November 2, 2011
What is new with the Wailin' Wolves Band??
We also appreciate all the venues that have supported our music. The year 2011 was good to us and we have BIG plans for 2012 while trying to keep playing out as much as possible. We plan on recording a cd very shortly and will be promoting it as soon as we lay all the tracks down.
We have a compilation CD coming out soon through Bizzy Cities Events/ Music and plan on growing to playing out of the area as well. We have a lot of new shows coming up and still as yet gave not locked down a New Years Eve gig. We are available 7 days a week for any kind of party, corporate event, Christmas Party, anniversaries, birthdays, weddings, etc.
Our Schedule of Bookings:
OCTOBER 28 (Fri) American Legion Hall, Tallahassee, Fl./ 8 pm–12 am/ Robert & Shaw
NOVEMBER 4 (Fri) The Bomb Shelter, Tallahassee, Fl / 9 pm – 1 am/ Jen & Robert
NOVEMBER 5 (Fri) Market Place Shopping Center Pavilion - duo or trio, Tallahassee, Fl – Blues and Bourbon Event – 5pm – 8 pm/ Shaw & Bert
NOVEMBER 12 (Sat) Bayou’s Grill, Albany, Ga./ 9 pm – 12 am
NOVEMBER 19 (Sat) Autumn Skye Fest, Cairo, Ga/ 8 pm – 9:30 pm
NOVEMBER 25 (Fri) The Bomb Shelter, Tallahassee, Fl / 9 pm – 1 am
DECEMBER 3 (Sat) American Legion Hall, Tallahassee, Fl./ 8 pm–12 am
DECEMBER 16 (Fri) The Bomb Shelter, Tallahassee, Fl / 9 pm – 1 am
DECEMBER 18 (Sun) Ouzts Too, Newport, Fl./ 3pm – 6pm
DECEMBER 23 (Fri) Wild Rose Saloon, Cairo, Ga/ 9pm – 1am
JANUARY 6 (Fri) Plaza Restaurant & Lounge, Thomasville, Ga./ 8 pm – 12 am/ Melissa
JANUARY 28 (Sat) American Legion Hall, Tallahassee, Fl/ 8 pm – 11:30 pm/
MARCH 3 (Sat) Krewe De Gras, Tallahassee, F/ 9:30pm – 1:30am
MARCH 16 (Fri) Plaza Restaurant & Lounge, Thomasville, Ga. / 8 pm – 12 am/ Melissa
MAY 25 (Fri) Plaza Restaurant & Lounge, Thomasville, Ga. / 8 pm – 12 am/
Our Band Members are
Bert Calderon - Lead, rhythm guitar and vocals
Jen Clark - Lead Vocals
Shaw From - Lead vocals and harp
Robert Bloodworth - Bass Guitar and lead vocals
Jay Schwartz - Keyboards and backup vocals
Bob White - Drums
Tracy Yacobellis - Lead Vocals
Bryant Williams - Bass, Guitar
Keep up with us on FB, Reverbnation, Twitter and You Tube
Our Links are
More great news coming soon. Looking for sponsors and partnerships for our new music, equipment, etc
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November 2, 2011
BLUES, ROCK, FUNK, R & B, CLASSIC ROCK BAND FOR HIRE!!
The Wailin Wolves Band
Thomasville, GA 31757
CONTACT US: AT 229 364-7129
or firstname.lastname@example.org - Ask for Bert
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We are proud to announce that we are #1 in Tallahassee and Thomasville in the blues genre on Reverbnation and #8 in the whole country. We have played over 150 shows in the past year! With Bert Calderon leading the music, the Wailin Wolves Band continue performing exciting shows with a great variety of songs.
