Island of Black and White

  • Genres
  • Blues
  • Reggae
  • Rock 'N' Roll
  • Awards and Nominations
    • SAMMIES 2018 Winner★ Reggae/Jam ★
    • SAMMIES 2018 Nominee★ Artist of the Year ★
  • Musicians
    • Chris Haislet — accordion, keyboard, melodica, organ, rhythm guitar, vocals
    • Nawal Alwareeth — backup vocals, drums
    • Patrick Picchi — percussion
    • Scott Mitchell — bass
    • Timmy Picchi — backup vocals, lead guitar
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Q & A

Describe the worst gig you've ever played: What happened, and how did you recover?

Anytime we play to no crowd is pretty hard. But we pull through and make the best of it. Even if there's only one person listening, it's worth it!

How do you describe your music to people?

Blues, rock, reggae, feel-good jams.

What did you want to be when you were 7?

Fireman, lawyer, doctor, race car driver.

What drives you to keep playing even though the music industry can be so harsh?

Our love for the music.

What was the first song you learned to play?

"Tribute" by Tenacious D.

What's a big musical inspiration that would most surprise your fans?

Garth Brooks.

What's your favorite jam from the '90s?

There are so many good '90s jams, it would be impossible to pick one. Most of our band members grew up in the '90s, and it was a classic time for music.

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