Anton Laplume (lead guitar, vocals)
Billy Begley (Keys)
Sean Thomas (bass/vocals)
Aaron Plotz (drums)
Take some heavily groove oriented funk and rock, add a dash of jazz and you get one of the newest jam bands coming out of Jacksonville, FL!
Side Hustle is a deep-groove, rock, soul and funk group formed and based in Jacksonville, FL. The four-piece band brings together various backgrounds from funk, electronic, blues and rock to capture, elevate, and move audiences. The band is producing new music, building towards a new EP release for late 2018.
Originally from the cultural landscape of South Florida, singer/songwriter/guitarist, Anton Laplume relocated to Jacksonville, FL. Laplume emerged from the blues scene as the lead guitar player and band director for international blues band, The Rockin’ Jake Band. Laplume toured with the band throughout 2014 and 2015, across the U.S. and Canada. Known for his strong guitar skills, he enjoyed being a go-to for many local artists before creating, The Anton Laplume Band.
Sean Thomas (vocals/bass) is a key component in the new sound emerging from the band. Thomas was a key member in one of Jacksonville’s premier funk/jam bands Herd of Watts, routinely playing festivals around Florida, as well as up and down the east coast.
Max Zargon (keys/synth) adds a mature multi-dimensional sound to the band’s new material. His creative energy is fueling the development of new songs and expanding the band’s range. Zargon, involved in several projects across the Jacksonville music spectrum, is also the founder of Trail Diver, a multi-piece instrumental band.
Aaron Plotz (drums) anchors the band with his high-energy performance and talents grounded in a classical percussion training. Plots has collaborated with heavy weights such as Tony Steve, Richard Kirkland, Charlotte Mabrey and Danny Gottleib. Aaron has found much success in the Jacksonville arena as the go-to drummer, sharing the stage with numerous national acts and occupying festival slots with some of the best Jacksonville has to offer.
The band’s composition is an entertaining fusion of singer/songwriter arrangements with improvisational elements of jazz, transitional grooves of funk, melodic awareness of pop, and the raw emotion of blues rock.
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