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"Taste of Pine Island 2015"
Sat. Jan. 24th,
Sun. Jan. 25th
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The Grayson Rogers Band
. . . was formed in March of 2013 in Cape Coral FL and is considered the fastest growing country band in the entire state of Florida. The band has won many awards in Southwest Florida, such as the best band of the year, best country band of the year and also best male vocalist for the lead singer Josh Grayson. They also competed in a regional competition for country bands and were voted by the fans as the the number one band out of 1600. In the finals and they became the runner-up of the Gulf Coast Jam in Panama City. They have appeared at many fairs and festivals in Florida and have entertained the crowds with performances that excite the crowds just as well as any Nashville artist. They perform many of the top 40 old and new hits, by artists such as Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Jake Owen, Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson and many more. They professionally recorded their first single “Too Loud” and it can be found on iTunes. They are also planning to go to Nashville in the near future, to record several more of their originals.

By Popular Demand
The Wholetones

Hometown:Marco Island, FL
Genres: Folk / Jazz / Metal
Members: Alex Dorris-cello, guitar, banjo, vocals Taylor freydberg- guitar, harmonica, vocals Mayo Coates- drums Russ Depa-bass

Formed in 2007 when Alex Dorris and Taylor Freydberg met at a local bluegrass jam, the Wholetones were later completed with the addition Russ Depa, on upright bass, and Mayo Coates on drums.

They play a unique mix of bluegrass, folk, jazz, and metal, all translated through acoustic instruments.
Combining impressive technical skill with the spontaneity of jazz and drive of bluegrass, they put on a captivating live show, jumping from folk to metal as easily as they do from banjo to cello.
The Wholetones’ blend of genres is a result of the four members’ enormously varied musical appetite. They play and listen to reggae, metal, hip-hop, bluegrass, and everything in between, and the end product is a truly original sound.

Strange Arrangement

Originals You'll Love; Blues, Rock, Raggae, "99x Battle of the Bands" winner
>Ending the day with the famous Van Kirk Brothers with Strange Arrangement who placed first in the 99x battle of the bands, This band has performed at Johnny Malloy’s in Estero, Florida, Zombiecon in Fort Myers, Ralph’s in Cape Coral, Stevie Tomato’s in Cape Coral, The Spot in Fort Myers, Miceli’s Restaurant in Matlacha and Eddie Fish Bones in Cape Coral. THIS BAND IS FUNKED UP — GET DOWN !!! Love it... Local Island Hip Hoppin Dance Music for the masses complete with funky outfits. While at a Strange Arrangement® show you will be entertained. This is a group of friends and musicians experimenting with music and enjoying life. The Brothers Van Kirk Warren and Gregory invite friends to join the fun in the studio or on the stage talented musicians who add personality to the music they perform, music focused around having a good time, and the energy captured in that moment. All ages family-oriented fun enjoy the music and get involved capture the spontaneity with Strange Arrangement®.


WildCaught band started as a duet last may featuring Brett Emerson and Michelle Bundy.
Brett Emerson and Michelle Bundy performed at an open mic with which Scotty Player, Ernie Dunham, Bryan Horrell and Butch Gay jumped right in and started playing with us.
WildCaught became a six piece band overnight!
Since May they have had the pleasure of performing for the Pine Island Elementary Fishing Derby, MangoMania, Taste of Matlacha and one of our favorites, playing live on the Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island Fourth of July Float!
This is WildCaugh's first time playing at the Taste of Pine Island!


WildCaught plays originals, classic and current country, bluegrass music and everything in between. Watching WildCaught perform is just as much fun as listening to them. They have washboards, fiddles, a stand-up base spinning around as they kick up dust with their Pine Island Reeboks. WildCaught has a motto "Catch Us If You Can!". Folks come on out and catch WildCaught Sat. January 25 from 1:30 – 3:45 and Sun. January 26th from 2:45 – 5:00. Come early and stay all day Taste of Pine has two full days of music, food, drink and fun. This is a family event.
WildCaught band members are: Brett "Ernie" Emerson, Michelle "Trailer Park" Bundy, Scotty " RumPunch" Player, Ernie "Freightrain" Dunham, Butch "Blue Cadillac" Gay and Bryan "Slappy Toes" Horrell.

Pine Island Steel Drum
The youngest performer of the Taste of Pine Island is Mariner High School junior
Cameron Swartz, 17 , of Pine Island Steel.

The young musician moved to Pine Island seven or eight years ago and began attending North Fort Myers Middle School
Academy of the Arts. Swartz said he wanted to attend that school because of its involvement with steel drums.
After he graduated from middle school, he decided to buy his own steel drum, which has furthered his passion for the instrument.
This is the first year he will be performing at the Taste

Also performing:
The Pine Island Dance Troop and more. . .

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