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 The TasteFull Story 

A talented and brazen four-piece, the TasteFull sound channels 70’s R&B/Soul with hard rock delivery.


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 is on the road to finding it.

Sam Smith


About: Bio
Hunter Brookbank and Sam Smith
Hunter Brookbank
Hunter Brookbank


TasteFull cut their teeth gigging everywhere from breweries to Fountain Square in the Cincinnati area. Championing the resurgence of the underground Clifton music scene following the COVID-19 pandemic, they have become a leading force in the region since 2021, organizing shows and connecting with other bands to create a network that has since flourished into a full-fledged rock community. Alongside bands such as Saving Escape, Fat Sal, Mosant, Trauma Illinois, Co Etc., The Electric Indigo, and Dead Humor, TasteFull has come to embody the post-pandemic wave of Cincinnati rock music.

Pioneering past house shows, TasteFull pushed to expand the bounds of their scene, helping establish Bellevue Park as a summit for local music and embarking on increasingly ambitious tours abroad.


TasteFull’s mission to represent their community and 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, Inhailer Radio, Bearcast Media, and 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 breath of fresh air 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, TasteFull set out to complete their debut album “Radha,” engineered by Nolan Monigold of local label Monigold Studios. Released on April 9, 2021, this statement album was the first demonstration of TasteFull’s ambitious conceptual imagination.


Blending everything from punk, reggae, psychedelic rock, grunge, to even classical sitar, the extensive musical itinerary of Radha established the basis 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 authenticity and emotion; they bridge the spirit of rock music with unabridged realism towards contemporary life.

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.” Though much has been said about this dynamic group, Alice Cooper himself may have said it best - "TasteFull is the Deja New."

Frank Cassidy


Karthik Raturi


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 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 context, making it a uniquely apt choice for listeners who long for the sound of the past in today’s world.

TasteFull is currently in the process of completing their second full length album at The Monastery Studios. Due for release in Winter 2023, TasteFull’s sophomore album "New Beginnings" promises redefinition for the rock group in constant metamorphosis.

In Fall 2023, TasteFull embarks on their widest tour to date in support of the album's introductory single, "Black Seat Cadillac." 

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