617-Live is one of New England's favorite function bands. A strong power trio, 617-Live is comprised of Jon, bass guitar & vocals; Jared, drums & lead vocals; and Michael, guitar & vocals. All three have played in numerous bands.
617-Live is one of New England's favorite function bands. A strong power trio, 617-Live is comprised of Jon, bass guitar & vocals; Jared, drums & lead vocals; and Michael, guitar & vocals. All three have played in numerous bands.
80's Reunion is a duo based on the North Shore that plays all music from one of the most fun eras of music: the 1980's! 80's Reunion is made up of Mark Duchane (Guitar/Vocals) and Darren Muise (Keys/Vocals) and Mac (computer that is - all drums/bass/back-ups).
The problem with rising acoustic talents is that a lot of them sound the same; but there is no mistaking the sultry sounds of Adam Payne. With a smile and sound as big as his afro, Adam entertains full crowds with his fusion of Funk, R&B, Folk and Acoustic. There’s no denying his musical talents…
Since age 13, Adam Sickler has spent most of his days playing music along to his favorite bands and artists. Inspired by the likes of great songwriters such as Paul Simon and James Taylor, to modern-day singer/songwriters like Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, and John Mayer, Adam Sickler brings a fresh new take on an old combo of guitar and the human voice.
Alan Goodrich is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and solo performer based out of Concord, MA. Alan has been performing throughout New England for decades. His love of songwriting, playing guitar, singing, and playing live has culminated in the recording of “Out On A Limb,” his first solo album, available now on CD from I.E.M. Records.
Alex is a virtuoso guitar player, as well as singer, guitar instructor and Berklee College of Music alumni. Alex performs at various venues in New England as a solo act and fronting his band, Alex Raven Band, both delivering a variety of blues, rock n roll, funk and soul.
Amanda McCarthy is an award-winning musician from the Southern NH/Boston area. With vocals described as "sweet, sultry and smooth," her shows include current and classic Top 40 pop/rock covers, with a light selection of country, and original music when welcomed by venues. Amanda is available to play acoustic music (solo or duo) or with her full band backing her.
Considered the hottest modern country band in Southern Maine, American Ride has been rocking both small and large arenas, performing covers from artists like Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, The Allman Brothers, and many more. The band brings years of instrumental and touring experience with them to every stage they visit.
Annie Brobst, the 2016 New England Music Award's Country Artist of the Year, is one of the most in-demand country musicians in New England. She has opened for over 20 national artists including Big & Rich, Phil Vassar, LOCASH, Frankie Ballard, Gretchen Wilson, The Marshall Tucker Band, Eli Young Band, JoDee Messina, Lonestar, and many more.
"From an early age, I’ve always felt called to perform,” recalls emerging artist April Renzella. “Music has always been an amazing outlet to express what I’m feeling, whether it’s adding thoughts to paper, or singing live on stage,” she adds. April laid down her country roots early, albeit in a more unorthodox way than most.
Ashley was born and raised in Harvard, Massachusetts where she appeared in talent shows and open mics in her early teens. Her career sparked when she started doing street performances, singing her original songs before the age of 15. Ashley was hard to miss with her powerful voice and her skills with the guitar, and Harvard Square was the place to be when she was performing.
Barry Arvin Young is a career professional musician who hails from coastal New England. He has lived his life on the road, beginning with traveling bands in his late teenage years, growing, changing and adapting musical styles and genres along the way as different times called for. Learning how to "read a room" became standard, and learning to give the audiences what they wanted became key to his successes.
Bill is a Boston based singer, songwriter, pianist with extensive touring, recording and composing experience. As a solo act, his music was called Soul Funkified Jazz in a recent review and has been nominated for Best Jazz Act by New England Music Awards, a past winner of the Dimock Center’s Steppin’ Out music competition, first place winner in OurStage.com’s JVC Newport Jazz Festival competition and winner in the 2009 Independent Music Awards in the Ringtone Category.
