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A Rock Band's Success: A200 releases single on iTunes

July 23, 2013
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Southwest Florida's "Modern Rock Band" A200 recently released its latest single "I'm Not Perfect" on iTunes Tuesday, announced Jason Polly, lead singer of the band.

The five-member group includes Ed Ziehm, drums and vocals; John Housely, lead guitar and vocals; Vic Jimenez, bass and vocals; Bob Tabarrini, guitar and vocals; and lead singer Jason Polly.

Although collectively they have been performing for more than six years with nearly 20 years on the Southwest Florida music scene combined, A200's music has played as far away as Canada to the north and throughout the Midwest, with CDs and merchandise sales in Ireland, France and Germany.

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The local boys of A200 recently released the hit single “I’m Not Perfect,” now available on iTunes. Visit A200rocks.com for a full list of upcoming shows, bios, photos and more. Photo courtesy ED ZIEHM, EZ PHOTOGRAPHY, DrummerEd@gmail.com.

Each band member has a distinct musical career in and out of Florida, including lead guitarist John Housely, who toured with local hard rock band Blackfoot. With all five accomplished singers, these guys are able to offer a wide range of material in their performances.

"Everything about the act is professional from the stage show, the road crew, the traveling rig and our own brand of rockin' originals. In fact, we're already booked for the remainder of 2013," Jason said.

Although their fans may be drinking adult beverages while listening to them, they have a strict no-drinking rule while the group performs.

The band is privileged that they have shared a stage with the likes of rock band 10 Years, Papa Roach, Buck Cherry, Chevelle, Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell, and heritage acts like ZZ Top, Cheap Trick, Joe Walsh, the Smithereens and Blues Traveler.

Most recently, the band opened for The Legends of Rock, Quiet Riot, Skid Row and Great White.

And, as late as last week A200 was the featured new artist on Bubba the Love Sponge's national show, based out of Tampa.

Also, the group is proud of their contribution to and support of the Lewis P. Tabarrini Children's Music Outreach Foundation of Fort Myers, Fla., named in memory of Lewis Tabarrini, Bob's father who was a constant encouragement for his musical career. Learn more at TabarriniFoundation.com.

Today, A200 is a regular performer in Key West at Sloppy Joe's and Schooner Wharf Bar, as well as numerous venues in Destin, Pensacola, Venice, Fort Myers and Cape Coral.

And, you certainly can't forget Fort Myers Beach, where the group plays regularly at places including The Beached Whale and the Lani Kai.

Learn more about the band, its members and schedule at A200rocks.com.

 
 

 

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