Sound Parlor is a band composed of three teens ages 14-16 from St. Petersburg, FL, who have created a unique sound reminiscent of the bands if the 60’s and 70’s but with a contemporary feel. Their originals are a blend of rock and jazz. As Al Koehn, a widely known vocal coach has said, “this is the best young band I’ve heard in 27 years since I’ve been teaching.”
Sound Parlor released a self-entitled CD in 2010 and are about to release their second. The songs emphasize well-thought out lyrics with universal appeal. Both CD’s were produced and recorded by Steve Connolly at Zen Studios.
The band has Andrea Tafelski as the drummer, Alex Merrill on keyboard, bass and backup vocals and Danny Scordato on guitar, bass, keys and lead vocals. The band was originally formed in 2008, with just Danny and Alex and was named Danny S. After Andrea joined the group, the band was named Sound Parlor. Since then they have done several radio interviews on WMNF 88.5, including performing on the Live Music Showcase, and their song “Open Your Eyes” reached #1 on New Art Radio’s charts for Soft Rock. They have been featured in the St. Petersburg Times twice and in the Tampa Bay Times.
They have been playing all over Tampa Bay at venues such as Skippers, The Pier, Ferg’s, The Hideaway, and various festivals. Sound Parlor played with artist Shawn Brown on St. Petersburg’s First Friday where they performed for about 5,000 people. They have opened for such artists as Marty Balin (Jefferson Airplane) at Jannus Landing, and John Fogerty (Credence Clearwater Revival) at Ribfest. The combination of sounds that Sound Parlor uses is reminiscent of the Beatles and the Doors with a little Stevie Wonder thrown in. The things that makes this band unique is that all three are young, accomplished musicians, who are writing and singing meaningful lyrics with a distinct sound all their own.
Hearing their recordings are one thing, but seeing them live is the way to do it. They constantly rehearse and write, putting together the best live show possible. They mix humor in between songs and have several instrument changes and a variety of music styles.