Boston Baked Blues is fronted/managed by Vinny Serino who was recently selected to the World Harmonica Players list of most influential blues harmonica players. Boston Baked Blues started in 1986. They have been a New England mainstay for years. Vinny has kept the blues alive playing his searing style of harmonica across the country for over 20 years!
Brett Wilson’s shows would be described as stress relieving and easy going, but filled with energy. Based in New Hampshire, Brett uses his righteous songwriting and guitar skills as a way to create a music scene where people would find themselves being lifted by his music and raising their glasses for his inspiring performance.
Based in Somerville, MA, Brien has been in the entertainment business for many years, performing for all types of crowds. With years of experience at his side, Brien has the ability to be flexible with his song choices, pleasing any type of crowd. Brien's playlist consists of over 10,000+ songs and is still growing!
Brittany started her music presence in choirs and theatre productions in and out of high school. However, she has always had a connection with country music. In 2010, Brittany placed second in the singing competition at the International Presentation of Performers.
Classic Vibe plays reggae music of all kinds. They are a professional, high-energy, reggae party band. From the classics of Bob Marley to the new sounds of Dancehall and Soca. They have been playing reggae together for 20 years. They have rounded out the line-up with John and Orlando and they have never sounded better! “We are just a bunch of guys who love reggae.” www.theclassicvibe.com
Colin Axxxwell is a New England country force to be reckoned with. Growing up in New Mexico in the late 80's, his original music is heavily influenced by the first generation of crossover country and is regularly infused with elements of metal, pop and rock. In just his sophomore year, Colin is already making waves in the local live music scene.
Craig was born and raised on the North Shore of Boston. A prolific performer, singer songwriter, composer and teacher, Craig’s musical career spans over 25 years. His unique style has been compared to Chris Cornell, Lindsey Buckingham, Paul Rodgers, and Santana.
This awesome duo resides in the state of Maine. Curt Bessette is a songwriter and singer, and when he is not busy working on the duo’s album he also teaches guitar. During his college years, Curt was planning to become a social worker but one night he performed at a NH ski resort, and it sparked his devotion for music.
Boston based multi-instrumentalist Dan Fox has performed at concerts and functions, in radio and TV studios, and for musicals throughout the US, Europe and Japan. Dan recently performed for a week at the Kennedy Center in D.C. as part of a group backing the Washington Ballet's rendition of The Great Gatsby.
Dave Bailin & the Bailouts is a 5 piece soul rock band out of Salem, MA that has been performing together since 2009. Front man David Bailin (guitar, vocals and harmonica) has been playing professionally as a soloist, duo, trio or full band since 1989, playing all over the North Shore.
This 5 piece group performing authentic interpretations of vintage R&B Jump Blues/New Orleans music from the late ‘40s through the mid ‘60s, was formed in the early ‘90s and retains three of it’s original members, Dave Birkin - sax/vocals, Mark Shelford - guitar/vocal, and Ken Steiner - acoustic bass/vocal.
David Drouin managed to fuse local artists into one band called Cold Engines, which consist of some of the finest players on Boston’s North shore. This all-star cast has an alternative/country sound that merges the classic with the modern sound. Some guest players that are being featured in the new album “Day Drinker” are Audrey Ryan, Steve Benson and Adam Ezra.
Premier, POWERHOUSE, high-energy, funky Top 40, R&B, Soul, Funk, Motown, Reggae Dance party band, playing all of your favorite dance hits from 60's, 70'S, 80's, 90's to today's hottest hits. “This is not "just a dance band", they are a musical, visual, soul felt experience.
Receiving his first guitar at the age of five, David Moorhead started taking guitar lessons soon after. His first music aspiration would be The Beatles since their music was always playing out of the speakers of his childhood home. Once he figured out the chords, David was able to write his first song at the age of nine called “Love makes the world go round.”
