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!
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!