Bert Calderon has a number of years of both pro and amateur guitar playing having shared stages with the likes of The Young Rascals, the Butterfield Blues Band, The Blues Project, Demian Bell, Randall "Big Daddy Blues" Webster, Jeff Conaway, Spirit, and numerous others. He has played at the famous Cafe Wah, The Bitter End, and Cafe Au Go Go in the village, numerous clubs in Fl and NY, and college campuses, amongst many other well known stages. He opened up for The Young Rascals in 1966 at Brooklyn Academy Of Music in NY, has written a number of songs and plays lead, rhythm, and bass guitar for a number of years pleasing crowds of all sizes.
We are proud to announce the addition of Jennifer S. Clark as our new lead female vocalist. She is wife and mom married with two kids, has been in Tallahassee since 1999, and works at FSU. She has sang in choirs since childhood and has a true musical ability. Her most recent band was Missus and the Walking Sticks, a well known Tallahassee eclectic band. She is a singer, songwriter, and rhythm guitar player. She is experienced and comfortable on stage and we are very excited to have her with the Wailin Wolves Band.
Shaw From was the original founder of The Wailin' Wolves band and plays a great blues harp and adds some very soulful vocals and harmonies. He joins us when he is available. He has been influenced by many of the blues greatest artists and plays for the love of music.
Bryant Williams has a number of years experience as a professional lead, rhythm, and bass guitar player. Bryant holds our bottom end tight, He has played on many stages around the country and has a vast knowledge of all different kinds of music, yet blues is his passion. We appreciate his input into the band and his excellence in playing.
We have also joined forces with Robert Bloodworth, formerly with the band Time Warp, as our bass guitar player, and lead male vocalist. Robert is multi talented and has a vast repertoire of songs. He has played professionally for a number of years and adds a high energy presentation to our show.
Bob White holds down our drums and completes our bottom end holding it all together with a strong bass and drum team. Bob has been a professional musician for over 60 years and has played on live stages and pro recording sessions for some of the most popular musicians in the country. We are proud to have him as an esteemed member of the band.
The band has a great diversity in their music that helps create their sound making the Wailin' Wolves Band gain in popularity every show. Join us for a great evening or afternoon of music and find out what makes us click!!
Every show we put in 110% and promise a high energy, rocking show!
A link to our EPK ( Electronic Press Kit )
Question and answer CONTACT US AT 229 364-7129 or email@example.com - Ask for Bert
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: WE can plan the entertainment completely. Just tell us the budget, dates and times and we can provide all the entertainment, food vendors, catering, and promo that you need.
Q: If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A: A band can make or break an event. If the music is too loud, not loud enough, not the right mix, not entertaining, not danceable a whole night can be either a success or a flop.
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A:What can you offer?
What is your experience?
What can you do to give me a specific complete quote of what my charges will be with no hidden charges applied later?
Do you have any references?
FOR A SUCCESSFUL EVENT, PARTY, COMPANY PARTY, OR ANY OTHER LIVE MUSIC SHOW CALL US AND WE GUARANTEE A GREAT TIME BY ALL!!
PICK UP MORE CUSTOMERS IN YOUR CLUB, RESTAURANT OR BAR. HIRE US!!
Sept. 10, 2011
FIRST NATIONAL PRESS RELEASE FOR JOHNNY NEON"S "AMERICAN DREAM - PART 1"
1st national press release below :
Englewood, FL – Local talented musician, Johnny Neon, will be releasing his new album “American Dream – Part I” on Sunday, September 11, 2011. American Dream is designed to be a rock-opera style production, which highlights a patriotic, non-political musical message with a modern rock sound. Neon was inspired by Roger Water’s masterpiece “The Wall” of Pink Floyd Fame. Neon’s new effort has captured a sound and feeling that is moving, inspirational, yet instantly familiar, infused with soothing melodies. Neon is developing a full multimedia stage production, with film, laser lights, and pyrotechnics and is planning a tour in early 2012 as well.
Each track on the new album speaks to an aspect of what makes living in America great! The musical arrangements and vocal mixes are very reminiscent of Robert Plant’s early 80’s solo efforts of Led Zeppelin fame, modern rockers Cold Play, and the track “Uncle Same” sounds like something you would find on The Beatles “White Album”.
