The Musicians

MUSICIAN BIO’S

PERFORMING FRIDAY (June 10th):

Stone Blue Steel (performing Friday from 4:00pm-5:30pm)
Kicking off the 2016 Ford Flat Rock Summer Blast is Stone Blue Steel!
Stone Blue Steel is a Classic Rock and Blues band from the downriver area of Southeast Michigan. They have a unique sound and style that keeps everyone on their feet. If you like Classic Rock with a hint of blues then you can’t miss Stone Blue Steel.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StoneBlueSteel

Cruizin’ Jupiter (performing Friday from 6:00pm – 7:30pm)
Cruizin’ Jupiter is a high energy cover band playing the greatest hits from the last 5 decades including rock, classic rock, new country, funk, top 40s, and dance. Focusing on the big hits that defined the last 5 decades of popular music, Cruizin’ Jupiter brings it all the stage fun show for all ages.
The band has been entertaining crowds at clubs, festivals, and private events for more than 12 years, performing some 200 shows per year. Consisting of all seasoned musicians with roots in many genres of popular music, Cruizin’ Jupiter focuses on fun, danceable music and gives the audience no choice but to become completely engaged in the performance. From timeless ballads, classic rock, to the newest dance tunes and modern country, the band has it all!
Website: http://www.cruizinjupiter.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cjupiter

The Phoenix Theory (performing Friday from 8:00pm – 10:00pm)
Bringing a wealth of talent and experience from their previous musical endeavors, the members of The Phoenix Theory have come together to form one of Detroit’s newest premier cover bands. The Phoenix Theory takes listeners to new heights of musical entertainment by performing tightly rehearsed renditions of your classic rock and dance favorites from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and today…it’s the music you love to hear, played the way you remember it.
Combining integrity, professionalism, and a high energy, lighthearted approach to their show, The Phoenix Theory delights the senses and provides a fun-filled, enjoyable atmosphere. Whether you sit back and relax, tap your feet in your seat, or dance the night away, it’s sure to be a memorable evening with The Phoenix Theory!
Website: http://www.tptband.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TPTbandDetroit

PERFORMING SATURDAY (June 11th):

Spectrum Project (performing Saturday from 2:30pm – 4:00pm)
The Spectrum Project promises a wide selection of classic and modern tunes that you love to sing and dance to – a variety of music that everyone knows. The band members are veterans in the entertainment business. They have a variety of experience, having played nightclubs, weddings, private events, and festivals. TSP takes you through a tour of 60s, 70s, and hairbands, rock and pop music to keep you dancing and singing along. TSP then takes to todays music for the “in crowd” so no one is left out of the fun. All that, combined with the stage and show, you’ll be sure to have a good time.
Website: http://www.tsprock.com/home/

The Boneshakerz (performing Saturday from 4:30pm – 6:00pm)
Formed with crowd-pleasing assurance is their creed. You will be rockin’ and rolling to blues, country rock, R & B, classic rock and country.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theboneshakerz/

Daniel Harrison & the $2 Highway (performing Saturday from 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
Daniel Harrison and the $2 Highway is a not-so-traditional five piece band from Detroit, Michigan. Their groove laden mixture of alternative country and roots is layered with complex conga beats, entrancing guitar solos, and grooving bass lines, all driven by the deep thumping of the djembe. Rounding out this unconventional group are the soulful and sometimes haunting lyrics generated by Daniel Harrison’s powerful, yet sexy-raw voice.
Daniel Harrison and the $2 Highway formed with the current members in 2009. Shortly thereafter they went on to win the Kid Rock Battle of the Bands to play at Comerica Park, won the Colgate Country Showdown, and were finalists in the Hard Rock Rising competition. Recently they rocked the Detroit Downtown Hoedown, Uncle Sam Jam, and the Stars & Stripes Festival. The feeling that they are on the cusp of becoming the next big name to come out of Detroit must be contagious as they also have opened for Reed and Dickinson, Jody Raffoul, Hello Dave, Ty Stone, and Sponge. DH2’s rapid ascent will hit a major milestone this spring with the release of their first and long awaited album, “Humidity”. Even with this accomplishment, the members continue to push themselves and are already planning for a second album.
Website: http://www.2dollarhighway.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/2dollarhighway/

