Every Thursday night we host Sola Sessions at the Social Hall, a weekly rotating cast of live music in collaboration with our friends at Buskerfest. We feature a different artist each week and wanted to give you a behind-the-scenes look at some of the great talent we have performing at the brewery. First up we’re featuring Bryant Del Toro. Scroll down to learn all about the band, then join us on February 22nd to experience Bryant Del Toro music for yourself.
Bryant Del Toro & Co.
Describe your sound in 5 words or less:
Perfect summer night makeup music.
If you could jam with any other artist/group (dead or alive), who would it be and why?
Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes the Mos Eisley Cantina Band from Star Wars because 1) they know how to have a good time, 2) I would only need to learn one song and 3) the slick, cool black uniforms.
What is your favorite beer? (Concrete Beach or other!)
It’s definitely your Havana Lager. It’s a smooth and perfect beach beer, Sunday family BBQ beer, or rough day at work before dinner beer. It’s what I think Miami tastes likes besides Croquette’s, cigars, salt water and regret.
If you could steal credit for any great piece of art, song, film, or book which one would you claim?
Bohemian Rhapsody! It’s a masterpiece of musical composition thats stands alone and stands the test of time. I dare you not to sing along when it’s on the radio… I DARE YOU!
If your band was a fruit salad, what would be in it?
Fruit, duhh. What else would you add to a fruit salad? Just kidding. It would have pineapples, mango, bananas, kiwi, watermelon, strawberries, grapes, and tangerines to be sweet, tropical, and flavorful. That actually sounds amazing… great, now I’m hungry.
Coolest thing you’ve experienced together as a band?
Definitely the album release party for my debut album. We had over 300 people in the audience, our own private room to hide in before we hit the stage and we walked out onto the stage to “No Church in the Wild” from the Watch the Throne album. We felt like ROCK STARS. It also helped that we rehearsed twice a week for a month so we were extra tight.
Look to the future when you’re an international music phenomenon. What are the three things that will be on your band’s rider?
We are simple guys so just Zepherhill’s water, hummus and baba ganoush with pita bread and mixed veggies to stay healthy… and the tears of my doubters and haters in a marble tube with flakes of gold to bathe in. Nothing too extravagant.
What music inspires you?
No specific genre. Just well thought out and executed music with culture, depth and soul. I try, and do, like some new music and artists on the radio but time and time again I gravitate to artists and albums like “Songs in the Key of Life” [by Stevie Wonder], John Mayer, What’s Going On, Jose Feliciano, The Crusaders, The Police, Erykah Badu, The Doobie and Allman Brothers, and many others. They don’t make them like they used too. I feel deeply for artists who are honest, raw and aren’t afraid to be vulnerable for people who use music as their road to self discovery. I am also a sucker for jazz, soul, pop, country, folk, hip-hop, Reggae, R&B, rock, gospel, blues, funk, neo-soul and classical. For me the older the better. I see music as the only way to really time travel to a year, a feeling, a moment. Life inspires music, and music inspires life. A circle I’d gladly be trapped in.
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