40 oz. to Freedom:
Dane Scott - lead vocals / lead guitar. Dane is a 6-time San Diego Music Award nominee for his work with the band, Tubby, and with 40 Oz. 40 oz won the San Diego Music Award for best tribute band in 2010. Dane has toured the country with Tubby, The Fryday Band, Smooth Move, and now 40 Ounces to Freedom. His soulful voice and face melting guitar riffs contribute to an energetic show which leaves the audience craving more. Terry Davis - bass / vocals. Terry is a jack of all trades. He's an accomplished guitar player for the band, Egress, and he also plays bass for numerous side projects. Terry has been a fan, and a friend of music for many years. Mark Leblanc - Drums / patches. Mark plays drums for Egress, Smooth Choppy and Idol Job. He has been playing since he was a little kid and has been rocking ever since.
The Originalities: In 2008 Daniel Tello (Guitar), Peter Fontes (Drums), Tim Frankeny (Bass) started playing music together at the end of their senior year in high school (FVHS). Before that Peter and Daniel played guitar and drums together off and on, whenever they wanted to for fun. One year after in December, Tim, Peter, Daniel were playing together as a band where they met Mike Belk at AFRICAN CORNER in FV, CA. (Now in Costa mesa) Mike showed up with his sax and Peter called him over and we created some music for the first time ever with Mike.. We (Tim, Peter, Daniel) were blown away by the sax and asked Mike later that night if he could show up to some practices and play with us… and that’s how 3 became 4! Our music is best described as SKA/DUB/PUNK but we also incorporate Latin and psychedelic styles into our sound. We have become much tighter and powerful over the years as a band. We like to keep our minds open to many different styles of music and stay original. Our music has evolved with the addition of MIKE’s SAX and everyone’s influences mixing together and pouring out into our own original creations. Peter is influenced by PUNK music and SKA. Tim is influenced by Dub and Classic rock, Daniel is influenced by Classic Rock and Latin music. Mike is influenced by Classic rock, Jazz and Bosa Nova.Since then, The Originalites have played countless shows (3+ a week), including House of Blues(Anaheim and Los Angeles), The Coach House, Galaxy Theater, and many more.
Wait for Green:
Wait for Green was formed in 2006 at Florida State University by
original founding members Drew Dockerill (Lead Vocals/ Guitar) and AJ
Larson (Bass). The band would combine funk, reggae, jazz, and
alternative rock to create the signature Wait For Green sound. After
playing numerous shows in the college town of Tallahassee, FL the band
started to garner the attention of the 40,000 plus student population
in the area, and in 2009 played sold out shows with Slightly Stoopid,
Reel Big Fish, and The Wailers. Later that year the band was asked to
play Sunfest held in West Palm Beach, FL along with an all-star lineup
including 311, Slightly Stoopid,UB40, Pepper, Pennywise, Citizen Cope,
G. Love, and many more. Just before their move to California the band
would play their first international show in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
headlining the ISA Billabong World Surfing Games.
In late 2009 Wait for Green made the move to Los Angeles, CA. Within
the first months of their move the band was already playing some of
the most well known LA venues such as The Roxy, El Rey, The Key Club,
Viper Room, and Whisky A Go Go. While living in LA the band acquired
Will Hopkins (Drums) who was studying at Musicians Institute. In early
2011 Wait for Green’s song “Day One” was featured on the NBC show
“Chase”, making it their first major network placement. Wait for Green
went into the studio to record their second full length album with
producer Matt Laplant (Skindred, Fiction Plane) in the summer of 2011.
The album combines their best work written after their move to
California. The album drops November 22nd on the group’s label Go For
Broke Records. The band plays with two additional live musicians James
Kirby (Guitar) and Jared Morelli (Keys, Programming).