The earl Band, “The Ultimate in Party Rock” , delivers high energy tributes to the best rock and roll party and dance music of the '80s, ‘90s and other eras. Based in Florida, The earl Band and its following brings with them a party atmosphere that gets audiences dancing and singing to their favorite tunes. With focused tributes to the music of Billy Idol, Bryan Adams, the late Tom Petty, R.E.M, U2, Joan Jett, 3 Doors Down, Social Distortion, Rihanna, and many others, this band provides the best in upbeat party and danceable music, sure to connect with audiences. The earl Band is bandleader Shawn Malaney on Guitar and Vocals, Bill Lee on Bass and Al Konkal on drums, percussion and vocals, and the recently added and very talented Ms. Stephanie Lynn on vocals and well known lead guitarist Steve Sidlo to take on lead and vocal roles. The show is "The Ultimate in Party Rock" and a show that audiences are sure to remember.
The earl Band performances fill any stage from the local indie scene to the festival stages as a high energy headliner. Our festival experience covers the likes of The Clematis by Night Main Stage, Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City (multiple times), Loxahatchee Music Festival (multiple times), Pompano Music under the Stars as a headliner, Musicfest at Delray Marketplace as a headliner, United We Rock, and West Palm’s own Food Truck Safari and Brew at the Zoo.
Veteran of The earl Band since 1985, Bill started his music career with “Wrath” a contemporary hard rock band in Chicago in the 1970’s. After a hiatus to pursue an engineering career Bill was asked to join “NightWing”, a hard driving Rock and Roll quartet, frequently featured at the major venues in the Fox Valley region of northern Illinois and was house band to several venues. “NightWing” recorded the original song “Magic Man” which achieved limited success. Moving to Florida in 1985 Bill was picked up by earl, also a working northern Illinois band transplanted. Bill left earl in 1999 to pursue engineering opportunities in the US and abroad but rejoined an energized “earl” briefly from 2004 to 2007 for the “Four Weekends” album and associated dates before moving overseas. Upon his return in 2009 Bill joined the newly energized earl . Bill also does collaborations in Chicago with former “Wrath” band mates when everyone’s travel schedule allows it. For Bill there is no looking back only forward.
Founding earl Shawn is a professional singer, guitar player, opera singer, musical teacher and musical director. At the age of 16 he was already performing at local coffee houses and restaurants. While at Berklee College of Music he majored in composition and performed with local bands. After leaving Berklee he formed and managed the Country Rock Band – “Jubal”, which toured the Midwest and western United States for many years. As the lead singer, guitar player and manager, Shawn led “Jubal” to a successful decade on the road and in the studio. After moving to South Florida in 1985, Shawn has been the leader and founding member of the “Earl Krevice Band” in its multiple configurations playing in South Florida culminating with the highly energized earl you see today.
Singer-songwriter Stephanie Lynn — a mainstay on Florida stages for more than 10 years — is the newest member of The earl. Band An engaging lead singer who was the first female member of classic rock band Gypsy Lights, Stephanie counts Shirley Bassey, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Heart and Queen as just a few of her formative influences. Well known for her stirring covers of classics and chart sensations Sia and Rhianna, Stephanie has been a performer since childhood starting with roles in musical theater.
An accomplished choreographer, professional figure skating instructor and designer, Stephanie often wears her own one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry creations on stage. Florida rock fans have seen her perform at prestigious venues such as Books and Books in Coral Gables, as well as regional festivals, clubs and philanthropic events, where she helps raise funds for breast cancer research and animal welfare. “I’m living a dream come true," she says. "Music is the place where my heart feels free. On stage I feel blessed beyond words. Seeing our audiences having fun, leaving their troubles behind, fills me with joy and gratitude."
Joining earl in 1986, Al brought considerable percussion and technical expertise to the band that has been its foundation since. In addition to his talent on the kit, Al has always been ahead of the curve with technical innovations allowing his unique style of percussion and the bands to be on the cutting edge. With a reputation for powerful drumming intermixed with smooth beats and his perfect time, Al fills out the sound of any ensemble lucky enough to have him play with them. In addition to his key role in the earl Al was frequently seen at the Wyndham in Deerfield accompanying “Bill ‘Jose’ Cuervo” before his untimely passing, as they filled the evening with the sounds of the islands. Additionally Al frequently accompanies local favorites “The Innuendo Band” and his own creation “The Passion Band”. He also did a 2010 tour locally in Virginia Beach with local talent. The heartbeat of the earl Al “Dr. Voodoo” Konkal is always ready to rock and roll.
Lead Guitarist Steve began his musical career playing guitar eastern Pennsylvania. At a young age he played with several different bands in bars and festivals. He joined Big Eyes, a full time band playing 6 nights a week for 3 years playing in front of up to 5,000 people every night. He opened for Foghat and Bachman-Turner Overdrive among others. He then joined an all original band, Three Way Street and was featured on the radio, WMMR in Philadelphia. After moving to Florida and a hiatus from music , Steve joined an original group, Bandit. With a CD and slots on the fair and festival circuit in hand Steve backed the late, great, Clarence Clemmons, of Bruce Springsteen fame, Three Dog Night and Starship. After that, Steve joined the founding member of Band of Gold, Rick Gerard, to form the group Contraband. A few years later Steve joined The Rubber Band, with the great bassist, Willie Roslund. And most recently he joined the current lineup of The earl Band.