Whether you are looking to dance the night away at your wedding or sing along to the songs of your youth with your friends, The Excellent Drivers have got you covered. Based in the Washington DC area, The Excellent Drivers pride themselves on playing the songs everyone wants to hear without being predictable, whether it’s an iconic retro song from the 80s, and R&B classic or a modern Top 40 hit from today.
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.”
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.
The New Romance cranks out an incredible nonstop high-energy show that will leave you breathless. You’ll know every song, dance for hours and sing at the top of your lungs. Think of it as your favorite mix tape of the 80s coming to life! Since their inception, their focus is only playing the songs you know and love with stunning accuracy. Together the band has a wealth of experience in the music industry and entertainment world. So, grab your friends and join The Ultimate 80’s Tribute Band “The New Romance”!