About the Band
Fueled by a mutual interest in bringing back the authenticity of raw Rock & Roll music, Acting Natural, lead singer & guitarist Eric Carnevale and bass guitarist James David Maney, aligned their unwavering dedication to creating music with a signature sound. Inspired by legendary bands, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Acting Natural’s sound is unique, offering the essence and passion of solid musicianship.
The young trio from Tampa, Florida, each a multi-instrumentalist, with refreshingly down-to-earth dispositions, began recording original material in 2010 “Our music is new soul with a classic feel. A fresh sound, with Rock & Roll roots and modern vibes.” Singing three-part harmony, their distinctive blend of music and lyrics are drawn from personal inspirations and experiences, allowing the band to be fully expressive and creative in their songwriting. “When writing, we always stay true to ourselves. It serves the music organically when it comes from the soul..”;’Each one of us in the band has a somewhat different musical style, which makes for a interesting creative playing field both on and of the stage.”
Acting Natural means the simplicity to be naturally what you are. To be Aware, Awake, Able and Alive…. An Artist. Their artistry is instinctive, with their appealing on-stage chemistry and addictive melodies, the band is confident in their ability to leave an impact and connect to audiences. “We are musicians but we are huge fans of music, it’s our identity, it’s in our blood. Our focus is music, period,” remarks, Maney.
With growing notoriety on the east coast, Acting Natural has their goals set on gaining new awareness on a larger platform, while continually pushing Rock & Roll music forward as artists. “We just want to play music with no constraints and be as innovative as possible…Generating fans that care and support us, allowing us to consistently create and share our music.” says Carnevale. Acting Natural strives to prove that raw talent, ambition and honesty can still prevail in today’s music industry.