Feb 5, 2012
The Celtic ray continued their steady theme of providing live entertainment that typically involves a heavy rotation of providing a night of live music or a comedy show that is as always admission free with last Friday night featuring the well traveled four piece band, Izzy and Catastrophics. The Celtic Ray is an establishment in downtown Punta Gorda located on West Marion Avenue that triples as an indoor and outdoor restaurant, beer and wine bar, and venue for live entertainment four days a week. The Ray as it is known to reoccurring patrons is currently undergoing a complete renovating expansion that will see a second story floor, second bar, and a performance stage being added to the restaurant.
Izzy & the Catastrophics are an unconventional rock band by all means in which they infuse elements of swing, jazz, bebop, surf rock, and honky tonk into their product that sees them deserving of the catastrophic name, but this is not to be implied negatively as they blend all of their influences and likes into their set that is harmonious to the ears while still maintaining the feeling of an impromptu jam session of like minded musicians brimming with talent. The band has built a cult following in the United States with an impressive resume that has seen the boys play a variety of musicians from rappers such as Snoop Dog to the Reverend Horton Heat, a trio that blends southern country and punk rock, in addition to an extensive list of Punk Rock bands in So Cal tour circuit. The diverse material of their set provides a common ground for people of all tastes and cultures to be able to come together in the same room and enjoy the show these talented musicians put on with plenty of stage presence to match the sound. The band is currently composed of Izzy Zaidman on lead vocals and guitar, Mikey “Smiley” Cannon on percussion, Seth Kessel on Bass guitar, and Emiliano Vernizzi from Parma on Saxophonist who also fills in on bass guitar if needed. The band is coming off recording thier most recent album, Lucky Dragon Swing Buffet and is doing promotion for it by embarking on a nation wide tour across the continental United States before breaking off on a European Tour to concluded their 2012 touring season.
Izzy and the Catastrophics Peroformances in 1080 High Definition
Izzy and the Catastrophics Peroformances in 720 High Definition
Live Performance by Izzy & the Catastrophics performing live at the Celtic Ray in Punta Gorda on February 3rd, 2012
Article written, video filmed, and photography by Peter Aratari of Punta Gorda Florida Today, Article Published on February 5th, 2012
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