Deighton Charlemagne is a native of the Caribbean Island of St. Lucia. His musical career began in 1982 on the campus of Ohio University with the formation of the highly successful reggae group Identity. Deighton has performed throughout the U.S. sharing the stage with acts such as The Clash, Sly & Robbie, King Sunny Ade and Third World. He has been a featured artist at the Noche de San Juan Festival in Puerto Rico and the Winston Music Festival in the Virgin Islands.
Award winning singer-songwriter Derek John has rocked venues across the U.S. for over a decade. He's opened for Marshall Tucker, Sawyer Brown, Robert Randolph and James Montgomery, among others. Winner of 2012 Boston Blues Challenge, performer at 2013 International Blues Competition - Memphis, TN and Nominated for a BMA 2014 -Best New Artist Debut- with Gracie Curran.
Diane Blue is known as a soul-stirring vocalist, a crowd-pleaser, and a skillful harmonica player. Her soulful and sassy performances earned her a vote as “Outstanding Female Singer” in the Blues Audience 2011 Readers’ Poll. Diane does an awesome job in creating her own spin on soul and R&B music. She has won the 2010 Massachusetts Blues Challenge, as well as competing in many musical competitions.
Digney Fignus is a Boston based singer/songwriter and producer. His latest CD, LAST PLANET ON THE LEFT (April 2011) received national and international airplay spending a month in the TOP 40 on the national Americana Chart and reaching #6 on the International Roots/Rock Chart.
The Duppy Conquerors consist of some of Boston’s best Reggae musicians. Named after Bob Marley’s hit song entitled “Duppy Conqueror”. The term means “Killer of Bad Spirits”, and that they are! The Duppy Conquerors will Lively Up Yourself, Jammin’ Bob Marley’s music!
Covers of the highest quality sometimes stylized by AfterGlow’s unique sense of creativity and always crowd pleasing. Elijah Clark (Lead guitar and vocals) was born in Mississippi, the home of the Delta Blues and raised on the road with hippy parents full of free spirit and love.
EMMARIE is breaking all the rules and mixing it up, rocking the music scene with powerful messages and unforgettable beats. She creates her own unique style by seamlessly fusing together her favorite features of Indie, Pop, Rock and more to create inspirational music with hooks that make you move, and lyrics with a passion for life.
Eric Downing is a fresh talent on the New England singer/songwriter scene. He brings a modern twist to the standard guy-with-an-acoustic-guitar-doing-covers platform, adding a soulful voice while incorporating guitar loops and beats to his performances.
Erinn, with two N’s, Brown has a captivating sultry sound with an edge. The singer/songwriter/musician is a mixture of folk, blues, rock and funk with a soulful yet original touch. Erinn either performs as a 4-piece group or as a soloist, or will play in whatever format the gig permits.
http://ervindhimo.com https://soundcloud.com/ervindhimo With considerable and well-known talent involved in the Ervin Dhimo Trio, it’s no wonder that this exciting and innovative team of musicians has made the impact in New England that it has made. Flawlessly led by Ervin Dhimo, with his original and stylist approach to music arrangements and his unusual sound and rhythm […]
Everett Pendleton is gifted musician. Equally talented on the guitar, bass, vocals, and songwriting, Everett brings a genuine love for music to all that he does. Born and raised in Chicago, Everett comes from a musical family. Penny Pendleton, Everett's father, was very accomplished and respected jazz bassist on the Chicago scene.
Fiona Corinne is a spunky and spirited singer-songwriter who writes and performs pop/ rock, influenced by musical theatre; a unique musical concoction she likes to call “showpop”. In live performances, Fiona sings and accompanies herself on keyboard as a solo act with a big attitude and an even bigger voice.
Gerry Beaudoin has been working towards his passion since age ten and now is an award-winning musician to prove it. Beaudoin operates a music publishing company, a recording company and buys and sells vintage instruments. He has performed with musical giants in his young career including blues icon Duke Robillard, Grammy winning saxophonist and arranger Fred Lipsius (from Blood Sweat and Tears) and jazz guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli.
