"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, Marlboros, and vodka.  


Brian Smith-vocals and rhythm guitar-Born and raised in Tallahassee, Brian is the newest member of the group.  Brian is a formidable guitarist and not only holds it down as a rhythm guitarist but can hold his own trading licks with Darrayl.  Brain's influences are Rick Medlocke, Edward Van Halen, and Keith Urban.  Brian's favorite pastimes are fishing, Marlboros, and beer.