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.
The New Romance cranks out an incredible nonstop high-energy show that will leave you breathless. You’ll know every song, dance for hours and sing at the top of your lungs. Think of it as your favorite mix tape of the 80s coming to life! Since their inception, their focus is only playing the songs you know and love with stunning accuracy. Together the band has a wealth of experience in the music industry and entertainment world. So, grab your friends and join The Ultimate 80’s Tribute Band “The New Romance”!
Married duo, Blair’s West, Beau and “Junior”, got their start in Nashville back in 2010. They were married in 2009 and after pursuing music separately they naturally fell into making music together. They have played together all over the country and after starting a family they made the decision to relocate to be near family. They are now based out of Richmond, VA, where they continue to perform together.
David is seasoned musician and has been performing since he was 9 years old. His versatility in the local music scene has made him a house hold name in the DC area with influential styles of pop, rock, reggae, hip-hop, and indie. Though first and foremost a vocalist and rhythm guitar player, he also has performed drums, bass, and keys with various bands.
In 2019, Drew decided to conduct a little experiment for himself. He was playing music several nights a week in restaurants and breweries all around Richmond, VA just trying to pay the bills and was growing weary of playing the same old cover songs the same old ways to get a few nods from the bar every once in a while if he played the “right tune.” So he wrote a song with the may-I-please-have-your-attention opening line…
“I’m usually a pretty good guy, but I usually don’t get treated this bad…”
And heads started turning. Drew had discovered something powerful that somehow in over a decade of performing other peoples’ music he had never considered: he could write his own music. So after beginning to throw the fun pop song, USUALLY in the mix, he started writing other songs. Some boasted the same tongue-in-cheek-what-did-he-just-say flair and some hit on much more intimate themes that would become the MIGHT AS WELL EP. The southern rock fueled title track of that EP speaks of growing up in West Virginia and then taking another look at the state after having been gone for several years lamenting…
…it’s just like I remember but I don’t see how I used to see…”
This collection of songs that draw you in with compelling lyrics and carefully crafted melodies features UNAMERICAN JESUS which tackles the complicated relationship between violence and religion in America…
“Preacher, can I get a gun? Well, who do you wanna shoot?”
And the aggressive THE ONE YOU SHOULD FEAR which dares (and warns) the oppressors of the world to underestimate the marginalized…
“I don’t know what you think you see when you turn your head and stare at me but you couldn’t be right…”
Drew is only beginning this journey of song-creation and we’re sure the best is yet to come.
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.
Billy “T” Wilde is an American singer/songwriter and Musical Entertainer, from the Washington DC are. His high energy and entertaining live shows has led him to become one of the most highly sought musical performers in the Mid Atlantic area. He has performed at notable venues like The 9:30 Club, and Jiffy Lube Live Concert Pavilion, opening for many National acts from Dave Matthews, Lincoln Park, Keith Urban, Zac Brown, Matchbox 20 to Journey. With the unique use of looping pedals he can stack layers of guitars, rhythms & Harmonies, and along with his percussionist, is able to reproduce the sound of a full band.
In addition to his original music, Billy performs popular Rock, Blues, Country & Pop Hits from every decade from the 60’s to modern day. His blazing guitar riffs and powerful vocals, makes
a passionate performance that leave audiences singing, Dancing and wanting more!
Justin Trawick is a Virginia native born in Leesburg, VA and now residing in Arlington, VA close to Washington DC. His music ranges in styles from folk/bluegrass all the way to funk/hip hop. Justin’s lineup varies for each show and with instrumentation that includes: upright bass, electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, banjo, saxophone, trumpet, cello, piano, harmonica, drums, and hand percussion.