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.
Scott Kurt grew up in America’s Rust Belt, and the grittiness of his roots is evident in every aspect of his music. From his debut album, “Ragged But Right,” recorded with his band Memphis 59, to his first solo effort “Down This Road,” he captures the essence of hard living, hard work and hard times in deeply personal lyrics delivered by a whiskey-tinged barroom voice wrapped up inside a whole lot of full-tilt country-rock guitar.
It’s a reverence for telling the stories of a small town way of life that drew Scott to country music. “Nashville turns out great songs, with catchy hooks, sure – but the best of them tell great stories. When you close your eyes, and listen to the lyrics and that movie reel in your head starts turning – that’s what I want my songs to do for people.”
His songs have earned Scott comparisons to legends like Steve Earle, Tom Petty and Gary Allan, as well as multiple Washington Area Music Association nominations, and opening slots for some of country’s biggest and brightest stars, including Cole Swindell, Eli Young Band, Kip Moore, Easton Corbin, Frankie Ballard, Joe Nichols and personal idol Radney Foster. Scott currently resides in Sterling, Virginia, and fans can see him perform regionally at venues like Hill Country D.C., The Hamilton, The Fillmore and The State Theatre.
Dr. Fu is a dynamic rock cover band known for its energetic stage shows and rock versions of hits from the 80’s through today. Dr. Fu features a collection of experienced musicians who have shared the stage with a variety of national acts such as Cheap Trick, Third Eye Blind, Pat Benatar, Bootsy Collins etc.
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.”
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!
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!
Keeping it simple and soulful, Brent & Co. combines rock, country, reggae and pop with improvisation to create memorable and refreshing music with heart and soul. Performing over 250 shows a year, this is a sound crafted on the road and in front of audiences nationwide. After touring on the 2012 release Not How We Dream EP, Brent & Co. are eager to unleash their new music on the world and continue bringing their live show to fans far and wide.
Hall Vote is a singer songwriter out of Centreville, Virginia. He has developed a solo acoustic act where one might hear their favorite tune from the 60’s ,70s or 80s, but current hits are a must. Whatever the event or room, Hall can reproduce many of the songs that you may or may not expect to hear that night. His experience allows a professional performance to happen each time!
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.
Born in Washington, D.C. and raised by the world, Eli Lev is a traveler, self-proclaimed folk hero, and a passionate musician. He translates his experiences from the road directly to the audience in his live performances, which feature a strong, soulful voice supported by beatboxing, harmonica, flute, and acoustic guitar loops. As an audience member, you can’t help but want to travel the world and hear him sing through the next adventure.
Starcrush is one of the premier modern rock/party bands in the Baltimore area. Their high-energy shows and diverse song catalog have made the band a crowd favorite at the best venues throughout the region. Come out to a show to see for yourself why so many others are making Starcrush a “must-see” part of their weekend.