Acoustic and electric bassist Philip Booth has led or co-led a variety of Tampa Bay area groups, including Acme Jazz Garage, Ghetto Love Sugar, Bop City, the Philip Booth Quartet, Irritable Tribe of Poets, the Jonathan Powell Quartet, and Liz Back on Booze. Philip's bands have played many venues, festivals and special events throughout Central Florida, including Jannus Landing, the Clearwater Jazz Holiday, Skipper's Smokehouse, the WMNF Tropical Heatwave, the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, the Child of the Sun Jazz Festival, the House of Blues (restaurant), Guavaween, the Brandon Public Library, the Friday Extra Concert Series at Lowry Park, the Lake Wales Mardi Gras, the Sarasota Mardi Gras, Yeoman's Road Pub, the Orpheum, King Corona Cigars and a Super Bowl party in Tampa, opening for Jay Leno. He has also had the privilege of playing with bands backing jazz and blues greats Larry Coryell, Kenny Drew, Jr., Lucky Peterson and, when Philip was in college at UF in Gainesville, Bo Diddley. Philip was the executive producer of the 1996 tribute disc Monk in the Sun and Greenwich Blue's When Our Time Comes , released in 1997. He co-produced Ghetto Love Sugar's 2002 The Uncertainty Principle, and additionally played on The Irritable Tribe of Poets' Vital Signs: The Primal Sessions (2002) and Kahlo (2004), Stone's Plain White Wrapper, Ronny Elliott and the Nationals (1997) and Liz Back on Booze's self-titled cassette, which  attracted the attention Sony's A&R department. Ghetto Love Sugar contributed their version of the Beatles' "Within You, Without You" to WMNF's A Little Help From Our Friends: A Tribute to Benefit the WMNF Building Fund (2002). He blogs at www.betweenthegrooves.wordpress.com
After receiving a B.S. in music education from New York University, Sam Koppelman worked around the New York area as a drummer and vibraphonist. In 1985, he relocated to St Petersburg, and has performed in many groups, playing a variety of musical styles, including rock, R&B, jazz , klezmer, reggae and Latin.  Sam has worked with R&B greats Ashford and Simpson, and has performed in many well-known venues, including New York's Carnegie Hall and Town Hall.  Locally, Sam has appeared with many of the area's finest musicians. His first musical experience in the Tampa Bay area was with the bebop group Bop City, which included Philip Booth. Sam and Philip have been playing together for 15 years.  Sam can be heard on recordings with the Nate Najar Group and the Steve Mathews Band. Sam is also a certified public accountant and an information systems specialist.