Wednesday, October 31, 2012


 Don't forget to watch the Roland V-Drum Finals streaming live tonight,Oct 31st.2012 and catch StickCentric's Reed Hayes as he goes for the title. Streaming live and direct from Austin,TX!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Congrats to Reed!!!!

We would like to extend an ecstatic and warm congratulations to StickCentric's very own Reed Hayes on his win in the Roland V Drums World Championships 2 US National semi-finals round! Reed won last night's round in Miami FL and is headed to Texas for the final round. Keep watching these pages and be sure to stop by our Facebook page and congratulate him on a well deserved win!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Shows just announced...

  The boys have been invited to perform in the Creative City Project's inaugural city-wide event in Orlando,FL. 
 The Creative City Project is an idea "birthed out of the belief that artists can change a city for the better by making it a more beautiful and interesting place to live." To that end, the founders have begun the process to bring a variety of arts to the greater Orlando area.

 It's time for the 12 Annual Deland Original Music Festival once again. And,once again, Jeremy,Reed,and Juan will be returning along with their exciting mix of progressive and world influenced improvisations.You may purchase your tickets here.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Just for our fans,,,

 We are offering a FREE mp3 from our Sept 9th performance at the Timucua White House!
The tune is entitled "Barefoot In India" and features Jeremy on sitar,Juan on fretless bass,and Reed on a  smaller than usual for him jazz kit laying down some world fusion grooves. See if you can spot references to "Kashmir"! It's our way of saying "Thank You!" for supporting our shows.

You can listen to the track below in the embedded player or right click the link and save the file to your hard-drive. Enjoy!

Download link: "Barefoot In India"

Make sure you download the cover art as well...4 to choose from! Just click to enlarge,then right click to save to your desktop.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Merci to all of you!

 The Timucua White House show was a tremendous success!  A packed house was treated to some of the most eccentric and daring music to ever hit the stage at the Glazer Family's beautiful "performance home" in Orlando,FL. Jeremy,Reed,and Juan pulled out all of the stops as they crafted away on Piano,Native american Flute,AMAZING drumming,sitar,fretless bass (with an E-Bow!) and of course Chapman Stick®!
 We will have  more pics and some extremely high quality video coming in the next couple of weeks. For now, please enjoy some of the great pics video shot from audience members!

 We have more shows coming up so check back for dates!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Music preview!!!!

We'd like to share some of our new music! This is a sample of some of the stuff we have been working on. This is still a work in progress as we are still mixing and editing this particular tune. For now it's called "I Don't Know What Happened". There are currently 4 people mixing their own version of this tune.

The 1st mix is by our very own Juan R Leõn. The "Maiden Voyage Mix"

The 2nd mix is by producer Jeff Knauff. Owner of The Parsonage Studios in Gibsonton,FL. This is the "Space Mix"

 We are tracking new tunes almost stay tuned!

 Sample art of some concepts for our CD cover.
The title is French for  "Sonic Tapestries for the Modern Listener"



Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sticky Stuff

 1st of all...if you arrived here by typing in! We will be launching a brand new site very soon. As of now folks will be directed to our blog of which your pretty little eyes happen to be perusing right now.

 2nd of all we have received our tracks from a recent recording session and will be mixing them up in the next couple of weeks.

 3rdly (is that even a word?) We are also preparing for some upcoming shows.Most notably are the Timucua White House show on Sun Sept 9th and another appearance at the 12th Annual Deland Original Music Festival on Sat November 3rd.

 So lots of Sticky Stuff in the works..stay tuned....

Friday, August 10, 2012

New Music!

StickCentric was in the studio laying down tracks for some new music. Stay tuned!!!!!

Friday, August 3, 2012

A rose by any other name....

Birdsall/Leõn/Hayes will be changing their name.Known mainly as the acronym BLaH since their inception at last year;s Shut Up and Play Festival,the trio has decided to change their name to reflect their penchant for Chapman Stick® based music. The new name is StickCentric and will soon appear on their FaceBook page,Twitter page, and will be the name of their new website (coming soon!). Look for changes to this blog very soon!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sticks at the White House!!!!

Central Florida Stick® Night a grand success!

 It was a rousing 3 hours of pure musical delight at last night's Central Florida Stick® Night at Natura Coffee & Tea.
 Both Juan R Leõn and Jeremy Birdsall hit the stage for some solo work. running the musical relay race from new age to funk,rock to jazz,blues to prog,and back again,the crowd responded with jubilant cheers and smiles all around.
 Stickist Flint Blade wowed the crowd with his nimble yet expressive Stick technique..fusing the sensibilities of Michael Manring with the lush chordal resolves of George Harrison. He was joined on stage by Alison Murphy for a Stick/clarinet duet that was lush and melodic.
 after a short break...Reed Hayes got behing his trusty Sonor drum kit and layed down the funkiest grooves and in you face beats all to the ecstasy of jeremy,Flint,and Juan as the 4 let loose an onslaught of fine jamming that kept folks on their toes hanging on every snare crack and string bend. Reed turned in rousing solo (does he do any other kind?) while the 3 Stickists got their own moments to shine.
 Yessir...what a night!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

It's right around the corner!!! Jeremy and Juan will be sharing the stage at Natura Coffee & Tea with fellow Stickist Flint Blade.BLaH drummer reed Hayes may stop in for a jam or two! You do not want to miss this evening of incredible music all performed on the Chapman Stick®. It's all happening Friday, July 27th!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Rukus Radio @ Natura Stick Night!

 The mighty crew from Rukus Radio mentioned tha they would like to document the June 27th Stick Night at Natura Coffee and Tea in Orlando! The online independent music station caught BLaH at the 1st annual Delandapalooza Music Fest and interviewed the boys after their set. Since then, Rukus Radio has been very enthusiastic with all things BLaH.They have played the trio's music on their show and have hinted at/offered to do a live broadcast of sorts from the upcoming Stick Night featuring Stickists Flint Blade,Jeremy Birdsall and Juan R. Leõn. Stay tuned for updates!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Jeremy and Juan to co-host Stick® Night

 Flint BladeJeremy Birdsall, and Juan R Leõn will be performing/hosting a Stick® Night at Natura Coffee and Tea in Orlando, Florida. It's a little dream that has been trying to get off the ground for some time now.
 This will mark the 1st time the 3 have shared the stage together.We don't know what to expect..but rest assured it will be amazing!
  Fellow Stickist Randy Pytel...who,in fact,suggested this little get together, will also try to make the bill bringing the grand total to 4 Stickists on 1 stage.
 And our very own drummer extraordinaire Reed Hayes may just pop in for a good old fashioned improgisation.
Yep.....we made that word up!
 So mark your calendars,update your i-Phones,cancel the bris you have been waiting all year for and come on out for a night you won't soon forget!

Friday, April 27, 2012

New collaborations....

We have been in talks with Stickist Flint Blade as we try to organize a Stick Night/BLaH show for June at the ever groovy Natura Cafe and Tea  in Orlando. We hope that it all pans out.So far, we have very tentative dates for
June 27 and or June 28. Stay tuned as we figure out exactly what we will be doing and finalize the fine details!

Saturday, March 17, 2012


                      NOTE!!! New set times!!!

OK folks...the times and venue for the BLaH appearance at the 1st Annual Delandapalooza Festival are here! We will be performing a 40 minute set starting at 2:45 pm at Chess Park in downtown Deland.Visit the Delandapalooza site for tix and more info.