The official release of “American Dream – Part I” will be deliberately held on 9/11. Neon hopes releasing his music on that day will help remind all of us that we do live in the greatest country in the world, in spite adversity, through our diversity, the United States of America is just as strong and united as we have ever been! The American Dream is still alive and well…
Songs like the title track, “American Dream”, as well as others like “Uncle Sam”, are destine to become instant classics, receiving airplay around the world. It is Neon’s hope that his music helps to unite the country and becomes a positive force that all American’s can embrace. The lyrics are patriotic, yet non-political, which going into a major election year, will appeal to Republicans, Democrats, Independents, and even The Tea Party people alike…
For more information on Johnny Neon, his new release “American Dream – Part I” on September 11, 2011, and to listen to some pre-release samples of the album, visit: www.JohnnyNeon.com. ;
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Sept. 6, 2011
HOW TO PLAY AND SING THE BLUES
1. Most Blues begin with: "Woke up this morning..."
2. "I got a good woman" is a bad way to begin the Blues unless you stick something nasty in the next line like "I got a good woman with the meanest face in town."
3. The Blues is simple. After you get the first line right, repeat it. Then find something that rhymes, sort of: "Got a good woman with the meanest face in town. Yes, I got a good woman with the meanest face in town. Got teeth like Margaret Thatcher, and she weigh 500 pound."
4. The Blues is not about choice. You stuck in a ditch, you stuck in a ditch. There ain't no way out.
5. Blues cars: Chevys, Fords, Cadillacs and broken-down trucks. Blues don't travel in Volvos, BMWs, or SUVs. Most Blues transportation is a Greyhound bus or a southbound train. Jet aircraft and state-sponsored motor pools ain't even in the running. Walkin' plays a major part in the blues lifestyle. So does fixin' to die.
6. Teenagers can't sing the Blues. They ain't fixin' to die yet. Adults sing the Blues. In Blues, "adulthood" means being old enough to get the electric chair if you shoot a man in Memphis.
7. Blues can take place in New York City but not in Hawaii or anyplace in Canada. Hard times in Minneapolis or Seattle is probably just clinical depression. Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City are still great places to have the Blues. You cannot have the blues anyplace that don't get rain.
8. A man with male pattern baldness ain't the Blues. A woman with male pattern baldness is. Breaking your leg 'cause you were skiing is not the blues. Breaking your leg 'cause a alligator be chomping on it is.
9. You can't have no Blues in a office or a shopping mall. The lighting is wrong. Go out to the parking lot or sit by the dumpster.
10. Good places for the Blues:
c. empty bed
d. bottom of a whiskey glass
Bad places for the Blues:
b. gallery openings
c. Ivy League colleges
d. golf courses
11. No one will believe it's the Blues if you wear a suit, 'less you happen to be an old ethnic person, and you slept in it.
12. Do you have the right to sing the Blues?
a. you older than dirt
b. you blind
c. you shot a man in Memphis
d. you can't be satisfied
a. you have all your teeth
b. you were once blind but now can see
c. the man in Memphis lived
d. you have a 401K or trust fund
13. Blues is not a matter of color. It's a matter of bad luck. Tiger Woods cannot sing the blues. Sonny Liston could. Ugly white people also got a leg up on the blues.
14. If you ask for water and your darlin' give you gasoline, it's the Blues. Other acceptable Blues beverages are:
a. cheap wine
b. whiskey or bourbon
c. muddy water
d. nasty black coffee
The following are NOT Blues beverages:
d. Slim Fast
15. If death occurs in a cheap motel or a shotgun shack, it's a Blues death. Stabbed in the back by a jealous lover is another Blues way to die. So are the electric chair, substance abuse and dying lonely on a broken-down cot. You can't have a Blues death if you die during a tennis match or while getting liposuction.
16. Some Blues names for women:
b. Big Mama
d. Fat River Dumpling
17. Some Blues names for men:
c. Little Willie
d. Big Willie
18. Persons with names like Amber, Jennifer, Tiffany, Debbie, and Heather can't sing the Blues no matter how many men they shoot in Memphis.
