Fondest memory: I came here to see these guys play. Rathkeltair is a Celtic-Rock band that grew out of the Tampa Bay Area. If you're not familiar, Tampa Bay has a longstanding Celtic history. The band members are Nick Watson and Neil Anderson, original members of 7 Nations, Trevor Tanner, former frontman of 80’s UK The Bolshoi, and international recording artist Collier Hyams.
Fondest memory: the sweet, sweet liquid called Guinness....Ok technically I'm at a wannabe Irish Pub here in St. Pete Beach, so there's only so much I can expect from their beer. I'm 1/4 Celt and that side of me shines thru when I sit down in a bar. Sipping on a cold, dark one while listening to Celtic-Rock music makes me crave for a plane ticket to the Eire itself. Ahh, someday, someday.
Fondest memory: Now what exactly does Celtic-Rock sound like? It certainly was a first for me. The band fuses sounds of Ireland, US, and even Africa together with drums (including native ones), guitars, and bagpipes (traditional and electronic). When you're sitting just 5 feet from the stage, having bagpipes blast in your face is not too comfortable. However they managed to fuse these sounds together, they did a good job of it.
Fondest memory: Call him the traditional percussion man of RKA. Aside from singing and playing guitar and bass, this guy plays djembe', udu, percussion, ebow, and loops. And he's a white guy. Hahah. Well I'm glad he's got rhythm. Even better, he's donning a kilt.
Fondest memory: My friend's husband was sailing thier boat from St. Pete to the keys. His first stop was Venice Beach, which was about an hour drive for us (not counting our stop at the outlet mall), but took him all day to sail. This is a picture of their boat, Water Music, as it approaced the marina at Venice Beach.
Go to a movie at the Beach Theater. I was attracted by the Art Deco design and the blue neon light. It's a groovy theater in St. Pete Beach that shows independent films, server Hagen Daas ice cream bars, beer and wine, and is actually a landmark!
315 Corey Ave