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Saffire

Saffire


Saffire is a straight – up quality Rock & Roll trio with a wide and far reaching repertoire.  Their sound is authentic and driving ~ featuring complex rhythms, souful melodies and spirited contrapuntal intricacies.  The music consists of a unique variety of tunes, from classical composers such as JS Bach, Leo Brouwer and Isaac Albeniz to R & R legends like Fleetwood Mac, Queensryche and Santana.  People are amazed and often comment on the original and mesmerizing flavor and continuity this wide array of music has.

Though Gina Machovina (classical concert guitarist and singer-songwriter) has only known TJ Brennan (percussion/harmonica/sax) since October of 2016, the musical symmetry between them is unmistakeable.

“I couldn’t have been more happy than the day TJ walked into one of my performances, began beating the table to an original of mine, and asked where my drummer was.  I told him that he (TJ) was a bit late, but could jump in anytime.”

A week later, the duo played a gig and people thought they’d been jamming together for years!  The show ended an hour late as the encores kept coming.

Of TJ, Gina says he is an incredibly talented and intuitive player.  “He senses what I’m going to play even before I do!  And did I mention how fun this is? ”

TJ is also enjoying this musical ensemble tremendously.  “When I first heard Gina, I was so impressed by both her classical guitar work and vocal quality on the covers and originals she played.  The music was just beautiful and rockin’ too!  And now, I’m finding out that she shreds on the electric guitar as well!  What an awesome bonus!” 

Gina and TJ each independently played the Southern Cal circuit, TJ with several different Rock bands and Gina in her original heavy metal band Rising.  Gina went on to play as a soloist first in Southern Utah, then in Central CA, Oregon, and now in Northern AZ.  As a band in 2017, they are called Saffire.

Over the past few months, it has become blatantly evident that Saffire needed a bassist.   Al Hinojoza boldly stepped up, bought a bass guitar, and began learning the instrument, under the gruelling and often brutal instruction of wife Gina ~ and moving at Mach 5 none-the-less!  Thanks Al, we needed you!

Sutton James Papanikolas

 Sutton James Papanikolas

Sutton James Papanikolas

A lifelong musician, Sutton James Papanikolas has recently embarked on his first official solo endeavor. The San Diego Music Award-nominated singer/songwriter recently relocated from the sunny beaches of San Diego to the eclectic and scenic mountain town of Flagstaff, Arizona. SJP — known for fronting groups including Shaggin Wagon, Help I’m Alive, and most recently, Neighbors To The North — is a lover of all periods and styles of music. Even though his most recent efforts fit quite nicely within the indie-folk/alt-country genres, the spirit of rock n’ roll will always be alive and well in his songwriting, as well as his engagingly energetic live shows.

Darci Carlson

Darci Carlson

Darci Carlson

Darci Carlson is from Seattle WA and is currently recording her 2nd solo record. She will be touring in 2017 for the Ameripolitan Music Awards. Darci is well-known locally for her involvement in the female fronted punk rock band The Dolly Rottens, as well as her acting role in the 2012-2015 ZZTop ​Gang of Outlaws Tours. 

Darci Carlson tours and sometimes lives in her 1984 Ford Rockwood RV, loves to rescue animals including rats, bartends to afford her musical addictions, and listens to Coast to Coast radio with George Noory on a nightly basis. Her favorite color is purple and she drinks Tall Tito’s Vodka and Soda’s with Lemon and shots of Jim Beam. Her favorite acoustic guitars are her Takamine she’s had since she was 12 and a new D’Angelico Dreadnaught. When she’s really rockin, she plays a Duesenberg Starplayer TV. Darci plans to release her 2nd solo record and tour the world. 

 

http://www.darcicarlsonmusic.com/

Darci Carlson

Darci Carlson

Darci Carlson

Darci Carlson is from Seattle WA and is currently recording her 2nd solo record. She will be touring in 2017 for the Ameripolitan Music Awards. Darci is well-known locally for her involvement in the female fronted punk rock band The Dolly Rottens, as well as her acting role in the 2012-2015 ZZTop ​Gang of Outlaws Tours. 

Darci Carlson tours and sometimes lives in her 1984 Ford Rockwood RV, loves to rescue animals including rats, bartends to afford her musical addictions, and listens to Coast to Coast radio with George Noory on a nightly basis. Her favorite color is purple and she drinks Tall Tito’s Vodka and Soda’s with Lemon and shots of Jim Beam. Her favorite acoustic guitars are her Takamine she’s had since she was 12 and a new D’Angelico Dreadnaught. When she’s really rockin, she plays a Duesenberg Starplayer TV. Darci plans to release her 2nd solo record and tour the world. 

 

http://www.darcicarlsonmusic.com/

Desert Hot Tub Club

Desert Hot Tub Club

Desert Hot Tub Club

 

Desert Hot Tub Club brings you hot swing from the cool part of the desert!
In a genre described as Desert Gypsy Swing their mix of originals en oldies will  invite you on a musical time travel through many lands…
Toe tappin’ and knee slappin’! Come join the Club! The Desert Hot Tub Club! Opa!

https://www.facebook.com/deserthottubclub/

Desert Hot Tub Club

Desert Hot Tub Club

Desert Hot Tub Club

 

Desert Hot Tub Club brings you hot swing from the cool part of the desert!
In a genre described as Desert Gypsy Swing their mix of originals en oldies will  invite you on a musical time travel through many lands…
Toe tappin’ and knee slappin’! Come join the Club! The Desert Hot Tub Club! Opa!

https://www.facebook.com/deserthottubclub/

The Black Forest Society

The Black Forest Society

The Black Forest Society

 

 

Black Forest Society is William Schwab (guitarist, vocals),Dave Rentz (percussion, and various instruments.) and Rachel Marie Kimber (cello, vocals). Join them with their instrumental storytelling & inspired improvisation as they explore the spirit of nature that makes us all want to explore “the deep woods”.

 

https://www.facebook.com/theblackforestsociety/