Cocoa Beach native Matt Riley talks music, family & persevering

Cocoa Beach, Florida is a haven for dedicated musicians — Matt Riley being one of them. This singer-songwriter has been playing for many years, as well as a dedicated father, and someone to be inspired by. This beach reggae rocker sings all types of genres, writes his own songs as well playing everything from acoustic, […]

A chat with multi-dimensional Florida band, Element 7

Element 7 is a rock band based out of Cocoa Beach, Florida. Lead singer, Joshua Dean, has been doing festivals and shows all over Florida and is considered a staple of the local music scene, touring with his acoustic harmonies fused with rock, metal, folk and opera. Joshua has been writing and playing music since […]

A stellar night of Bumpin Uglies

I hit the photojournalistic jackpot! What started as a simple photo pass request to shoot the final west coast show on the Bumpin Uglies’ Mid-Atlantic Dub Tour resulted in an exclusive interview with frontman, Brandon Hardesty, access to the VIP meet and greet (including a B-Hard acoustic set), plus all access– meaning they allowed me […]

Kyle Ahern encourages music lovers to “Look Back & Laugh”

Kyle Ahern, most known for touring as a guitarist with Rebelution, has dropped a solo single titled, “Look Back & Laugh”. “Look Back & Laugh” is a powerful and emotional song that speaks to the human experience of overcoming adversity. The lyrics are a reminder that, no matter how tough things may seem in the […]

Cali Vibes Fest 2023: Day Three

On Sunday, February 19th Cali Vibes Day Three kicked off! It was another warm day with lots of anticipation in the air for yet another stacked lineup. Though everyone was moving a bit slower, we were all excited to see what the acts had in store for us. Paula Fuga was the perfect kick off set. She knew […]

New Found Glory kicks off acoustic tour in St. Louis

The first show of punk legend New Found Glory’s “Make the Most of It” Acoustic Tour kicked off at Delmar Hall in St. Louis, Missouri on January 28th. The show sold out fast, with a crowd ranging in ages from pre-teens to teenagers to people in their late thirties and early forties. St. Louis has […]