Rock Band formed During COVID-19 Pandemic Releases New Single

Coconut Telegraph

The Grouper Cheeks (www.thegroupercheeks.com), announced the release of “Quarantine Hair,” their follow-up single and music video. The song was written by The Grouper Cheeks’ frontman, Kenny Goldstone of Nokomis, Florida. The band’s debut single and music video “Social Distance” garnered thousands of views on the band’s YouTube channel and Facebook page and raised over $20,000 for MusiCares.

The Grouper Cheeks are dedicating the music video of “Quarantine Hair” in celebration of the life of Meredith Cochie Ross who passed away on June 13, 2020 after a tragic traffic accident. Meredith was a dear friend and fan of the band, and had submitted photos featured in the music video. Meredith is a Lemon Bay High School and University of Florida alumnus with degrees in journalism and mass communications. A former employee of Sun Coast Media Group, her hometown newspaper, she was most recently a 10-year educator at Full Sail University. Meredith is survived by her husband Erikk and son Everett.

“Meredith was the original Grouper Cheeks superfan,” said Matt Pengra, the band’s keyboardist. “Her larger-than-life catalytic energy and her fierce passion for creatives and creative expression has sparked so many of us individually, and has been a source of inspiration for the band. With Meredith’s spirit with us, we dedicate our newest music video ‘Quarantine Hair’ in her honor.”

Click here to watch the music video.

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