Gaston de la Vega: Bass
Johnny Underpaid: Guitars
Raf Solo: Guitars
Hit Play! Bio:
Perhaps it was bands like the Beatles, the Doors, NOFX or Bad Religion that started it all. It could have been the chance run-ins at shows in South Florida’s punk scene that sparked it. Whatever the reason, Hit Play! has brought a unique mix of members together to bring something new to the South Florida music: Melodic Power Pop Punk Rock.
The by-product of a great era in punk rock music, Hit Play! is made up of some of Miami’s most passionate and long-standing local musicians. The band consists of Alex Calante (vocals), Gaston de la Vega (bass), Johnny Underpaid (guitar), Raf Solo (guitar) and Macbeth Proenza (drums).
Calante, leads the vocals for Hit Play! and brings a fresh approach to his seasoned band mate’s long history in the scene. de la Vega is the former bassist for Miami-based bands the Stop Motion, Jorges, Black Line Grind and Hit Play!’s pre-cursor, Kill LeJeune. While his former Kill LeJeune bandmate, Underpaid, measures up with his stints with bands like The Anti-Fuzz, Out of Focus and Forehead, to name just a few on his roster. Solo, who played at several Vans Warped Tours, hones in on his time with United82, Polly Esther and Pitch Black Radio. Finally, Proenza, who while touring with A-OK, opened up for mainstream leaders like Blink 182, to name just one out of the many bands he toured with, went on to spend 10 years touring the world with Miami's ska/punk legends, Against All Authority.
Together, Hit Play! has gained local notoriety by playing back to back shows and getting reviewed by local publications including the Miami New Times. Be sure to check out their music right here and remember, In Case of Emergency…Hit Play!