"The Southern Latitude Band has played several of our events.  They always deliver great music."

-Springtime Tallahassee Krewe 

"You packed the  place tonight!"

- Hurricane Grille and Wings

"Looking forward to hearing you guys again this year."

                                                  - St. Marks Stone Crab Festival 2017

Darrayl Parks-lead guitars and vocals-Originally from Alabama, Darrayl brings blistering solos and solid rhythms to our musical table.  His influences are Van Halen, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company.  He enjoys working on classic cars, the beach and old historical architecture.

 

 

David Merck-bass guitars and vocals-Originally from St. Pete, David would sneak into his older sisters rooms to listen to LP’s of Elvis Presley, Led Zeppelin and the Who while playing a mean tennis racket guitar. In 1981, after seeing Van Halen, David was hooked, playing guitar and bass in bands ever since. David’s influences include John Paul Jones, Jack Bruce and Geddy Lee. In his spare time David enjoys eating, sleeping and Kellie.

 

Fred Martinez-drums-Fred relocated to Tallahassee from Long Island New York as part of the Federal Witness Protection Program.  He anchors our musical foundation with his solid grooves and dynamic fills.  Up north he played in many musical projects over the years and brings a wealth of experience and perspective to the band.  Fred’s musical influences include Charlie Watts and Bun E. Carlos. His favorite past-times are mountain biking, Marlboro's and vodka.  

Jason Raymond-vocals and rhythm guitar-Jason’s love of music was apparent from an early age, and at 16 he began playing his dad’s old guitar during the height of the Grunge era, and learned everything he could find on the internet.  He performed as a solo artist at restaurants and bars around town from 1999 through 2002, and also played in several alternative and heavy-metal bands in the capital city through the late 1990’s and 2000’s.  His primary influences are Alice in Chains, Jimmy Buffet, Johnny Cash, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Disturbed, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, and Nirvana.  His previous band broke up in 2014, but some passions die hard, and in the summer of 2017, Jason was ready to look for a new group of like-minded individuals who were ready to have a great time playing awesome music.  The rest, as they say, is history.