19. Make your own Blues name Starter Kit:
a. name of physical infirmity (Blind, Cripple, Lame, etc.)
b. first name (see above) plus name of fruit (Lemon, Lime, etc..)
c. last name of President (Jefferson, Johnson, Fillmore, etc.)
Examples: Blind Lime Jefferson, Jackleg Lemon Johnson.
20. No matter how tragic your life, if you own a computer you cannot sing the blues
May 27, 2011
The Wailin’ Wolves Band
The Wailin’ Wolves Band is rapidly becoming one of the most popular and called for bands in the N. Fl./ S. Ga. area. They have moved up quickly on the charts on Reverbnation web site(the #1 site for musicians in the country), currently at #1 in Tallahassee, Fl. and Thomasville, Ga. and #49 in the nation in blues genre. They are a very versatile band playing Blues, Rock, Classic Rock, R & B, & Alternative, peppered with some awesome Originals. They will keep you up and dancing through the whole show.
The Wailin’ Wolves Band was founded in 2008 by Shaw From, a local businessman and Tallahassee resident, who plays a blistering Blues harmonica and sings some of the most soulful vocals ever. Shaw was raised in NYC and was brought up musically learning classical piano from an early age. He grew up listening to many of the blues greats such as Junior Wells, Magic Slim, BB King, Jimmy Reed, Slim Harpo, and numerous others and grew to have a great love and admiration for that style of music. He took his musical training and utilized it in creating an incredible harmonica style that has placed him on stages with some of the most popular touring artists.
Bert Calderon has been playing guitar since the age of 13. He grew up in Chicago, was raised in New York, went to college in Texas, lived in S. Fl. for 35 years until relocating up to S. Ga./ Tallahassee area in 2008. Soon after he met Shaw and joined The Wailin’ Wolves Band. Bert has number of years of guitar playing and has been in bands since the age of 15. He has opened up for and shared stages with the popular bands such as The Young Rascals, the Butterfield Blues Band, The Blues Project, Leslie West, Carmine Appice, Randall "Big Daddy Blues" Webster, Jeff Conaway, Spirit, and numerous others. He has played at the famous Cafe Wah and Cafe Au Go Go in the village, Cheers, Shelby and Ira's, Mr. Laffs, The Orange Bowl, Joe Robbie Stadium, Brooklyn Academy Of Music, Corpus Christi Stadium, Ted Mack Amateur Hour, Southern Music Rising Festival, Bradfordville Blues Club, Earth Day Jam Tallahassee, Pridefest 2011, W.A.V.E. Benefit, Celebrate America Festival Tallahassee, Eddy Teach's Raw Bar, Six Shooter Saloon, American Legion Hall Post #13, Breakers Pub, Big Guns BBQ, Dux Liquors, The Plaza Restaurant and Lounge, Shooters Billiards, Boston’s On The Beach, Memories Blues Club, The Covey Lounge, numerous clubs in Fl and NY, and college campuses, amongst many other well-known stages. He has written and recorded a number of songs and plays bass, lead and rhythm guitar and sings backup vocals as well. He has been in bands since his younger years and is a seasoned performer who often does band management, booking, organizing, and performance set up.
Melissa Ann Wood is an experienced vocalist and songwriter with a great vocal range and energetic stage presence. She adds a great dimension to our music. Her vocal style is unique and she has created her own definitive sound. Melissa can go from soft and sweet to bluesy and raspy. She has the right combination of soul and sweetness in her voice that makes her a #1 choice for our band. We are pleased to announce that after being away for a few months she has returned to head up the vocals for The Wailin’ Wolves Band. Her dedication and great love for music motivates the band to great heights of achievement and musical expertise.
