In the words of front man Anthony Crane, Wrong Way, quite simply, pays tribute to the music of Sublime. “We are not trying to imitate Sublime. We are not trying to be Sublime. We are here to pay tribute to this music that we love so much, and we thank you for sharing it with us.”
Wrong Way was formed in Athens, GA in the early 2000’s. Since then, the band has changed shape, location, members, and suffered some tragedy within. However, the passion for the music remains, and the name pushes on.
Wrong Way has, and still does, perform in a wide variety of venues and events. You can find them in your local 500 cap room, or at a festival with tens of thousands in attendance. A hiatus in the early 2010’s has proved to be a setback for the band most recently. Currently regrouping to “catch up” to an online presence, the fire is still in the live show. We hope you’ll get to witness sometime soon.
The music of Sublime lives on. In a very major way. The players of the project (Wrong Way) have been, and continue to be members of the local rock / reggae scene in various original projects. Sublime remains the gospel. “I’m always taken back at the range in age of these audiences that repeat every word of these songs back to us. It’s quite humbling and pretty fascinating.”
Best described as crossover music, Crane has a sound that is all his own. Musical influences range across the board, but most prevalent in his current writing would be Soul, Reggae, R&B, and Pop. Hypothetically, you might find him on tour with Ben Harper, G Love, The Dirty Heads, Citizen Cope, or Allen Stone.
With an average of 250 performances per year, including 5,000-attendee festivals, cruise ships, dive bars, and wing joints, Crane’s motivation in 2016 has been a business-minded focus on “not keeping the band a secret anymore.”
Since the release of the “I Love Women” EP in September of 2014, Crane has toured non-stop. In the midst of a rigorous live performance regime, he’s managed to find himself with a new management team, new content, new material, and writing with even more Grammy Award winners and International-touring artists. We look forward to releasing all of the new music that has been developed since the “I Love Women” EP.
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Jackson’s New Orleans Style Brass Band that blends Funk, Soul, and Hip Hop. You might catch yourself shaking what you got. They come to party.
EFBB formed after being influenced by second line bands like the ReBirth, Dirty Dozen and Epic Funk Brass Bands. We want to now take those influences and build into a new and upcoming sound for the Greater Jackson, MS area. We also bring outside influences like Earth Wind & Fire, Frankie Beverly & Maze and The JB’s to help create their sound.
With two original members Eddie Newton (percussion) and Phillip Kelly (trumpet), Epic Funk Brass Band formed in Jan 2016. Since then, they have reorganized by adding members Jeff Reiter (lead trumpet), Maurice Hillman (musical director, tenor sax) Antwan Altman (sax), Bryant Johnson and Andy Johnson (tuba), Joe Newman (trombone) and Charles Butler (percussion).
“Our members have a love and passion for the music we play and it reflects in our sound and on stage”. The Epic Funk members have been performing since high school and college marching bands and concert ensembles. The ten members of Epic Funk are united to one cause: rocking each show and entertaining audiences to the maximum degree possible. The band’s goal is to be a major contributor to the Jackson MS and ALL surrounding stages and festivals.
Hailing from Mandeville, LA, 12 stones is one one of the most dedicated, hard working bands of the last decade. With a massive fan base and a non stop work ethic, the band has accomplished more than 90% of the bands on the current active rock chart.
numerous National Acts, including RATT,Cinderella,Warrant,Queensryche, Night Ranger, Sebastian Bach, Faster Pussycat, LA Guns, Firehouse, Michael Schenker,Marshall Tucker,MSG,Uli Jon Roth,Robin Zander,KIX,Jackyl,Great White, Femme Fatale, Leatherwolf, Tuff, Molly Hatchet, Bullet Boys, Trixter, Bang Tango,Slaughter,Vixen, George Lynch, Adler's Appetite, Quiet Riot,Dokken, Extreme, Steel Panther, Lita Ford, UFO, Gilby Clarke,Hurricane, Tom Keifer, Puddle Of Mud, and a host of premiere musicians, including members of Dio, Sabbath, Bonham, Giuffria, Wasp,Ike & Tina Turner, Metal Church, Lizzy Bordan, Racer X etc.
