Artists /Fireside Prophets
Fireside ProphetsFriday, August 17 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
“Huge fan of FNSW, we are a big fan of the culture being from Broward county we plan to spread the good vibes all over south Florida. We have such great talent in the sunshine state, we are so happy to be a part of this movement!” ~ Fireside Prophets
Laid back, soaked in Florida sunshine and all twisted up in reggae-rock – this is Boca Raton’s own Fireside Prophets. Following the success of their debut EP Resinate and Ignite LP, the dynamic four-piece group is back in the studio to prepare their next full-length album for release in late 2018. Part chilled-out reggae, part slinky rock and all attitude, this is the next up and coming band to keep your eyes on.
While combining classic elements of reggae with hip hop rhythms and the crunchy attitude of 90s grunge, Fireside Prophets coined their own brand of “Dirty South Swamp Rock.” Ideal for fans of Slightly Stoopid, Authority Zero, The Expendables, Sublime or Rebelution, the group consistently pushes the limits while transporting the listener to the fun-loving, palm tree dotted warm shores of Florida.
Now a mainstay at area clubs and music venues, Fireside Prophets are consistently featured on FAU college radio while garnering airplay on Pandora, Spotify and Jango. While continuing to ride the wave set off by the release of Resinate in late 2012, their latest debut LP, Ignite sees the band pushing their unique blend of music to new heights as they continue to grow.
“Fireside Prophets craft catchy lyrics, worthy of being sung in the shower, that blend magically with their guitar riffs which rival the expert level on Guitar Hero and a drum beat that stitches everything together. But what’s especially impressive isn’t just their cool vibe and musical skill. It’s also their passion for music – something the industry can’t manufacture,” said Michelle Ferrand of University Press – FAU.
Fireside Prophets was founded in 2008 at Florida Atlantic University by a trio of like-minded music fanatics; Justin “JD” D’Alfonso (guitar/lead vocals), Oren “OG” Gross (bass/piano/backing vocals) and Travis Schmeider (drums/backing vocals). As of 2016, new members Cal Nelson has taken the reigns of bass guitar and Pat Montanari adds his sax/keys and back up vocals to the group. They have also appeared on a pair of BandCamp compilations; CompOWLation: Volume 1 and Homegrown: From The Sunshine State.
Resinate and Ignite are available now from digital retailers such as iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby, with streaming audio available on the band’s official Facebook, ReverbNation and BandCamp pages. Keep up with all the latest news including tour dates and album updates by following them on Facebook or Twitter and subscribing to their mailing list. Keep your eyes peeled for the Fireside Prophets next album later in 2018.
Meet the Band
Justin D’Alfonso – Guitar/Vocal
Patrick Montanari- Sax/Keys/vocal
Cal Nelson – Bass/vocal
Travis Schmeider – Drums
On the Horizon
We are currently working on our next debut EP for 2018, entitled “Heatwave”. We have already dropped one of the new singles for so far!