DIRTY HAMMOCK
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DIRTY HAMMOCK

Dunnellon, Florida, United States

Dunnellon, Florida, United States
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"Dirty Hammock delivers throwback vibe with a modern sound"

from the "Goes to 11" blog on the Ocala.com website operated by the Ocala Star Banner in Ocala, Florida

February 19th, 2010 01:45pm
Dirty Hammock delivers throwback vibe with a modern sound
by Eric Barnes

You can’t avoid Henry Grady’s enthusiasm. The lead singer of Ocala’s Dirty Hammock loves to talk shop, and by shop, I mean music. Henry (who I once embarrassingly and incorrectly referred to as Hank Gandy) recently stopped by Ocala.com HQ to tell me about his band and drop off a CD for me to hear.

Gotta say, I’m digging the music. The Ocala-based Dirty Hammock has been around since the fall of 2005, according to Henry, playing clubs all over the area and building a following. The disc Henry gave me has four original songs that harken to an 80s modern rock/punk feel. Catchy guitar riffs and memorable vocal melodies are to be found from these tight, straight-up rockers

My favorite track from Dirty Hammock is “Feeling Alive”, a song that is pure 80s in character but doesn’t sound the least bit outdated or stale. “Can’t Get Enough” delivers a punk vibe but from a more old-school, pre-Green Day world. These and other tunes can be heard at the band’s Myspace page.

Dirty Hammock’s next Ocala show is March 10 at the Ocala Entertainment Complex. I’ll definitely be there to check out their live show. If you’re a fan of local music, you should be there too.

Dirty Hammock is: Henry Grady – gtr, lead vocals; William Perez – Percussion; Nick “Attitude” Simpson – bass gtr, backup vocals; Jason Monroe – gtr, backup vocals; Matt “Mr. Awesome” Robarge – Harmonica, vocals

- ocala.com


"Dirty Hammock delivers throwback vibe with a modern sound"

from the "Goes to 11" blog on the Ocala.com website operated by the Ocala Star Banner in Ocala, Florida

February 19th, 2010 01:45pm
Dirty Hammock delivers throwback vibe with a modern sound
by Eric Barnes

You can’t avoid Henry Grady’s enthusiasm. The lead singer of Ocala’s Dirty Hammock loves to talk shop, and by shop, I mean music. Henry (who I once embarrassingly and incorrectly referred to as Hank Gandy) recently stopped by Ocala.com HQ to tell me about his band and drop off a CD for me to hear.

Gotta say, I’m digging the music. The Ocala-based Dirty Hammock has been around since the fall of 2005, according to Henry, playing clubs all over the area and building a following. The disc Henry gave me has four original songs that harken to an 80s modern rock/punk feel. Catchy guitar riffs and memorable vocal melodies are to be found from these tight, straight-up rockers

My favorite track from Dirty Hammock is “Feeling Alive”, a song that is pure 80s in character but doesn’t sound the least bit outdated or stale. “Can’t Get Enough” delivers a punk vibe but from a more old-school, pre-Green Day world. These and other tunes can be heard at the band’s Myspace page.

Dirty Hammock’s next Ocala show is March 10 at the Ocala Entertainment Complex. I’ll definitely be there to check out their live show. If you’re a fan of local music, you should be there too.

Dirty Hammock is: Henry Grady – gtr, lead vocals; William Perez – Percussion; Nick “Attitude” Simpson – bass gtr, backup vocals; Jason Monroe – gtr, backup vocals; Matt “Mr. Awesome” Robarge – Harmonica, vocals

- ocala.com


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Dirty Hammock is a alternative/hard rock band from Ocala FL.

Their "in your face" musical style right off the bat compels you to get up and move.
Burn, the first single starts off with a mellow feel-good intro and makes the mood, dont let that fool you however because they pull out all the stops and hit you in the face with a balls to the wall rock'n'roll song.

The singer, Henry Grady, reminds you of the old style singers from the 70's like Segar and Dylan, but wails with the ferocity of Weiland and Cobain.

On the drums, you'd be hard pressed to find a more intense player than Will Perez. He hits as hard as Phil Rudd or John Bonham with the methodical accuracy of Neil Peart.

Jason Monroe, the guitar player has the look of the kid next door that cuts your grass for 5 bucks, but on stage, he comes alive and makes the guitar scream. His harmonics are without a doubt the highlight of his guitar work, add that to the grunge sound and you have one helluva riff.
Take the rock'n'roll song and add a sort of jazzy bassline with walks and octaves and there you have Nick Attitude. He takes what could be a quite plain rhythm and breathes life into it with his clever hooks and on-stage energy.

If you get the chance to catch these guys live, expect to get out of your seats, jump about and sing along as the songs are catchy and will stick in your head.