2015... What A Year!

Before we get into recap mode, we first want to thank you for being a fan of our band, and invite you out to Margaritaville Hollywood Beach THIS SATURDAY 12/26 for the FINAL BUSHWOOD SHOW OF THE YEAR! We play 7-9pm as always, and its absolutely FREE to the public right on the the beautiful Broadwalk just next to Jimmy Buffett's latest paradise-like establishment. Come party with us and let's close out this year and celebrate the holidaze properly!

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Now as we reflect back on 2015, it's been quite an epic year for us! Right off the bat, we released the Unchained EP! Tracks include "Unchained", "Hey Girl", and then the bonus track is the 1st ever ShwoodCast with Bass Player Adam Moskowitz interviewing Lead Singer & Guitarist Steven Ross Voronkov! Give a listen here (with visual accompaniment) if you haven't heard it yet!

Opening for Rebelution at the Delray Garlic Fest in February was a highlight of life for us, let alone the year. A beautiful experience getting to play a great stage for an awesome crowd. Check out self-produced multicam HD video footage here

We also had the pleasure and honor of not only opening for Matisyahu on Miami Beach, but upon hearing us during our sound-check, he asked us if we would be his backing band for the encore of his performance! Of course we said yes! And you can relive that or check it out for the 1st time here. It was awesome.

As you also know, we have established ourselves as a regular band at the brand new beautiful Margaritaville on Hollywood Beach, and we plan to continue to play the Bandshell regularly in 2016, so definitely look for us there! We had the honor of meeting Mr. Buffett briefly, and hope to expand on that relationship in the future, so stay tuned for updates on that.

Some other notable events of 2015 were playing the VIP side stage at the West Palm Beach Amphitheater (now called Perfect Vodka Amphitheater) for both the ZZ Top/Jeff Beck tour, as well as the Zac Brown Band tour. Both really cool and inspiring experiences. We hope to one day play that main stage! 

We also played twice with our good friends, and fellow south Florida reggae pioneers Spred the Dub, both at their album release party at the Funky Biscuit and at the Culture Room opening for Inner Circle (known for their hits Bad Boys [Cops theme song] & Sweat). 

Lastly, we consider each concert we play a seed, and this past year we planted many, including our first legit out-of-town festival performance in Tampa at the Smoke On The River Fest, hopefully the 1st of many more opportunities to come.

As always, if you have any feedback at all, any tips, any ideas for us, show opportunities, private parties, anything, please feel free to share them to BushwoodBand@gmail.com as we'd love to hear from you. Wishing you a very happy holidaze from the bottom of our hearts, and let's all welcome in a beautiful 2016! Cheers! And thank you Music!

 

 

Love, BUSHWOOD

 

Tis The Season: Nov/Dec 2015 Shwood Letter

November/December Update!

The holiday season is soon arriving, and we want to acknowledge something we are truly thankful for... YOU. If you're reading this right now, you have helped support this band in some way or another, which has allowed us to continue to live out our dream, and for that we are eternally grateful. Thank you for allowing us to share our vibrations with you. 
 

That being said, check out this show schedule for Nov/Dec!

We'll be regulars at the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort Bandshell, including TOMORROW NIGHT 11/6, 7-9pm! Also with a couple festivals (see below) and new venues (like Square Grouper in Jupiter THIS SATURDAY 11/7) scattered in!

Please come out when we are in your area, and bring your friends!
We appreciate it more than you know! 

 

If you live in or near Tampa or Islamorada, make sure to attend the AWESOME festivals we are playing - Smoke on the River in Tampa (with FREE entry!) and the 1st ever Stone Crab Jam Festival to be held at the Islamorada Fish Co. down in the Keys! We could not be more excited to share our music over this next 2 months of shows, and we are definitely ending the year strong, and will continue that momentum into 2016, when we are planning to get back into the studio, and deliver some of these fresh jams directly to your earholes.
 

Much love!

BUSHWOOD

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Update: Margaritaville 10/9 7-9pm!!!

Greetings!

We’re ecstatic to share that we’ve been selected by Jimmy Buffett’s brand new Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort to be in their regular rotation of live entertainment! We auditioned back in June, and after months of waiting for the official opening date, we’re proud to say we were the 1st original band to play at the new venue! We also are extremely excited to announce and invite you to see us debut at the outside Bandshell venue, also known at the Hollywood Beach Theatre (where Johnson St. hits the Broadwalk) THIS FRIDAY 10/9, where we’ll be jamming 7-9pm! Please join us and bring your friends J FYI: We confirmed that chairs and coolers are more than welcome, and they also provide bench seating and outside bathrooms.