“Great Job, You guys are incredible”– Vince Neil (Motley Crue)
The Back in Black tribute band is an incredible, exciting, high energy reproduction of a concert performance of AC/DC . So Authentic, our lead singer auditioned for the real AC/DC March 2016!. We stand above the other AC/DC tributes because we include tribute performances of both Bon Scott and Brian Johnson.
“Dallas based Back in Black was quite good at what it did: Reproducing note for note, schtick-for-schtick, AC/DC, both eras. Growling thru songs such as Back in Black, Dirty Deeds, and TNT, singer Darren Caperna sounded eerily similar to both singers…..guitarist Mike Mroz played Angus Young to a T…” - Dallas/FT Worth Star Telegram, 9/25/02
The Back in Black tribute band is an incredible, exciting, high energy reproduction of a concert performance of AC/DC . All the members of Back in Black live in Dallas/Fort Worth area and are experienced musicians not only dedicated to the sound and look, but also capturing the power and excitement of AC/DC. We stand above the other AC/DC tributes because we include tribute performances of both Bon Scott and Brian Johnson.
They are one of the first tribute bands chosen by Live Nation/CBS Radio to tour all the House of Blues! In 2013 they were featured on AXS TV Worlds Greatest Tribute Bands and have performed their first Symphony concert with the Calgary Philharmonic.
For the fifth year in a row they will headline the worlds largest Tribute Festival, Jacks Throwback in Dallas. They also performed to over 36,000 people at the Bone Bash in Ft Worth, and have been recruited by Sony Music, AC/DC’s new record label, to promote catalog sales. 20th Century Fox have chosen Back in Black over all other tribute bands to record AC/DC’s classics “TNT” and “A Long Way to the Top” for two of their movies, Napoleon Dynamite and Garage Days.
South Jones is a rock and roll band from New Orleans, LA. South Jones is a trio consisting of guitar and vocals by John Paul Carmody, drums by Jackson Purvis, and bass guitar played by Sam Albright. South Jones pride themselves on writing and performing music influenced by the great rock bands of the 1960s and 1970s.
Part singer-songwriter, part rock band, you can find Reina del Cid at the intersection of lyrical storytelling and scorching solos. In January of last year, Del Cid released a music video for the song "Death Cap," filmed in Iceland and directed by the band's longtime creative collaborator, Jason Ho. Their music has been featured by Paste Magazine, NPR, and Baeble Music. Their new release, Rerun City is out now!
Originally from Pensacola, Florida, The Gills made their way to Nashville, TN, to push themselves out of their hometown comfort zone. Years later, they've put the finishing touches on the most cathartic songs of the band's career yet.
Written after years of touring, The Gills' self-titled album explodes with all the pressure of a shaken-bottle of soda whose cap has finally flown off. It's an album about letting go of the struggles that are so common to working musicians — the long drives, the vulnerability, the struggle to stay true to yourself — and embracing everything that's great about rock & roll. The songs are simple rock epics that build their way toward crashing choruses. There's no posturing. No disguises.
Frontman Jesse Wheeler began writing songs as a teenager, looking for an outlet to help him put a positive spin on his childhood battle with Leukemia. At first, he focused on humorous tunes designed to make his friends (and Wheeler himself) laugh. Later, as his health and songwriting chops strengthened, the music became bolder and more bombastic. The Prince brothers — Matt (drums) and Andy (bass) — climbed aboard after Wheeler recovered and shortly after met keyboardist/guitarist Justin Locke, who became the group's fourth member.
The band co-produced their latest LP with Kyle Dreaden who took songs like "Aria," "Lemonade" and "Gimme Gimme" to a new invigorating space where gritty rock and pop sensibilities live harmoniously side by side. In concert, The Gills adopt the same in-your-face stance that fills their self-titled album. The Gills are making themselves comfortable occupying the middle ground between college radio and the Top 40 format, while remaining true to their creative explorations.