Inchicore takes its name from the district of Dublin where founding member, lead singer and guitarist Derrick Keane hails from. Founded in Boston in the group is also composed of Tom Miller (New York) on vocals & bass, Damon Leibert (CT & Nova Scotia) on fiddle and vocals and is also frequently augmented by additional traditional instrumentalists.
Their sound has been described as an “Alien invasion and star crossed love set to a soundtrack of spaced out guitars, catchy melodies and a punk rock beat!” The band members include Christa Renee (vocals/guitar), James White (Bass/vocals/drums) and Dave Rice (drums).
JackRabbit Slims, a name taken from a restaurant in the dance contest scene from Pulp Fiction, is a rock, R&B and dance band based on the North Shore of Boston. The band's early classic rock, blues and R&B style of music found them immediate success in 2001 playing the local club scene around the North Shore.
With his roots in Seacoast, NH, Jake shares his food for thought with his whiskey soaked, gravelly voice, an acoustic guitar, and some foot percussion. At the budding age of 24, Jake’s songs tell the tales of an old soul, who has survived the trials and troubles of labor, love, and loss; An old soul who has been molded by long nights, mild neurosis, ruckus-raising hootenannies, women, temptation, and American music.
Occupying his own unique space in American music somewhere between the throaty junkyard stomp of Tom Waits and the wild mercurial ramblings of Dylan, James Keyes is a musician whose own sound is just gritty and earthy enough to scare away casual listeners in these times of manufactured pop and just easy enough to make the adventurous a listener for life.
If you want Zeppelin… no one does it better! Jeff has deep passion for the most pure classic rock including The Who, Beatles, Clapton and so on. However, he’s not afraid to mix it up with an incredibly, eclectic catalog ranging from Otis Redding to Prince, and Nirvana to King of Leon.
Raised on the music of Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, and many others...music has always been an outlet in her life. Jennifer has had the opportunity to be involved in many musical projects; she started with the Whiskey River Junction Band, she fronted her own band the Crystal Heart Band, and she's currently a part of the Out on Bail Band.
Jennifer Tefft is a fired up, energizing presence who pulls earthy music from its roots and breathes fresh, soulful, rock and roll life into them. Her music combines intense rhythms with melancholy textures and haunting vocals that wind easily from ethereal to outspoken, creating her own brand of Gritty-Lush Alternative Rock.
Joe Greaney is a singer/songwriter from Massachusetts, USA. Often writing in the Adult Contemporary and Adult Alternative genres, Greaney records his material at his home studio. Official releases have been With the Grain LP 2012, Joe Greaney and the Chasers Dreaming to Reality EP 2014, and An Ivory Tower LP 2016. In addition to recording, Greaney performs throughout New England at weddings, private parties and restaurants/bars.
When boundaries are broken, true musicians are born. One such guitarist is New England based, Jim Dozet. From clubs locally and abroad, to private events – In demand session work to Bonnaroo, Dozet has done, seen, and played it all.
Joe has been playing since the mid eighties either in bands or duos or as a solo artist. Four years ago he also formed a duo – The Foggy Duo. Joe's solo repertoire includes classics like James Taylor, deep cuts like Jesse Winchester, and tunes by bands that have left their lasting mark, like The Band and The Grateful Dead, as well as some melodic jazz tunes.
Joe Young has become accustomed to the road after releasing "Old Hope", his second full length release in just 15 months. On the tail of an iTunes singer/songwriter top 20 charting debut album, Joe put together another collection of honest, road wearied songs.
Joel was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on March 29, 1992, and moved to Portland, Maine, at a young age. Coming from a family of musicians, music came naturally to Joel who began playing bass and guitar at age 11.
At age 13, he wrote his first song, “In My Head” (which is featured on his debut album “Dirty Words”). When he was 14, Joel formed his first band called East Point in which fronted as lead vocalist and lead guitarist.
