Spotlight: The Eight Fifteens

The Eight Fifteens.
The Eight Fifteens.

Lineup: Josh Whitney, guitar/vocals; Charles Hill, bass/vocals; Isaac Snyder, guitar/vocals; and Laine Smith, drums/percussion.

Year formed: 2010

Influences: A wide-range of musical genres. The Eight Fifteens try to continually push their own creative boundaries. Always interested in artistic and articulate performances, the band strives to achieve its highest level of musicianship and energy at every show.

Style of music: Rock and roll, dance, funk and jam band.

Sounds a little like: The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Allman Brothers Band, the Grateful Dead.

Favorite local venues: The Village Idiot, Ye Olde Cock n' Bull, Fallen Timbers, Mutz, Ye Olde Durty Bird.

Upcoming gigs: Friday and Saturday, Hooligan's on Put-in-Bay; Aug. 16, Ye Olde Cock n' Bull; Aug. 23 Ye Olde Durty Bird, and Aug. 24, Fallen Timbers.

CDs or online releases: Debut album "Lost Transition" released in 2011. Available in hard copy or digital format at and various online and in-store retailers.

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