“The Heavy Pets return to The Green Parrot on Friday and Saturday, July 23rd and 24th with shows at 5:30 and 10 P.M.The Heavy Pets are an American rock and roll band whose contagious vibe blends rhythm and blues, jazz-funk and reggae fusion with homegrown rock and roll. The Heavy Pets are known for powerhouse performances spiked with hot electric licks and multi-climactic instrumental solos, as well as for their masterful acoustic acumen.
In 2007, the group became an instant Sirius radio sensation with the release of their acclaimed double-disc debut album, Whale, driven by hit tracks “Operation of Flight” and “Sleep.” Major festival darlings, The Heavy Pets are regulars at Bonnaroo, moe.down, Langerado, New Orleans Backbeat Jazzfest, and their namesake PetZoo, a two-day, multi-band festival that draws hordes of Pets devotees to Bucks County, PA, to feast on the headliners’ live alchemy.
The Heavy Pets seemed to have gotten a makeover. The South Florida jam band sports a new label, a new booking agency and they’ve just released a polished new album with the help of a heavy-weight producer.
But these five guys – guitarists Mike Garulli and Jeff Lloyd, keyboardist Jim Wuest, bassist Justin Carney and drummer Jamie Newitt – are sticking to what has worked for them for the past few years: endless touring, hitting every major city in the Northeast, South and Midwest as well as a host of summer festivals.
“The Pets just might be a perfect jamband” says Dennis Cook, of Jambase.com
“…The greatest jamband to come out of Florida since, well, ever…” “They are an arena ready band without the arena. At its best the band is a living, breathing, force of nature-a whale.” said Dan Sweeney of Relix Magazine
In addition to priding themselves on impeccable musicianship, the band
has a staggering catalog of original material,
The HeavyPets combine elegant songwriting with blazing chops, tight vocal
harmonies, and a heavy, danceable backbeat. Don’t miss this
opportunity to catch one of South Florida’s most dynamic and aspiring
Reports are that they have been on FIRE lately and are super
pumped for their Key West gig so look for The Pets to blow the roof
off this legendary watering hole when they explode onto The Parrot’s
stage this weekend.
The Green Parrot Bar is your Southernmost Center for Culture at
the corner of Whitehead and Southard Streets. For additional
information call The Green Parrot at 294-6133.