For over 30 years, John has been performing in the Boston music scene working as a guitarist or bassist in the bands he has joined over the years. He has played various styles over the years including pop, heavy metal, smooth jazz, and many more. He has recently become a solo act and now plays mainly rock n’ roll.
John's background combines more than twenty years experience as a professional musician. While his main instruments are bass, and voice, he also plays guitar, piano, drums and percussion. In addition, he is well versed in the use of digital recording equipment and audio production. He currently performs acoustic solo shows in the New England area playing classic, contemporary and original music.
John Hill considers the age of 6 as an important age to his music career. He was chosen to “conduct” a performance for his first grade rhythm band in Lynnfield, MA. One of the big reasons he was chosen was that he was the only first grader who could keep time to the music. The performance went so smoothly that Hill found a connection to the 35,000 fans that were cheering his band on. From that day on, he wanted to do something similar in his life.
Singer and songwriter Jon Waterman writes and performs a down-to-earth blend of blues, roots rock and old time jazz. Influenced by the styles and sounds of artists such as the Rolling Stones, Gram Parsons, Hank Williams Sr., Johnny Cash, and a multitude of blues and early jazz performers, his music has a retro quality.
Specializing in classic rock and a little country, from Brown Eyed Girl to Kansas City. J Street also provides music for most Christian denominations with a focus on Catholic Mass ceremonies. Band availability is enhanced by JSE's ability to bring in a number of talented musicians beyond the core group and still provide an extensive song list and awesome sound.
This pirate duo teamed up after meeting in the summer of 1991 where they shared the stage and entertained family audiences for almost two decades. Their important educational messages for children has earned them praise and touring privileges throughout the eastern United States and Canada. They have written two children books, “Streamlined Double Decker Bus” and “A Pirate’s Life for Me.”
Julie Dougherty has recently released her third CD, The Sweet Unraveling. This disc begins yet another chapter in a full and rewarding career of writing and performing as one of the finest divas in New England's substantial folk/pop arena. With over 30 years as a career singer-songwriter, Julie has well established herself as a respected and loved performer in the region's folk scene.
One of the most experienced New England and Boston wedding and function bands will have everyone dancing with high-quality live music and a diverse repertoire! Their song list includes current hits, contemporary and classic rock, soul, R&B, jump and blues, dance, best of calypso and island music, disco and jazz hits.
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Releasing her latest CD “Crazy Love,” Karen Grenier continues to share her gifted talents as a songwriter and crafty performer. Her smooth and heartfelt songs leave listeners eager to hear more while also humming her tunes. Karen has it all for an excellent concert experience: penetrating voice, positive energy and rhythmic acoustic guitar.
Kenny Selcer is an accomplished guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Berklee College of Music alum, Selcer plays everything from rock to reggae. He’s played in various larger venues throughout New England, such as The Hard Rock Café, The Middle East and The House of Blues.
Kerr Griffin is a veteran of the Boston area cover band scene who paid his dues playing in and managing an award winning band. Sadly, he developed a chronic allergy to sequins and "Superfreak" as a result. It seemed a sign from above to strike out on his own to write and perform the acoustic music he'd always loved. Since then, Kerr has been cultivating his own brand of Americana Acoustic Rock.
Sound is an important factor for an artist. Knowing how a sound could move an audience and inspire others is a powerful thing. Boston-based singer/songwriter Liz Frame knows what the meaning behind sound is all about. Liz had to absorb the music of her parent’s generation such as The Weavers, Elvis Presley, and Jimmie Rogers.
Lois Lane and the Daily Planets is a mainstay in the Boston area music scene. Specializing in classic rock, blues, rhythm and blues (R&B), funk, jazz, rock, soul, pop, and dance music, Lois Lane and the Daily Planets are sure to satisfy even the most demanding audiences!
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Lydia "The LovelySinger” Harrell is one of Boston’s finest musical treasures. Her sultry, soulful voice and evocative songwriting have garnered her the attention and respect of the nation’s finest musicians and venues. Jazz/Soul is where her heart is, however, Lydia has shown an unbreakable ability to mold herself into any musical situation.
