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Rewind to Florida Music Festival 2016. It’s raining. Wall Street is packed. Beebs and Her Money Makers’ charm and upbeat music convinced the crowd to continue to dance despite the weather. There’s confetti, lights, and a man prancing around in a unicorn mask. Not too long into the band’s set, two guys jumped the stage and started doing to The Carlton Dance. I’m unsure if that was planned or not but either way, the band, especially lead singer Beebs, welcomed the gentlemen with open arms. I believe I just saw the nicest and most entertaining band in Florida.
If you hung out around the Orlando music scene, most likely you’ve heard of Beebs and Her Money Makers. You know who I’m talking about. The band with the all the moves. They’re loud, entertaining, and talented with a distinct sound (especially Beebs) that made them stand out at Warped Tour as well as at FMF.
Back in the day, Kevin Lyman (you know him, too) discovered Beebs and Her Money Makers and invited the band to join Warped Tour. They toured with the company in 2013 and 2014 and even participated in the second season of Warped Roadies. Since then it’s been a wild ride for Beebs and the highly energetic band. The band’s last album, ironically named Würst Album Ever was far from being horrible. And they’ve shared stages all over the place with bands and artists such as Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger, and Willie Nelson to name a few.
Fast forward to today. The band is still going strong. Music is still being made and played. Fans are still being entertained. The only difference is that Beebs has been prepping to release her first ever solo record. “The record is titled Eye Shine,” Beebs explains, “There are definitely a lot of Soul and Jazz influences on this record.” Past BaHMM records consisted of a wild wave of ska, soul, and funk but this time around, Beebs wanted to focus on a project a little more personal. “Rather than jamming, I was very conscious of my songwriting for Eye Shine. I focused more on what all lived inside of me, which is where the Soul sound comes from.” But don’t think Beebs’ signature upbeat sound is going away for good. There will definitely be summer time songs on the record. “Think of it as indie soul pop,” Beebs suggests. And the band isn’t going away either! They can be heard on Eye Shine as well.
Between the new record set to be released on June 17th and then playing Eye Shine on Warped Tour across the nation, Beebs definitely has a busy summer. In fact, Beebs invites EVERYONE to attend her CD release party for the new record at the House of Blues Orlando on June 17th. It’s a free show if you get your tickets from the band!
And amidst the success, excitement, and new music, Beebs still keeps it real. Her inspiration to perform and create music comes from the other Money Makers that support her, other artists, and even other shows.
Beeb’s key to success: “A successful band plays to everyone’s strengths. We play collectively to create a unique vision.”
As I mentioned before, hang out with Beebs on June 17th at House of Blues Orlando for her album release party! It’s a free show (starting at 8PM) and the bands Boxelder, Coastal Breed, and MyVerse will be sharing the stage as well. You can get your free tickets from either the bands or you can get them here.
BUT, in the meantime, begin your Summer playlist with Beebs by checking out her super satisfying music video for her latest single “Ride Around the Sun” on YouTube. It’s just the right amount of sample from Eye Shine that will make fans wanting more all Summer.
Written By: Claire Contevita
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