John Luskey, a Southern Maryland native, grew up listening to his family’s extensive record collection. By the age of 13, he had learned enough guitar to join his first band and write his first song. His first show was only in front of a handful of people. By the time he was 18, he had made a name for himself in Southern Maryland and the surrounding areas.
After playing music for over 20 years, John finally found two guys that shared his passion for performing live music; Jack Bannister (Bass) and Dwayne Taylor (Drums). Their straight-ahead, good-time music has become a staple in the DC, MD, and VA music scene and the trio has performed with Kenny Chesney, Brooks-n-Dunn, Rascal Flatts, and Toby Keith, just to name a few. And John and his band were the first unsigned band to ever play WMZQ Fest.
He has received awards from the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for “Honky Tonk Rhythm” and from Billboard Magazine for “When She Cries” and “King Of The World”.
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.
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.
Cazhmiere brings a sizeable repertoire to every show, including a wide range of party material from the 80’s and 90’s to today’s current pop, dance, new country and modern rock radio hits! The unlimited variety in a night with Cazhmiere is fun and energetic for everyone!
Chris Allen is a well-versed musician/producer from Nashville, TN. Chris has performed in numerous bands and shared stages with some of the best. His acoustic sets are one of a kind as he makes loops and creates full tracks right before your eyes. With years of experience as a professional musician, he is sure to leave you with an unforgettable performance.
The Mallick Brothers were born into music from their father, Jeff Mallick, a professional musician for over 30 years, who played along side some of country music’s greats. The brothers are Mike and Greg Mallick, Craig Fielder on bass a.k.a The Monster from Flint, Michigan according to George Clinton of Parliament Funkadelic.
Between the three of them they have accumulated many accomplishments and have played many marquee venues and festivals…
Super Bueno is a pop and rock act from the Baltimore area. Available as a duo, trio or four piece, Super Bueno can be tailor made to fit any venue, any situation. With a wide range of songs covering parts of six decades, their set list is eclectic and engaging. With a little something for everyone, from popular classic rock and country fare, to modern dance music, and even a little heavy metal thrown in for good measure, nothing is off limits.
One man who loves music playing music with other people who love music.
As a recent college graduate, Britton pursues his dreams of writing, playing, teaching, recording, and producing music. He continues to write songs on his guitar, he plays weekly in the Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland area; he teaches at a music school for kids called Bach to Rock, he records music at his home studio as well as his great friend Andrew Dunbar’s home studio, and produces his music there as well. Britton writes about relationships with his loved ones, nature (especially the weather), and his hardships. He’s hoping to write songs that relate to many people and impact them in a positive way.
Sharif – who is currently earning his Masters at the Berklee College of Music – has made quite a name for himself on the touring front, vacillating from playing intimate solo acoustic shows of his original material to belting out cover tunes (from Rihanna’s “Disturbia” to Maroon 5’s “Won’t Go Home Without You” to Beastie Boys “Girls”) at biker bars to playing one of his favorite genres of music, oldies, at retirement centers (because he wants to, not because he has to) to corporate gigs for Gap and Amstel Light to opening for the likes of Jason Mraz, Kenny Loggins, Rhett Miller, Rusted Root, and Blake Shelton.
“Music consumes me,” explains Sharif, who has approximately 2,000 shows around the world under his belt. “I just love playing music, teaching music, learning more about music, and doing whatever I can to get there.”
Neil McKillip hails from Athens, GA, where he began playing piano at the age of four. His classical training continued all the way through college where he studied music and criminal justice at the University of Georgia. During that time, Neil also played in several bands before finishing school and moving to the Washington, DC area.
For the past 10 years, Neil has performed at several venues in the DMV area and is a regular player at Bobby McKey’s dueling piano bar in National Harbor, Maryland.
Enjoy hits from the 70’s to today!
Enjoy hits from the 70’s to today!
Matt Waller is a musician hailing from the Northern Virginia/Richmond area. His looping abilities set him aside as one of the premier performers in the DMV area. His shows are energetic, crowd-interactive performances of pop, hip hop, reggae, rock and country music from the 50’s to today. If you happen to catch a show you will know you were apart of something special!
LTD has been playing live shows for over 8 years and play covers from over the past 50 years. No matter what your favorite music style is, chances are they will play it. Country, Classic Rock, Pop, Top 40, Reggae, Rock and Roll, Motown and 50’s. High energy, tight harmonies and diverse sets are tailored to each venue, playing for dozens to thousands.
Singer/Songwriter Jibraan will be performing an acoustic set of popular covers from the 60s to today in his distinctive and unique style!
Shirkaday is a rock cover band hailing from Northern Virginia. Led by vocalist, Joe Bernui, the band covers music from the 70’s to today, with the focus on 90’s to include songs by Green Day, Chili Peppers and Sublime. Occasionally, you will hear them play and original song or two. Their schedule and song list can be found at www.shirkaday.com