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97X and Ferg’s Live are teaming up to showcase the best local music in the Bay area. It’s the Ferg’s Live Friday Night Live Local Band Spotlight. Every month, we’ll spotlight a couple local bands who will be performing at Ferg’s Live on an upcoming Friday Night. Click here for official contest rules.







Red Calling


Formed in February 2010, Red Calling is a hard rock band based in Tampa, FL. Each of its four members bring together different backgrounds of music to form a warm and intense sound. With the combined songwriting of Javier Pons (Guitar/Synthesizer) and Jessica Pons (Vocals/guitar/keyboard), and with the technical workings of Luis Pons (Bass/Synthesizer) and drummer Destiny Covault, the lineup was complete.

The band has a wide range of influences from Radiohead, Korn, Deftones, Lacuna Coil, The Gathering, Thrice, Portishead, Steven Wilson, Pink Floyd, Phil Collins, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, etc.

In 2011 the band released their first 4 songs Demo.
In February 2013, Red Calling released their first radio single “Let me fade”.
In February 2014 the band released their E.P. “Break the Silence”

Red Calling has toured all over Florida and has played at various summer festivals, as Rockapalooza (Jackson, Michigan). Red Calling has opened for nationally acclaimed acts as Lit, Adema, Candlebox, Saliva, Adam Gontier (from Three days grace), HED PE, Mushroomhead, Smile Empty Soul, Taproot, Ten Years and Otep among others.

The band will be releasing their first full length album on November 13th, 2015

Red Calling's music is electrifying and unpredictable. With lots of piano and synths, melodies are brutal yet tender. From its members to its music, Red Calling is as appealing to listen to, as they are to witness live.

Mighty Mongo






Vitalist, previously known as Milestones, has established itself as a Tampa based post-hardcore band. With influences such as Dance Gavin Dance and A Day to Remember, our music fuses poppy melodies with energetic breakdowns. In each performance we give it our all; making it both musically and visually entertaining.

In the time that we’ve been together, we have opened up for several nationally touring acts, & have recorded our debut EP 'Where the Wild Things Aren't,' via Forerunner Records.




Doug South and The Roundabouts


Doug South and The Roundabouts are a brand new act out of the Tampa Bay area with Doug South as the frontman, guitar and piano player, Damien Ward on bass and Brian Thompson on drums. From a huge variety of popular covers to original, modern, bluesy songwriting, Doug South and the Roundabouts bring a great vibe to the table with some groovy beats and tasteful melodic choice. Our covers include the amazing work of artists from Johnny Cash, B.B. King, SRV, Merle Haggard and The Grateful Dead, to Kool and the Gang, KC and the Sunshine, The Red Hot Chilipeppers, and Sublime. Whatever the occasion or atmosphere may be, we have your party covered!

The Jackets


The Jackets are an electrifying Garage Punk trio from Switzerland fronted by female singer and guitarist Jack Torera, drummer Chris Rosales (The Get Lost) and bass player Samuel Schmidiger. Since 2008 they have been infecting concert-goers all over Europe with their high energy stage performances and their raw fuzzed-out freak music.

They released 3 albums: 'Stuck Inside' on Subversiv Records in 2009, 'Way Out' on Soundflat Records (GER) in 2012 and 'Shadows Of Sound' on Voodoo Rhythm Records in 2015.

Polar Summer

Congrats on winning the March 2017 at Ferg's Live!


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Eden Shireen

Congrats on winning the February 2017 at Ferg's Live!


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Natalie Claro

Congrats on winning the January2017 at Ferg's Live!


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The Rosewoods

Congrats on winning the end of 2016 at Ferg's Live!

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