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The Black Honkeys first hit the stage in August of 2000. Guitarist, Joe Sanders, and Phil Esposito sat down and started talking about the project. Joe was big into the J. Geils Band, Hendrix and the Stones. While Phil loved that too, he also had a love for the old Motown and R&B of the 60's and 70's. It was a good fit. Nobody in the scene was doing anything like it at the time, so it was a wide open playing field. They both had worked together in another long standing Tampa Bay act called, "Freaks Rule," and knew they could put something together. Joe was playing with bass player, Wil "The Thrill" Harris, at the time. 

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2018 Chasco Fiesta Bay Area Showcase Presents:

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm          Fifty Grit

3:00 pm - 5:00pm          Time Bandits

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm          Soul Circus Cowboys

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm          The Black Honkeys

Fifty Grit | Profile 
Fifty Grit is a three piece classic rock band based in New Port Richey, Florida. Members are Ray Letts, bass guitar and vocals, Conrad Boudreau, guitar and vocals and Kirk Yates, drums. The trio has been performing in local venues for the past few years. 

Band members Ray Letts and Conrad Boudreau grew up in Rhode Island, playing guitar together and sharing the same musical influences; Rolling Stones, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and Humble Pie to name a few. Following a thirty year period with no contact that took Ray to Florida and Conrad to California, the pair united to play music together once again in 2012, along with drummer Kirk Yates. Growing up in New York, Kirk Yates shares a strong passion for classic rock, with influences such as Keith Moon and John Bonham. The raw energy and spontaneity put forth by Kirk during Fifty Grit’s live performances provides a unique and entertaining listener experience.  

The band performs popular classic rock music from the 1965-1985 era of FM radio. The carefully selected song repertoire reflects the band members’ own musical influences, providing cohesive and energetic performances that appeal to a wide audience.   
Fifty Grit is available for bookings for clubs, festivals and private functions.

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Ray Letts 
Phone: 727.808.7514




When:  Sunday, March 11 , 2018 • 1:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m. • Where:  Sims Park • Category:  Music

Seating is provided • No Coolers • No Golf Carts

Meet the Band!Soul Circus Cowboys’ new single, “Gotta Get Me One Of Them,” penned by Nashville hit-writing royalty Craig Wiseman and Jim Collins, is an over the top, rockin’ southern anthem to almost everything in life that is dear to a country boys dreams; hot cars, hotter chicks and hard drivin’ music with smokin’ guitars….
When the sum total is greater than the individual parts, it’s called “synergy” or in this case, “The Soul Circus Cowboys.” Their diverse life experiences and eclectic blend of musical styles combine to create a truly unique new band with a sound that is all their own.

​ “Tailgate Country” is more than just the title of their forthcoming new album, it defines their “outside the box” and “push the envelope” attitude to bring you a completely new edge to modern rockin’ country.  By taking the boundaries of “Bro Country” to the limits, mixing in their own spin on southern rock, boatloads of rowdy energy and a touch of traditional country,  Soul Circus Cowboys have defined their own genre which their fans have come to call “Tailgate Country.

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Bay Area Showcase


Gary Gann (rhythm guitar, vocals)   
Brad Holcomb (lead vocals)
Tim Marshall (keyboards, vocals)
Jeff Chalpan (lead guitar)
Charles Motta (drums, vocals)
Dudley Mays (bass, vocals)

​The Time Bandits band has been breaking hearts and slaying audiences since they burst onto the Tampa Bay music scene in 2010. We are Tampa Bay's "Most Wanted" Rock & Roll Band!

A classic juke box rock band, the Time Bandits play virtually every type of popular music. With six members, the band creates a tight, versatile sonic presence that’s not necessarily loud, but BIG. A dedicated lead singer, three back-up vocalists who harmonize, and a full arsenal of guitars, bass, keys, and percussion give the Time Bandits a larger-than-life stage presence just not possible with smaller acts--even with backing tracks.

A favorite on the Tampa Bay festival circuit, the Time Bandits are also a hit at private parties, large events, and in the clubs. Wherever they go, they bring energy, fun, and crowd-pleasing music. When the Time Bandits take the stage, you just can’t help but feel the excitement.

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