Saint James Band Announces Show Schedule with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Saint James Band will share the stage with friends and family from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros along with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah at one of Florida's premier live music venues.
- (1888PressRelease) September 30, 2012 - St. Petersburg, Florida - The Saint James Band with their Americana folk rock and roots influences, combine intricate finger picking; slide guitar and twangy, hard-driven, electric power chords. They will remind you of Neil Young, they will remind you of Eric Clapton. They will make you think good thoughts and feel good about yourself and your life, which is exactly what frontman /bandleader George Castrinos (vocals/lead guitar) wants this project to do. And it's that feel good vibe and energy that makes them a natural opener for the dynamic and charismatic Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at Jannus Live.
In early 2011, Castrinos formed the Saint James Band where tales of redemption, salvation, forgiveness, and (ultimately) love became the subjects of his songwriting. Some of the lyrics are based on ancient spiritual teachings. Title track, "Love You All" is part of a prayer that you say throughout the day that goes, "What would you have me do? Where would you have me go? What would you have me say and to whom? And the answer that came to Castrinos; "You walk tall. You hold your head high. You look people in the eyes and you tell no lies."
Packing in venues throughout Texas, Georgia and Ohio, the band seems unstoppable and they've kicked it up a notch rolling out with dates that include opening for the iconic Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. The band's success has been largely the result of Castrinos' stick-to-itiveness and this tour is based on his determination to move the group forward. The current lineup consists of Ethan Yeager (Drums), Curran McDowell (bass). "Every member of this band has a great talent and heart," explains Castrinos.
Castrinos-who grew up in Florida is excited to be back in his hometown of St. Petersburg, performing on stage with his daughter Jade Castrinos (lead vocalist for Edward Sharpe). Local entrepreneur, restaurateur and businessman Frank Chivas who is hosting a show in Clearwater on September 29, says, "It's great to see my good friend George and my Goddaughter Jade, reunited, playing on the same stage in their hometown. How amazing is it that a father gets to open for his daughter?"
Castrinos sees Saint James Band as a way to unite people. "I want people to know that there's a better way to live. Through discipline of your thoughts and actions you can somewhat control your destiny. If our songs can instill hope in people and give them a renewed sense of purpose than I've done my job." The LP Who You Are is available on iTunes.
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JANNUS LANDING ~ 200 1st Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Venue phone: (727) 776-5774
To request a review copy, an interview with Saint James Band or additional information contact:
Press Contact: Taylor Van Arsdale /Tailfish Publik Relations
Phone: 310.721.0877 Website: www.tailfish.com
Management: Jake Wand /Miracle Mile Music
Phone: 323.856.1407 Website: www.miraclemilemusic.com
SAINT JAMES BAND TOUR DATES
10/01/12 St. Petersburg Jannus Live
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $25. Address: 200 1st Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
Venue phone: (727) 776-5774.
09/29/12 St. Petersburg Clearwater Star Spectacular
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: N/A. Address: Freedom Park on the Bay, Cleveland Street District, in Historic Downtown Clearwater.
Venue phone: (727) 481-5102.
09/27/12 Valdosta Bayou Bill's
Time: 10:00pm. Admission: N/A. Address: 1811 Jerry Jones Drive Valdosta, GA 31602. Venue phone: (229) 241-8825.
09/26/12 Columbus SOHO Bar and Grill
Time: 10:00pm. Admission: N/A. Address: 5751 Milgen Road Columbus, GA 31907. Venue phone: (706) 568-3316.
09/25/12 New Orleans The Tavern
Time: 10:00pm. Admission: N/A.
09/23/12 Houston Shakespeare's
Time: 10:00pm. Admission: N/A.
Venue phone: (281) 497-4625.
09/23/12 Houston Capone's
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: N/A. Address: 4304 Westheimer Road Houston, TX 77027. Venue phone: (713) 840-0010.
09/22/12 Austin 290 West Club United States
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: N/A. Address: 12013 U.S. 290, Austin TX.
Venue phone: (512) 288-0808.
09/21/12 Austin Shiner's Saloon
Time: 11:30pm. Admission: N/A. Address: 422 Congress Ave, Austin TX.
Venue phone: (512) 448-4600.
08/28/12 Los Angeles The Piano Bar
Time: 10:00pm. Admission: $10. Address: 6429 Selma Ave, Los Angeles CA
Venue phone: (323) 466-2750
Please see website http://www.saintjamesband.com for most complete tour date listings!