Gin Blossoms literally define the sound of jangle pop. Boasting sales of over 10 million in the US alone, the Tempe, Arizona-based combo has drawn critical applause and massive popular success for their trademark brand of chiming guitars, introspective lyricism, and irresistible melodies. Their crossover hits are also heard on TV and hit film sound tracks and their magnetic live show continue to make Gin Blossoms one of the most influential Pop bands today. Don’t miss rockin’ the house down with this outstanding performance!
Hits include: “Follow you down” / “Until I fall away” / “As long as it matters” “Hey jealousy” / “Learning the hard way” / “Til I hear it from you” / “Allison road” “Found out about you” / “Mrs Rita” / “Miss disarray” / “Long time gone” / “Day job”
When the laid back vibe of the Southeastern beach meets acoustic rock of The Great Lakes, Simplified, the island rock band arrives with a loud and welcoming splash. In 2002, Clee Laster of SC and Chris Sheridan a MI native, started out as an acoustic duo.
Early on, both musicians displayed innate musical capabilities, which were passed down from family members, and inspired by a diverse collection of original influences. They both grew up on the water, in different parts of the country, but the beach life-blood continues to surge within their suntanned souls, flowing forth in passionate, fun, and energetic jams.
With an adventurous tour schedule, including over 3,000 powerhouse, popular performances, Simplified members, with both electric and acoustic acts, are enthusiastic as ever. From Key West, FL to New York City and throughout the Midwest, their hard work, perseverance and commitment have always been key to their hard earned success. Sequentially, in 2011, their song “Shall We Begin” was featured on ESPN’s ‘Kick off to College GameDay.’ Currently their hit “Screaming at the Ceiling,” is featured in the video game, NASCAR The Game 2015 and they have been praised as one of Pandora Radio’s top played indie rock bands.
Still writing and riding the sometimes choppy, always exciting musical shores, Clee and Sheridan reinvented the band in 2014 with their newest material while getting back to their island rock roots. This year, they are in the studio working on their forthcoming album, “Island Time.”
Sheridan and Clee have effectively reformulated the band by adding key ingredients: musicians with positive energy, multi-instrumentalists, and a camaraderie that stimulates their passion for writing new material. Now returning to their roots of a feelgood vibe, Clee explains, “We are writing new songs for ourselves and our fans. We are getting back to where we started, with what we know and love; music that makes you smile.”
Their signature sound is a contagious fusion of rock and reggae, attracting a diverse audience and embracing every kind of fan. Sheridan emphasizes, “We’re a rock band with elements of reggae, funk, and acoustic roots. We don’t limit ourselves musically, and it shows in the songs we write.” Conjuring up the island rock roots, Clee expresses, “Our live shows are all about having fun. Each performance will bring you to the beach and right back home.”
A decade later, Simplified continues to evolve and attract new audiences through their crowd-pleasing, relatable songs and ongoing support from their loyal fans. Starting out as two musicians with a dream, to one of the industry’s top emerging rock bands,