Matt Simpson is an experienced singer and songwriter, having played on many stages and has been a very active philanthropist, playing for many great causes. He adds an acoustic/ Americana style to the band and is the founder of Simpleman Music/ The Bruised Grass Band. Internationally known Matthew Warren Simpson, Georgia born in 1971 - Florida Native "Simpleman"© is a Musician, Singer-Songwriter, Music Producer and Sound Engineer, Humanitarian and Activist who has been in the Tallahassee, North Florida - South Georgia music scene for over 30 years. Owner of record label and studio, Simpleman Music, he has taken on a variety of cd productions including church projects and personal friends' passions.
A lover of music and everything about it, Simpleman is a Musicologist. Music In & Out. There are very few of his kind left these days with so much electronic garbage being passed off as music, Simpson and the band try to keep their eye on what is real.... real music.
Shawn Scott is a dynamic, versatile, thumpin' percussionist playing everything from rock to reggae, from blues to soul, and even gospel as well. He is by far one of the best drummers in N.Fl. / S. Ga area. We are proud to have him as a member of our band. Shawn maintains a very strong bottom end with the bass keeping our fans dancing all night long. We also have a second drummer, Fran Flores, who has just joined our band recently. At times we use dual drummers or we use them alternately depending on availability. Fran is a dedicated musician living out his dream.
Curtis Salmon and Jerry Roberts hold up our bass needs. Both are experienced professionals and alternate gigs as availability dictates. They are both well-known musicians in the area and do an amazing job of giving us the sound we want from funky, driving bass to sweet blues to rock ‘n roll walks up and down the bass.
The band has a great diversity in their music that helps create their sound making the Wailin' Wolves Band gain in popularity every show. Every show we put in 110% and promise a high energy, rocking show!
Melissa Ann Wood - lead vocals, Big Guns Bert – Lead, rhythm guitar, Matthew Warren Simpson – Lead, rhythm guitar, Fran Flores – drums, Curtis Salmon - Bass guitar
We have worked with such artists as The Young Rascals, The Butterfield Blues Band, The Blues Project, Mike Pierre, Jeff Conaway, Randall “Big Daddy Blues” Webster & Red Hot Java, Wrought Iron Soul, Corporal Boil, Jay Blues Band, Pure Platinum Band, and numerous others
From small clubs to festivals The Wailin’ Wolves Band delivers a high energy show to their audiences.
“Danny Goddard - Caught your group out in Monticello a couple weeks back...y'all sound great. Really impressed my uncle who is a serious blues guy. ”
Danny Goddard - Facebook post
“From: Artist - Y.U.N.G. Work Int Date: 03/29/2011 12:56 PM Love your blues sound... My mom will enjoy you...You we're recommended to her...Hope all is well keep up the great work....Nothing like live music... 1st lady”
YUNG - reverbnation artist
“From: Artist - Rick Frost Date: 03/25/2011 11:16 AM Love your sound! Crazy ass great!!!Thanks for leavin' calling card that led to this incredible listening experience! Stellar musicianship! Fanned you; hit "Facebook I Like" widget and put you on Recommended Artist List. Could only get about 15 tunes in this morning, but I'll get through the rest of list over weekend. Then I'll run the whole thing all over again (most likely many times). Peace, Rick ”
Rick Frost - reverbnation artist
“From: Artist - 10 MILES OF BLUE Date: 03/24/2011 11:32 AM WOW!!!!.... WOW!!!.... and WOW!!!.... Instrumentation. Emotion. Vocals. It's all here. Ya'll are Kickin' it. ~ Saxony Raine ”
Saxony Raine - Reverbnation
“Rick Hall: Rocking Blues!! The Snarl setting on the guitar is at LEAST 11! Wow. Thanks!! Mar 07 ”
Rick Hall - reverbnation artist
“ORANGE BLUES BAND ORANGE BLUES BAND - Blues / Rock / Acoustic Rock / Other 02/21/2011 9:20 AM Very cool blues songs...!! ”
Orange Blues Band - reverbnation artist
“Either way, the music is spectacular. Fantastic guitar riffs, and what a vocal. Fantastic songwriting. Love the drums, the backup vocals, the bass line - so solid and soulful. Thanks for warming up a frozen mountain top in Montana - Tom”
Tom Balek - reverbnation artist
“You guys were great. Melissa was fantastic, and her choice of songs was very good. I love your drummer, he is very good, and Bert played his A-- off as did you, Matthew, with great rhythm guitar. The harp leads were right on. The night was really great.!”
