2017 Sunshine Festival preview
2 Days; 2 Cities
January 14 & 15, 2017
by: Gail Gerdes


Who is ARW? Well let me tell you! This band is comprised of three former members of the group famously known as YES. Although each had a stake in the fame of YES, they had lived it in different eras of the band. While joining forces on only one YES tour (91-92 Union Tour), they have had success working as pairs. But it was decided years ago, that this union would come together, and that day has arrived.


There are so many rock bands in the world that play all different genres of music. Some of them may be talented, but rarely do bands stay together with the same lineup. Alter Bridge brings a different story to this, over a decade into playing, the band lineup hasn’t changed and these guys rock like they have from the beginning. Their 5th album entitled, “The Last Hero,” releasing in October, proves that Alter Bridge has no desire to quit anytime soon and they are better and bigger than ever. Alter Bridge is here to stay for a long time.


When you have an archive of music, it can be hard to continue to evolve and to get the most out of one’s creativity. Enuff Z’nuff is one of the best examples of this. Commitment is something that has to be shown in the music industry, Enuff Z’Nuff has more creativity in one song than most bands have in an entire library. Hailing from Blue Island, Illinois, Enuff Z’nuff (pronounced Enough is Enough) started recording at the very beginning of their career and haven’t even thought about stopping and still have a lot to offer to the world of hair metal and rock music.


Genres have all started to blend into many different types of music. Many bands and artists tend to come ahead of their time. The Mavericks is quite a big piece of evidence towards this. “When we seem to do something that goes against the norm, we tend to prosper from that because we are just doing what we love to do,” says Eddie Perez, whom is the bassist for The Mavericks. The Mavericks formed 20 plus years ago and were doing things that no other artist did back in the time of the band’s beginning. Latin, country, rockabilly, and many other genres are in one excellent package.


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