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Dead Set Florida
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FOR BOOKING:
EMAIL DEADSETFLORIDA@GMAIL.COM
OR CALL/TEXT 571-232-0659

updated SEP 13

FridaySEPTEMBER 29

DINNER WITH JERRY FT.  

dead set Florida, 2 setS 

THE STAGE RESTAURANT 

9144 BONITA BEACH RD SE, BONITA SPRINGS, fl

show 7:30-10:00pm

CALL 239-405-8566 FRO RESERVATIONS

FridayOCTOBER 6  

dead set Florida, 2 setS 

CAGE brewing

2001 1ST AVE S, ST. PETERSBURG, fl

DOORS 7PM, SHOW 8PM, WWW.GRATEFULTIX.COM

FridayOCTOBER 13  

dead set Florida, 2 setS 

BIG TOP brewing

975 CATTLEMEN RD, SARASOTA, fl

show 7:30-10:30pm, NO COVER

SaturdayOCTOBER 14  

dead set Florida, 2 setS 

GILL DAWG

TREADWAY DRIVE, PORT RICHEY, fl

show 7-11pm, NO COVER

SaturdayOCTOBER 21 

GRATEFUL DEAD DAY!

dead set Florida, 2 setS 

KA 'TIKI BEACH BAR AND MUSIC VENUE

GULF BLVD W, TREASURE ISLAND, fl

show 1-5pm, NO COVER

FridayOCTOBER 27  

DARK HALLOWEEN PARTY

dead set Florida, 2 setS 

CAGE brewing

2001 1ST AVE S, ST. PETERSBURG, fl

DOORS 7PM, SHOW 8PM, WWW.GRATEFULTIX.COM

 

SaturdayNOVEMBER 4

PARTY IN THE WOODS

dead set Florida TRIO 2 sets

BROOKSVILLE, fl

show 7:30-11pm, DONATION AT THE GATE

OVERNIGHT CAMPING EVENT

more future shows listed here

Sugaree

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About The Band

BEHIND THE SCENES

Dead Set Florida (DSF) began in 2017 when Christian Walker (St. Petersburg, FL), born and raised in Upstate New York, and newly transplanted to Tampa Bay, decided to continue performing Grateful Dead music live in Tampa Bay. After serving for the better part of a decade in Syracuse’s finest Grateful Dead Tribute, Dark Hollow, and after moving closer to family that transplanted to Florida 20 years prior, he followed his heart and searched for like minded individuals to share the passion of performing regularly throughout the Bay Area.

Paul Wolff (Apollo Beach, FL) answered the call immediately and has been the band’s lead guitarist since Day 1. Paul channels Jerry Garcia through his leads and technique, continuously leaving fans in awe.  Tucker Waud (St. Petersburg, FL) began with the band on Day 1 as well, and is a true champion on keyboards, continuously pushing the band to its limits.  Michael Pandiscio (Cape Cod, MA), a veteran in Grateful Dead music for over 30 years, has since rounded out the DSF lineup singing lead and harmony vocals as well as playing a tasty rhythm guitar.  Currently, the band is blessed to perform with several of Florida's top drummers, including Mike Garrie & Harley Smith, both extremely talented and versatile musicians performing some of the very best Grateful Dead drums you'll hear around.

Dead Set Florida has secured and performed several standing Grateful Dead nights and continue to drive the train throughout Tampa Bay. As one endearing fan stated, “I can see it, I can tell you guys work so hard at making the music right.” The band works their tail off to bring you an excellent finished product and they will never stop working so hard. A local lead guitar player in another Florida based GD tribute stated, “I’m so impressed with you guys and how much you’ve accomplished in such a short amount of time.” DSF is extremely thankful for love and support from area Grateful Dead bands, but first and foremost can not do what they do without the audience. The fans truly are the lightening to the band’s thunder for without them the music would not be so energized.

The labor of love: Dead Set Florida, a Tampa Bay based band performing music of the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia Band, and other favorites, inspired to carry on the legacy of the greatest musical presence of the 20th century. Come dance, spin, and jam away with us at a show near you.

To contact DSF, email deadsetflorida@gmail.com or text/call (571) 232-0659.

Rock Stage
Band Members

SUM OF TALENTED PARTS

2022 Dead Set Florida is:

Paul Wolff, lead guitar

Tucker Waud, keyboards

Michael Pandiscio, rhythm guitar and vocals

Christian Walker, bass guitar and vocals

Harley Smith, drums and vocals

Mike Garrie, drums and vocals

EXCELLENT FRIENDS WHO PERFORMED/FILL IN WITH DSF

DEAN GARACI, DRUMS/POSTER DESIGN

FRED STANLEY, DRUMS

JACK HARRIS, GUITAR/VOCALS

KOPI KOPENHAGEN, DRUMS

JOEY CANTRELL, DRUMS

BRETT FOSTER, GUITAR/VOCALS

JOE CARR, DRUMS

JOHN ZIAS, GUITAR/VOCALS

DAN DEGREGORY, DRUMS/VOCALS

ALAN GILMAN, KEYS/VOCALS

ERNIE KUHN, KEYS/VOCALS

JEFF BEAL, DRUMS

RICK WILSON, GUITAR

BUZZ GARVIN, GUITAR

KENDALL KRISHNA, DRUMS

DAVE HARRIS, KEYS/VOCALS

JOHN SABAL, KEYS/VOCALS

DOUG ROGELLS, DRUMS

T CRONIN MOORE, MANDOLIN

TJ GLOWACKY, BASS

STEVE CONNELLY, GUITAR

REINA COLLINS, VOCALS

CAROLINE CARTER, VOCALS

MATT WEIS, GUITAR/VOCALS

MATT HILLMAN, HARMONICA

SCOTT GUBERMAN, KEYS

CHRIS SGAMMATO, SAXOPHONE

SCOTT COSTA, DRUMS

ANTHONY, DRUMS

HENRY HOOD, GUITAR/VOCALS

ERIC RYAN, KEYS

WAYNARD SCHELLER, KEYS/VOCALS

DILLON REEDER, DRUMS

MIKE BORTZ, DRUMS/VOCALS

BRETT GINTER, KEYS

ERIC SCHMIDT, DRUMS

DAVE RAKOWER, KEYS

MIKE EDWARDS, BASS

MIKE HOFFMAN, BASS

AL ZILINSKY, GUITAR

RYAN CALABRESE, DRUMS

BRIAN MARKLEY, GUITAR/VOCALS

JOHN HANRAHAN, DRUMS

JAMIE NEWITT, DRUMS

CHRIS BROWN, GUITAR

GREG KOERNER, BASS

MATT HILLMAN, HARMONICA

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