Little Hurricane is an American rock and blues band, based out of San Diego, California, United States. Formed in 2010, the band consists of front man Anthony “Tone” Catalano and drummer Celeste “C.C.” Spina. They are a male/female duo with minimalist blues approach to a rocking, indie sound. It is a perfect blueprint for the Little Hurricane’s sound. Influences include Van Morrison, Dead Weather, Gorillaz, James Taylor, Paul Simon, and The Beatles.
One of their songs “Get By” was featured on the television show Revenge season one episode five which aired on ABC. The song is playing in the background during a bar scene.
Their song “Sweet Pea” featured on ABC’s Mistresses. Their song “Haunted Heart” was featured on Gossip Girl, and their music was featured on ESPN’s Firstwatch. The band was named as an “Artist to Watch” by Sports Illustrated in 2012 and their song “Give em Hell” was featured in a video for the magazine’s Swimsuit Edition.
Their music has also been licensed to the movies The Motel Life, Two Hundred Thousand Dirty and Brooklyn Brothers Beat The Best.
The band has been featured in four Taco Bell TV advertisements. The songs “Haunted Heart, “Hold Me Back,” Trouble Ahead,” and a cover of Starland Vocal Band’s “Afternoon Delight” were featured in a series of Taco Bell commercials.
This show coincided with the release of the album “Same Sun Same moon”, and we were treated to new songs, as well as classics. I captured a few of them on videos – Sheep in Wolves Clothes, and Slingshot.