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Variety Workshop / Press

“Between almost every song, the crowd chanted “Vdub!” ever aching for more. By this point, Neptune had run out of beer other than Coronas, apparently unprepared for an older crowd than usual, but beer was the least of my concerns. I was keeping up with the pleasantly morphing sounds of Vdub”

“One of the first times I saw the band live was at a New Year’s party where they performed on the roof of someone’s house, a scene that, in my mind, defines the free spirit of this group...”

"...Thousands drank Captain Morgans, jammed to the head-bopping rock sounds of Variety Workshop and noshed on all kinds of snacks, including French crepes..."

“Their musicianship, excellent songwriting, fast rhymes and high-energy live shows won loyal listeners among music lovers and music media. From their start they took pride in being "the epitome of DIY."”

“The early crowd basked under an intense sun on blankets and lawn chairs — some playing Frisbee and kicking off the five-day SunFest with Tampa Bay-based Variety Workshop's eclectic beats.”

“Variety Workshop hails from Palm Harbor, and definitely has more ska and skate-punk going on than reggae.”

“This year we are greeted with the upbeat tempo of Tampa Bay’s own Variety Workshop, and given the amount of flying discs all over, the fun and laid back style fits this first night. Variety Workshop is the first of a three-band bill that fits nicely together, as they’ll be followed by the slightly more ska Supervillains, with Sublime with Rome wrapping things up.”

“I was blown away...These guys play music like nobody's business. You'll be blown away.”

"I cannot find words to describe Variety Workshop other than 'Incredibel'"

“These guys kicked ass, and we had loads of fun!”

“they bring with them an eclectic mix that incorporates a myriad of genres en route to an all-original sound explosion.”

“Variety Workshop gets high marks for the solid rock, punk and rock-steady tunes, and great production”

“There's a high level of musicianship at work here”

“The group pays homage to bands like Sublime and the Police with a reggae-rock, punk and ska mix. But it's the fast rhymes and falsetto vocals that project a contemporary twist”

“Bassist Ryan Reilly, singer Evan Brenner, guitarist Robbie Pereira and drummer Brad Whitsett are skate fiends who have produced videos and even have their own art and video production company. They've also played on the Warped Tour..." ”

“Oldsmar's Variety Workshop have an eclectic sound that's not quite jam, not quite reggae, not quite ska -- but it's definitely a whole lotta fun."”