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”.
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.
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!
Mike can be found performing at many local clubs on weekends. He gets his musical talent from his parents, but growing up, the focus was always football. Mike became one of the highest ranked high school football players in the nation and received 13 full-ride scholarships. Unfortunately, he did not have the grades to pursue his college football dreams. He started working to get by and it was his parents who helped him realize he needed to get back to his musical roots and take a bold move toward making his dreams come true.
Mark Glass is a rising musical artist in the Baltimore/DC with soul and a voice that projects it. Mark is in the process of recording his unique blend of pop, r&b, rock and soul and performing at local venues. He has received much critical acclaim from audiences and venue-owners and is attracting fans as well as local and national support.
Richard Walton is a 2016 inductee in the Maryland Entertainment Hall Of Fame. He works as a musician in a variety of situations. He has professionally performed for over twenty five years throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. As a solo entertainer, Richard has a catalogue of over 400 songs; performing with his gifted musical memory. He can make any situation special for any age group and occasion. He currently performs at house concerts/parties, private corporate functions, restaurants, pubs, churches, senior centers, weddings, funerals and other special occasion events.
Richard leads an award-winning instrumental multi-genre ensemble, Richard Walton Group; which can be heard frequently on Pandora Radio and lots of other digital radio stations. In 2016, the group received nominations: WAMMIE (Best Jazz CD) & Maryland Music Awards (Best Jazz Group). Richard also works regularly in the music duos Rich & Famous (w/ original Appaloosa bassist/vocalist Frank Frazier), Three’s A Crowd (w/ vocalist Vicki Scarinzi) & Rich & Infamous (w/ guitarist/vocalist Bryan Miller)
He began his musical journey as a musician in Mid-Atlantic cover bands, eventually graduating to a career as a songwriter, publisher, bandleader and recording artist. In 1988, he formed the publishing & recording company Notlaw Music (Walton spelled backwards). His songs have been used on various compilation CD’s and been heard on numerous radio & TV outlets . In 2016, Richard landed a publishing deal for a number of his songs with an established world class publisher. As of 2018, Richard has released 11 worldwide distributed CD’s and earned over 40 songwriting awards.
Nelly’s Echo’s captivating storytelling and high energy performances have made him a very sought- after musician in not only the college tour circuit but also clubs and festivals all across the United States and overseas.
Nelly’s Echo was a contestant on season 3 of NBC’s The Voice, and his cover of Bill Withers Classic, “Ain’t No Sunshine” reaching #7 on the iTunes R&B charts. He also performed for the troops at GITMO in 2011 which he describes to this day as one of the highlights of his very colorful career.
Nelly’s Echo has shared the big stage with the artists such as Trombone Shorty, Travis McCoy, Sean Kingston, & Boyz II Men to name a few. “Make good music the soundtrack to your life,” is one of Nelson’s favorite saying, and it sure seems like with Nelly’s Echo music, that saying rings ever true
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.
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.
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!