12 North set for an ELECTRIC night
Street Rock Mafia and The Spring Street Family are joining forces for a night of feel good vibes, electric beats mixed with hard hitting musical waves that will surely get you off your feet and onto to the dance floor. Everything kicks off at 9 p.m., Saturday, March 5 at 12 North Sports Bar, 10125 Mulaney Road in Marcy. We have all come to love the electric group of guys from Street Rock Mafia and the energy they bring to the stage along with them. Warming up the night for them is the up and coming band The Spring Street Family from Syracuse who won the SAMMY for Best New Artist in 2015. This describes these guys the best – “A heavy rock band with a funk backbone and a delicious sprinkle of reggae.” Now if that doesn’t intrigue a person, we don’t know what will. We are not forcing you to melt your faces off with some of the hippest, hottest music around, but we strongly encourage you to! And, all you will need is $5 to walk through the door.
Team Fuze would like thank Ryan Vendetti, lead singer of The Spring Street Family for taking the time to chat with us about the ins and outs of the band.
The Fuze: How did the Spring Street family come together?
Ryan Vendetti: Well, Spring Street got together a few years ago when Lead guitar player Ben Blujus and drummer Mike Redmond started getting together and jamming. Shortly after I joined in the fun with Dan when we started playing at his home on Spring St. Bass player took a minute…he worked with all of us at the Dinosaur BBQ and we tried to get him to come play with us and once he finally did it was magic!
The Fuze: What was the first song to inspire you to get into music?
Ryan Vendetti: A first song is really hard to say. It was more a generation of music my mother being the music fanatic that she is would spend countless hours showing me the music she grew up with. Led Zeppelin, The Doors, and The Beetles were huge influences on me as a child and later led to me creating the music I love to make today.
The Fuze: Who is the musical genius behind the lyrics?
Ryan Vendetti: I do most of the writing of the lyrics for our songs and I pride myself on them to say the least! Ben also brings a great amount of lyrics to the table and our bass player Dennis has been known to dabble a little bit as well. The way we have done it is basically if you write the words you’re singing them.
The Fuze: What role does each band member play? Who is the partier, the most serious, who has the girlfriend, etc.
Ryan Vendetti: We all have our unique personalities. We’re all a little nuts but I would say our drummer Mike Redmond is our wild child. He’s a red bearded ball of fire you can’t help but love! Rhythm guitar player Dan McCollum is our funny guy; we call him the king of zing. He can make anyone’s day significantly brighter with a quick smile and a witty comment. Our bass player Dennis Lingel is our German born serious man. Not that he doesn’t know how to have a good time because he most certainly does! Dennis does however live a very “never quit, never surrender” attitude. Lead guitarist Ben Blujus is my oldest and best friend. I’m pretty sure he has had a guitar glued to his hand since 9th grade. He’s a super dedicated person and just has a huge heart. I just do my best to keep all together while maintaining my girlish figure.
The Fuze: What can people expect when they come out to your show?
Ryan Vendetti: When people come to our show you can definitely expect to walk into a giant party. We’re a super high energy band and we encourage everyone to get to the bar and indulge in the festivities
The Fuze: What is one of the craziest moments you have had on stage?
Ryan Vendetti: Craziest show that we have played was probably when we played a party at Colgate College. It was insane there were people on the roof kids doing keg stands everywhere. We were doing them in between songs. Girls on stage with us dancing, just an amazingly fun time
The Fuze: Where can people find your music?
Ryan Vendetti: You can find our music on Spotify, iTunes and on our website www.springstreetfamband.com. And we just released our second album which should be up on all of those sources very soon.
The Fuze: Any big projects on the horizon?
Ryan Vendetti: As for big things on the horizon, nothing specifically, yet we’re really trying to concentrate on continuing to branch out of Syracuse. We have played Nectars in Burlington, The Hard Rock Cafe in Myrtle Beach, a bit in NYC and we’re not trying to stop there.
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Music: Street Rock Mafia and The Spring Street Family
Place: 12 North Sports Bar, 10125 Mulaney Road, Marcy
Time: 9 p.m., Saturday, March 5[/symple_box]
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