In their never-ending pursuit of the ultimate groove, B-Side Jones has become the talk of the south Florida music scene. This 8 piece funk/rock outfit has already won the hearts of well-known national recording artists and guarantees that no one will leave their shows with anything less than a huge smile on their face.
Imagine the legendary and timeless guitar lines of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love,” the iconic sound of Lou Reed’s “Sweet Jane ,” or Steppenwolf’s Magic Carpet Ride – now add to it a 3 piece multi-powered horn section, along with driving bass, bombastic drums with soaring lead vocals, and you have one hell of a high octane performance band you definitely want to party with!
With their love of classic funk and rock as the beacon, guitarist Mark Lyman, vocalist Tabby Allman, bassist Dave Hemingway, drummer John “JB” Bennett, keyboardist Gary Lapenski, along with the BSJ horns of saxophonists Rochelle Frederick, and Domenic Cama, with Jim Mullen on trumpet, they synergized their musical alliance into a driving rhythmic machine.
Tailoring their repertoire to give B-Side Jones their unique sound of funk and rock, they pool from songs seldom heard but always remembered, from the legendary James Brown’s “Sex Machine” to Sly and the Family Stone’s “Thank You (For Letting Me Be Myself Again),” to Joe Cocker’s Stones infused rendition of “Respect Yourself” and yes, Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk,” to name just a few.
In addition to having performed as the “featured” artist on numerous outdoor stages from West Palm Beach’s “Sunday at the Waterfront,” “Clematis by Night,” and “SuperCar Week” to “Taste of Coral Springs,” “Corals Springs Festival of the Arts,” “Pompano Beach Under the Stars” and Fort Lauderdale’s “Friday Night Sound Waves” it certainly doesn’t hurt to have notable fans like Little River Band’s Wayne Nelson, Journey’s former lead singer Steve Augeri, Molly Hatchet frontman Phil MacCormack, and hit songwriter/producer Dennis Lambert occasionally showing up at their shows.