Born and raised in a small town outside of Pittsburgh, PA, Hilary has always been a small town girl with big time dreams. She started playing guitar at the ago of 12 and soon became a self-taught keyboard player and songwriter. Hilary studied Music Education with a voice concentration at Duquesne University’s Mary Pappert School of Music from 2009-2011, before moving on to run her own fitness business. Before long, she was itching to get back into the music scene and follow her dreams of performing music and making people smile!
Hilary re-located to Northern Virginia in August 2014 and took a brief performing hiatus to focus on some family goals. She returned to the acoustic gigging game in August of 2015 performing in local venues. Since her return to the live music scene, she has been able to gig frequently and build a regular following in Northern Virginia. Most recently, she has been songwriting with Grammy-winning writers and coming into her own stylistically. Her influences are incredibly varied and her style transcends generations and genre barriers with something new every week.
She can be found singing and playing your favorite acoustic covers from Bob Dylan through Beyonce here in Northern Virginia.
Take the Charles Parker Band, add a couple flowered shirts, a few beach tunes and you have the Beach Bumz, the ultimate Beach Tribute Band. Performing artists such as Jimmy Buffett, The Beach Boys and Bob Marley. Complete with hula hoop and limbo.
Brian Franke is an independent award-winning singer/songwriter residing in the Washington, DC area. He is known as both a frequently booked cover song musician as well as an original songwriter. His cover songs range from classic rock songs, to 90s alternative rock, to Top 40 songs currently on the radio.
“Eddie is a tiny Asian drummer who also happens to sing, play guitar… and he’s pretty good at the Kevin Bacon game, too.”
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!
Dan Barry is a singer-songwriter who blends influences of rock, jazz, folk, and soul into a unique sound.
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.
Great Wide Open was formed in the summer of 2011 and is intended to capture the essence of the Heartbreakers live who. The band has an extensive song set and has been featured at numerous festivals and clubs.
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.
Shane tours nationally with Corey Smith and Pat McGee as well as independently. His solo acoustic show is all about powerful vocals paired with a rockin’ guitar and can fill rooms both large and small. The band is a full on party!