Speed Limit 70 Races into Brews ‘N’ Blues in Saint Cloud, Florida October 23, 2020

 

 

Friday October 23, 2020 brought All Music Magazine Central Florida local band coverage to Brews ‘N’ Blues in Saint Cloud, Florida. This night, Speed Limit 70 hit the stage at 7:30pm and performed until 11:30pm. Mark Horan of MarkHoran.Pictures LLC ventured out to see this dynamic and fun cover band. Speed Limit 70 really gets what the magazine is trying to accomplish as they were one of the first to claim their band page and begin to enter their bands shows adding to the show page on All Music Magazine in the Central Florida scene.

I arrived halfway through the show at the break between the second and third set. Brews ‘N’ Blues was less than half full which complies with the mandate statewide due to Covid-19. I introduced myself and sat with the bass player and lead singer at a table near the stage while they were on break. I recognized both men, but I had not viewed Speed Limit 70 before and I was immediately confused. The situation  was quickly explained by Rob Amico the bass player originally from the band Barfly. Michael DelCampo, Speed Limit 70’s normal bass player, was playing with Overkilt, the band I cover last week in Sanford, Florida at The Alley. It was explained to me that he was covering for their bass player, so Rob Amico was covering his spot in Speed Limit 70. Michael knew Overkilt’s setlist, and Rob knows Speed Limit 70’s setlist. That way Rob didn’t have to learn a bunch of new songs.

Hunter Hailey from Barfly was the other man at the table filling in for Speed Limit 70’s lead singer Susan Watkins. The reason for the bands trading members is that some musicians are not comfortable with the current pandemic situation and chose not to perform and have contact with the fans. Also, a commitment was made to the venue to perform. The venues need live music as much as the bands need to perform. The symbiotic relationship is the only way live music will continue within the Central Florida community as we are all in this fight together to return to normalcy.

With the melding of two bands together, the show still rocked out as the new Speed Limit 70 covered songs from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Stone Temple Pilots, Poison, and The Doobie Brothers. Paul Lane’s  drum enclosure was moved a bit more forward than I have seen previously at this venue and it separated the stage into two plains. Stage left was the ripping Thomas Watkins on his Les Paul and stage right, the two fill-ins from Barfly. The sound was seamless and to a first-time audience, they would have never known this wasn’t the complete and original Speed Limit 70.

I appreciate the area musicians coming together to keep live music alive in my Central Florida community and I hope you do too! As they say, “The Show Must Go On!”

 

 

Band:

Thomas Watkins – Guitar/Vocals

Paul Lane – Drums

Rob Amico – Bass/Vocals  

Hunter Hailey – Vocals

 

 

Set 1:

  • Can’t You See
  • You May Be Right
  • Brown Eyed Girl
  • 3am
  • Break Up Song
  • Shine
  • Pink Houses
  • Wonderful Tonight
  • Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers
  • Take it Easy
  • Folsom Prison Blues

Set 2:

  • Plush
  • Dock of The Bay
  • Tequila Sunrise
  • Train Train
  • Riding The Storm Out
  • Drive
  • Every Rose
  • Gimmie 3 Steps
  • Call Me The Breeze
  • Keep our Hands To Yourself
  • Dreams I’ll Never See
  • Flirtin’ With Disaster

Set 3:

  • Interstate Love Song
  • Feel Like Making Love
  • If You Could Only See
  • Fire
  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • Take it Easy
  • The Dance
  • Turn The Page
  • Higher
  • China Grove

Set 4:

  • Long Train
  • Sweet Child O Mine
  • Don’t Stop Believing
  • Any Way You Want It
  • Renegade

 

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