Cathy is a DC-based singer-songwriter who has been singing from a young age and performing regularly around the DMV for almost 10 years. She is a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar primarily, but also piano and percussion.
She sings with local 80s favorites, The Legwarmers, and also fronts the high-energy, 6-piece ska band, Party Like It’s. She has her own original music project and will be releasing her first album in 2018.
She has played numerous venues, theaters, festivals, and sporting events, including a Japan tour in 2015.
An avid advocate for the DC music scene, Cathy started a nonprofit in 2017 called ProjectHERA. Its mission is to support, connect and empower women and girls in the music industry. Each year, she hosts the HERA music festival, a female-fueled, all ages, celebration of women in music.
She also works as a booking agent for bands and solo artists in and around DC.
Building on the success of his recent single “Beautiful Work,” which cracked the Top 40 on the Billboard charts, Maryland-based singer/songwriter Shane Gamble is set to release a batch of new songs on his own label, Rt. 50 Music, this coming May. The self-titled EP features the singles “Love Is a Road” and “Tangled in You,” which were co-written with 1999 “Country Songwriter of the Year” Phil Vassar. “I went to Phil’s place with nothing more than an idea of a song title in mind,” says Shane. “Over the course of a couple hours, we finished the song. I think we captured something special that day.”
The basic tracks for that song, “Love Is a Road,” were recorded at Magpie Cage Studios in Baltimore by famed artist/engineer J Robbins. To round out the mixes, Shane brought in session pros Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters, Wallflowers), and Sean Hurley (John Mayer, Vertical Horizon, Lady Antebullum), while drummers Nir Z, Rich Redmond, and Michael Dawson carry the grooves.
Sonically speaking, these new tracks sound bigger than anything Gamble has done in the past. On “Lost in a Mystery,” the guitars grind and the lyrics take an outsider view on how the modern country business operates. “I wanted to be real and candid” says Shane. “Nashville is a great town, but it has its way of doing things. It’s great but having a family and living almost 1,000 miles away in Maryland means I can’t walk the traditional path, I’ve got to build this thing on the road show by show.
Gamble spent much of 2017 on the road, road-testing new material as he was opening for top touring artists like the Eli Young Band, Lee Brice, Lo Cash, Grainger Smith, Phil Vassar, and David Nail at premier venues like the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, the Fillmore in Baltimore, and the Bluebird in Nashville. “These songs are a journey through where I’ve been in the past two years—the ups and the downs. They were written with the live show in mind, I want to bring something new and fresh to the stage, and speak these stories really clearly.”
In 2013, Shane enjoyed the success of his debut album and the Top 10 single “Turn My Way,” a pop/country tune that’s equal parts punchy and poignant. Thanks to the groundbreaking SiriusXM country music channel The Highway, Shane was able to crash the party as an independent artist, garnering new fans across the globe and making a splash in the music industry crowd.
Shane’s sophomore effort, American Heart, was released in 2014 and features twelve tracks that showcase his ability to seamlessly blend country, rock, pop, and Americana. Gamble co-wrote songs for American Heart with heavy-hitting Nashville players Derric Ruttan, Andrew Dorf, and Zac Molloy. In the studio, Gamble worked closely with Rick Beato, who not only produced “Turn My Way” but is also credited with hits by NEEDTOBREATHE, Shinedown, Charlie Mars, and Parmalee.
Gamble’s new self-titled EP is slated for release this May. Visit www.shanegamble.com or contact for more information.
Great Wide Open was formed in the summer of 2011 and is intended to capture the essence of the Heartbreakers live who. The band has an extensive song set and has been featured at numerous festivals and clubs.
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Brian Franke is an independent award-winning singer/songwriter residing in the Washington, DC area. He is known as both a frequently booked cover song musician as well as an original songwriter. His cover songs range from classic rock songs, to 90s alternative rock, to Top 40 songs currently on the radio.
