Maybe they were watching Animal Planet on TV, and suddenly somebody had an AH-HA moment.
However it happened, we should be thankful that The Heavy Pets and Backup Planet have decided to join forces for a tour that began last Friday and Saturday. The Heavy Planet Tour resumes this Sunday at the Dunedin Brewery Spring Beer Jam (read more about that here). The 19 dates hit 14 states as the bands tour up and down the East Coast — as far north as Vermont.
The Heavy Pets are: Jeff Lloyd – guitar/vocals; Mike Garulli – guitar/harmonica/vocals; Jim Wuest – keys/vocals; Jamie Newitt – drums/vocals; Tony D’Amato – bass. A dozen years into their existence, this South Florida band has played most major festivals and toured throughout the U.S. extensively. This “rock & roll” band weaves funk, jazz, reggae and deep jam into every performance with unbridled enthusiasm.
Backup Planet are: Ben Cooper – keys/vocals; Chris Potocik – drums/vocals; Gavin Donati – guitar/vocals; and Blake Gallant – bass/vocals. This Nashville quartet put on a superb show, great to watch, amazing to hear. Their blend of prog rock and funk will melt your faces off.
The Heavy Pets + Backup Planet = The Heavy Planet Tour. Equation solved!