If Terry Turner, of Beach 92.7 FM, was going to bring to fruition his idea of a new show with local bands on the radio, he knew he needed the best for the first show. He decided to feature Those Guys, a St. Augustine-based band that has played Americana-style music for 18 years.
“They are the icon as far as local music,” Turner said. “I shopped hard to come up with the right impression when we rolled ‘Club 927’ out.”
For those who haven’t heard Those Guys yet, the band will be the headliner at Rockin’ Oldies Under the Stars on Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Palm Coast Seafood Festival.
The band formed in 1992, in Jacksonville Beach, and has performed in 21 states. Guitarist, singer and band leader Walt Kulwicki is the only band member from Palm Coast, but he said the band will be ready to rock Town Center.
Those Guys have seven albums. Kulwicki describes the band’s sound as part Americana, part country and part Motown.
“Americana is a broad term, but it’s a good term because it covers different styles of music,” Kulwicki said.
Members of the band are Kulwicki, Barry Dunway and Frankie Urzetta. Because the fourth member of the band recently departed, Kulwicki said the band will remain as a trio, but will feature guest performers. At the seafood festival, singer/guitarist Stan Adams, leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band Fortunate Sun Band, will be the featured guest.
And of course, Kulwick is also looking forward to the seafood.
“I was born in Baltimore, so I love all kinds of seafood,” he said.
Those Guys and other bands will be playing noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.