Made in the Shade is a one of a kind acoustic group that has entertained audiences worldwide with the exuberant spirit of New Orleans street music. Their unique blend of New Orleans jazz, swing, ethnic folk and original music delights listeners and dancers of all ages. The band is co-led by founding members Dan Fox (trombone) and Crick Diefendorf (banjo).
Made in the Shade Kids is a jazz group with a very strong educational side. They have been on the Young Audiences roster since 1995 presenting jazz to kids. Their new CD “Stellar Jazz Safari” actually mirrors a lot of what they do in their shows and is essentially a jazz CD for kids.
Mark was born and raised in the town of Amesbury, MA where he began playing the drums at the age of 7. He had his first gig at the age of 12 where he played as the drummer for a local wedding band. He walked away from the gig with money in his pocket and was already hooked. He turned his attention to the guitar during the early 1990s as a song-writing tool. He has performed in venues throughout New England, Tennessee and Indianapolis.
Marty Nestor’s music combines elements of folk, rock, blues and alternative country. He is currently in the process of recording his third independent original CD. Marty began playing music at the age of 11 and was influenced by Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Kinks, David Bowie and The Rolling Stones.
For over 20 years, Marybeth has been performing on the stages of New England. Her current CD, Just Like Me, was just released. She plays local venues each week all over New England. She is currently working on her second album. When Marybeth isn’t playing gigs solo or with her band, she works for the International House of Blues Foundation, educating children about the history behind the blues.
Quirky and creative singer/songwriter Mary Casiello offers a piano-pop music style that has been compared to the style of Sara Bareilles, Billy Joel, Ben Folds and Carole King. She is a frequent face in the Boston area music scene. Her songwriting has taken her into the theatre world where she worked with playwrights such as E. Christopher Clark and Cee Campbell.
Mike Giammarco is an extremely versatile singer/songwriter & guitarist. His band “Those Alone” is on the rise in the New England music scene and has garnered rave reviews nationally. Numerous songs he has written have been featured locally, nationally, and worldwide on radio stations across the globe and in many other venues such as television and documentaries.
Michael has been surrounded by entertainment from a very young age. Whether it be from parties his parents had at their house or shows he was fortunate enough to see. Michael began entertaining at the age of 18 when he received a lead role in A Chorus Line, and hasn't stopped since. Michael has performed in well over 30 shows in and around Cape Cod, and now performs as a singer songwriter in and around Worcester, MA.
Mr. Breeze represents an authentic spirit of Rock n’ Roll. The band was put together in the interest of freedom, tenacity, and love for simple life. The band combines three solo guitarists: Pedro Leon, Gabriel Canabarro and Murilo Bittencourt. They are supported by a heavy bass player, William Borsa and accompanied with the beautiful vocal skills of Laura Gonzalez. Some other members are Guilherme Paranhos, Chantos Mariani and Robson Maori.
Nicole Knox Murphy is a solo cover artist who sings new and old country music, originals, and classic rock. Even though she works alone on stage, her sound feels like she is a full band. She is a multi-award winning singer/songwriter and has touched the hearts of many people.
Nico's unique, one-man band performances are filled with a raw passion that captivates audiences of all sorts. Using every limb to play multiple instruments at once, Nico puts on a show like no other with a sound that blurs the lines between the singer/songwriter, indie rock and folk genres.
October Road is an acoustic duo based in Maine featuring Jeff Heather and Ann Line. This epic duo has been performing together since 2011, up and down the seacoast of New England. Jeff and Heather have written numerous songs that expand from rock to pop to country to Irish folk selections. Music has always been a shared passion between the pair and their love for one another has reflected in their performances as well.
Immersed in the Blues while growing up, Chicago native Paul Speidel has been a recognized name on the Boston music scene for over 20 years. Paul has earned a reputation as a versatile and energetic guitarist who has freelanced extensively, in addition to fronting Blues and Jazz groups under his own name.