DEL FLORIDA + VELOCIRAPTURE + CHANGING SCENE
Del Florida is the brainchild of Washington D.C. vocalist and multi instrumentalist, Leela Dawson. The group combine elements of neo soul, progressive rock, dream pop & 80’s new wave, which UK blog Get Into This declares “If Mars Volta had binged on a volume of Beach Boys enriching hits then you are getting close to where Del Florida could be”. While cutting their first full length album, Del Florida have shared the stage with a variety of notable bands including Tops, Lawrence, Ripe, The Reign Of Kindo, Little Tybee and Tides Of Man. The band continues to use their multicolored sound to bring their audiences into a lucid dream-like state.
Founded in early 2014 in Gainesville, Florida, Velocirapture is an instrumental progressive metal act that incorporates influences of jazz and even utilizes thetrumpet into their overall sound. Having played shows with bands such as Animals As Leaders, CHON, Scale The Summit, and Tides of Man, this act creates soundscapes that range from mellow and soothing to chaotic math-metal levels of difficulty. Their first album, ”Paleogene”, was released in January of 2015. The current roster includes Travis Blankenship and Alejandro Ellis on guitars, Andrew Mankin on drums, James Bowen on bass, and Jesse Flemming on keyboards and trumpet.”
Genre defying neo-songsters from the southernmost depths of maryland