***TAYLOR HICKS (PERFORMING SATURDAY FROM 9:00 – 11:00PM)***
The 2016 Ford Flat Rock Summer Blast headliner, Taylor Hicks, is one of the most beloved and popular AMERICAN IDOL winners of all time!
From the start, Hicks’ material on the mega-hit show set him apart, with a unique take on Southern soul, R & B, country and blues. Sixty-four million votes were cast and nearly 37 million American viewers and more than 200 million viewers worldwide tuned in to crown Hicks the Season 5 winner of AMERICAN IDOL, making it one of the most-watched TV events of the last decade. Our festival headliner’s full biography can be found here: https://flatrockriverfest.com/music/

PERFORMING SUNDAY (June 12th):

Nandez (performing Sunday from 2:00pm – 3:00pm)
The downriver-based Nandez band excels in bringing their passion for the sounds of the 70’s & 80’s through various genres of music. Nandez’s current band members consist of both family and life-long friends, are inspired by their Latino roots. As your will see and hear with their explosive percussion led by founding band leader, Alfredo Hernandez on drums and Pat Kakos rounding it out with his congas and timbales. From Santana and Malo to War, lead guitarist Mondo Cane will leave you wanting more!
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nandezband/

Rick Lieder Trio (performing Sunday from 3:30pm – 5:30pm)
Get ready to dance, sing-a-long and join in on the party with the Rick Lieder Trio! Offering of a variety of classic rock, Motown, Jimmy Buffet, Top-40 and more. They have more than 20 years of experience together and they work with incredible energy. Rick, has an unmatching ability to impersonate the voices of famous recording artists even dating all the way back to the 1940’s up to current pop radio personalities. Dayna, puts a fun twist on getting the audience involved to make their performance an event your family and friends won’t soon forget. They are frequently hired to perform private parties, public appearances, special events and studio recordings. They have traveled the country with their musical talent but have rooted here in Southeast Michigan. The Rick Lieder Band has the unique ability to “wow” the crowd in any performance situation from elegant dinner parties, weddings and country clubs to backyard barbeques and concerts in the park. Musical variety and a fun presentation are the keys to their success!
Website: http://www.rickliederband.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RickLiederBand/

Parrots of the Caribbean (performing Sunday from 6:00pm – 8:00pm)
We’ll be closing out the 2016 Ford Flat Rock Summer Blast in the best way…WITH A PARTY! The Parrots of the Caribbean are a High-Energy, Original Stage Show that puts the ROCK in Trop-Rock, as they feature their “Salute to Jimmy Buffett.” Quality musicianship from seasoned professionals, performing outstanding renditions of Buffett & Friends Biggest Songs; plus their own Fan-favorite Original, Trop-Rock Hits; along with their Wild & Crazy, Famous, & sometimes Outrageous Stage-Show Antics, have delighted audiences throughout the U.S. & Canada for over a decade. The Act even had the Honor of performing for our Troops in Okinawa Japan! It’s no wonder they’ve earned the acclaim as the #1 Jimmy Buffett Tribute Act in the Country!
Come dressed in your favorite Island wear from Grass Skirts & Leis to Board Shorts & Shades, ‘cause it’s a Parrot-Head’s Paradise of sights & sounds as their Music, Antics, & Costumes move you to Laugh, Sing, Dance, CONGA, & Party the night away! EVERYONE has a GREAT time at a Parrots’ Concert, from the smallest Children dancing in front of the stage, to Singles, Parents, & Grandparents, ’cause as they like to say…“Life is what You make it… and We make it FUN!!!”
Website: http://www.potcband.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/POTCBand