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.
FOREPLAY…a 70’s Rock Explosion!
Named after the iconic instrumental piece to Boston’s Foreplay/Longtime, they deliver the electric energy of this era.
By channeling their passion for the guitar and harmony driven rock music of the 70’s – in a concert-style performance – they’ll have you rockin’ and reminiscing.
But don’t take our word for it…come experience it for yourself!
Are you ready to dance to the disco classic of the 70’s??? Rather than celebrating a specific act or persona, Superflydisco pays tribute to the era of 70’s funk/disco. People have described SFD as “the modern day love child of Sly & The Family Stone, Rick James and The Bee Gees”. They’ve been around since 2005 and over the years, the roster of players has been a virtual “who’s who” of the DC area pro musician circuit. These players have shared the stage with such artists as Prince, The Ohio Players, Earth, Wind & Fire, Rick James, Whitney Houston, Gloria Gaynor and many many more… Superflydisco
is just what you need to bring that party to the next level! A 10-peice live band with horns playing all the funky disco 70’s hits that create an energy that’s nearly impossible to resist.
Got your polyester?
Got your bell-bottoms?
Got your platforms?
Picked out that afro?
This show will invariably become a costume contest to see just
who has the most disco-luscious flare!!! So BRING IT!!!!
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 …
M80 is a legendary cover band that has been performing the very best of the 1980’s Pop, Rock, Dance, and New Wave favorites since 2005. This multi million dollar grossing act has performed thousands of shows throughout 12 US States and 6 Countries. M80 have won multiple “Best Cover Band” awards and have been featured in print and commercials. There have been several member changes over the years to keep the product fresh and recharged but founding member, Les Eckhart still remains on bass guitar. Grab your hairspray, put on you leggings and let M80 take you back to the future with a show you’ll never forget!
Never Stop Believin’ is the premiere tribute to the iconic rock band, Journey, bringing all their 70’s and 80’s hits to the stage again for your enjoyment.
Jake Mimikos is a singer/songwriter from Southern California. Currently, he is living in Virginia and performing solo and in his band The Frontier. After over a decade of writing, recording, and touring he is currently working with his producer Austin Bello (Forever the Sickest Kids) to perfect his sound and continue releasing new music. You can catch him performing at venues large and small in Northern VA and listen to original recordings of his work where ever you stream or download music. Follow his band The Frontier on social media for updates.
After years of performance being a bass sideman, and co-fronting popular Loudoun County, Virginia band, One Horse Town, Julia Kasdorf gives us her solo album, “Motel”. The 11 (8 original, 3 covers) acoustic guitar-driven songs show how deep and wide Julia’s musical experience has been. Solidly Americana, with gleams of Motown, “Motel” shows us what its like to grow up loving rock ‘n roll in a bluegrass household.
Recorded over the course of a year at studio in the woods, “Motel” pulls together everything that Julia loves about music – flat top guitar, driving rhythm, a little soul, and visceral songwriting. Julia produced her own album and invited local legends Jon Carroll, Lynn Kasdorf on pedal steel, Mike Ault, Buddy Dunlap, and Gary Ferguson to help bring her sound to the acetate. “Somethings didn’t quite work out, and I painted myself into a couple of corners. There were times when I absolutely didn’t know what to do and wished like heck I had a producer to tell me!” she acknowledges “but I picked the right musicians and “Motel” kicks *ss, just like I wanted it to.”
Julia feared that the weak point of the album might be her singing. With the help of Les “Nitty Gritty Dirt Band” Thompson, she got away from the kind of pushy delivery she’d developed playing live shows, and found a way to just let the words slip out like honey. Julia was surprised and gratified by the results, having unexpectedly discovered a new gentle subtlety in her voice. “I knew that in the process of making “Motel” I’d learn a lot about myself, about what I wanted to say, about how I wanted to say it. After all the music I’ve learned and absorbed over the years, I thought something pretty cool might happen.”
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.
For over 20 years, Fran Scuderi has been entertaining crowds from as far north as Denmark, to the tropical breezes of the Caribbean. Having regular engagements in Copenhagen, Bermuda, The Cayman Islands, The Virgin Islands, Colorado and Washington, D.C., Scuderi has been continually refining his unique ability to please a crowd no matter how big or small. Fran Scuderi “It’s not the size of the crowd that makes the gig,” he states, “it’s their willingness to become involved.
Having opened for Mary Chapin Carpenter, Johnathan Edwards and Hootie and the Blowfish, Scuderi is eager to climb the ladder of success. He is currently recording his new CD titled “It’s About Time”.
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Melodime blends rock and roll, stunning piano melodies, and catchy guitar riffs with strong story-telling country roots and sing-along choruses.
Melodime, featuring Brad Rhodes (lead vocals, acoustic guitar), Sammy Duis (piano, organ, bass), Tyler Duis (drums), and Jon Wiley (bg vocals, guitar, mandolin, dobro), perform over a hundred shows annually throughout the continental United States, all while running a charity, ‘Now I Play Along Too,’ which provides musical instruments and lessons to underprivileged children.
Join us for our 2nd annual family backyard-style seafood boil with all the fixin’s! We’ll do the cooking and the brewing, you just BYOD (Bring your own Dad!). Reservations are required and limited – call to make yours today! Read more
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.
Bryan Frates is a diverse singer/songwriter, music teacher, Songwriters Showcase host, and sports coach out of Southern MD. Bryan’s unique style stems from his love for folk, country, R&B, hip-hop, pop, and jazz music. With an admiration of artists like Martin Sexton, Amos Lee, Zac Brown, Lisa Hillary, Vance Gilbert, and Brandi Carlile, his tremendous vocals weave effortlessly throughout genres. Tying together elements of country and folk along with hip-hop and R&B, he has created a style that is truly his own. With his passion for music and song writing, he hopes to make a full time career out of something that he loves to do. Bryan’s original songs evoke images of family, friends, and the experiences of moving through the various stages of life.
SoHo Down is a Country Rock band from the Mid-Atlantic area! Known for their powerful dual female and male lead vocals, sweet harmonies, scorching guitar and rock solid rhythm, with their own songs and your favorite Top 40 covers, this group keeps the crowds coming back for more!