"Tidal Wave" Album Review in the Atlantic Current Magazine By Dana Krangel

The Atlantic Current magazine writer Dana Krangel had this to say about “Tidal Wave”: "So what makes Bushwood stand out from the rest? They are polished. Their live show is on point, and now their recordings match up. Tidal Wave, the bands second release, oozes breezy jams worthy of a hang out sesh. The title track showcases their recipe for two parts reggae, one part funk and when that sax comes in, you can't help but jam out."

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Hollywood Beach Times: Bushwood Cools Down a Sweltering Summer Day

ArtsPark at Young Circle was treated to the mood lifting sounds of Hollywood's own Bushwood, a rising force in South Florida Reggae. The audience grew quickly as Hollywood music lovers and passerbys showed up to have a listen. Lead Singer, Steven Voronkov and company spent an hour jamming out a classic reggae sound with their own original energy inspiring some members of the audience including a group of girls with light up hula hoops to dance in front of the stage.

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TheDubside: Bushwood ‘Tidal Wave’ Album Review

With the addition of sax and additional percussion Tidal Wave is an album to be cherished not only by reggae fans, but the band itself. There is a reason Bushwood was considered one of the Top Ten Albums of 2011. With Title Wave they’re well on their way to making that list once again. 

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ThePier.org: Bushwood New Album “Tidal Wave"

The 6-piece group draws inspiration from their favorite bands such as Bob Marley & The Wailers, Sublime, Rebelution, and Slightly Stoopid. A huge part of their sound is that desire to make the fans feel like they’re at the South Florida beaches and living in that tropical atmosphere while listening.

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ReadJunk: BUSHWOOD – “Tidal Wave”

A reggae rock album that leans much more to the reggae side, but with a modern sound. Fans of the Supervillains, Pepper or Ballyhoo! will enjoy “Tidal Wave” while anyone looking for a solid reggae album should have no problems diving right in.

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LA Times: BUSHWOOD – Self-Titled

This solid 10-track record is the perfect soundtrack for you lazy beach bums to pop in and just simply let ride from start to finish. Even if you’re regrettably confined somewhere in the concrete jungle, these feel-good tunes will convince you that you’re far from the city with your feet in the sand. The foundation of each song is a pleasant abundance of reggae, and it’s hard to miss the vintage and classic rock-inspired electrifying guitar solos. As for the captivating songwriting, it’s pretty clear that Bushwood is a product of their environment, and South Florida’s sunny beaches continue to be the main focal points and source of their creativity. 

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Miami New Times Q&A: Reggae Band Bushwood Turns to Kickstarter for "Bigger, Juicer, Dubier" Sophomore Release

This time around, we made a conscious effort to pen several upbeat, dance-friendly, funky tunes. We love our debut album immensely, but these new songs have sparked something incredible in us, and we have pushed ourselves to make the songs the best they could be. The album spans several styles of reggae, both upbeat and roots, but definitely has some funky and rockin' parts as well.

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South Florida Music Obsessed Local Spotlight & Interview: Bushwood

The flourishes of flowing guitar are resolutely melodic, prolonging themselves into ornately-layered solos that play delightfully off of Voronkov’s vocals, which harken to 311’s Nick Hexum. The bass lines undulate discretely, driving forward, buttressing the double-pronged foundation laid down on the drums and keys. The band dexterously conjures vivid soundscapes that are evocative of water, the ocean, and of good times on the beach – a respite from the worry and the tediousness of the mundane day-to-day grind. One of the stronger local releases of last year, Bushwood’s self-titled studio release provided every indication of a band that had emerged with complete poise as well as an uncanny sense of identity that is rare in an up-and-coming group.

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TheDubside: Bushwood, Spred The Dub & Badfish at Revolution Live

It’s a little more than a month away, but mark your calendar.  Make your travel plans (spring break anyone?).  March 7th will be here soon enough. That night at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, FL three fantastic bands will take the stage.  Bushwood, one of bands from our Top Ten Albums of 2011, will be playing with fellow Florida band Spred The Dub and New England based Badfish.  That’s right, Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime, the band made famous by their uncanny parallels to possibly the most popular American reggae-rock band of all time, Sublime.  Three phenomenal live acts, all in one night, at one of South Florida’s biggest music venues. In fact this will be a reunion of sorts for Bushwood and Spred The Dub as they also played together back in December at The Culture Room with The Movement.

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Reggae Rock Blog: Bushwood: Bushwood Album Review

With reggae, rock, and funk so seamlessly intertwined, Bushwood’s debut album leaves high expectations for the future.  It shows that each member of the band is full of talent and it presents a niche sound for these Fort Lauderdale boys.  Having already written some very catchy tunes, I look forward to watching Bushwood’s bright future unfold.

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The DubSide: Top 10 Albums Of 2011

#6 – Bushwood Self Titled
 
In early 2011 a three-piece reggae band from South Florida released their debut album.  Bushwood encompasses what it feels like to be near the water with the sun on your face.  Fun times, good vibes and of course great music.  We haven’t heard the last from Bushwood.

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"Why I Love To Slappa Da Bass"

At that peak moment, you realize, This is it. This is what I live for. This is why I play. It doesn’t matter what else is going on in your world. Your chaotic route to the show, your boring ‘day’ job – all of those things are redirected to the who-gives-a-shit part of your brain. At that moment, you’re serving your purpose. The music is manifesting itself through your body and truly nothing else matters. Your spirit soars and everything just feels right in the world. That is the power of the gig. I love playing gigs. Nothing else makes me feel more alive, more vital, more relevant.

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Sun-Sentinel: Album Review: Bushwood by Bushwood

Recurring themes in this reggae-rock effort include women, weed and anything beach-related -- sun, ocean, sand and so on. The album improved song after song, closing with "Flomanja," a five-minute instrumental jam that goes from a bouncing, bubbly intro to a scorching guitar meltdown. 

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Examiner: Bushwood South Florida reggae/rock band

The reggae rock trio has created a unique sound that weaves hypnotic reggae grooves tinged with funk and rock influences. The band released their self-titled debut album in May 2011. The 10 song CD touches on a range of genres that the band has skillfully and soulfully blended to create their signature sound. Reggae, funk, classic and southern rock influences are cleverly woven together to create a delightful sound that reflects the tropical and carefree South Florida environment.

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Miami New Times Q&A: Bushwood on Reuniting, & Having Dennis Rodman as a Fan

After a recent boom of success, the band decided to hit the studio to work on a little something for fans to take home at the end of the night. Steve Voronkov (guitar/lead vocals), Adam Moskowitz (bass/backup vocals) and Jon Cross (drums and percussion) produced a light and fresh soundtrack complementary to the tropical climate. Instrumental artistry shines through on the self-titled album's first track, "Red & White," featuring Voronkov's soft vocals contrasted by his passionate electric axe-shredding. Moskowitz's timed bass vibrations add depth to the foundation when paired with Cross' simplicity in the form of dub beats. Funked out island jam favorites like "Flomanja" and more introspective tracks like "Open Up Your Eyes," an intimate breakup ballad, are easy definitions of what Bushwood music is all about.

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