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The Sh-Booms

Orlando, Florida, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | INDIE

Orlando, Florida, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2012
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The Sh-Booms @ House of Blues Orlando

Lake Buena Vista, FL

Lake Buena Vista, FL

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Sh-Booms drop vinyl

For bassist Al Ruiz, the inspiration for one of Orlando's most promising new bands started with his parents' record collection.

"My parents always had Motown on, soul music," says Ruiz, founding member of horn-powered, 10-piece neo-soul outfit the Sh-Booms. The band celebrates its vinyl single, "123," on Sunday at Will's Pub.

In the wake of a wildly successful February video release party in downtown Orlando, Sunday's show is the culmination of two years of work.

"It feels like everything's coming to fruition at this moment," Ruiz says. "People are starting to notice."

Along the way, Ruiz has gained new appreciation for the craftsmanship of the vintage soul that the Sh-Booms want to channel into original material.

"The arrangements are simple and everything's built around the vocals," he says. "There aren't many people out there that dislike Motown."

It's $8 at the door, which opens at 8 p.m. - Orlando Sentinel


WE SAY...
If you haven’t caught Orlando “soul enterprise” the Sh-Booms – the band you guys voted the Best Soul Act in our Best of Orlando readers poll this year – there’s no better show at which to get acquainted than this one. The band has been working on new material for months, some of which they’ll reveal here. Get ready for two sets – the first will be all originals, the second a classic soul revue – for this end-of-year blowout, which will feature John Taylor of Mangrove Films (who directed the Sh-Booms’ music video) who’s going to dress the show up all holiday-festive like with special projections, lighting and stage props. (Multimedia!) DJ Nigel will be on hand to get you in the mood to boom-boom boogie, like it’s … well, like it’s almost 2014. Don’t think too hard about what that means. Just go dance your ass off and have a good time, OK? – Erin Sullivan - The Orlando Weekly


Get up onstage, play your music, sell your new record at the merch booth – so what’s the difference between your record release “event” and any other ol’ gig? That’s the question Orlando retro-soul butter-churners the Sh-Booms have us pondering with their upcoming release extravaganza. The traditional vinyl release event for their new single “123” will be at Will’s Pub on March 24. But they also had a music video recorded professionally by Mangrove Films for the song. And to unveil that bad boy, the Sh-Booms are straight-up taking over cornerstone downtown dance club Independent Bar and turning that mother out with a big ’60s dance party spun by DJ Smilin’ Dan and Sh-Booms majordomo Al Ruiz. At midnight sharp, the video will premiere, and the Dance Trance troupe, who are featured in the video, will perform a live routine right there on the floor. And all of this for free. Damn, talk about upping the bar. – Bao Le-Huu - Orlando Weekly


Get up onstage, play your music, sell your new record at the merch booth – so what’s the difference between your record release “event” and any other ol’ gig? That’s the question Orlando retro-soul butter-churners the Sh-Booms have us pondering with their upcoming release extravaganza. The traditional vinyl release event for their new single “123” will be at Will’s Pub on March 24. But they also had a music video recorded professionally by Mangrove Films for the song. And to unveil that bad boy, the Sh-Booms are straight-up taking over cornerstone downtown dance club Independent Bar and turning that mother out with a big ’60s dance party spun by DJ Smilin’ Dan and Sh-Booms majordomo Al Ruiz. At midnight sharp, the video will premiere, and the Dance Trance troupe, who are featured in the video, will perform a live routine right there on the floor. And all of this for free. Damn, talk about upping the bar. – Bao Le-Huu - Orlando Weekly


Believe it or not, the weather is as conducive to cuddling as it will ever get here in Florida. And Wall Street Plaza aims to bring revelers that much closer together with its inaugural Snow Ball, featuring six artificial snow machines poised to paint the town white. There's also a bit of "cheese ball" involved here, as patrons are encouraged to come in their most ironic ballroom attire (think poofy bridesmaid dresses and tacky tuxedos). Cap it all off with a live set of soul by the Sh-Booms (pictured) and this ball might get a little hot despite itself. - Orlando Sentinel


