Get to know the Bands!

          Francesca Ani an up and coming singer/songwriter, multi instrumentalist from Tampa, Fl. She has been performing in various venues, festivals, and events since the tender age of 12. In September 2015, she won the Tampa Bay Talent Search contest sponsored by the Seminole Hard Rock and WiLD 94.1 after entering as the wild card contestant. She just finish recording her EP titled 'Open Your Arms' at ClearTrack Studios to be released in April 2016. For more information, checkout her website www.musicbyfrancesca.com.

 

 

             WD-HAN is an alternative indie rock band based in Tampa Bay, Florida. The band took its original form with Cal Henry on guitar, jamming and writing with high school friends. In need of a name, WD-HAN ("We Don't Have A Name") was considered and loved instantly.
            Over the following years as the band continued to write and play gigs featuring Hendrix covers juxtaposed with rap songs poking run at rap songs, they started to build a following. With the addition of Lea Campbell on drums and Spencer Barnes as the band's front man, they began to develop a new kind of pop rock sound heavily influenced by a love of classic rock and blues.
             Their first full-length album is entitled 'Kings of Castles' and represents a vibrant work not devoid of heartfelt moments. It presents a unique blend of storytelling lyrics, bluesy rock guitar, and atmospheric synths driven home by Campbell's forthright drumming. Listeners will hear tones of Imagine Dragons, The Black Keys, Mumford and Sons and The Temper Trap. One listen will get you moving and effective ear worms ensure you'll be humming the song for the rest of the day.
It's now available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Soundcloud, etc.! https://www.facebook.com/wdhanmusic

 

         

       Shaun Hopper's fingerstyle acoustic guitar is infused with a percussive element that creates not only a unique sound but, an unmatched visual performance. Influenced by the sounds of Chet Atkins along with Alternative, New Age, Pop, Classical, Jazz, Folk, and Irish music undertones, Shaun is well-known for his talent and stage presence.

 

 

           Actual Bank Robbers is an independent pop-rock band based out of Tampa, FL, formed in March of 2015. 

         Comprised of friends who met working at a theme park, the band combines an alternative, guitar-driven base with a decidedly pop sensibility for a result that sounds somewhere between Two Door Cinema Club and One Direction. With influences ranging from Motown to Mumford and Sons, from Sting to the Spice Girls, Actual Bank Robbers bring a quirky, carefree approach to their music.
         Actual Bank Robbers are Pedro Amaral (Lead Vocals), Anthony Santaniello (Lead Guitar), Robert Tait (Rhythm Guitar), Mike Pinder (Drums) and Austin Petersen (Bass). The band's debut album CHECKLIST was released in January of 2016. https://www.facebook.com/actualbankrobbers/

 

            Since 2013, Frankie Raye has been making a mark in the Tampa Bay music scene. She released her 10-track debut CD, "Chapters", in June of 2014. In May of 2016, Frankie will be releasing her follow-up album, "A Thing or Two About a Dream". She has appeared on the WSTP talk-show program "Studio 10", has been featured on the WMNF 88.5 shows "Musician's Wanted" and "She Bop", and has performed at both the Seminole Hard Rock Casino and the Steinbrenner Field. She is a full-time musician who performs at least five nights a week in various cities, including Hernando Beach, Tampa/St.Pete/Clearwater, Sarasota, Siesta Key, and Orlando. She has even landed gigs in New Orleans. She often plays with drummer Frank Dancey, keyboardist Mike Malloy, and lead guitarist Greg Loehr. She is currently represented by Ocean Harbor Management, and her and her management team are planning their first tour after the release of her upcoming album.
        Visit FrankieRaye.com for updates and media.

   

         Hope Darling is an alternative/modern rock band based in the Tampa Bay area. With musical tastes and backgrounds ranging from classical to blues to rock to reggae and hip-hop, Hope Darling combines the very best of alternative and modern rock while entertaining and captivating audiences with their sincerity and drive.