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Moses Greyhound Band

When:  Sunday, March 29,2020

Moses Greyhound Band • 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Peyton Monarch Band• 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

U-Jean -     4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

The Embry Brothers Band • 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

The Black Honkeys• 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Where:  Sims Park • Category:  Music

Seating is provided • No Coolers • No Golf Carts

The Embry Brothers

25 years playing together! The Embry Brothers band are certain to play something for everybody at the show!

Band Members
Jesse Embry, Brandon Embry, Eric Embry, Terry Ettel, Erik Paulson, and Rob Ehlers
For Booking; Terry 727.534.9897 / Jesse 727.226.9897

U-Jean is one of the most successful international POP Dance artist in entire Western Europe.

Along with the production group of R.I.O. U-Jean has recorded 3 songs since October 2011 which have all charted and 2 out 3 held TOP 10 for more than 5 weeks on Germany Austria and Swiss Charts

The Moses Greyhound Band is live entertainment at its best. This versatile 4 piece band can entertain audiences of all types. They were a mainstay with Carnival Cruise Lines for 13 years, and have played anything from deck parties and fine dining to biker rallies and concert halls. All are extremely talented musicians and vocalists, and put their own unique sound into every song they play, whether it be rock and roll, country & bluegrass, southern rock, rhythm & blues, or jazz & easy listening. Call 352-270-0151 or 352-344-8984 for booking.

U Jean

​$5 Park Admission


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. So that was a natural fit. There were two different drummers named Mike that we were playing with us. Mike Hammer was one of them; however, he was always busy with another band. So the other Mike took over. We started rehearsing in September of the same year and did our first show at Club More in Clearwater on New Years Eve of 2001.

Now after 18 Years of domestic & international travel, 3 CD releases and being a fan favorite of the Tampa bay area music scene, voted Creative Loafing's Best in Bay in several categories over the last several years, in the people's choice categories were still going strong. With a long time standing line up which still includes , Phil and Wil, Drummer - Steven Tanner, Guitarist - Greg Czinke, Trumpet - Terry Clark, Trombone - Scott Myers, Vocalist - Nicole Simone , Guitarist - Billy Summer and excited to announce, when he’s not on tour Mr Gumbi Ortiz on percussion. Still writing original music and still playing that special mix of Motown, Funk, Soul, and Rock n Roll.

What exactly are the origins of the band's name - The Black Honkeys you ask? That's the most asked question. Through the early 70's and 80's, Phil grew up in the South Greenwood area of Clearwater - they called it Belleair. It was between Belleair Elementary School on Lakeview Road and Belleair Road. It was a predominately black neighborhood with a couple of white families scattered throughout. Phil's being one of them. Anyway, often he was the only white kid in their gang of friends, along with "Puerto Rican Mike," who wasn't even Puerto Rican. So they would explain his presence at neighborhood football games, parties and such as, "Hey, that's Phil. He's cool, leave him be, he ain't nothing but a Black Honkey!" A term of endearment. It always floated around in his head, so it made sense to use it for this project. Trust us, lots of people were, like, "you can't use that for a band name." Even to this day, occasionally we can't use it at corporate events, but we've been around so long that everyone sees the humor in it. Hell, Mr Jefferson used to yell, "Honkey" all the time on TV in the 70's and 80's, so we never quite got the big deal.


Featuring legendary guitarist Michael Monarch (formerly of Steppenwolf) and power vocalist Jimmy Peyton.
Michael Monarch's guitar playing perhaps helped best capture the spirit of the 1960's. His work with the iconoclastic "Steppenwolf" (recently nominated for The Rock and Rock Hall of Fame) remains a hallmark of the unique mixture of psychedelic and rock. As the original guitarist for "Steppenwolf," he played on all the hits including Rock and Roll Hall of Fame song "Born to Be Wild," "Magic Carpet Ride," "Rock Me Baby" and "The Pusher."

With over 40 years of stage and studio experience as a musician and composer, Michael has worked with such all-time legends as "Steppenwolf," Janis Joplin (The Kosmic Blues Band), SwanSong/Atlantic recording group "Detective," as well as with Roger Glover of "Deep Purple" and Andy Fraser of "Free." Check out for more info.

Jimmy Peyton’s soulful voice and stage persona are remarkable. A natural entertainer, he has played in many local bands around Florida and Nashville, Tennessee including “Mad Dogs - The Joe Cocker Experience” with David Dix of “The Outlaws” and Kenny Suarez of “Iron Butterfly.” He transitions wonderfully through different genres of Rock, Country, Pop, Blues, Trop-Rock and Soul putting his own stamp on each. Jimmy has been singing for decades and has put in some dues.

Together as a duo Jimmy and Michael will entertain as they play off each other. Sparks will fly!