Flying High


By Priscilla Speicher The Pineapple Contributing Writer I like going out, but I love being out at the places that have Live Music. The Boca-Delray area has lots of great bands, with a wide variety of musical genres. This month’s Band Buzz features two classic rock bands I recommend catching. The Flyers cover some of Clas- sic Rock’s finest — Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, George Harrison and Jimi Hendrix — to name a few greats! This energetic trio can be heard at Johnnie Browns and Hurricanes in Delray, but also play bars in Boca, Pompano, Mar- gate and Ft. Lauderdale. I would call them a ‘power band.’ The Flyers members are Patrick Farinas (guitar), Joe Beard (drums) and Jordan Richards (bass). What makes them unique is that they are all guitar players who play bass and drums. It makes for an interesting evening watch- ing them change it up on stage. Patrick and Joe, coming from musi- cal households, have been playing since they were children, and Jordan, at only 18 years old, has been playing for half his life under the tutelage of Patrick. Patrick and Joe teamed up about 5 years ago. Jordan joined them about 2 years ago, and is becoming a dynamic musi- cian in his own right. The three have a chemistry uncommon to most bands. Having just released their second al- bum (Tree) last year, they perform 4-5 nights a week around South Florida, and play both original music and rock clas- sics. There are no egos or issues between them, just love and respect for each oth- er. Visit for more information. Another local band that doesn’t play regularly or have set gigs, but plays oc- casionally at The Wishing Well in Boca and Tim Finnegan’s Pub in Delray Beach, is The Sheffield Brothers. Three brothers – John, Skip (Norman) and Richard, grew up in South Florida – specifically Deerfield Beach – and have been making music together since they were teenagers. They do classic rock covers, a few 90s rock ‘hair’ covers and the occasional blues tune. It’s a great mix that always has people on their feet and dancing. Plus, with local boys, you know it will always be a ton of fun. This month you can find The Flyers on stage every Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. at Johnnie Browns in Delray Beach at 8 p.m. The band will also be playing at 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 21st at the Dubliner in Boca Raton at Mizner Park. For more information and a com- plete calendar of events visit the band’s website at