|Southern Star Productions is proud to announce that the JAKE CASTRO BAND has been invited to perform at the 79th Annual Florida Strawberry Festival, Saturday March 1st at 4:00 pm, in the Stingray Chevrolet Entertainment Tent. How many 12 year olds do you know who have their own band and are a headlining act?
The leader of the band, 12 year old Jake Castro, has continued to gain recognition on the local and regional music scene as an incredible guitar player, singer and showman. Jake is not an ordinary 12 year old. He has been playing guitar for about six years and loves most all music, but his heart belongs to the hits of the 50’s and 60’s Rock n Roll era, Blues and Latin Rock. He makes these songs his own by adding a unique style that attracts both young and old.
The band consists of three other members all of whom have played professionally for over 30 years with several famous musicians such as Marty Balin (founder of the Jefferson Airplane), The Drifters, Bertie Higgins and Jeff Cook (founding member of the supergroup Alabama). According to Cook, “I knew the minute I met Jake that he was something special. This kid is going places.” Cook also stated that he is proud to have Jake play with him and his band, The Allstar Goodtime Band, whenever he can. Jake is the only performer to have ever been invited to play with them.
Over the past year the band played to a standing-room only crowd at last year’s Florida Strawberry Festival, Fan Daze in Fort Payne, Alabama, headlined in Florida at the Taste of Manatee and in December the band had a producer’s audition in Savannah, Georgia for America’s Got Talent.
In addition, Jake Castro, as a solo guitar player took home both the student and parent’s choice awards at the King Middle School “King Idol” Talent Competition. He performed one of his favorites, Santana’s Black Magic Woman, to a standing ovation of students, parents and teachers.
The Jake Castro Band will be performing a sampling of songs from their musical repertoire at the prestigious Florida Strawberry Festival. Everyone is invited to come out to see this unique and special talent.
For more information on Jake Castro and the Jake Castro Band contact his agent Cyndee Boelkins at 727-455-2635 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jake Castro, is a 12 year old musical phenom, who plays guitar, sings and performs the hits of the 50’s, 60’s Rock n Roll era as well as Blues and Latin Rock with his band the Jake Castro Band.