into the sea. I always feel like running on a beach with my arms waving to the ocean after an evening with John Friday. Some say that could just be the Tennessee whiskey/ Jamaican rum
   There is no way I could just recommend one cd from the John Friday collection of  Coastal Cowboy , Coastal Dreamin' or Tropicalized. Each cd brings you a private stock of everything sunny, sandy and hammock swingin'. John's cd take you away with his personal signature style of Tropicalizing his fans.
  If you have not heard of or heard John Friday - I highly recommend you check out his website John Friday.com and GET TROPICALIZED!!! You have no trop rock cd collection if you have no Friday. Get caught up now. John Friday is already working and fund raising for his next cd.....
    Follow John Friday through his website or click "Like" on his FaceBook John Friday . 
               Even in a loud bar - John Friday can't be stopped...

    

 Find John on Reverbnation....
                                             Cheers Waders...xo MillieMarieTaylor

Trokkin' 2015 Belated New Years with Highway 1 Band ....

Tea (Bass), Scott E. (Drums) and Joel (Vocals&Guitar)


"Get Your Kicks With 
    Highway 1 Band"
January in Jensen Beach FL. is a 
comfy time of year. The Bahama 
Breeze and Cinnamon Tree Club House full of Trop Rock music is the perfect kick start for 2015.
     Joel and Tea of Highway 1 Band agreed to help Cinnamon Tree start the year off with not just resolutions, But pure fun and music solutions. Our solutions for 2015 more rum, more dancing, more Tropical Events and more Highway 1 Band!!Joel and Tea played their hearts outs with familiar tunes and new words for us rum drinkers to remember. We all enjoyed the playful intimate side of meeting Joel and Tea in a personal setting.When you feel your need for Trop Rock fun just invite them to your venue or pop your Highway 1 Band cd in to have a new attitude.  I personally put my stamp of approval on Highway 1 Band for "Fun" and "Friendly" entertainment. A must see in a house concert setting and their cd is a true fun collectible for your trop rock cd collection. 
 
Mrs.Betty's toast of Approval
Highway 1 Band is a trio or duo  performance team. You can have Scott E. Searls on drums with the dynamic duo Joel and Tea or just the Dynamic Duo (without tights). The play on words and puns these two come up with is an evening of friendly entertainment at every show. They hold nothing back at beach side resorts or private ball rooms. I do think we have way too much fun with Highway 1 in a private setting.

Tea,Duke,Bill & Carlyle
Rum for us..


Ann brings Tequila for The Guys


Highway 1 Band










 They have a Parrot Head side a mile wide ( they are members and supports of multiple ParrotHead Clubs). Watch for these guys to be doing their 2nd Music On The Vine in Ft.Pierce ,FL. at Endless Summer Winery with Rob Mehl , Sunny Jim and Eric Stone in 2015. Last years MOTV went over so well that Joel is making it another Trop Rock Event not to miss.
    Thanks to Carolyn LaMore for running up to a stage over a year ago and saying to the Band "Do y'all know you are Trop Rock?" with a big smile on her face. That has set Joel and Tea off on an exploration adventure of self discovery realizing their love for the fun tropical music is classified as Trop Rock. Their cd title is "On Vacation with Highway 1" and in one year they have added Trop Rock as a music genre on the Brevard Live Music Awards voting panel. They have managed to work their way into bars, beach clubs, restaurants and tiki joints up and down the East Coast signing 1 or 2 year contracts. These two have made their way in and made their own Trop Rock venues all over Florida. A little Millie Marie shout " I am Happy to say we were the first to put these guys on the radio waves!" . So there was never a doubt "Highway1Band" would become apart of the Cinnamon Tree House Concert Venue.We can't wait for their next cd.
  Highway 1 Band is recommended for an style of event or private gathering thanks in part to their enthusiastic personalities and professionalism for bringing tropical friendly fun with music. 
 Located out of Melbourne FL. these guys can be found on Victory Cruises, Trokk Fests and East Coast Businesses check out their FaceBook ( HighwayOne ) for a constant flow of up coming shows.
Click "like" and enjoy the Vacation with Highway 1 Band.

"Should've been a Pirate"
                                           
   So get your Kicks with Highway1Band !! It's Millie Marie Taylor and The Shore Radio (wnyshoreradio.com)  Approved.

 A personal snip it peek into travel and mornings with these two....
 Mind you Tea got lost going South on US 1.... Not going to let him live that down......... ever..............
                   Cheers Waders..xo Millie Marie Taylor