Tag: "Musicians"

Who's Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

February 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Mike Sales It seems like an accomplishment of sorts that this column has nearly completed its 2nd year in the Siesta Sand Newspaper…I have a decent work ethic, but have to wrestle with discipline, ha ha! Thank you to (owner/editors) Bob & Emy for encouraging me to continue and of course the readers, writers […]

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Who’s Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

January 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

  An interview with Chris Otto by Mike Sales I first saw Chris Otto perform, when I was at a gig, on break, taking a walk and heard the most amazing guitar-shredding solos echoing over the water from across the marina. I HAD to go see who and what was making that sound, so I […]

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Who's Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

December 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

An interview with Georgia and Mike By Mike Sales With their wide variety and silky smooth sound, perfect for a tropical evening, it would be easy to assume Georgia and Mike’s career consisted of dedicated polish of an admirable cover music here on the Gulf Coast, so you can imagine my delighted surprise to learn […]

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Who’s Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

July 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

    An interview with Andres Colin by Mike Sales Whenever Andres and I play in the village on the same day, I can expect to see him headed down the sidewalk, stopping to have a few words with all of his friends along the street…it just comes natural to him socialize, he’s that kind […]

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Who’s Playing Tonight

Who’s Playing Tonight

June 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

An interview with Ari By Mike Sales One night, about three years ago, I’d just sat down to have coffee with a group of friends and was settling into what was bound to be the usual conversation, when an electric personality came bounding in, sat down and proceeded to light up the room. I’d heard […]

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Who’s Playing Tonight

Who’s Playing Tonight

May 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

An interview with Tony Tyler By Mike Sales About 5 years ago having just picked up the guitar myself I would go to the open blues jam at Ace’s Lounge in Bradenton, FL, to practice in front of friendly peers. Everyone there was cordial and supportive, but the talent pool was deep and every week […]

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Who's Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

April 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

An interview with Derek Decesare by Mike Sales When I came to Siesta Key for the first time; I naturally gravitated to the village and wound up at SKOB, where I found an open air party on the porch, bustling with vacation revelers, food, drinks, dancing and music…good music, with Derek Decesare playing percussion. I’ve since […]

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Who's Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

December 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

An interview with Kara Nally by Mike Sales The first time I heard Kara Nally, was at SKOB. She was guest hosting the open mic, with Sandi Grecco, singing a little, introducing the various participants and making the rounds to make everyone feel welcome. Every time I go to see her, like on Thursdays at […]

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Who’s Playing Tonight an interview with “Kettle of Fish” front man, Dana Lawrence

Who’s Playing Tonight an interview with “Kettle of Fish” front man, Dana Lawrence

November 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

by Mike Sales The promo and reputation of “Kettle of Fish”, was, so well executed and band founder, front man, Dana Lawrence, (AKA The hardest working man in SRQ showbiz) kept his schedule so filled that I was hearing good things long before I finally got to see them, headlining a festival, I MC’d. These […]

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Who’s Playing Tonight…or this morning??

Who’s Playing Tonight…or this morning??

October 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

 Siesta John (Sollazzo) by Mike Sales Two very cool things happen on Sunday mornings in September; I get to sleep in and enjoy another glorious day of summer/fall hiatus and the Siesta Key Farmer’s Market, in Davidson’s Plaza, is once again, open for business. The market features, fresh produce, of course, and a massage chair, […]

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Who's Playing Tonight

Who’s Playing Tonight

September 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

An interview with Bain Beakley By Mike Sales Mon through Fri, I roll my gear off of the BluQue patio stage at 3 O’Clock, to make way for Bain Beakley, who plays the happy hour spot 3:30-5:30pm. I’ve come to know him as friendly, talented and a great networker…he seems to know everyone. I interviewed […]

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Who's Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

July 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

By Mike Sales Shawn Bowen, is a familiar attendee of Siesta Key’s Sunday night drum circle. I met him at his workspace retreat, conceived by one of the original Selby Garden landscapers and hidden at the end of a canopy road, landscaped with lush exotic Florida trees and plants. WPT: How long have you been […]

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