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GHTB 20 youth stage band bios

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Giving  Hunger the Blues 2016             youth stage bios

The Drum Studio the proud sponsor and facilitator of the youth stage at Giving Hunger the Blues since 2005.
This years youthful talent spans several counties including Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee and Sarasota, FL.

Opening the festival and for their first time are performers from The Music Compound, a new local music school with a vision to provide everything you could ever want and need in a music school. For more details visit

Returning to the stage this year are The All Star Jrs, mentored by the Drum Studio All Stars and instructor Sandi Grecco. Sandi’ cadre of new drummers are ready to rock and roll with the big dogs!! For more details visit

Hailing from Tampa/St Pete is the all girl rock band 76 Cut Short. As peers in middle school they joined Girls Rock Camp St Pete this summer, and on their lunch break practiced independently and in part under the tutalage of sandi grecco. This will be there 2nd performance.
For more info contact
(973) 255-7221 or (813)231-6036
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Sierra Davis, from Pinellas Co. will be singing her sweet soulful sounds to many well known songs from motown to current. Sierra just graduated high school this past May and has won numerous vocal contests, performs regionally with s.o.s. (Sounds of Soul) and The Bus Stop band. Sierra captivates the audience as well as commands it to move! For more info visit biancadavis19980 on you tube

Returning to the youth stage are Alli Raina and Jaime Valez, they are a dynamic duo of vocals and guitars from Sarasota Co. Both juniors at Riverview High School that enjoy performing locally in Sarasota find them at alliandjaimemusic on Instagram and Alliraina on YouTube [email protected]

Newcomers and just added to the line up on the youth stage is Music Heals Us. A dynamic duo of vocals, ukelele and guitars. Erin Evers, vocals and ukelele is the daughter of drummer Paul Evers who is perfoming on main stage with Funktastic Soul. Along beside her  is musical partner Andrew Lakey, they make up this amazing vehicle of a band that raises money for children with cancer, Lakey (16) is a survivor of childhood brain cancer and is spreading his message with Erin through the healing power of music. For more info please visit

The Savannah Brady Band returning for another amazing concert on the youth stage. Just graduated from high school, Savannah is a triple threat (who also plays is in Kim Betts band Gamble Creek) who can shred on the guitar and violin while singing beautiful melodies all while fronting her powerhouse band, Featuring Jonathan Shrader on drums, Taylor Panico on bass, Zack on guitar. For more info visit SavannahBradyBand on Facebook

2015’s youth stage headliner Jake Castro Band is back to wow us with his blues guitar slinging abilty and vocals. At 15, Jake is leading his band of seasoned professionals touring on the road. Jake has recently accepted guitar duties the band Hotel California.
For more details visit

The Drum Studio All Stars made their debut on the youth stage 11 years ago in 2005. Every year since then Sandi Grecco has directed, mentored and privately instructed some of the finest talent in Sarasota Co. Reuniting to play some new orleans music in a funk, rock and soul context. The DSAS are the flagship performance band from The Drum Studio. For more info visit

Headlining the 2016 Giving Hunger the Blues Youth Stage is Avenging Benji. Led by drummer and Sarasota native Kei Bland.
Kei, 16 and a monster on the drum kit, made his debut on the GHTB Youth Stage back in 2006 at the tender age of 6 years old with the DSAS. Sunday, he will bring his band of seasoned professionals and members of the band crimson glory to rock our faces off. For more info visit
Avengingbenji on Facebook

Thanks to all of the 40 plus performers donating their time and talents to help the hungry children in sarasota county. 

GHTB event is one of a kind and the largest charitable function in sarasota co. Raising over  1 million dollars since its inception. I am so proud to be a part of something so great that helps so many people through the power of people and music. see ya sunday!!

Sandi Grecco 

The Drum Studio

Since 2002

Friday, February 12th, 2016

The Drum Studio at Giving Hunger the Blues 2015

Friday, February 12th, 2016

The Drum Studio ( sandi grecco )has facilitated the Youth Stage since 2005. Every year several local area youth bands and musicians rock the youth stage! It is always one of the highlights of the event, which draws 5000+ people and benefits local charity, mothers in need and the hungry children of Sarasota, FL.

Drum Studio All Stars Giving Hunger

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015


Summer 2015 Rock Band Camp Sign-Up

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

summer is right around the bend!! Sign-up has begun for rock band camp and boom goes the dynamite 2015!! If you are ready to rock out or know someone who might like to CALL ME!! (941)360-0100….Check out some pix from summer camp 2013 Rock Band Pandamonium!!

1 17 13 The Drum Studio All Stars open for EMEFE at Fogartyville – WSLR

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

The Drum Studio All Stars are playing an opening set for EMEFE Thursday January 17th, 2013. At WSLR 96.5 Fogartyville Stage2012-12-31 20.44.14. Located at 525 Kumquat Ct Sarasota FL 34236
Showtime is 7:30. Food and drinks are available.

The Drum studio All Star Band is a funk band with horns (Trombone, Trumpet, Alto) formed out of The Drum Studio in Sarasota FL, with high school and college age music students that are funky and dig bands like – Galactic, The Meters, Dirty Dozen Brass Band- basically anything that has the funk!!

EMEFE is a 10 piece band afro-funk band from NY, NY currently on tour. Jake Pinto is the keyboardist and is originally from Sarasota, FL. Come out and support locals doin good at a longtime local music venue!!

1 12 13 Recording at The Drum Studio with YUONELA

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Jonathan, Zack and Taylor came in today rehearsed and recorded 2 originals!! Mic’d up the studio, used ProLogic9. The Sonor Safari Kit sounds amazing!!

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01 01 13 Happy New Year!! Sarasota, FL – Pineapple Drop 2013 – The Drum Studio All Stars Rocked Tonight!!

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

WoW!! what a fantastic night!! We played great to an audience Shoulder to shoulder 1 block down on 4 all streets!! The CenterStage sponsored by ABC7 was located on Main St at Lemon Ave. 360 degree view!! The best way to end 2012 and begin 2013!!

12 31 12 PineapplewebThis is what 25,000 people looks like!!
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12 31 12 Drum Studio All Stars perform tonight on CenterStage at The Pineapple Drop Downtown Sarasota!!!

Monday, December 31st, 2012

THE DRUM STUDIO ALL STARS will be performing tonight in downtown Sarasota, FL at The PineApple drop on the CenterStage. 8:30-9:15p

Its gonna be a great show tonight!! We have a few All Star Alumni joining us this evening. We had a fantastic practice last night at The Drum Studio. It was much fun!! Can’t wait to see you all, its gonna be packed!!all stars 2011


Let’s Rock this one out!!