I could not wipe the smile off my face the entire night last night at The Floridian Social Club. HOT TONIC took the stage at 9 p.m. with full band including vibraphone, horn section and congas!! The dance floor was swinging, the music was playing and there were so many happy people! The roaring 20s vibe of this place has such an appeal to me but seems to also draw a young hip crowd. The dancers ranged in age from 20-somethings to the more mature and seasoned. The Floridian is definitely the spot for music, dancing and great times!
ABOUT THE HOT TONIC ORCHESTRA
(Band members are James Suggs -Trumpet, James Wall -Trombone Ayrius Pedigo -Percussion/ Congas, Cole Hazlett – Vibes, Pete Carney – Sax Josh Hindmarsh – Guitar and Victoria Woods – Bass) Described as Postmodern Jukebox meets Amy Winehouse, HOT TONIC orchestra fuses jazz with Latin rhythms, funk and soul, tied together by original arrangements.
Co-led by vocalist/bassist Victoria Woods and guitarist Josh Hindmarsh, the band mixes horns and a dynamic rhythm section, performing throughout the USA and abroad in Australia and New Zealand. Delivering their high energy music to festivals, clubs and engagements around the world, HOT TONIC ORCHESTRA are a unique experience not to be missed!
“Amazingly energetic and full of vitality” Jazz Columbus
“Dynamic and original …expect to be surprised” Nelson Jazz Festival NZ
Check them out https://www.hottonicmusic.com/
PHOTOS AND REVIEW BY JAYNE DROOGER