Upcoming Shows:
Oct 9, 2015 7-9 PM - BUSHWOOD @ Margaritaville Hollywood Beach BandShell!!
Oct 17, 2015 7-10 PM - BUSHWOOD Debut @ Terra Fermata in Stuart!!!
Nov 7, 2015 8-11 PM - BUSHWOOD Debut @ Square Grouper!
Nov 8, 2015 5-9 PM – BUSHWOOD Private Party (Hire us for YOURS @ BushwoodBand@gmail.com)
Nov 14, 2015 5-9 PM – BUSHWOOD @ Smoke On The River Festival Tampa, FL!
Nov 15, 2015 6-11 PM – BUSHWOOD Live @ Mazda VIP Side Stage for Zac Brown Band Concert at Perfect Vodka Amphitheater (West Palm)!

NEW MUSIC: Unchained!!! + Shows w Inner Circle, Rebelution & Matisyahu!

NEW MUSIC DROPS TODAY! 

We also have three killer shows coming up: 2/4 @ Culture Room w Inner Circle2/6 @ Garlic Fest w Rebelution, and 2/15 @ Sole w Matisyahu!

Presenting: "Unchained" 

Brand New Bushwood Music For Your Ears!

We did it! A few months ago when we found out that we'd be opening up for Rebelutionat the Delray Beach Garlic Fest (next Friday 2/6, we play 6-7:30pm), we had a band meeting and decided to make it a goal to record new music to release before that show. So we took the necessary steps, picked songs we felt were ready for the recording studio, and contacted Andrew "Drew Keys" Stoch at Haze St. Studios in Hollywood, Florida, to record & mix our music. We went into the studio on December 11th to begin laying down the tracks, and are very proud to present the 1st one to you now.

You can get the individual track "Unchained" for $1 here

Next Wednesday 2/4 @ Noon, we will release the 2nd track, entitled "Hey Girl".

For some background, "Unchained" is a track that was written after being inspired by the movie 'Django Unchained'. Sitting in our living room, we really connected with the love story that was portrayed in the film, and as an exercise in song-writing, we decided to craft a song loosely based on the epic adventure we had just witnessed on screen. Songs come together in an infinite amount of ways, but this was the genesis of our latest track, and we are ecstatic to share it. We feel it really represents where we are as a band and captures our original style we call #FunkyReggae.

As always, the music will be available anywhere music is found, but we'd appreciate it very much if you are interesting in supporting our art and sending us some green energy, that you get your copy either directly through our Website Store, or viaBandCamp. On both sites we get the highest percentage back, and you can either get aDigital Download or Physical CD. Physical CDs will also be available at all upcoming live performances

If you enjoy what we do, please pass it around! You can help us out by sharing on your Facebook page, Tweeting about it, Instagram a picture of your copy, or just post a picture or video of us at a live show - anything and everything you can do to help us raise awareness about our music, we'd appreciate very much.  Thank you and we love you!

Peace & Love!
         BUSHWOOD 
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Reflecting Back & Looking Forward… Let's do this: 2015!

Wow! What a year! Am I right? So much has occurred in our little Bushwood bubble since last year at this time, and I’m sure that as you reflect on your 2014, you feel the same way. With each passing year as we grow older, time seems to speed up. Sometimes, it’s really important just to SLOW-DOWN and really appreciate the present moment and what we have achieved, and also appreciate what we have yet to achieve, as these accomplishments and goals are what keep us on the path, loving the journey, striving forward, always evolving.

For us in Bushwood, as with all musicians, a lot of our time is spent with Music; playing our instruments, thinking about notes, arrangements, and new song ideas, and ingesting aural pleasures from other artists & bands as sources of inspiration for our own creativity. 2014 was a year of rebuilding our band essentially from the ground up. Taking it apart and reassembling it for the greatest possible outcome and progression forward. Towards the end of 2013, we got a new drummer in Joey Bitton and if you don’t already know, if music was represented by a human body, the drummer would be the spine. We also initiated Diego Godoy on Keyboards, and Alex Coombs on Trumpet, Guitar, & Vocals, and are stronger for it. 
 
