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.
Ryan Paladino is part of the band Irresponsible. Irresponsible is an Alt-Rock band based out of Washington, DC, whose hard work has landed them headlining shows at such nationally-renowned venues as the 9:30 Club and Jammin’ Java. The quality and consistency of Irresponsible’s studio releases and live shows have established the band as favorites in the DC music community. With the release of one EP and two LPs over four short years, Irresponsible has received consistent airplay on the Local Lix hours of DC’s premier rock station, DC101. Five of their songs have been featured on the station, including the most recent single, “Burn With Me.” Irresponsible’s blend of lighthearted fun and serious musicianship sets this group apart from the rest!
Crowded Streets—the name inspired by Dave Matthew Band’s third studio album — is what you call this Virginia – based sextet. The individuals who form this outstanding tribute are each dedicated to the task of reproducing the unique sonic experience of a live Dave Matthews Band performance. The band has attended numerous concerts and studied all the live footage they can get their hands on. Crowded Streets boasts the same original studio line-up of instrumentation and each musician is as versatile and creative as his DMB counterpart.
Jason Masi got his start with Richmond, VA based group, Jubeus, opening for acts like Blind Melon, Everclear, and SOJA and releasing two well received albums, “Two Tone Circles” 2004 and “Natural Mood” 2007, respectively. He stepped out as a solo artist in 2010, trading in the band’s roots-jam driven rock for a more acoustic soul/R&B songwriter approach.
Billy “T” Wilde is an American singer/songwriter and Musical Entertainer, from the Washington DC are. His high energy and entertaining live shows has led him to become one of the most highly sought musical performers in the Mid Atlantic area. He has performed at notable venues like The 9:30 Club, and Jiffy Lube Live Concert Pavilion, opening for many National acts from Dave Matthews, Lincoln Park, Keith Urban, Zac Brown, Matchbox 20 to Journey. With the unique use of looping pedals he can stack layers of guitars, rhythms & Harmonies, and along with his percussionist, is able to reproduce the sound of a full band. In addition to his original music, Billy performs popular Rock, Blues, Country & Pop Hits from every decade from the 60’s to modern day. His blazing guitar riffs and powerful vocals, makes a passionate performance that leave audiences singing, Dancing and wanting more!
A Maryland native, Shane Gamble embodies what it means to be a working musician. Shane attacks his guitar with passion and sings jangly songs about the good times with a distinctly American feel. Close your eyes and imagine if Tom Petty or Bruce Springsteen were to emerge now on Country radio, then added a modern twist…that’s Shane.
Heather Renee is a prolific writer and performer. She performs weekly in venues throughout the DC metro area. To demonstrate her writing prowess, she wrote, recorded and released a song every week for an entire year in 2008. This endeavor led to several song placements in Independent Films and garnered interested from labels to sell her work to rising artists nationwide.
Guitarist and vocalist from Columbia, South Carolina. Currently resides in Old Town Alexandria, right outside of DC. Influenced by Classic and Southern Rock as well as BluesR&B, Hip Hop and Alternative Rock. Has played all over the Carolinas for the last 3 years and is now emerging in the DC, Marland, Virginia scene. Plays solo as well as experienced front man for a number of musicians and bands.
Performing non-stop over 15 years, Laurence McKenna has played over 2500 shows in the Washington DC area. He covers a wide range of music genres which include Folk, Pop and Rock. His vocal style is similar to that of Bono (U2) and Chris Martin (Coldplay). He has performed at major venues such as: Jiffy Lube Live, RFK Stadium, 9:30 Club, Warner Theater, The Fillmore, Iota and The Capital Center. Along with his British Rock band Shag, he has performed at concerts with Jackson Brown, Blur, Depeche Mode, Sting, Green Day, Creed, Rush, James Taylor and Aerosmith.
Dorrall Price is the lead singer of the Silver Bullets. Silver Bullets delivers premium live music entertainment with an eclectic mix of songs from modern day top 40 hits to 1960’s classics. Voted as a top live band by Style Weekly’s Best of Publication 4 years in a row and winner of WeddingWire.com’s Couples’ Choice Award, Silver Bullets captures every crowd with their high energy performance, diverse song selection and their utmost professionalism.
Richmond, Va.-based guitarist Thorp Jenson creates the kind of music that makes you want to spend all night in a Southern dive bar and wake up the next morning just to drive across the country—and his songs are at home in either scenario. Jenson’s self-produced debut, Odessa, encapsulates the free-spirited heartland-rock ethos of Tom Petty with a healthy dose of storytelling and singer/songwriter introspection.
DownTown Abby & The Echoes captures the spirit of old soul while emphasizing its youthful energy and fresh songwriting.
Taking influence from the work of the titans of soul, blues, and southern rock, the North Carolina-based band brings its fresh take on soul to an ever-growing fan base. With performances at many of the Southeast’s hottest festivals and most popular music venues under its belt, DownTown Abby & The Echoes has never been more focused on its mission to bring funky, dance-inducing original tunes to the places you most love to hear music.
DownTown Abby & The Echoes’ powerful vocals and groovy rhythm section is a must-see for all ages and musical preferences.
Colonial Seafood is a band from Fredericksburg, VA whose sound can be described power ukulele-driven Americana.
Started by Larry Hinkle as a vehicle to promote his handmade Hinkle Ukuleles, the band has had a number of ringers rotate through the lineup, all the while Larry plays ukulele.
The first Colonial Seafood record, “Calabash”, features Mark Phelan on guitar, John Buck on bass, and Brian Barbre on drums.
The second Colonial Seafood record, “Catch of the Day”, features Mark Phelan on guitar, Mark D on bass, Lowell Sale on banjo and James Noll on drums.
Colonial Seafood recorded a third record, “Quick and Dirty Demo” in early 2019 which features Mark Phelan on guitar and Andre Eglevsky on bass.
Morgan Wade exploded onto the Southwest Virginia music scene two years ago playing a blend of country, folk and high-energy Americana and jamming with a rotating group of musicians. She was immediately noticed for her tremendous song writing and powerful voice. Bassist Ed McGee and mandolin player Joe Link have been with Morgan from the beginning and added veteran rockers Drew Sprinkle on guitar and Bengy Wagner on drums to form the Morgan Wade and The Stepbrothers. The formation of the Stepbrothers allowed Morgan to front a harder-edged, yet professional stage show. Although Morgan still plays to her Americana roots, the music is driven by sensitive and penetrating lyrics and a tight, electrifying rock band. Morgan Wade and the Stepbrothers deliver an intersection of rock, country, and folk that reflects the beauty, anger, hunger, and hope of coming of age in modern Appalachia.
7 Deadlies is a rock cover band that has become a trendsetter for live music at clubs,
events, and weddings in the Washington, DC area. The band stands alone in blending the best music from over four decades to create one of the most dynamic live shows in DC. Each show is a combination of 90s classics, 2000s rock anthems, hip hop sing-a-longs, classic rock throwbacks, and top 40 dance pop classics as if the best playlist you can create was put in front of you and performed live. 7 Deadlies understands that a great band knows how to perform and how to create a great experience for the audience. They are constantly bringing new things to the stage and setting a new standard in DC.