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.
Represented by Marucci Artist Management, she is well known in the Washington DC area music scene. She is trained classically on the violin but knows her way around a fiddle. She is a force to be seen behind the microphone yet can easily fill the corner for cocktail parties. Laura plays with some of the areas biggest party bands and has a successful original project, Brave Like Us.
David is seasoned musician and has been performing since he was 9 years old. His versatility in the local music scene has made him a house hold name in the DC area with influential styles of pop, rock, reggae, hip-hop, and indie. Though first and foremost a vocalist and rhythm guitar player, he also has performed drums, bass, and keys with various bands.
Hypnotic Willie is a unique musical group located in Northern Virginia, that performs feel-good rock, soul, blues and Americana, playing covers of well-loved, classic tunes and a wide selection lesser-known jewels. The Willie crew is a five piece group consisting of lead guitar, vox/rhythm guitar, bass guitar, vox/harmonica/percussion and vox/box drum. While we carry a full band sound, we do not rely on a traditional drum kit. This gives the group a special sound. This unique configuration allows our performance to be tailored for large spaces or intimate settings and allows us to play in configurations and styles along the electric <=> acoustic continuum. Their music appeals to a wide range of audiences and works across a broad range of venues.
Formed back in late 2009, Ernie Frate and David Cooper took the stage performing across the area as an acoustic duo under the name The Distance. Since the addition of bassist Dave Hakins, The Distance has once again evolved to a pop/rock trio delivering a repertoire of great music from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 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