With this new lineup we have strived to transcend the status as 'bar band that plays mostly covers' into a full-on original act. We’ve been spreading our proverbial wings and playing more outside of our comfort zone, have taken on private parties & events, and in the coming months are opening up for a few of the acts in our iTunes library including Rebelution (2/6), Matisyahu (2/15), Inner Circle (2/4 with our good friends Spred The Dub!), and Jeff Beck & ZZ Top! Check the SHOW section on our website for more details.

THIS FRIDAY (tomorrow 1/16) we take the Pavilion Stage @ Old School Square in Delray (FREE SHOW! 2 sets 7:30-10pm) to pave the way for our return there on Feb 6th, when we’ll play the Delray Beach Garlic Fest Main Stage opening up for one of our favorite bands Rebelution!!!
FYI: There will also be an after-party on 2/6 at 3rd & 3rd with our homies Artikal Sound System & Roots Shakedown!
 
As we roll on into 2015, we want to thank you for having our back, for supporting our passion of creating art with our original music. We have amazing things in store for 2015 including brand new recorded music. You may have seen we've been working at Haze Street Studios with Drew Keys producing a brand new 2-song EP! Songs are "Unchained" and "Hey Girl" and our plan is to release them by the beginning of February! The're currently being mixed & mastered, and we can't wait to share them! Stay tuned...

We wish you all the best and sending out lots of love & light for 2015!

Peace & Love,
Adam & the rest of the Bushwood guys

Upcoming Shows:

Jan 16, 2015 (Friday7:30-10 PM - Delray Beach, FL – BUSHWOOD 2 Sets @ The Pavilion @ Old School Square (FREE SHOW!)
 
Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday7:00 PM - Fort Lauderdale, FL - BUSHWOOD & INNER CIRCLE @ Culture Room! (Also with Spred The Dub & Wraps And Kush!)
 
Feb 6, 2015 (Friday6-7:30 PM - Delray Beach, FL - BUSHWOOD & REBELUTIONDelray Beach Garlic Fest!!!
 
Feb 15, 2015 (Sunday5:30 PM - Sunny Isles Beach, FL - BUSHWOOD & MatisyahuUnplugged Barefoot Concert Series @ Sole On The Ocean 2/15!!
 
May 8, 2015 
(Friday6:00 PM - West Palm Beach, FL - BUSHWOOD @ Cruzan Amphitheater Mazda VIP Lounge 5/8!!! Beards & Beck Tour! w/ ZZ Top & Jeff Beck!

 

Hollywood ArtsPark Tomorrow 9/13!! Free Show All Ages 7:30-9:30pm!

 BUSHWOOD invites YOU to ArtsPark Saturday 9/13 & GuanabanasFriday 9/19DO IT. 

September 2014 Update!

Greeting Shwoodies! We just wanted to reach out to all you lovely folks and give a quick update and reminder that we got 2 great shows coming up. Even if you've seen us in the past, we urge and invite you to check out where we are at right now, stronger than ever.  

TOMORROW Saturday 9/13 we return to the majestic and epic Hollywood ArtsPark stage!! We play 7:30-9:30pm, and it's at Young Circle in Downtown Hollywood. The show is completely FREE for ALL AGES and even PET FRIENDLY. You can also bring chairs and coolers and hoops and we ask that you take pictures and videos, and then tag them with #BushwoodLive and/or #FunkyReggae so we can find it and re-share it through our page. We'll also have some T-Shirts for saletomorrow, both in white and black, so come check em out! Hope to see all our friends and family out in support!

We also have a killer show next Friday 9/19 returning to the jungle stage of Guanabanas in Jupiter9-11pm.

If for some reason you can't make either of the shows, you can still help us out by giving us a 'Follow' on Twitter, a 'Subscribe' on YouTube, or a'Like' on Facebook or even just share one of our songs or videos. Spread the Love!

That's it for now! We hope to see you either at ArtsPark or Guanabanas! Take care and Happy Friday and have a great weekend :)

PS - Here's a really cool multicam video from our performance @ Sole on the Ocean (literally, we got sand in ALL our gear) in Sunny Isles for the Labor Day ALS Fundraiser for our friend Jeff Fogel Click to watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gmnWhidzDY


Peace & Love!
         BUSHWOOD