Monday, February 24, 2014

Nickoloff

Alright guys, dolls, freaks and geeks, Nickoloff is kicking some serious music here locally in Daytona Beach, FL with some high energy I can honestly say, I'm jealous of!

 I recently re-connected with them and caught their show at Roadside Tavern and was not disappointed. Nickoloff will be opening for bands like Warrent and Saliva and blowing away Daytona Beach Bike Week in upcoming March. If you're here then take the time to catch their show, you won't regret it!

NICKOLOFF on ReverbNation


Contact NICKOLOFF on Facebook

Check out NICKOLOFF on Myspace

Follow NICKOLOFF on Twitter



Here's a little Bio from  John Nickoloff himself!







Biography
ROCK BAND FORMED 2007

John Nickoloff
Mark McManus
Reg Calhoun
Barry Welch



Just names? Not even close. These are the guys who make up the rule-breaking-do-what-we-like-to-do Rock band NICKOLOFF.

NICKOLOFF's original music is tried, true, memorable, fresh, fun, and exciting.

After one listens to their 2008 release “Somebody’s Got To Be Me” which includes 9 original songs and a rousing rendition of the Monkeys' 1960s hit “(I’m not your) Steppin’ Stone," you will understand why it received positive responses and reviews, along with abundant airplay. Just ask anyone who’s heard NICKOLOFF’s debut release and they will tell you, you won’t want to stop listening and you can’t get the songs out of your head.

NICKOLOFF’s follow-up release of …Is What It Is follows in its predecessor’s footsteps, continuing an approach to writing songs with attitude, style, and crossover appeal. With this release, the band takes bold step after natural step, writing songs that are “a little out of left field”.

One such song is the first single release “Groovy” and it’s gaining the band much attention, and more new fans. …Is What It Is includes 11 new original songs, along with the bands remake of the 1970 Partridge Family hit “I Think I Love You”, and proves NICKOLOFF has the goods and isn’t afraid to share them.

NICKOLOFF has opened for well-known bands such as Slaughter, Molly Hatchet, Skid Row, Allman Brothers Band and Bad Company. Not a rock fan? Not an issue with NICKOLOFF! They’ve opened for Country acts Dierks Bentley, Mark Wills, and American Idol finalist Bo Bice too…
With their ability to crossover all genres and age groups with their music and live show, NICKOLOFF has no barriers and can entertain anyone, and does…

You’re next.

Entertainment? That’s an understatement when you see NICKOLOFF live. Don't miss them. It will be an experience like no other.


Website: www.NICKOLOFFONLINE.com

"NICKOLOFF’s highly anticipated follow-up release of …Is What It Is follows in its predecessor’s footsteps, continuing an approach to writing songs with attitude, style, and crossover appeal. With this release, the band takes bold step after natural step, writing songs that are “a little out of left field”. One such song is the first single release “Groovy” and it’s gaining the band much attention, and more new fans.
…Is What It Is includes 11 new original songs, along with the bands remake of the 1970 Partridge Family hit “I Think I Love You”, and proves NICKOLOFF has the goods and isn’t afraid to share them."











"Get Out of My Way"


"I Don't Wanna Be"


"Nickoloff live at Roadside Tavern"











Monday, January 20, 2014

Bent!



Hey guys, Toni here with another great, local band here in Daytona Beach, Florida! They are BENT and they are great! Bringing awesome music and fantastic energy I try to catch them whenever I can. They'll keep you rocking and having a good time till the doors close so check'em out! 










Here's some videos:


Bent Band LIVE at Mark's













Thursday, February 21, 2013

Crash Rocket

After the success of my last local band review (thanks again to all that showed up!) I have decided I am going to continue adding to my local area bands, so without further ado CRASH ROCKET!


I've seen them play a few times now and they are making me a fan quickly!

I've posted a few videos below!

Link to Crashrocket's Facebook fan page!














Sights and Sounds of Crash Rocket


"Serpernt"


"Throttle Down"


"To The Edge"

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Hideaway Lane

Winners of the original Music Competition in Port Orange, FL Hideaway Lane is picking up steam as a great local band to check out.

For more info, music and highlights you can visit them at:

Hideaway Lane on Facebook! or at Hideaway Lane on ReverbNation!


! I will be heading to their show in New Smyrna Beach, FL at Ohm Bar at 9 .m. on Feb. 4th, 2013 (Monday night) taking pics and loving the sound! Anybody in the area should come out and support a great local band!


Facebook page to local rockin hotties, Hideaway Lane!


Update! Saw the show and the guys were great! I'll be posting dates and times whenever they are playing. 
Special thanks to all those that came out to see them and support their local band! Keep on rocking guys!


Update! The guys are playing tonight at Om Bar in New Smyrna Beach, Fl at 9 p.m.






