Believe it or not, the weather is as conducive to cuddling as it will ever get here in Florida. And Wall Street Plaza aims to bring revelers that much closer together with its inaugural Snow Ball, featuring six artificial snow machines poised to paint the town white. There's also a bit of "cheese ball" involved here, as patrons are encouraged to come in their most ironic ballroom attire (think poofy bridesmaid dresses and tacky tuxedos). Cap it all off with a live set of soul by the Sh-Booms (pictured) and this ball might get a little hot despite itself. - Orlando Sentinel


The Sh-Booms debut new songs at Soul Fried Sunday, start production on first music video



By Ashley Belanger
PUBLISHED: NOVEMBER 14, 2012

To capture the true sound of '60s soul, you need more than a guitar, drums and a bangin' female vocalist with real range. You need horns. And for the Sh-Booms, who have an ear for talent but a budget for nothing, filling out that sound has proven trying but ultimately rewarding. After a two-month show hiatus, the band is back on Orlando's scene, newly swollen, grown from the original six-piece set to offer a more rounded 10-piece sound.

The Sh-Booms will play their return show at Soul Fried Sunday at Will's Pub, the second annual soul takeover of the usual Southern Fried Sunday, which happens on the third Sunday of each month. They join locals the Legendary JC's and Fat Night, along with Miami bluesman Juke, and DJ BMF, who will spin before, between, and following each set. As is custom, the music is served up with free BBQ for all. SFS organizer Jessica Pawli says to expect a different crowd but the same spirit.

Newest members in the Sh-Booms include backup female vocalist Kris Osborne, guitarist Tony Aguirre, drummer Tyson Bodiford and trumpet player Joe Meadows, who you'll see along with the rest of the gang: Emily Patterson, Al Ruiz, Kevin Connolly, Samson Derrer, Earl Hoback and Davis Schleicher. And that's not even all the newness – the band just finished recording the last pieces of their upcoming 7-inch, which they hope to drop simultaneously with their new music video for the single "1, 2, 3's."

"We're building, it's getting better," Ruiz says. "We've almost been a band for two years now, but we all work jobs, so it's really hard to get together and organize this many people all the time for practice and recording and stuff. But it's coming together, slowly but surely."

The video will be shot and produced by John Taylor and Brett Banta of Mangrove Productions, and shooting is tentatively set to start on Nov. 25. Ruiz says he expects both the 7-inch and the video to drop by the end of January. Then, eventually, they will extend those two songs into an album.

Up ahead, the Sh-Booms share the stage with legit soul legend Lee Fields, who frequently rotates into the lineup of notable acts like Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings.

"We're really excited; there's just a bunch of really cool stuff happening," Ruiz says. "Sometimes, it's like there's dead space between shows, or we're not writing or practicing, and then, all of a sudden, something gets booked, and we're like, 'Hmm, all right, cool.' Then, everyone gets motivated, and we start trying to piece our show together, change stuff around. It's going good. Right now, I'm really happy with it."
- Orlando Weekly


The Sh-Booms debut new songs at Soul Fried Sunday, start production on first music video



By Ashley Belanger
PUBLISHED: NOVEMBER 14, 2012

To capture the true sound of '60s soul, you need more than a guitar, drums and a bangin' female vocalist with real range. You need horns. And for the Sh-Booms, who have an ear for talent but a budget for nothing, filling out that sound has proven trying but ultimately rewarding. After a two-month show hiatus, the band is back on Orlando's scene, newly swollen, grown from the original six-piece set to offer a more rounded 10-piece sound.

The Sh-Booms will play their return show at Soul Fried Sunday at Will's Pub, the second annual soul takeover of the usual Southern Fried Sunday, which happens on the third Sunday of each month. They join locals the Legendary JC's and Fat Night, along with Miami bluesman Juke, and DJ BMF, who will spin before, between, and following each set. As is custom, the music is served up with free BBQ for all. SFS organizer Jessica Pawli says to expect a different crowd but the same spirit.

Newest members in the Sh-Booms include backup female vocalist Kris Osborne, guitarist Tony Aguirre, drummer Tyson Bodiford and trumpet player Joe Meadows, who you'll see along with the rest of the gang: Emily Patterson, Al Ruiz, Kevin Connolly, Samson Derrer, Earl Hoback and Davis Schleicher. And that's not even all the newness – the band just finished recording the last pieces of their upcoming 7-inch, which they hope to drop simultaneously with their new music video for the single "1, 2, 3's."

