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 The TasteFull Story 

A talented and brazen four-piece, the TasteFull hard-alt rock sound channels 70’s R&B/Soul with a dark psychedelic rock delivery. This is music born from the chance intersection of a blues-soul hippie, a pysch rock experimentalist, a stadium rock riffer, and a classical percussion rebel.


There is an adamance for the pursuit of a vision just beyond reach, but amidst their  imaginings, TasteFull does not stray from what is real. Beneath introspective lyrics and complex sonic pictures are four stories woven in a central love for what is soulful, what is genuine, and what the world needs to hear.


Deep in the lines, somewhere out there floating in the empty sea, there is more to life. TasteFull uses the power of genuine expression to find it.

Sam Smith


About: Bio
Hunter Brookbank


TasteFull cut their teeth gigging everywhere from breweries to Fountain Square in the Cincinnati area. With a strong early rise from the underground Clifton music scene following the COVID-19 pandemic, they became a leading force in the area over the course of 2021 and 2022, organizing shows and connecting with other bands to create a network that has since flourished into a full-fledged rock community. Today, alongside bands such as Saving Escape, Trauma Illinois, Fat Sal, Co Etc., The Electric Indigo, and Dead Humor, the Cincinnati rock music scene thrives like never before.

Pioneering past house shows, TasteFull pushed to expand the bounds of their scene, helping establish Bellevue Park as the summit for local music, and increasingly touring abroad in the Ohio region.


Their mission to improve their community and represent the music culture within it has cultivated an expectation for the native music scene, garnering attention and support from news sources like Local 12 News and coverage by numerous local music media outlets.

TasteFull made their first impression with their debut single “Oxygen,” originally written in high school by lead guitarist Sam Smith. The song introduced a fresh taste to the Cincinnati soundscape during the COVID-19 pandemic in April of 2020, a time in which the upbeat, beachy energy of the song brought to many a sense of hope and happiness amidst the gloom of the pandemic circumstances.

With Oxygen circulating all the notable radio stations of the Cincinnati region and beyond, TasteFull set out to complete their debut album “Radha,” engineered by Nolan Monigold of local label Monigold Studios. Releasing on April 9, 2021, this statement album became the first iteration of TasteFull’s ambitious conceptual imagination.


Blending punk, reggae, psychedelic rock, grunge, and even classical sitar, the extensive musical itinerary of Radha provided a glimpse into the future of the group as not just a local hard-rock band, but a powerhouse of in-depth composition and arrangement. Their soulful musicianship blends with often darker lyrical content that bridges the spirit of rock music with an unabridged realism towards life’s difficulties.

Frank Cassidy


Karthik Raturi


Radha impressed numerous radio DJ’s of the Cincinnati area, but most notably, their track “Running in Circles” made its way to the ears of Alice Cooper in New York City, who featured the tune in his personal radio hour, “Nights with Alice Cooper.” Much has been said about this dynamic group, but Alice Cooper himself may have said it best - "TasteFull is the Deja New."

On Friday, May 13,  2022, TasteFull released their latest single Lost Another Friend,  along with B-side Carousel. Polished by sound engineer Mark Santangelo, whose incredible work history includes names such as The Black Pumas and Disturbed, Lost Another Friend takes the popular vintage sound craved by young listeners today and presents it in a contemporary way, making it a uniquely apt choice for radio play and online streamers alike who long for the sound of the past in today’s world.

TasteFull is currently in the process of recording their second full length album at The Monastery Studios.

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