John Speck
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John Speck

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Jul
01
John Speck @ TBA

NYC, Florida, USA

NYC, Florida, USA

May
19
John Speck @ Wahoo State park

Wahoo Fest, Florida, USA

Wahoo Fest, Florida, USA

May
15
John Speck @ Casatua

Miami, Florida, USA

Miami, Florida, USA

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Music

Press



- Rosalie Howarth, San Francisco’s Big Ugly Review music judge and program director of KFOG 104.5 FM



- Patrice Elizabeth Grell Yursik, Miami New Times



- L.H. Flavorpill, San Francisco



- Omar Sommereyns, The Sunpost


Discography

The Bacon Bits - Mofongo

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Bio

The Bacon Bits has been playing steadily on the Miami circuit for 5 years. We have done New Year's parties, corporate gigs, museums, galleries and special events.

The group is a diverse conglomeration hailing from San Fran, New Orleans, Miami, New York, and Miami a couple more times. We play upbeat originals coming out of Latin and Funky roots in a style we call "bilingual funky tropicale". While we love improvising and continuously developing our original repertoire, we are known to throw in an oddball cover of a Jimi Hendrix tune, an electric salsa number, or a traditional Son Cubano like "Cuarto De Tula" or "Que Bueno Baila Ud."

The press often says it's best:

“Campy but irrestible… the best bilingual lyrics ever” – Rosalie Howarth, San Francisco’s Big Ugly Review music judge and program director of KFOG 104.5 FM

“Popular local band..Bacon Bits has cooked up an album with a lot of local flavor”
– Patrice Elizabeth Grell Yursik, Miami New Times

“listen to the oddball Latino funk of John Speck's Bacon Bits” – L.H. Flavorpill, San Francisco

“John Speck..looking particularly fresh.. in his glittery sequin pants and red-tinged silk shirt..with his faithful guitarist- the superhuman Buffalo Brown- led the Bits with much poise and aplomb” Omar Sommereyns, The Sunpost, Miami

The pigskins gave me the same funky aroma I sniffed several years ago when I was traumatized out of my wits by ..Very Be Careful.. Never thought a t-bone can make you throw out your side hip did ya? – El Changito, Oyenlo.com

“[John Speck] and The Bacon Bits are all about having a good time and entertaining the audience, which makes dancing to their music hard to resist.” - John Anderson, Miami New Times

The Guardian, UK noted the “nice blowing from trombonist John Speck” as a stand out on the Vida Blue record, “The Illustrated Band”.

“Bacon Bits’ parallel strains of silliness and spontaneity are contagious. At an given concert, Caribbean guys in gold chains and mustaches can be found spinning patchouli-scented bohemian gringas in circles, As they giggle girlishly, the ladies are swept away by Sanchez’s calypso-esque guitar and Speck’s bubbling trombone.” Julienne Gage, Miami New Times