I'm shameless when it comes to my nephews and nieces and my nephew, Sam, has a couple of new songs out.
Sam is a college sophomore majoring in pre-med (Molecular Biology and Microbiology) but I'm so happy that he still makes time for his music. His latest solo is a beautiful song he wrote for his girlfriend, Ali, called Alexandra.
The band that Sam sometimes performs with, The White Kids, have a free download of their mixtape (including one where Sam performs lead vocals
called Grey October) here.
The White Kids are a combination of alternative, indie and hip hop. They also have a new song out (with Sam singing falsetto) called Smoke That. Give them a listen.
And, for something a little different and a bit older, there's the Death Metal group Brutality. Tampa was considered the home of Death Metal in the '90's and Brutality released CDs and toured in Europe. I should mention that the lead singer, Scott Reigel, is the son of my friend, Duane. Duane is also a distant cousin (that story is for another blog entry) so I consider both of them my cousins. I don't know where Scott gets it from but his vocals are unique. Here's a promo photo from 'back-in-the-day.'
Scott is on the far right. He no longer has his dreads but he's still rocking. You can listen to Brutality and purchase their music on their website here.