What goes better with good wine, food, and company than live music! The Festival of Wine & Food provides several bands
throughout the event for your enjoyment.
Saturday, May 26th
“It’s all about the music,” says front man, Scott Taylor of The Scott Taylor Band.
Scott Taylor has been performing in the Texas club and dance hall scene with his brand of country music for over 15 years and knows a thing or two about what it takes to entertain the masses. His high-energy show “doesn’t slow down until they kick us out.” That’s what keeps the fans coming back for more, night after night.
Scott Taylor, formerly the lead singer of the well – known South Texas band, The Emotions, (The band that helped to launch Curb recording artist David Kersh’s career) has forged his own path to create country music with his own style and sound. “I grew up listening to, and learning from, songs and artist’s back in the good old dance hall days,” Scott says of his early days in the music business. Today, you can hear much of that influence in the bands set list and original recorded material.
The band members that Scott Taylor has been able to attract to his organization are top-notch musicians that gravitate toward a great show and great music. It’s no wonder they joined up to form The Scott Taylor Band.
Sammy Zamora: Drums
David Stockton: Bass Guitar
Billy Jo High: Lead Guitar
Wade Stockton: Fiddle
Mike Parker: Harmonica
Steve Carson: Lead Guitar
Over the years, Scott Taylor and the band have shared stages with artist’s such as Tracy Lawrence, Shenandoah, Rick Trevino, Ray Wiley Hubbard, Robert Earl Keen, SheDaisy, Big & Rich, David Kersh, Jason Boland, Reckless Kelly & Jack Ingram to name a few.
September 2012 saw the band back in the studio recording their second studio album, Beautiful Sin, which was released February 16, 2013. The first single, “I Hate You” spent approximately 18 weeks on the charts. “Marlboros & Merle”, the second single off the CD, was released to radio the week of August 26, 2013. The Scott Taylor Band is running full steam ahead with high expectations of their career’s success and look forward to what the future holds.
“My dream has always been to make a living in the music business and I will play music till the day I die.”
7:30-11pm: The Honeysuckle Roses
Band Members Include:
A good band is born from natural events, and isn’t forced together. That’s exactly how it happened for the Honeysuckle Roses, from Austin, Texas. A group of friends who all had existing projects, career activities, and families, coming together to share in their love of music that stems from simply jamming together. Playing around Texas, and centralized in Austin, THR runs the gamut of Americana music, with a contemporary blend of Rock, Blues, Country, and Indie genres. Taking inspiration from great artists like Tom Petty. Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, and more. THR hit the stage immediately in Austin after just a few rehearsals, and they’ve gigged weekly ever since. Half the band being proud native Texans; they welcomed the other two members who have strong connections to music influences in classic British rock and southern rock/blues. Nate Vancil (singer/guitarist), Cody Taylor (drums), Mark Heaps (bass/vocals), and Greg Forrest Nelson (lead guitar), are four dudes with day jobs who love making music that people can dance to in any way they want.
Sunday, May 27th
This Texas based party band provides the best in live music around the greater Houston • Galveston area. They play all the songs you want to hear and always give a great show – never a dull moment!
Born in Port Arthur,Texas…Marty Monte (lead guitar & singer) started playing music the age of 15 and has been a fixture on the Gulf Coast ever since. Along with the powerhouse rhythm section of Mike Solina (Bass Guitar & Vocals), Fred Escobedo (Drums) and Moe Mata (Keyboards & Vocals) they have opened for such acts Edgar Winter, Rick Derringer, Michael Schenker, Leon Russell, Foghat, and Pat Travers just to name a few! As they say about most Texas guitar players, “There must be something in the water!”
Attendance at their live shows has been packed so get there early!
7:30 – 10pm: Another Level
Another Level started in Victoria, TX in April 2003. The band brought their flavor of old school variety to Port O’Connor, Rockport, Aransas Pass, Port Aransas, Ingleside, and eventually to Corpus Christi. By 2005, the band moved to the Corpus Christi area and by this time had a loyal following for the variety of old school music and style of high energy performances they provide.
Their song list takes people to “back in the day” with tunes from Boz Scaggs, Isley Brothers, Marvin Gaye, Lakeside, Steely Dan, Santana, and Sade just to name a few. Another Level not only headlines festivals and events; but also performs as the opening act for an array of artists.
Their niche is their awareness that although not all audiences are willing to dance they are willing to listen to a variety of music and to be entertained if it is performed with the same level of passion and creativity as the original artists.
Another Level’s motto is:
THE MUSIC TAKES YOU THERE….THE ENTERTAINMENT KEEPS YOU THERE.
The current lineup for the band is
Cheryl Navarre – Lead Vocals/Drums
Jesse Mesa – BGV/Percussion
Joel Silva – BGV/Keyboard
Pete Barrientes – Bass
Joe Trigo – Guitar