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Busch Gardens brings Food, Wine, and Collective Soul to Gwazi Park

Collective Soul - packed the place on a cold night!

Collective Soul


By Brent Michael, Rock At Night Tampa Correspondent

Venue: Busch Gardens Wine and Food Festival Concert Series, Tampa, Florida. Saturday, February 29th, 2020

The new Gwazi, aka Iron Gwazi, may not be finished yet, but that didn’t stop Collective Soul from rocking the area know as Gwazi Park.

Collective Soul

Based in Atlanta, Collective Soul consists of lead vocalist Ed Roland, rhythm guitarist Dean Roland, bassist Will Turpin, drummer Johnny Rabb and lead guitarist Jesse Triplett. Formed in 1992, The band hit it big in 1993 when the song “Shine” (which of course they played to gratifying audience response) became an underground radio sensation. Throughout a somewhat tumultuous career, including disputed circumstances with former bandmates and legal battles with ex-managers (rumored, they have a gag order), the Roland brothers and Will Turpin have held things together and produced ten studio albums, one live album, one compilation album, one extended play, thirty-nine singles and twenty-three music videos – nearly all songs penned by Ed Roland.


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About Brent Michael (85 Articles)
Senior Journalist/Photographer When not in custody, I've been involved with music, photography, and writing my entire life. Ever since I was a young boy and played those silver tunes, I've had the beat, but being a drummer didn't suit me so I became a lead singer, which lasted a few years. Settling down, sort of, I translated my knowledge of audio and glib tongue into mobile emcee work, and my training as a photographer and videographer into a living in the wedding, party, bar/bat mitzvah, and entertainment industry. During this time I also managed to bamboozle my way into a master's degree in writing, worked for a couple of magazines (yes, I took photos for a nudist magazine!), have photographed hotels, done commercial work (shot the cover of Tablet and Capsule magazine), published a few articles, hosted some public access shows (a couple times in drag, but that's another story), and generally made a nuisance of myself until I landed here.