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.
The Last Real Circus are a Southern Indie rock band based out of Richmond, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
The band’s stripped back raw sound draws heavily from artists that influence them including: “The Lumineers”, “King’s of Leon”, “Counting Crows”, “Rainbow Kitten Surprise (RKS),” “Mumford and Sons”, “Tom Petty”, “Alabama Shakes,” “The Head and the Heart”, “Mt. Joy”, and others alike.
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.
Will Baskin is a full-time crooner guitarist from Northern VA. He covers all artists from Johnny Cash to Justin Bieber. Taking influences from his favorite singers Sam Cooke, Chris Stapleton, and Amy Winehouse. He knows tunes from every Decade and is known to take requests in exchange for a beer or three.. Feel free to holler out your favorite song requests or sit back and enjoy the show.
An archaeologist by day, Joe brings a skilled energy to the Alternative and Neo-folk music scene by night. He takes inspiration from a mix of artists like Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Tom Petty, Muddy Waters, Jon Foreman, and Needtobreathe, just to name a few.
Joe got his start in Silvertongue, a hard rock band best known for winning Washington D.C.’s “Next Big Thing” Battle of the Bands in 2010. He’s since channeled his energy and passion into being a solo acoustic artist and contributing member of Signal Hill Band.
Along with performing original songs, Joe covers artists ranging from the Lumineers to Goo Goo Dolls to the Zac Brown Band. He is local to Northern VA.
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!
Pebble to Pearl (P2P) creates a unique blend of funk, rock, fierce and powerful blues fused and delivered with soulful grooves and incomparable vocals. They display a tapestry of sound that will truly captivate, mesmerize, and send chills down your spine, while undeniably keeping you entertained and dancing. P2P is road bound, touring up and down the East Coast to venues like the House of Blues in Orlando to the Canal Room in NYC. They bring a collaboration of professional musicians and vocalists from the southwest and Mid-Atlantic who have shared stages with the likes of Chuck Shaffer Picture Show, Rome in a Day, Army of Me, Minus-One, The Blackjacks, JunkFood, The Hint, My Favorite Highway, Fight the Lion, The X’s, Shane Hines and the Trance, JurisFiction, All Time Low, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, Welbilt, The Speaks, Crash Boom Bang, Rude Buddha, Everyone But Pete, Klymaxx, Salt & Pepa, Chrisette Michelle, Erykah …
Bailey Hayes is a 24-year-old solo acoustic artist. He has been performing his whole life, but playing shows out at breweries, wineries, pubs, restaurants, weddings and more for 2 years now. His setlist contains an eclectic range of music … anywhere from country, to classic rock, to pop/soul, to folk, original music and more! The energy and melodies that he brings to his live shows will get you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside, and maybe even get you on the dance floor!
Karen Jonas’s intensely personal songwriting first grabbed national attention with the release of her critically acclaimed 2014 debut album Oklahoma Lottery. Three years of non-stop touring with her guitarist Tim Bray have produced a smoldering live act that’s left audiences breathless across the country, culminating in their much-anticipated sophomore release Country Songs, which is currently charting on both the US and UK Americana charts.