Formed in late spring 2013 the Earls of Kent have created a talented, high energy musical group bent on bringing great classic rock to audiences everywhere. This tightly-knit group of musicians are uniquely suited towards venues that cater to rock enthusiasts who enjoy the classic rock and blues of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s as well as the 2000’s. Their goal is to consistently satisfy rock fans of all ages and tastes with a wide variety of great music and fill the seats of any venue/establishment in which they play. Their music features artists such as Queen, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cream, Joe Walsh, Led Zeppelin, Molly Hatchett, Joe Bonamassa, Toto, Aerosmith, The Black Crowes, Stevie Ray Vaughn and many others. These down-to-earth, capable musicians are the real deal when it comes to dedication and commitment to their music and their fans. Hope to see you all out there at the next gig!
Are you ready to dance to the disco classic of the 70’s???
Rather than celebrating a specific act or persona, Superflydisco pays tribute to
the era of 70’s funk/disco. People have described SFD as “the modern day
love child of Sly & The Family Stone, Rick James and The Bee Gees”. They’ve been
around since 2005 and over the years, the roster of players has been a virtual
“who’s who” of the DC area pro musician circuit. These players have shared the stage
with such artists as Prince, The Ohio Players, Earth, Wind & Fire, Rick James,
Whitney Houston, Gloria Gaynor and many many more… Superflydisco
is just what you need to bring that party to the next level!
A 10-peice live band with horns playing all the funky disco 70’s hits that
create an energy that’s nearly impossible to resist.
Got your polyester?
Got your bell-bottoms?
Got your platforms?
Picked out that afro?
This show will invariably become a costume contest to see just
who has the most disco-luscious flare!!! So BRING IT!!!!
For over 20 years, Fran Scuderi has been entertaining crowds from as far north as Denmark, to the tropical breezes of the Caribbean. Having regular engagements in Copenhagen, Bermuda, The Cayman Islands, The Virgin Islands, Colorado and Washington, D.C., Scuderi has been continually refining his unique ability to please a crowd no matter how big or small. Fran Scuderi “It’s not the size of the crowd that makes the gig,” he states, “it’s their willingness to become involved.
Having opened for Mary Chapin Carpenter, Johnathan Edwards and Hootie and the Blowfish, Scuderi is eager to climb the ladder of success. He is currently recording his new CD titled “It’s About Time”.
We will be closed on Thanksgiving day to celebrate the occasion with friends and family.
May you and yours have a safe and blessed holiday.
As If is a 90’s tribute band from Baltimore Maryland, bringing the audience back in time for a transcendent, nostalgic, nineties party experience that they’ll never want to end. As If brings their 90’s party all over the region (Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware) whether it’s a night club, private party, wedding, or outdoor festival. Nominated for best cover band by the Maryland Music Awards two years in a row, As If prides themselves on bringing the most authentic, energetic live performance around; keeping fans on the dance floor having a great time!
Few local performers will promise, much less deliver, a night of rock, blues, soul, country, and rhythm & blues, and have all of it keep you on the dance floor from the minute you walk into the club. But when Johnny Artis sings -no matter what he sings – you can’t sit still! Not only is he gifted with a precious voice which has yet to encounter a note it can’t hit, he also has a knack for reading his audience, and choosing from his limitless repertoire the songs that’ll keep everyone dancing and dancing. Keeping the dance-fest going, in fact, appears to be his top priority, and Johnny Artis takes big chances to see that his audience is entertained.
The Ryan Forrester Band will entertain with a variety of covers – Motown to Top-40 blended with Country & Rock.
Enjoy hits from the 70’s to today!
Phil Rossi has had the pleasure of performing throughout the Washington DC Metro area for the last 16 years at Jammin Java, the Black Cat, IOTA, Parallel Wine Bistro, DNV Rooftop Lounge, 868 Estates Vineyards, Hidden Brook Winery, Fabioli Cellars, 1836 Taproom, Ragtime Restaurant, the Ashburn Pub, Monks BBQ, 930 Club Back Bar, Battlestreet Live, and Whitlow’s on Wilson to name just a few. He performs solo acoustic (your favorite music from the 60s through today, featuring loops, percussion, and tasty grooves) as well as some DJ/Electronica/fun noises.
He writes, records, produces, and subsequently performs a lot of different flavors. He blames an eclectic musical background growing up, from Otis Redding, to the Doors, to Bauhaus, Erasure, Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, Tom Waits and everything in between. He has played acoustic for years, solo and in groups