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Little Hurricane

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Genres  Blues, rock, lo-fi
Years active  2010–present
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Origin  San Diego, California, United States
Website  littlehurricanemusic.com
Members  Anthony “Tone” CatalanoCeleste “CC” Spina
Albums  Gold Fever, Homewrecker, Stay Classy (A Collection of Covers), Same Sun Same Moon, Gold Fever B-Sides
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Little Hurricane is an American rock and blues band, based out of San Diego, California, United States. Formed in 2010, the band consists of front man Anthony "Tone" Catalano and drummer Celeste "C.C." Spina. They are a male/female duo with minimalist blues approach to a rocking, indie sound. It is a perfect blueprint for the Little Hurricane's sound. Influences include Van Morrison, Dead Weather, Gorillaz, James Taylor, Paul Simon, and The Beatles.

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History

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In 2010, Chicago-born Spina (a cook and bartender) got back on drums after eight years away from a set and put an advertisement on the website Craigslist looking for like-minded musicians. Guitarist Anthony “Tone” Catalano (former studio engineer) caught her attention when he mentioned his jazz-band days in high school. “I’ve been writing songs for years, looking for drummers,” says Tone (who relocated from Santa Cruz to San Diego). “I think it’s unique to have a girl drummer.” says Tone, who makes custom guitar slides from wine- and whiskey-bottle necks.

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Formed in early 2010, Little Hurricane began when front man Tone, and drummer CC met via Craigslist and have been creating blues together since. Little Hurricane’s bluesy soul stems from Santa Cruz, where Tone was educated by his musical surroundings, and Chicago, where CC first created her back breaking beats” (Boikdaddy, 2011). “By coincidence, both members lived on the 30th Street in North Park, San Diego. They also found a common interest in unique and vintage equipment and a love of blues. Little Hurricane released their debut album Homewrecker, in April 2011.

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The band has toured in direct support for multiple North American tours for the English ska band The Specials, as well as supported Manchester Orchestra, White Denim, and The Heartless Bastards.

In 2013 Little Hurricane toured as direct support for The John Butler Trio, who are an Australian roots and jam band led by guitarist and vocalist John Butler.

Music

One of their songs “Get By” was featured on the television show Revenge season one episode five which aired on ABC. The song is playing in the background during a bar scene.

Their song "Sweet Pea" featured on ABC's Mistresses. Their song "Haunted Heart" was featured on Gossip Girl, and their music was featured on ESPN's Firstwatch. The band was named as an "Artist to Watch" by Sports Illustrated in 2012 and their song "Give em Hell" was featured in a video for the magazine's Swimsuit Edition.

Their music has also been licensed to the movies The Motel Life, Two Hundred Thousand Dirty and Brooklyn Brothers Beat The Best.

The band has been featured on KROQ.

To date, the band has been featured in four Taco Bell TV advertisements. The songs "Haunted Heart, "Hold Me Back," Trouble Ahead," and a cover of Starland Vocal Band's "Afternoon Delight" were featured in a series of Taco Bell commercials.

The band has received several awards from the San Diego Music Awards, including Song of the Year ("Heart Skips a Beat", 2015) Artist of the Year (2014) Album of the Year (Gold Fever, 2014) Best Live Act (2013) Album of the Year (Homewrecker, 2012) and Best New Artist (2010).

Performances

Little Hurricane has performed in major festivals, including Austin City Limits, Telluride Blues and Brews, Parkenfestivalen, Summerfest, Lollapalooza and South by Southwest. Their performances have been featured in leading publications such as Rolling Stone.

As of 2015, they have headlined tours and festivals in at least 11 countries including Australia, Norway, Sweden, France, Switzerland, Spain, Germany and England.

Members

  • Anthony “Tone” Catalano – guitar, vocals (2010–present)
  • Celeste “CC” Spina – drums, vocals (2010–present)
  • Songs

    Sheep In Wolves ClothesGold Fever · 2014
    Haunted HeartHomewrecker · 2012
    SuperbluesGold Fever · 2014

    References

    Little Hurricane Wikipedia