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Southbound is a well-established, well-known commodity around Dayton! We play a unique selection of great memory evoking Classic Rock/Deep Classic Rock songs, as well as a mix of Modern Classic Rock/Roots Rock – all that with some Southern Rock songs sprinkled in for good measure! Southbound features 5 accomplished singers focusing on strong vocal harmonies and iconic guitar riffs, which lends itself to covering all the best Rock vocal bands throughout time. We work hard to ensure all the songs we play are true to the original versions, with the occasional twist that only Southbound can pull-off. Don’t take our word for it though, check us out on our Facebook page or on YouTube, or join us at one of our upcoming events to see for yourself. If you like us, give us a call and we’ll come play your next big event.
How We Came To Be…
Success has been no coincidence for Southbound. Founding members Allen Seals, Tom & Michelle Scarpelli and Jeffrey Friend were long-
In December of 2012, a chance meeting between Tom and Dave Benson, another seasoned Dayton musician, led to an audition with Southbound and by March of 2013 the band was working to book its first show. Southbound debuted live to a packed house at Hank’s Pub in Kettering on June 8, 2013 and has since become a fixture in the Dayton live-
In August 2016, Southbound welcomed drummer Steve Benson to the band when Jeff Friend departed to pursue other projects. With the line-up change, the band began to, and continues to expand its catalog to include more great classic/deep classic music in the Rock genre while continuing to feature the driving riffs, infectious hooks, and intricate vocal harmonies that Southbound fans have come to expect and enjoy. Southbound will also pursue writing and recording more original material for a future release.
GUITAR & VOCALS
Originally From: Springboro, Ohio
Years Played: 47 years
Previous Bands: Shadowplay, Wooden Nickel, Flashback, NAIC'd Lunch, Phoenix
Influences/Favorite Players: I first became interested in guitar around 1968 -
Most Memorable Music Moments: Through the years there have been many great memories: All the 70's garage bands with our long hair and beat up, haphazard equipment; Moving on to form the band "Shadowplay" with my older brother near the end of that decade; Playing in the country/contemporary rock band "Wooden Nickel" throughout most of the '80s... I took a hiatus during the 90's, but I eventually I found my way back to what I love -
GUITAR & VOCALS
Originally From: Xenia, Ohio
Years Played: 28 years
Previous Bands: Rockin' Mojo, Deja Mojo, Budder Face, The Has-
Influences/Favorite Players: Duane Allman, Warren Haynes, Peter Frampton, Alex Lifeson. I’ve also had the great fortune of knowing and playing with some of the best musicians ever to come out of Dayton… players in a class all by themselves, but who have been mentors and people you know you can count on. This is one of the qualities that makes Southbound such an enduring endeavor. We’ve had our share of tribulations in the band’s three-
Most Memorable Music Moments: Performing in Nashville, writing and recording Southbound’s 2015 all-
KEYBOARDS & VOCALS
Originally From: Springfield, Ohio
Years Played: 13 years
Previous Bands: Phoenix
Influences/Favorite Players: Richard Wright, Greg Allman, Ray Manzarek to name a few but there are so many amazing artists … far too many keyboard and vocal influences to choose!
Most Memorable Music Moments: My most memorable concert moments have been seeing Pink Floyd Live at the Horseshoe, experiencing a Grateful Dead concert at Buckeye Lake, and hanging out with Golden Earring in Holland after watching the concert from on-
BASS & VOCALS
Originally From: Dayton, Ohio
Years Played: 36 years
Previous Bands: Midnight Ramblers, Aftermath, Something Else, Flashback, Phoenix
Influences/Favorite Players: I've been influenced by so many people. As far as bass players, I guess I would have to say Geezer Butler and Berry Oakley. I've also been influenced by some great guitar players like Jimmy Page, Dickey Betts, Duane Allman, & Warren Haynes. Other influences would include Chuck Berry, Arthur Lee, and Ray Davies.
Most Memorable Music Moments: Creating the “Hands of Time” Album – from initial idea sessions to all the recording sessions – fantastic fun – an amazing experience! Being a part of the Southbound experience has far exceeded my expectations. Now that the band is whole again, I’m looking forward to creating our next album and expanding our catalog of cover songs, and sharing all of it with our current loyal fans and friends, and gaining many more new fans and friends. I'm very blessed to be "living the dream!"
PERCUSSION & VOCALS
Originally From: Xenia, Ohio
Years Played: 52 years
Previous Bands: Jasper Mills, Primo, The Misters, Headlines, Rock-
Influences/Favorite Players: From the very beginning my influences have always been the other musicians I associated with. Whether it was turning me on to new records and sharing that excitement or directing me through rehearsals and jam sessions, I was always fortunate to be surrounded by like-
Most Memorable Music Moments: I will never forget being thirteen years old, straddling my 20-