David performs regularly along the mid-Atlantic region of the US. With his addictive melodies, a soulful vocal style and an off-the-beaten-path kind of pop-sensibility, Smith is steadily becoming a well-known performer on the East Coast. He has shared the stage with a variety of well-known acts and has been a featured act for the Washington Redskins, Washington Nationals and the Citi Open.
Rock…everything from Amy Winehouse to Led Zeppelin!!
Spencer Joyce is an Annapolis, MD based Indie Rock Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist with origins in both North Carolina and Northern Virginia. Spencer combines the singer/songwriter sensibilities of Ed Sheeran with the beautiful weirdness of Coldplay, the punk edge of Green Day, and the hot licks of John Mayer to create a unique sound to lift his tell-it-like-it-is lyrics up.
An archaeologist by day, Joe brings a skilled energy to the Alternative and Neo-folk music scene by night. He takes inspiration from a mix of artists like Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Tom Petty, Muddy Waters, Jon Foreman, and Needtobreathe, just to name a few.
Joe got his start in Silvertongue, a hard rock band best known for winning Washington D.C.’s “Next Big Thing” Battle of the Bands in 2010. He’s since channeled his energy and passion into being a solo acoustic artist and contributing member of Signal Hill Band.
Along with performing original songs, Joe covers artists ranging from the Lumineers to Goo Goo Dolls to the Zac Brown Band. He is local to Northern VA.
Sharif – who is currently earning his Masters at the Berklee College of Music – has made quite a name for himself on the touring front, vacillating from playing intimate solo acoustic shows of his original material to belting out cover tunes (from Rihanna’s “Disturbia” to Maroon 5’s “Won’t Go Home Without You” to Beastie Boys “Girls”) at biker bars to playing one of his favorite genres of music, oldies, at retirement centers (because he wants to, not because he has to) to corporate gigs for Gap and Amstel Light to opening for the likes of Jason Mraz, Kenny Loggins, Rhett Miller, Rusted Root, and Blake Shelton.
“Music consumes me,” explains Sharif, who has approximately 2,000 shows around the world under his belt. “I just love playing music, teaching music, learning more about music, and doing whatever I can to get there.”
John Luskey, a Southern Maryland native, grew up listening to his family’s extensive record collection. By the age of 13, he had learned enough guitar to join his first band and write his first song. His first show was only in front of a handful of people. By the time he was 18, he had made a name for himself in Southern Maryland and the surrounding areas.
After playing music for over 20 years, John finally found two guys that shared his passion for performing live music; Jack Bannister (Bass) and Dwayne Taylor (Drums). Their straight-ahead, good-time music has become a staple in the DC, MD, and VA music scene and the trio has performed with Kenny Chesney, Brooks-n-Dunn, Rascal Flatts, and Toby Keith, just to name a few. And John and his band were the first unsigned band to ever play WMZQ Fest.
He has received awards from the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for “Honky Tonk Rhythm” and from Billboard Magazine for “When She Cries” and “King Of The World”.
Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo has been bringing acoustic rock and old-time country to the Washington DC Metro Area since 2006. Whether performing original music or classic material, Alex’s voice is “reminiscent of Johnny Cash, though often sung with Jello Biafra’s inflection” (Matthew Stabley, NBCWashington.com) and “sounds like Nick Cave reinterpreting the early songbook of Bill Callahan” (The Big Easy – MetroMusicScence.com). “El Rojo” to his friends, Parez takes inspiration from epic troubadours Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and local balladeer John Bustine amongst various other artists. In trio mode, Alex is flanked by accomplished harmonica sideman Terry Boes and prolific bassist Derek Evry who is also a fantastic songwriter, singer, guitarist and band leader. Alex has also performed with several other local musicians for various tribute shows.
Jason Saitta is a 19 year-old singer/songwriter from Chantilly, VA studying Audio Engineering Technology and Computer Science at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. While his main focus has been as a singer and guitarist, Jason enjoys playing a number of other instruments including piano, bass, and harmonica. He is an avid, all-around musician who loves to express himself through writing, recording, and producing his own music, performing alternative, pop and classic rock covers, as well as original songs.
An energizing party rock band, MISSPENT YOUTH has been playing for thousands of fans from New Jersey to South Carolina, headlining festivals, clubs, charity concerts, corporate events and weddings for over 10 years. Thanks to their continued popularity and enthusiastic fans they are the ONLY band to be nominated twice for Best Cover Band at the Maryland Music Awards in 2014 and 2015.
Misspent Youth brings the best dance rock from the ’80s to today. Their approach to music is characterized by pure harmonies, tight rhythms and great energy. Playing crowd-pleasing songs covering the biggest hits from bands like Aerosmith and Journey to Bruno Mars and Maroon 5, they are sure to keep any crowd dancing and singing all night.
Chris Allen is a well-versed musician/producer from Nashville, TN. Chris has performed in numerous bands and shared stages with some of the best. His acoustic sets are one of a kind as he makes loops and creates full tracks right before your eyes. With years of experience as a professional musician, he is sure to leave you with an unforgettable performance.
Caleb Hacker is a singer/songwriter born and raised in northern Virginia. His sound is a mash up of pop and soul that he delivers in his own unique style.