TAMPA BAY – Since their formation late last year, it’s been nothing but full speed ahead for Jeff Vitolo & The Quarter Mile Rebels, proving that they mean serious business here in the Tampa Bay music scene and beyond.
The band was formed in November of 2013 by veteran Tampa Bay singer/guitarist & Tampa Bay Music Hall of Fame nominee, Jeff Vitolo, formerly of the Dive Bar Stalkers. Rounding out the rest of the bands framework is Michael Leslie (bass/vocals), Talon Blaque (drums/vocals), Lindsey Mercer (harmonica/vocals), Jana Vitolo (back-up vocals), and Jessica Colon (back-up vocals).
Within the first five months of the bands formation, Jeff Vitolo & The Quarter Mile Rebels have already opened for such rock n’ roll legends as Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, as well as surf guitar legend, Dick Dale and his Deltones.
In March of this year the band recorded and released their first single, “Keep On Movin’”. Right out of the starting gate “Keep on Movin’” throttles forward at full speed with it’s in your face, take no prisoners, show no mercy, fast paced rockabilly sound that has become synonymous with Vitolo. “Keep On Movin’” is Vitolo’s proof that he has taken the elements that made the Dive Bar Stalkers so popular, and simply turned it up several notches with the Quarter Mile Rebels in order to take the new band to the next level.
“Keep On Movin’” has been getting airplay on several internet radio stations throughout the US. Locally, the song has been placed in rotation on Tampa’s 102.1 fm the Party Pirate, as well as on the Pirate Radio Network’s internet station at radiobarandgril.com.
Don’t want to wait to hear “Keep On Movin’” on the radio? The song is also available on: iTunes, Muve Music, VerveLife, MySpace Music, Rhapsody, Media Net Music, Xbox Music, Amazon MP3, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Google Play, simfy, Nokia, eMusic, and Deezer.
Want to see Jeff Vitolo & The Quarter Mile Rebels perform live? You can catch the band performing at the following future shows:
- May 19th – Courtside Grille, St.Petersburg, FL
- May 26th – Oldsmar Freedom Fest, Oldsmar, FL
- June 8th – Quaker Steak & Lube, Pinellas Park, FL
For more information on Jeff Vitolo & The Quarter Mile Rebels, vist their official website here.
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