"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
Chris Ajhar-lead guitars and vocals-Originally from Miami Florida, Chris has called Tallahassee home for many years. Some of his guitar influences are Randy Rhoads, Eddie Van Halen and Billy Gibbons but there are too many others to list. His musical wish was answered at 10 when he received his first guitar and amp and he has been hooked ever since. In his leisure time he enjoys writing and playing music.
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, Marlboros, and vodka.