"We're building, it's getting better," Ruiz says. "We've almost been a band for two years now, but we all work jobs, so it's really hard to get together and organize this many people all the time for practice and recording and stuff. But it's coming together, slowly but surely."

The video will be shot and produced by John Taylor and Brett Banta of Mangrove Productions, and shooting is tentatively set to start on Nov. 25. Ruiz says he expects both the 7-inch and the video to drop by the end of January. Then, eventually, they will extend those two songs into an album.

Up ahead, the Sh-Booms share the stage with legit soul legend Lee Fields, who frequently rotates into the lineup of notable acts like Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings.

"We're really excited; there's just a bunch of really cool stuff happening," Ruiz says. "Sometimes, it's like there's dead space between shows, or we're not writing or practicing, and then, all of a sudden, something gets booked, and we're like, 'Hmm, all right, cool.' Then, everyone gets motivated, and we start trying to piece our show together, change stuff around. It's going good. Right now, I'm really happy with it."
- Orlando Weekly


Get up onstage, play your music, sell your new record at the merch booth – so what’s the difference between your record release “event” and any other ol’ gig? That’s the question Orlando retro-soul butter-churners the Sh-Booms have us pondering with their upcoming release extravaganza. The traditional vinyl release event for their new single “123” will be at Will’s Pub on March 24. But they also had a music video recorded professionally by Mangrove Films for the song. And to unveil that bad boy, the Sh-Booms are straight-up taking over cornerstone downtown dance club Independent Bar and turning that mother out with a big ’60s dance party spun by DJ Smilin’ Dan and Sh-Booms majordomo Al Ruiz. At midnight sharp, the video will premiere, and the Dance Trance troupe, who are featured in the video, will perform a live routine right there on the floor. And all of this for free. Damn, talk about upping the bar. – Bao Le-Huu - Orlando Weekly


Get up onstage, play your music, sell your new record at the merch booth – so what’s the difference between your record release “event” and any other ol’ gig? That’s the question Orlando retro-soul butter-churners the Sh-Booms have us pondering with their upcoming release extravaganza. The traditional vinyl release event for their new single “123” will be at Will’s Pub on March 24. But they also had a music video recorded professionally by Mangrove Films for the song. And to unveil that bad boy, the Sh-Booms are straight-up taking over cornerstone downtown dance club Independent Bar and turning that mother out with a big ’60s dance party spun by DJ Smilin’ Dan and Sh-Booms majordomo Al Ruiz. At midnight sharp, the video will premiere, and the Dance Trance troupe, who are featured in the video, will perform a live routine right there on the floor. And all of this for free. Damn, talk about upping the bar. – Bao Le-Huu - Orlando Weekly


Discography

March 2016 - Usage Fee EP (self-released)
2017 - Usage Fee EP (Limited Fanfare Re-release)

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Bio

The Sh-Booms are a 6-piece Soul/Garage/Rock & Roll band from Orlando, FL that have been heralded as The Orlando Weekly's "Best Soul Act" 4-years running -- Led by charismatic and ultra-soulful front-woman, Brenda Radney -- who has lent her vocal talents to albums from Justin Timberlake (20/20 Experience, Pt. 2 -- while signed to his Tennman label) and ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead (2009's ‘The Century of Self’) and Bassist/Songwriter/Band Leader, Al Ruiz.

The band's debut EP with the Supreme Queen "Mizz Bren," the 'Usage Fee EP' was Produced , Recorded and Mixed by Grammy nominee Alan Armitage (Dap Kings, Boyz II Men) and Mastered by Brian Lucey (The Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys, The Ettes, The Kills).

The Sh-Booms have road-dogged over 400 dates since their inception supporting Lee Fields, The B-52’s, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Jessica Hernandez and The Deltas, Gringo Star, KRS-One, Jacuzzi Boys, Sebadoh, The Roots + more than 15 Festival Dates.

The Sh-Booms' Debut LP will be released in the Summer of 2017 and is being recorded to tape by The Woolly Bushmen's Simon Palombi and The Sh-Booms.



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