There are moments that take one’s breath away, often fleeting, yet freeing and clear; boundless … timeless … weightless … ageless … like the drop from the crest of a roller coaster … when Gravity Blinks.
Gravity Blinks released their self-titled debut EP in 2017. Rhonda Huete is the lead songwriter, vocalist, and rhythm guitarist with daughter Kristen on drums/backing vocals. Rhonda’s husband Chip joined in on vocals and acoustic guitar for Fire Inside, a song they co-wrote on their back porch during an extended power outage on a balmy southern night. Christopher Duncan contributed his talents to the EP on keyboards, lead guitar, bass, and vocals, as well as the follow-up single, Rise. This multi-generational collaboration of family and friends produces a depth of perspective and emotion that characterizes Gravity Blinks’ signature sound – dreamy, progressive, smooth and a little psychedelic, reminiscent of the great bands of the 70’s.
The band’s founding members, Rhonda and Kristen, started out playing music together for special needs groups in their community, which grew into HopenHeart, a musical outreach group of local volunteer musicians. Their desire to elevate, comfort, and heal through music carries into Gravity Blinks’ original songs as they write and play with a collective intent to inspire people of all backgrounds to live fully: connected, open, embracing love and peaceful acceptance.
Gravity Blinks released their first full length album April 21, 2020, a collection of ten original songs that explore the many ways we fall through life – falling in love, keeping love alive, friendship, addiction, loss, personal truth, renewing faith, and more, aptly titled “Falling”. Scott Wigley contributes lead guitar/vocals with Jack Rodenbaugh on bass and guest bass appearances by sound engineer Matt Damico.
Rhonda released the acoustic singles “Adore You” and “Born in a Dream” with Scott Wigley in 2020. Gravity Blinks music is available at Bandcamp as well as through most online stores and streaming services.
Rhonda, Kristen, and Scott collaborated with the band Soul Chatter on backing vocals for their 2021 release, Switzerland. It was an awesome experience! Rhonda and Kristen are currently preparing to collaborate on another Soul Chatter tune coming in 2022.
Based in Daphne on the Alabama gulf coast, the band performs from New Orleans, LA to the panhandle of Florida. Chris Weekley joined in late 2021 on lead guitar and vocals, bringing more blues rock influences into their sound. They enjoy connecting with other musicians and music fans as they play in a wide range of venues, from underground clubs to upscale restaurants as well as festivals and special events. Guest musicians can often be seen joining them on stage, keeping their shows fresh and fun.
In addition to their original music, Gravity Blinks covers crowd pleasing tunes made famous by great artists from the 70’s – 90’s. Check out the “Set List – Covers” tab for a sampler of their playlist.
Listen to Gravity Blinks original music on on Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Spotify, or YouTube. Gravity Blinks songs are also available for purchase through online retailers, including Google Play, iTunes, Amazon Music, and more.
Gravity Blinks has aired and is in rotation on both broadcast and internet radio stations, is included in many streaming playlists on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, and Tidal, among others. Their music has been featured in podcasts and interviews from Connecticut to Australia. The band welcomes opportunities to collaborate with broadcasters, curators, and bloggers around the world.
PRESS and REVIEWS:
“I can’t get it out of my head … it grabbed me when I heard this song … the song that I love so much, Fire Inside … And everything else that Gravity Blinks had out there (on iTunes) they’re all great … every single song is great”. – KBJB Radio The Rock Show Ep 16
“Gravity Blinks’ music and live performances have brought comfort, love and healing to many.” – The Southland Music Line
“This group is amazing! Smooth sounds, easy to listen to no matter what they’re playing or where! Rhonda Huete has got it going on with Gravity Blinks! Make a point to attend wherever they are performing. You won’t be dissappointed!” – Cindy Nicholson, The Pigeon Hole Restaurant, Daphne, AL
“Aside from her kindness, there is remarkable talent behind Rhonda and her band which consists of her daughter Kristen, her husband Chip, Scotty Wig, and Jack Rodenbaugh.” – Holly Nicole Combs – Unicorn Cyclist Blog
“We have the artist of the week, it’s Rhonda Huete! (Gravity Blinks)” –Zeljko Stanojkovski – Musicoin.org 2/4/2018
“This band reminds me of No Doubt & a little bit of Paramore. nice work! Good songwriting, singing & instruments.” – Audiozoo
“So good in so many ways!” – Atom Collector Records
“Such a strong song (Rise) … in a parallel universe you`re a platinum seller.” – Submarine Broadcasting Company
“Fabulous, classic progressive rock!” – WUD Records
“Gravity Blinks helped us host Jagmedia Fest 2019! They are easy to work with and so fun to have on stage! 5 STARS” – Cat Grizzle, 97.1 The Prowl, Univ of South Alabama