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Background photo by Noah Garbarino

The Whiskey Wasps are an indie band founded by husband and wife, Billy Schmidt and Rachel DuVall-Schmidt. Originally from West Palm Beach, FL, the couple relocated to California in February 2017. Combined with their time with the indie rock band, Raggy Monster, the two have shared the stage with Smashing Pumpkins, Train, The Misfits, Charlie Daniels, and many more. The couple has also received several awards, including Best Music Video 2016, Best Rock Band 2016, and Best Local Band at Sunfest 2013, and have been featured in RockOnPhilly, South Florida New Times, Cliche' Magazine, Pure Honey Magazine, and BalconyTV as an editor's pick. Their music has also received international radio airplay with their first single "Morning Snow". Recently their music video, Carmel by the Sea, helped sell a $3.5m house and was featured on the cover page of The Carmel Pine Cone as "A mold-breaking innovation to marketing properties." Their third release is a childrens book and musical concept album set for a 2020 release. Billy and Rachel promise it to be their "most ambitious project to date."