Come and Get A Taste of…..Taste

Nov 30, 2011

By:  Krista Doran

_MTD7004-2What do you get when you mix some Classic and Modern Rock, sprinkle in some Reggae and season with a hint of Funk?  Well, you get one of the hottest and most exciting cover bands to hit the circuit in years called Taste, of course!

Taste is a band managed by Apollo Artists that has only been together since August of 2010, but have been turning heads like nobody’s business!  Consisting of 5 highly talented musicians, Taste is a band that will just knock your socks off.

I interviewed lead vocalist, Mike Chevalier and asked him what was different about Taste and he told me, “We have a combination of unique instrumentation, well-seasoned players, and strong vocals; we’re also ready, willing and able to do just about anything that people want to hear. There are a lot of great groups around, though we definitely play some stuff you just won’t hear anywhere else, and you won’t hear the variety of material we cover by a single band, sometimes within a single set.”  This band has been known to play “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”, “Disco Inferno” and “Thriller” into the same set, all the while keeping a great, energetic flow. Taste loves to keep you guessing, by only playing the best songs, with great arrangements and energy.  Their shows are unpredictable, explosive and irresistibly funky.

From Motown and Classic Funk to Classic/Modern Rock and the latest Pop and club hits, Taste knows what it takes to keep their fans dancing all night long.  This band simply focuses on keeping people dancing, drinking and smiling, all the while keeping it weird, wild and fun!  If you were down the shore this past summer, you probably saw this crazy bunch playing at places like Keenan’s, The Wharf of Club Luna.  They are now starting to play at local clubs in and around the Philly area.  In the month of December they have shows lined up at the following places:  12/3 – Harrah’s Eden Lounge, 12/10 they’ll be at The  Manayunk Brew Pub, from 12/12-12/18 they’ll hit Sloppy Joe’s in Key West, Fl and on 12/30 at The Trappe Tavern.

I asked Mike what kind of music they all like to play the most and he told me, “Anything funky. Our fantasy setlist would probably be an even mix of James Brown, Jamiroquai, The Meters and Parliament-Funkadelic. We’d love to have a life sized Mothership land on stage, too!”

This band is definitely something special.  It took them a few years of playing an annual corporate holiday event every year to really understand what they had together, but now here they are and they’re ready to ROCK!

You can see Taste’s full schedule at, hear samples of their music and view pictures of past shows.  They are available to play all clubs and events and can be booked through Apollo Artists Attractions by calling Eli at 610-328-6500.  Taste is:  Michael Chevalier on lead vocals, violin & keys; Ian Scattareggia on lead guitar & vocals; Erik Scatterggia on drums, programming & vocals, Rob Craft on lead guitar, vocals & trumpet and             Aaron Hindorff on lead vocals & bass.  This is certainly a band you will want to check out time and time again!

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