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Chuck Magid EP Release Show w/ Oxford Noland + The Reality
December 17, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Chuck Magid former front man of FL band The Groove Orient is releasing his debut solo EP “Traveling Home” this December and has announced a handful of tour dates to support the new record!
Including a performance at Ybor’s Crowbar with Bay Area bands Oxford Noland and The Reality
Doors open at 8pm
Music starts at 9pm!
The American highway is well-trodden ground for rockers young and old, and Chuck Magid is no stranger to the long haul. Long before the Florida native began to strike out on his musical path, Chuck gained a deep familiarity with life on the road. Raised in his family’s traveling carnival business, he started out entertaining at county fairs from a young age; first learning the ropes of rides and games before graduating into the spotlight. As the frontman of jam-rock powerhouse The Groove Orient, Chuck has spent 8 or 9 months of the year on the road. It’s a hell of a way to cut your teeth on the touring circuit; performing everywhere from small town roadhouses to crowds of thousands at the South’s biggest music festivals, and sharing the stage with hard rocking soul bands like The Main Squeeze, Tauk, Voodoo Visionary, and Perpetual Groove.
But even after the stage lights darkened, Chuck has been working tirelessly behind the scenes on a set of new songs, the first of which are emerging on his new EP set to release this December.
“Gotta pay the toll to Rock and Roll” is succinctly stated in the hook of Chuck’s lead-off slow jam, fittingly titled “Rock N Roll”. The track is dripping with classic vibes, driven by chunky descending guitar chords over a smooth and swirling Leslie organ groove. As the chorus kicks in to a swampy blues-rock wail, Chuck’s backing band dials up the intensity with effortless flair while sprinkling in a few choice “na-na-na” vocal harmonies.
There’s an air of flower-power floating over Chuck’s saucy vocals as he spins timeless lyrics and all-too-true stories of a hard-grinding life on the road and struts across the stage like a real-life version of Bradley Cooper’s Jackson Maine from A Star Is Born. And his virtuosic guitar heroics are simply jaw-dropping, blasting searing licks with classic tones that would feel right at home on a Jimi Hendrix or Allman Brothers record. Seen live, it’s an undeniable combination of a powerhouse frontman with a killer backing lineup unafraid to push their sonic explorations well past the 5-minute mark.
With this ace band of young Central Florida talents behind him, Chuck Magid is ready to lead the way out on his own new path. His EP is an introduction to an old soul with ecstatic energy, ready to welcome rock and roll fans of all stripes into his highway tribe.
Fronted by left hander Josh “Shua” Harrell playing a right handed guitar flipped upside down just like blues legend Albert King. Shua’s soul-searching vocal melodies leave you numb in the crowd. Cousin Aaron “Bucky” Buckingham (formerly of The Groove Orient) splits his brain to take the roll of synth bass/keyboardist, while playing drums one handed. This combination of their instrumental approach and the chemistry of family packs a punch so heavy you have to see it to believe it.
Get ready for a fresh dose of The Reality! This funkadelic foursome hails from the sunny shores of Tampa, Florida and has hit the bay area with a new sound that has the masses in a daze, like a hot summer’s day. With music as sweet and juicy as the first bite of one of the bands signature pineapples, pin your ears back and listen to their soul drenched music and see why fans are just begging for another sip!
Known for their unique blend of funk, fusion, disco, jamtronica, reggae and rock, the collective quartet has brought a fresh and exciting presence to the music scene, always daring to push the limits and break new boundaries. Look no further than The Reality for all your musical needs. They spread the message of love and unity everywhere they go. Help them share the message?
Curious? Just click play and find out what The Reality is all about.
Dan Jones – Fueled by Cuban coffee, Florida orange juice, and medicinal herbs, you’ll catch this lead singer/songwriter/guitarist occasionally even sporting a trombone during the shows. Widely known in Ybor City (Tampa’s historic district) as the player to see for a number of reasons. His skills and knowledge of music and his instrumental prowess put him on another level of artistry completely. But beyond that, Dan’s passion for music and his clearly evident love of playing is what you really take home. The way he communicates a variety of emotions and color via sound is truly artistic and inspirational.
Caleb Bone – Another rare Florida native, Caleb takes the smooth, melodic bass lines of Flea, Pino Palladino and Victor Wooten, and combines that with classic slap tones made by Les Claypool and Marcus Miller. In addition to his skills on his instrument, he is a 4 time Florida All-State singer. Making him “One of the best double-threats in the touring business” Dan stated. He also went on to say “I am truly blessed to be working with who I whole-heartedly believe are some of the best musicians in the area.” Caleb sings warm and rich harmonies with Dan’s melodies while simultaneously playing extremely intricate and innovative bass lines.
Josh Kim – Born in Boston, MA, this classically trained pianist will blow your mind with a fusion of incorporated techniques from all genres of music!
BA Jones – Born in San Antonio, TX and raised in FL. With his sweet syncopated rhythms he’s sure to make your head bob and your hips shake. BA gathers his drumming identity from funk, jazz, gospel, rock, and traditional percussion styles. Don’t blink or you may miss a beat.
The Reality invites you to get funky with them 🍍