March Music Madness: Round 2 - March 25 and March 26


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These are the current pairings in Round 2 of March Music Madness.  

Current Matchups:

Carey Hunley and Truck

Rico Suave and Vince Keating 

Read the following bios to learn more about these artists:

Carey Hunley:

Carey Hunley began his musical life at a very young age and began honing his craft through performances at his church. His sets of country, pop, rock, and soul quickly became fan favorites throughout the city of Hamilton. He has developed great proficiency in his singing as well as writing songs on the guitar, drums, and piano. In his early days, Carey was a founding member of the band Aaron’s Garment (a Christian/New Age Rock band) and was honored to perform at Ichthus Music Festival. Carey plays a wide variety of music: oldies, Motown, 70s classic rock, 80s, 90s pop rock, classic/current country, and Top 40 Hits. His first hit “All in Your Hands” hit television and festivals in 2011. He has since released many other singles such as “I’m Done”, “Shoulda Just Went to Bed”, and “Chillin’ to a Country Song”. Carey is most influenced by his father Arvis Austin, Nashville, TN legend, who has had top singles such as I Just Need A Coke To Get the Whiskey Down: (top 10 England country chart of 1983).  Carey Hunley has achieved many accomplishments in his almost 30 years of experience. He has played hundreds of shows as one half of the duo Double Barrell.  Carey currently performs as the guitar player for the Amy Sailor Band, singer/guitar player for The Carey Hunley Band, as well as performing various solo and duo shows all around the Tristate. Carey is proud to have won the Cincinnati’s Next Big Band competition in 2016, as well as having been a semi-finalist in the Get the Gig contest in 2019. And he looks forward to participating in this friendly competition as well! “Music is truly my passion. My ~30 years of experience have taught me more than just music… but how to connect with people and with life.” - Carey


TRUK is a country band made up of Ty Richards, Kenny Utley, Nick Wheeler, Doug Werner and Brad Powers.  They have played at various bars including The Barrel and WO Wright's.  

Rico Suave:

Rico Suave has been rapping songs that he makes up since he was 10 years old. Rico was always the class clown rapping to all the girls, which sometimes caused him to get detention. Rico and his uncle would drive around town for hours listening to 2Pac, who became a major influence on Rico. Rico loves country music as well and his hope is to mix country with a little rap. Rico only writes and sings his past or current experience in life good or bad. Rico can bring a new kind of music that would fit just about anyone. Rico hopes to win this contest so he can be seen and heard, as finances with trying to get yourself out there can be expensive.

Vince Keating:

Vince Keating is a singer-songwriter who has played a sort of indie folk rock something or other all over the Midwest. He writes songs for those that are filled with whiskey and recklessness. As a major advocate for human rights, basic hygiene, turn signals, turtles, and your local bar, his recordings are barely a taste of the live show you don't want to miss. If you don't like it, you probably need another drink.

Links for these artists:

Carey Hunley:  (20+) Carey | Facebook

TRUK:  (20+) TRUK | Facebook

Rico Suave:  (20+) Rico Suave | Facebook

Vince Keating: Vince Keating | Free Listening on SoundCloud

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