Fri, Mar 04


St. Petersburg

The Black Honkeys

A mix of Motown, Funk, Soul, and Rock n Roll!

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The Black Honkeys

Time & Location

Mar 04, 9:30 PM – Mar 05, 12:30 AM

St. Petersburg, 687 Central Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

About the Event

"The Black Honkeys first hit the stage in August of 2000. Guitarist, Joe Sanders, and Phil Esposito sat down and started talking about the project. Joe was big into the J. Geils Band, Hendrix and the Stones. While Phil loved that too, he also had a love for the old Motown and R&B of the 60's and 70's. It was a good fit. Nobody in the scene was doing anything like it at the time, so it was a wide open playing field. They both had worked together in another long standing Tampa Bay act called, "Freaks Rule," and knew they could put something together. Joe was playing with bass player, Wil "The Thrill" Harris, at the time. So that was a natural fit. There were two different drummers named Mike that we were playing with us. Mike Hammer was one of them; however, he was always busy with another band. So the other Mike took over. We started rehearsing in September of the same year and did our first show at Club More in Clearwater on New Years Eve of 2001. Now after 18 Years of domestic & international travel, 3 CD releases and being a fan favorite of the Tampa bay area music scene, voted Creative Loafing's Best in Bay in several categories over the last several years, in the people's choice categories were still going strong. With a long time standing line up which still includes , Phil and Wil, Drummer - Steven Tanner, Guitarist - Greg Czinke, Trumpet - Terry Clark, Trombone - Scott Myers, Vocalist - Nicole Simone , Guitarist - Billy Summer and excited to announce, when he’s not on tour Mr Gumbi Ortiz on percussion. Still writing original music and still playing that special mix of Motown, Funk, Soul, and Rock n Roll."

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