Bob White - Facebook post
“MONICA DUPONT: This thing closed before I could tell you how much the vocals and, heck your whole band impressed me!!! You've got a serious groove goin' and I love it!!! Comment on Sunday, January 09, 2011 at 08:07 PM MONICA DUPONT MONICA DUPONT: Hey guys-digging your music ! I'm tapping my foot and singing back-up to your songs!!! Have a fantastic and successful New Year!!! Comment on Sunday, January 09, 2011 at 07:55 PM ”
Monica Dupont - reverbnation artist
“Re: Blues Bash For Diabetes donation to Diabetes Foundation Congrats! Great cause. Gary”
Gary Anton - owner of Bradfordville Blues Club - e mail
"BEST SHOW EVER" -Satisfied Fan "YOU GUYS WERE THE BEST!" -Another satisfied Fan "WOW, THAT HARP PLAYING!" -Local Musician IF YOU WERE THERE, YOU ENJOYED IT. IF YOU WEREN'T, HERE'S WHAT YOU MISSED...A ROCKIN' PARTY WITH GREAT HARP AND GUITAR LEADS THAT KEPT YOU MOVING ALL NIGHT LONG!
unknown - Tallahassee Democrat
MAY 21 – Tallahassee, Fl. w/ Melissa Ann Wood at Vets Jam – from 1 pm
MAY 21 (Sat) CRYSTAL ROSE & TENNESSEE EXPRESS (3 0r 4 members also back up Crystal Rose when she is in this area)– Six Shooter Saloon, Moultrie, Ga./ 9 pm – 1 am
MAY 28 (Sat) – The Corner Bar, Havana, Fl/ 7 pm – 11 pm
JUNE 3 (Fri) CRYSTAL ROSE & TENNESSEE EXPRESS(3 0r 4 members also back up Crystal Rose when she is in this area), Dux Liquors, Crawfordville, Fl / 9 pm - 1 am
JUNE 7 (Tues) – Full Sail University Recording Session at 6 pm
JUNE 10 (Fri) Dux Liquors, Crawfordville, Fl./ 9:30 pm – 1:30 am
JUNE 17 (Fri) The Covey Lounge, Thomasville, Ga./ 9 pm – 1 am
JUNE 24 (Fri) The Covey Lounge, Thomasville, Ga./ 9 pm – 1 am
JUNE 25 (Sat) The American Legion Hall, Tallahassee, Fl./ 8 pm – 11:30 pm
JUNE 26 (Sun) Ouzts Too, Newport, Fl./ 2 m – 6 pm
JULY 4 (Mon) Celebrate America, Tallahassee, Fl/ Headliner The Wailin’ Wolves band will probably be on about 8 pm – all music starts about 3:45 pm, Fireworks about 9:30 pm
JULY 8, 9 (Fri & Sat) Sing For Hunger Music Tour in Virginia Beach – Details TBA – Main Headliner band
JULY 15 (Fri) Plaza Restaurant & Lounge, Thomasville, Ga. / 8 pm – 1 am
JULY 22 (Fri) The American Legion Hall, Tallahassee, Fl./ 8 pm – 11:30 pm
AUGUST 5 (Fri) The American Legion Hall, Tallahassee, Fl./ 8 pm – 11:30 pm
SEPT 2 (Fri) The American Legion Hall, Tallahassee, Fl./ 8 pm – 11:30 pm
SEPT 16 (Fri) Shooters Billiards, Albany, Ga/ 9 pm – 1 am
DECEMBER 3 (Sat) The American Legion Hall, Tallahassee, Fl./ 8 pm – 11:30 pm
March 2, 2011 Updates
February 20, 2011