Little Hurricane is an American dirty blues band based in San Diego, California. Formed in 2010, the band consists of front man Anthony "Tone" Catalano and drummer Celeste "C.C." Spina.

Little Hurricane
Little Hurricane
Little Hurricane
Background information
OriginSan Diego, California
GenresBlues, rock, lo-fi
Years active2010–present
LabelsDeath Valley Records
MembersAnthony “Tone” Catalano
Celeste “CC” Spina

History edit

In 2010, Chicago-born Spina (a cook and bartender) resumed playing drums after eight years away from a set and put an advertisement on 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.[1]

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, The John Butler Trio, and the Heartless Bastards.

In 2016, the band licensed their fourth studio album, Same Sun Same Moon, to Mascot Records.[2] It was released on April 14, 2017, and became their second album to appear on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart.[3]

Music edit

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.[citation needed]

As "Tone“ mentioned in a video livestream, the song "Crocodile Tears“ was originally written for the soundtrack for the movie "Two Hundred Thousand Dirty."[4]

Their song, “Bad Business” is also featured on the soundtrack for the video game "MLB The Show 16".

Their song "Sweet Pea" was 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.[citation needed]

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

The band has been featured on KROQ.[5]

To date, the band has been featured in five Taco Bell TV advertisements. The songs "Haunted Heart", "Hold Me Back", "Trouble Ahead", "Isn't It Great" and a cover of Starland Vocal Band's "Afternoon Delight" were featured in a series of Taco Bell commercials.[6]

The band has received several awards from the San Diego Music Awards, including Album of the Year ("Same Sun Same Moon", 2016), 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).[7]

Performances edit

Little Hurricane has performed in major festivals, including Austin City Limits Music Festival, Bottlerock Napa 2017, Telluride Blues and Brews, Parkenfestivalen, Summerfest, Lollapalooza[8][9] and South by Southwest.[10] Their performances have been featured in leading publications such as Rolling Stone.[11]

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

Members edit

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

Discography edit

Homewrecker (2011) edit

Track listing edit

1."Crocodile Tears"3:55
2."Trouble Ahead"3:57
3."Haunted Heart"2:45
4."Fourth of July"2:53
6."Get By"2:32
7."Hold Me Back"0:51
9."Sun Sets West"2:28
10."Sweet Pea"3:32
11."Tear Bucket"3:41
13."Give Em Hell"4:30

Stay Classy (A Collection of Cover Songs) (2013) edit

Track listing edit

1."Dark End of the Street (Percy Sledge)"2:22
2."Bad Moon Rising (Creedence Clearwater Revival)"3:12
3."I'm On Fire (Bruce Springsteen)"2:20
4."Money (Pink Floyd)"4:04
5."Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers)"4:10
6."Shadow Boxer (Fiona Apple)"6:21
7."Grounds for Divorce (Elbow)"3:44
8."Blue Jean Blues (ZZ Top)"4:20
9."Natural Blues (Moby/Vera Hall)"2:36
10."Don't Wanna Miss a Thing (Aerosmith)"3:10

Gold Fever (2014) edit

Track listing edit

1."Summer Air"2:59
2."Upside of Down"2:44
3."Sheep In Wolves Clothes"3:18
4."Boiling Water"3:24
5."No Man's Land"3:36
8."Con Man"3:30
9."Sorry Son"3:17
11."Gold Fever"3:12
12."Grand Canyon"4:08

Same Sun Same Moon (2017) edit

Track listing edit

1."Same Sun Same Moon"3:22
2."Bad Business"2:58
4."Isn't It Great"2:53
5."Take It Slow"3:27
6."Lake Tahoe Eyes"3:13
7."March Of The Living"1:48
8."Mt. Señorita"3:03
9."For Life"3:45
10."You Remind Me"2:48
12."Moon's Gone Cold"2:44

Love Luck (2019) edit

Track listing edit

2."Blood Boil"2:54
3."Love Luck"3:06
4."One Night at a Time"2:42
5."Off the Shelf"3:28
6."Black Blizzard"3:37
7."That Woman"1:40
8."Poor Me"3:09
9."What the Stars Need"4:02
10."Eyes On You"3:37

References edit

  1. ^ "Little Hurricane". San Diego Reader. Retrieved 2012-09-29.
  2. ^ "Little Hurricane signs with Mascot Label Group". Archived from the original on 2016-11-05.
  3. ^ "Little Hurricane Chart History | Billboard". Archived from the original on 2018-06-14.
  4. ^ "". 15 October 2011.
  5. ^ "Little Hurricane, who boasts girl drummer C.C. who ain't afraid to play it loud « The World Famous KROQ – Alt Rock Music News, Photos, Videos, Concerts". 2012-03-19. Retrieved 2012-09-29.
  6. ^ "YouTube". Retrieved 2015-06-12.
  7. ^ "San Diego Music Awards - PAST WINNERS". Archived from the original on 2016-10-24. Retrieved 2018-06-27.
  8. ^ "Lollapalooza - Grant Park - Grant Park Museums - Chicago, IL 60605". FindLocal Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2012-09-29.
  9. ^ "Lollapalooza 2011, Sunday: Little Hurricane - Music". Time Out Chicago. 2011-08-07. Retrieved 2012-09-29.
  10. ^ "Little Hurricane". Retrieved 2012-09-29.
  11. ^ Charley Rogulewski (2012-03-16). "Little Hurricane Bring the Heat to SXSW | Music News". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-09-29.

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