Phil Rossi has had the pleasure of performing throughout the Washington DC Metro area for the last 16 years at Jammin Java, the Black Cat, IOTA, Parallel Wine Bistro, DNV Rooftop Lounge, 868 Estates Vineyards, Hidden Brook Winery, Fabioli Cellars, 1836 Taproom, Ragtime Restaurant, the Ashburn Pub, Monks BBQ, 930 Club Back Bar, Battlestreet Live, and Whitlow’s on Wilson to name just a few. He performs solo acoustic (your favorite music from the 60s through today, featuring loops, percussion, and tasty grooves) as well as some DJ/Electronica/fun noises.
He writes, records, produces, and subsequently performs a lot of different flavors. He blames an eclectic musical background growing up, from Otis Redding, to the Doors, to Bauhaus, Erasure, Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, Tom Waits and everything in between. He has played acoustic for years, solo and in groups
Shag is a band like you’ve never heard before nor will you forget! British vocal powerhouse and guitarist Laurence Mckenna fronts the band, with an insane vocal range that can flatter any melody. Laurence also performs many solo gigs with a wide variety of covers. Musical mates, Derek Bond (Bass Guitar-Backing Vocals), Mark Rogers (Drums), and Don Ruzek (Lead Guitar) complete the feel good vibes that will drive you to the dance floor. Blurring inspirations of U.K. spun rock, pop and techno, they have developed their own unique style. It is head music for your feet! Shag has performed at such venues as RFK Stadium for D.C. United, The State Theater, 9:30 Club,The Black Cat, Warner Theater, Jiffy Lube Live (Formerly Nissan Pavilion), Gypsy Sally’s, The Fillmore, The Old Town Theater, Jammin’ Java, Iota and The Capital Center. Shag performs at major festivals, Weddings, Private Events and bar / club venues every year. They have performed on the Jiffy Lube Live (Formerly Nissan Pavilion) VIP stage at the following concerts: Chicago, Jackson Brown, Depeche Mode, Train, Green Day, Sting, Creed, Aerosmith, Earth Wind And Fire, Van Halen! So to all you sensation seekers…come out and shake your bum!
The Wharf Rats, Live! started ten years ago as a project to bring a new interpretation to the long format jam sound created by the Dead. The band has evolved over these past years to incorporate originals as well in the same genre. Recently the band welcomed Tom Bakry, Bass guitar/special sound effects guru, as well as Amie Myers on vocals. The sound is unique and captivating, drawing a loyal following as we expand our musical bounds that have no limits. ” Shall we go, you and I, while we can…..”
David performs regularly along the mid-Atlantic region of the US. With his addictive melodies, a soulful vocal style and an off-the-beaten-path kind of pop-sensibility, Smith is steadily becoming a well-known performer on the East Coast. He has shared the stage with a variety of well-known acts and has been a featured act for the Washington Redskins, Washington Nationals and the Citi Open.
Guitarist and vocalist from Columbia, South Carolina. Currently resides in Old Town Alexandria, right outside of DC. Influenced by Classic and Southern Rock as well as BluesR&B, Hip Hop and Alternative Rock. Has played all over the Carolinas for the last 3 years and is now emerging in the DC, Marland, Virginia scene. Plays solo as well as experienced front man for a number of musicians and bands.
“I’ve never heard a cover band sound this good”
FKA The Piranhas, Bye Felicia aims to bring audiences a unique, energetic live show while still staying true to the soul of the music they perform. This isn’t your typical party band. These guys can really PLAY. From 90’s rock and hip hop to the newest dance hits and some unexpected curveballs, Bye Felicia will keep the dance floor moving!
Winners of the annual Southern Maryland Phoenix Awards for “Best Performance”, and nominees 2 years in a row for the Maryland Music Awards, the Piranhas have been steadily making their mark on the Eastern Shore and as Bye Felicia this will continue and grow..
Bye Felicia is currently performing the Tri-State area on a regular basis at Casinos, Private events, Weddings and Bar Venues. Check out our schedule and come see a show you won’t soon forget!
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.
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.”