By Rayme Samuels
Whether cruising down the causeway, zipping around South Beach or heading down U.S. 1, anyone that lives in South Florida understands the high-energy city life. Rockers Spinlight City are soon to cross your radar with music dripping in Miami flavor that will take you on a journey of local sounds.
The guys of Spinlight City: Rayko Batista (lead vocals), Rey Garcia (guitar / backup vocals), Tony Noriega (guitar / backup vocals), Joey Zahralban (drums), and David Martinez (bass), get a kick out of playing high-energy shows and seeing people they know when they look out into the audience. Huge fans of The Beatles and the way they brought the brightness of pop into rock and roll almost 5 decades ago, Spinlight City are hoping to become icons themselves. Combining the classic cool with the witty lyrics and catchy instrumentals of their other favorite group Taking Back Sunday, this fabulous quintet hopes to engage all of their listeners with what they have to say.
Appearances at the The Vans Warped Tour and the Florida Music Festival and the 2009 Grammy Showcase have solidified their future in this industry.
They just released their newest EP with the help of hit producer James Paul Wisner who has also worked with groups like Paramore, Underoath, and The Academy Is and are eager to get started on the next project right away. Their head-banging rendition of Jamie Foxx’s popular summer hit “Blame It (On the Alcohol)” will get any music addict swaying while “Let Me In” is full of romance and pulsing guitar riffs.
“When you listen to the songs you can hear what Tony is trying to express with his guitar lines. Joey can be heard slamming aggressively to create the foundation for the rhythm. Rey always figures out how to add just the right amount of ambience. David can be heard running his fingers over every fret on the bass,” explained Batista who admits he simply sings melodies that he finds very catchy.
Visit their MySpace page at www.myspace.com/spinlightcity.