Jax Beach group Gunboat Diplomats make top 100 at Bandwagon Network

Gunboat Diplomats single 'Judgment Road'Jacksonville beach recording group The Gunboat Diplomats can add another item to their achievement list. One of their songs made the top 100 on a radio network with global reach. Continue reading “Jax Beach group Gunboat Diplomats make top 100 at Bandwagon Network”

Recording group Gunboat Diplomats livens up holidays with ‘relentlessly chipper’ song

New Year celebration 1940
New Year Celebration 1940; National Photo Company Collection; gifted by Herbert A. French, US Library of Congress.

Musical group Gunboat Diplomats never ceases to surprise me, and the latest release holds to that standard. I’ve praised the work of this recording group before, often calling attention to their lyrics for artistic merit. Some of their songs have dark undertones—I really like that. I mean, how many musicians write songs with a nod to Albert Camus? I’d wager more than half of those under 40 couldn’t pick Camus out of a literary lineup on paper. Continue reading “Recording group Gunboat Diplomats livens up holidays with ‘relentlessly chipper’ song”

Jax and Florida media clueless about major film with Gunboat Diplomats’ song

Media in Jacksonville and Florida in general are a sleepy bunch, especially when it comes to the arts. One major accomplishment has apparently escaped media attention. Jacksonville Beach recording group The Gunboat Diplomats’ song “Crazy About You” is included in M. Night Shyamalan’s latest film Glass. I had to laugh after an email exchange with one of the Diplomats because he shared that news with me as an afterthought.  Continue reading “Jax and Florida media clueless about major film with Gunboat Diplomats’ song”

Gunboat Diplomats’ song picked for use in Shyamalan film ‘Glass’

Gunboat Diplomats Crazy About You
Jacksonville Beach recording group The Gunboat Diplomats’ song “Crazy About You” has been licensed for use in the upcoming Shyamalan film “Glass” starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson.

Indie Art South has followed recording group Gunboat Diplomats for quite some time, reporting favorably on their compositions. Now the Jacksonville Beach (FL) group has reasons to celebrate something besides Christmas. Keith Holmes, who does lead vocals on the song, “Crazy About You,” told IAS the song will be included in content for use in M. Night Shyamalan’s new film Glass.

Holmes isn’t shouting the news from the rooftops—he shared it as an aside in an email exchange in response to my mentioning song licensing opportunities.  Continue reading “Gunboat Diplomats’ song picked for use in Shyamalan film ‘Glass’”

Gunboat Diplomats recording group serves up Christmas cheer with new song

Ok. I’m a sucker for a Christmas song. My daughters know this too well. I’m always bugging them to learn more Christmas songs. Sometimes they accommodate me, sometimes they don’t. So it made my day this morning to get an upbeat, kicking Christmas tune in my email from Gunboat Diplomats.  Continue reading “Gunboat Diplomats recording group serves up Christmas cheer with new song”