RIght out of Alexandria, VA, Chris was inspired to pursue music in his early years of high school. Beginning with drums as his primary instrument, He has since added guitar, vocal, and producing skills to assist in his passion for writing and creating music.
He was previously the drummer and primary songwriter for Pictures in Pieces (2006-2009), followed by performing as the drummer for The Friday Night Boys (2007-2010).
Since beginning his journey as a solo artist, Chris has enjoyed exploring full creativity with his music. Blending pop hooks, synths sounds, and R&B influence, he released “The Vision” in 2011. With his record The “Zone EP” released in early 2017 and a refreshing new take on music, Chris looks to open the spectrum of music wide open and inspire the new generation of musicians to come.
A dichotomous journey from singing drummer in a punk band – to frontman for the country & western powerhouse Wil Gravatt Band.
A new EP project in 2018 had Wil working with Grammy winner Ray Kennedy (producer of such stellar artists as Lucinda Williams, John Mellencamp, & Taylor Swift) and Wil’s
longtime producer Paul Royce Koch. The results are simply the best work Wil has done to date. One listen to the fiddle-laden, rollicking “Carnival Girl” gives you a sense of the talent behind the songwriting, performance, and production of the entire album.
LIVE music has been rescheduled due to the forecasted extreme weather conditions.
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.
Larry Thomas, the band leader of PANIC FOR THE VIBE, also performs as an acoustic artist, bringing a soulful, bluesy sound to a personal level. Larry is available to perform as an acoustic solo artist or as an acoustic duo or trio. Performing a bluesy style of music, his song list includes a selection of Top 40 pop, R&B/Motown, rock and a few originals. The music is highlighted by feel-good grooves, rhythmic improvisations, and soulful cadences.
Collin Athas is a musician from Baltimore, Maryland. His music spans the generations, from Classic Rock ‘N Roll to Contemporary Top Forty hits. He has fronted two bands as a lead singer, guitarist and songwriter; and, since 2016 has entertained audiences primarily as a solo act, performing in various venues in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area.
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 bar room voice wrapped up inside a whole lot of full-tilt country-rock guitar.
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.
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.
Few local performers will promise, much less deliver, a night of rock, blues, soul, country, and rhythm & blues, and have all of it keep you on the dance floor from the minute you walk into the club. But when Johnny Artis sings -no matter what he sings – you can’t sit still! Not only is he gifted with a precious voice which has yet to encounter a note it can’t hit, he also has a knack for reading his audience, and choosing from his limitless repertoire the songs that’ll keep everyone dancing and dancing. Keeping the dance-fest going, in fact, appears to be his top priority, and Johnny Artis takes big chances to see that his audience is entertained.