Monday, January 7, 2013

My Author's Page: Toni Verticelli


Some of you may or may not know that I am a writer, and a published one at that! Well now I have an Author's page located here: http://toniverticelli.blogspot.com/ 

I have been working my tail off trying to promote myself and judging by all the views here by all my wonderful readers, I might have a pretty good knack for it! Go take a look, leave a comment and tell me what you think. I look forward to reading your thoughts as much as I hope you look forward to reading mine!


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Newtown, Conn., School Massacre

In light of the tragic and horrific Newtown, Conn., School Massacre, I would like   to ask my readers say a prayer in whatever faith you believe for the lost souls of these poor victims. 26 lives were taken in this travesty and the whys and hows are the least important part. What is really important is the pain and suffering of the families and friends morning their lives. 

Open your hearts to these people, hug your children and remember that it is ok to be grateful that it wasn't your child or children as you pray for those lost.


 A very wise friend of mine remarked this morning something that will stay with me through the day. He said "In light of this great tragedy please refrain from using the event as a segue into a political or religious debate. The fact is 18 sets of parents lost their most precious babies today inside one the safest places they could be. 10 other families lost their friends and families too. 

Remember what really happened here today; we can argue why later."

I can only hope his words do not fall on deaf ears. 

I am going to post a few links that are streaming live and up to date info on this tragedy.









Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Peter Frampton

I've been a Frampton fan for many years. He's played with several of my favorite bands and has shown his staying power. Sit back and enjoy.





Here's a little Bio:


Peter Kenneth Frampton (born 22 April 1950) is an English born naturalized American musician, singer, songwriter, producerguitarist and multi-instrumentalist.
Frampton was born in Bromley, England. He attended Bromley Technical High School, at which his father, Owen Frampton, was a teacher and the head of the Art department. He first became interested in music when he was seven years old. Upon discovering his grandmother's banjolele (a banjo-shaped ukulele) in the attic, he taught himself to play, and later taught himself to play guitar and piano as well. At age eight he started taking classical music lessons. By the age of twelve, Frampton played in a band called The Little Ravens. Both he and David Bowie were pupils at Bromley Technical School. The Little Ravens played on the same bill at school as Bowie's band, George and the Dragons. Peter and David would spend time together at lunch breaks, playing Buddy Holly songs.
At the age of 14, Peter was playing with a band called The Trubeats followed by a band called The Preachers, produced and managed by Bill Wyman of The Rolling Stones.
He became a successful child singer, and in 1966, he became a member of The Herd. He was the lead guitarist and singer, scoring a handful of British pop hits. Frampton was named "The Face of 1968" by teen magazine Rave.
In early 1969, when Frampton was 18 years old, he joined with Steve Marriott of The Small Faces to form Humble Pie.
While playing with Humble Pie, Frampton also did session recording with other artists, including: Harry Nilsson, Jim Price, Jerry Lee Lewis, as well as on George Harrison's solo All Things Must Pass, in 1970, and John Entwistle'sWhistle Rymes, in 1972. During the Harrison session he was introduced to the 'talk box' that was to become one of his trademark guitar effects.
After four studio albums and one live album with Humble Pie, Frampton left the band and went solo in 1971, just in time to see Rockin' The Fillmore rise up the US charts. He remained with Dee Anthony, the same personal manager that Humble Pie had used.
His own debut was 1972's Wind of Change, with guest artists Ringo Starr and Billy Preston. This album was followed by Frampton's Camel in 1973, which featured Frampton working within a group project. In 1974, Frampton released Somethin's Happening. Frampton toured extensively to support his solo career, joined for three years by his former Herd mate Andy Bown on keyboards, Rick Wills on Bass, and American drummer John Siomos. In 1975, theFrampton album was released. The album went to #32 in the US charts, and is certified Gold by the RIAA.


Peter Frampton had little commercial success with his early albums. This changed with Frampton's breakthrough best-selling live album, Frampton Comes Alive!, in 1976, from which "Baby, I Love Your Way", "Show Me the Way", and an edited version of "Do You Feel Like We Do", were hit singles. The album sold more than six million copies in the United States alone and spawned several hits. Since then he has released several major albums. He has also worked with David Bowie and both Matt Cameron and Mike McCreadyfrom Pearl Jam, among others. He has also appeared as himself in television shows such as The Simpsons and Family Guy.  

Discography

  • Wind of Change (1972)
  • Frampton's Camel (1973)
  • Somethin's Happening (1974)
  • Frampton (1975)
  • Frampton Comes Alive! (1976)
  • I'm in You (1977)
  • Where I Should Be (1979)
  • Breaking All The Rules (1981)
  • Art of Control (1982)
  • Premonition (1986)
  • When All the Pieces Fit (1989)
  • Peter Frampton (1994)
  • Now (2003)
  • Fingerprints (2006)
  • Thank You Mr. Churchill (2010)



Do You Feel Like We Do




Show Me The Way




Lines On My Face


Baby, I love your Way



While My Guitar Gently Weeps




Black Hole Sun (cover)




I'm In You




Something's Happening