Jon Fritz picked up a guitar & began writing songs at 14 years of age in South Jersey. He started performing publicly at 16 and played shows on the Philadelphia club circuit in late ’80s. Fritz moved to Washington, DC area in 1992 and was fired from a day job in 1996. He’s been a professional musician ever since, averaging 200 gigs a year.
Offering modern and classic rock, reggae, alternative, Pop, R&B, and hip-hop, Ryan Angelo is able to combine both his natural ability to perform as well as entertain by engaging the audience. His wide array of music selection is a true testimony to being able to capture a vast range in ages with hits from Johnny Cash to Sublime.
Justin Trawick is a Virginia native born in Leesburg, VA and now residing in Arlington, VA close to Washington DC. His music ranges in styles from folk/bluegrass all the way to funk/hip hop. Justin’s lineup varies for each show and with instrumentation that includes: upright bass, electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, banjo, saxophone, trumpet, cello, piano, harmonica, drums, and hand percussion.
Shirkaday is a rock cover band hailing from Northern Virginia. Led by vocalist, Joe Bernui, the band covers music from the 70’s to today, with the focus on 90’s to include songs by Green Day, Chili Peppers and Sublime. Occasionally, you will hear them play and original song or two. Their schedule and song list can be found at www.shirkaday.com
Cold Gin is the hottest KISS Tribute Band playing today. You can still enjoy and relive the costumes, blood, fire and all the great Kiss classics. Cold Gin has performed its Kiss Tribute Band show for audiences in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware and other locations in the United States.
Timmie Metz is a rock & soul singer, guitar player and band leader hailing from the Washington D.C./Baltimore/Annapolis area. With a soulful, slightly gravely, voice that rings of Chris Stapleton, Marvin Gaye, Van Morrison and Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, Timmie loves to entertain. “My main goal is to get family & friends on their feet with their children, dancing. There is nothing better.”
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.”
This acoustic alternative rock soloist, Mike Richards released his first live self-titled, 5-track EP back in August of 2015. Based in Washington D.C., he has toured the country playing from coast to coast. Mike has been performing in rock bands and acoustically since the age of 14.His roots stem from a heavy influence of 90’s alternative mixed with some acoustic rock. His influences through the years have been the likes of Incubus, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, Third Eye Blind, Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, Prince, and The Beatles. He began this project after the split of The Offset, a former Washington DC based rock band that opened for the likes of The Wailers and Frankie Munoz’s band “You Hang Up”.
Since starting A Note Two Self, Mike has been signed to a small label based in Phoenix Arizona and has been performing around the nation for local clubs and festivals such as the Atlantic City Beer Festival with names such as the Dropkick Murphy’s and Streetlight Manifesto. He also performed in the 2017 Chicago IL and Columbia MD legs of Vans Warped Tour. His tour route for 2018 will include the final run of Vans Warped Tour, the Prescott Valley Fair in Phoenix AZ, and various other locations around the East Coast TBA.
FIREKITE IS a high-energy party rock band that delivers your favorite modern songs at shows throughout the mid-Atlantic area. They deliver with passionate vocals, driving rhythms, and on-stage chemistry that draws you in til the very end. Performing live is what they do and seeing you smile is what they love. So come out and meet Pamela (vocals), Rich (bass guitar), Morton (guitar), John (drums) and CP (keys) and see what the fun is all about!