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Santa Barbara, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2016 | SELF

Santa Barbara, California, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2016
Solo Alternative Alternative


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The best kept secret in music



The interestingly monikered Fruit n Beef fronted by Henrieta Stepanovsky hail from Santa Barbara CA. They are a four piece rock band in which the "fruit" represents the juicy, soulful, rockin' female vocals and the "beef" part, the heavy riffs and sound of guitars and blood pumping drums. After 5 years of performing and recording in their home country Slovakia, they hungered for a better life and relocated to the United Kingdom and two years later to the state of Texas, where they re-established the band and started to work on new music. 4 Years later, the band moves to California and continues to play LIVE and evolves into what`s now known as "Fruit n Beef". There is some hard rockin' stuff on this 4 track EP taking on influences from the 70s to the current day, and we even get a little reggae in the opening number 'In My Head'. Henrieta's at times raw vocals are totally awesome and she sure does have a set of pipes that suit this rocking style really well, these vocals shining throughout. Some good music here fusing Retro Metal with Classic Metal and dragging it by the short and curlies into the 21st Century. Check the band out here..8.25/10 (Dave) - Dave Smith

"Fruit N Beef’s In My Head"

The trio, Mario, Heni and Rob have been together as musicians for over a decade. They started in a garage in a small town in Slovakia, EU in 2000 as a hard rock band. After 5 years they got hungry after travelling and went to UK after a better life and keep playing. Later they arrived to Austin, TX to play Heart of Texas festival during SXSW 2007. The band broke down and built back up with a stronger basement and kept working on songwritting. Coming back alive in 2009 as a metal project Bionicore, they score a winning spot of the local battle of bands which confirms the potential. There`s not much opportunity in music In deep south Texas so Heni,Mario and Rob decided to move to California. There they met Zac in LA who played in different jam bands and started to talk music, later went went to a rehearsal studio and jammed up a song and left happy from the room and decided to keep going and established regular practices and started to work on songs. After 3 months the band is ready to record their first set of songs and to play short gigs of originals. Fruit n Beef goes to Playback studio in Santa Barbara and records four songs and releases first single “In my head” in mid march 2013 which is followed by live performances in small venues in Santa Barbara and LA area. - Muzicnotez


Still working on that hot first release.



The California based singer - songwriter is reaching back to her slovakian roots to name her solo project Anacapa, which translates to "mirrage island".
Her "go with the flow" approach in writing will take you all over the place reflecting on her wide range of influences. Her soulful velvety voice will take you to dreamland while the rocker in her will expose you to raw emotion.
OSA has been polishing her singing and writing skills throughout the years in a rock band and now she is fully utilizing all skills and pushing her boundaries at the same time. Her general style translates to pop alternative but stretches all the way to holiday themed music.

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