The Cocoa Beach-based five-piece is led by the strong soaring tenor and acoustic guitar strumming of Suomi (pronounced 'Sue-me'). Fleshing out their big and lush sound with four-part vocal harmonies and instrumental backing is the high-powered Minor Prophets – brothers Gavin and Ian Little (on bass and drums/percs, respectively), lead guitarist Zac Sullivan, and instrument juggler David Fountain, who plays banjo, mandolin, lapsteel and trumpet.
Suomi and the Prophets have toured with The Builders & The Butchers and Murder By Death, and their super high-spirited live performances have earned them a fast-growing base of fans. Critics are on board, too, won over by the high-quality Go, and Sell All of Your Things, the band’s most recent full-length issued via LA indie label Hopeless Records last year.
Listen to "Holy Ghost" off the 2011 album below.
Check out the music video for the track "Mustard Seed" below.
And finally, video from a 2010 SXSW performance of "Camel" with Andy Zipf.
TROPICAL HEATWAVE DETAILS: Sat., May 12, 4:30 p.m.-1 a.m., Centennial Park, Collage Ybor, Crowbar, New World Brewery, CL Space, The Bricks, Orpheum, The Cuban Club, The Ritz, The Roosevelt 2.0, El Pasaje Plaza, Ybor City, $30 adults advance/$40 at the door ($12 youths ages 12-20, available by phone or in-person only). Click here to buy online or call 813-238-8001. Stay tuned for further picks from CL along with our own page featuring details about the fest, its performers, stages and schedule...