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MP3 Boxelder - Live - Under The Sun

A unique blend of reggae, rock and funk.

16 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Roots Rock, WORLD: Reggae

Friday night, 2AM, 400 plus people crowd into a small bar in West Palm Beach Florida to see Boxelder perform. As the band rips through their high energy set, the crowd surges, singing along and dancing, a rare reaction for an unsigned band. Tomorrow night it will be the same scene in Orlando. It''s been 7 long years, but Boxelder is forging ahead with a sound that is hard to classify. The Jupiter Florida band packs clubs with their unique blend of reggae, rock and funk. This hard work pays off with sold out shows throughout Florida. One look at their tour schedule, landing high profile gigs, festivals, and opening slots for national bands, and you see this is a band to watch.

An independent philosophy of hard work, persistence, concentration on songwriting and live performances infuses the band. Boxelder wears this independence like a badge, releasing 4 albums and racking up 7000+ CD sales almost exclusively at live shows. Drummer Patrick Boggs puts it this way: "For six years we did our own thing, with no outside direction. We produced our first 2 albums, booked all of our shows, managed ourselves, and marketed ourselves. We have been very successful by breaking all of the rules." Fueled by 5 guys from different backgrounds and different musical tastes, there is a very distinct "Boxelder Sound".

The band has spent the last 3 years building a fan base, honing their sound, and developing a business plan. Short tours in focused markets and concentrating on fewer markets close to home works well for the band. They are one of the largest club draws in Orlando, Gainesville, Melbourne and their home market of West Palm Beach, and are planting the same seeds in Jacksonville, Tallahassee, and Charleston. "In West Palm, Boxelder is well known. But what the people of West Palm don''t realize, is that when you go to Orlando, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Gainesville, Ft Meyers, Melbourne, Hell, almost anywhere in Florida. Everyone knows Boxelder." Chachi - Native Noise Host on Real Radio 94.3 West Palm Beach

Boxelder has been featured on many radio stations and local music shows; including Orlando''s WJRR "Native Noise", Gainesville''s Rock 104 "Locals Only", Orlando''s Real Radio "Phillips Phile" (as Pick of the Week), Miami''s Zeta 94 "Zeta Goes Local" and many others. In addition to local music shows, 2 songs from their latest release "Love Light Affection" received airplay on West Palm Beach''s Planet Radio 92.1 WRLX, a Clear Channel Station. The title track stayed in heavy rotation for almost 2 months, quite an accomplishment for an independent band.

Boxelder also maintains close ties to the Surf Industry, performing at various contests and fundraisers over the years. Their music has been featured in numerous Surf Videos including: Surf NRG''s XS NRG vol. 10, Surf NRG''s Solar NRG vol. 11, Red Tide, Contagious 2 and internationally on ESPN2''s X-games (1999 and 2000). Boxelder''s focus on the Surf Industry earned the band a headline slot on Surfer Magazine''s 2002 Surf NRG East Coast summer tour, encompassing twenty-five shows in five weeks up and down the entire East Coast.

Four full length CD''s are available; "Seed" recorded in 1997, "What For?" recorded in 1999, "Love Light Affection" recorded in 2001 (produced by Clambake''s Sean "Bird" Gould and Reggae legend Willie Lindo) and most recently "Live Under the Sun" recorded live in February of 2003 in Orlando FL. "Live Under the Sun" features 14 live tracks and 2 studio tracks. The live tracks, recorded at the Back Booth in Orlando, showcase both new material and songs from previous releases. For More information, including full history, band members'' names and spellings, print quality logos and artwork, lyrics, Mp3 music files, list of venues with references, full discography, specific album information and full press articles, log on to Boxelder''s Online Press Kit at https://www.tradebit.com A list of upcoming shows can always be found at https://www.tradebit.com

Boxelder is:
Bryce Rutkowski - Vocals and Percussion
Matt Cahur - Guitar and Percussion
Eli McDonald - Guitar and Percussion
Jay Foster- Bass and Percussion
Patrick Boggs - Drums and Percussion

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