Building on the arrangement ideas and acoustic grooves developed for their band, the “Chrissie and Ken” duo takes it one step further, creating some really unique acoustic arrangements of popular and classic tunes. Covering an even wider range of material and musical styles, the duo highlights Chrissie’s ability to take any song and make it her own. A truly high energy and original acoustic act not afraid to tackle any tune!
With so many cover bands in existence in the Rochester live music scene, Chrissie and Ken decided to take a refreshing approach to the re-creation of a cover tune. Using only acoustic guitar and bass, they deliver a powerful and rocking show.
Performing a wide range of music ranging from Janis Joplin to Ellie Goulding to The Cure, as well as Chrissie’s heartfelt and dynamic originals, this duo brings a captivating stage presence and extensive musical ability to every show. Chrissie and Ken come together to deliver a unique, eclectic and unforgettable night of music with a one of a kind flair. Not your typical acoustic act!
“The Blues: I’ve just been drawn to it,” he says. “I’ve played bass all my life, in rock bands, metal bands. I’ve played all different types of music. The blues is … when I sit down with a guitar I just go right to that, I feel more connected to it. I don’t know — I just started doing what the muse was giving me.”
Sticks and Stones Band is a modern country band that is made up of some of the best musicians in the Rochester area, who all have the desire to play fun, funky, crowd-pleasing music! All of us have been in multiple bands, but one thing that brought us together is the love we have for great music, and even more, the energy we get from seeing a crowd have a blast! We are looking for gigs in the Rochester area, and would love to play for your wedding, corporate event, festival or backyard BBQ!! Every member of the group is highly professional and has been in the music scene for many years, providing our clients with a product that is unparalleled in the area. We can offer you music for every stage of your event, including an acoustic set, dance music for the party, and even a professional DJ to blend your evening together for a seamless night of music an fun! Please email or call for more information and to book your next event!
BRANDED is a modern country cover band. With Ken Riber on vocals, and some of Rochester’s most seasoned versatile musicians backing him, they’re able to cover a wide range of artists! Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Big & Rich, and Brantley Gilbert are just some of the artists covered.
With their high energy show and a huge catalog of songs, BRANDED can custom fit themselves to any event! BRANDED is always ready “to get your Honky Tonk on “ in the area’s top clubs!
Big Mike & The Motivators is an up and coming high energy quintet based in Rochester N.Y. Our line-up consists of Mike D’Aurizio on lead vocals and harmonica; Carmen Verzillo; guitar; Jonathan Tucker, piano and organ; Phil Supernault, bass guitar; and Marc Zimmerman, drums and vocals.
Our music is best described as American roots music and our performances are a rousing evening of blues and soul, with a dose of rock and roll.. In our song book you’ll find many well-known favorites by legendary artists and, as well, original songs that meld well with our choice of cover material. Fans consider us passionate, and intensely engaged with our music. Our entire song book is dedicated to engaging our audience, to get them out of their seats and moving. The dance floor is a busy place at a Big Mike & The Motivators show.
We are a band of seasoned veterans of the national and local music scene. Members of this band have opened for James Cotton, Johnny Copeland, Robert Cray, Pinetop Perkins, The Knighthawks, Shemekia Copeland, Isaac Hayes, Tower Of Power, Richard Ray Farrell, and Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings. We’ve also played alongside Greg “Fingers” Taylor, long time harmonica player in Jimmy Buffet’s band, Ernest Lane of The Ike Turner Blues Review, and Richard Ray Farrell. Some of us also sit in with local artists Joe Beard and John Cole.
Big Mike & The Motivators is as comfortable on a large festival stage in front of thousands of people as we are on the smallest of stages in a more intimate setting. In any venue we guarantee 100 percent of our talents and performance art at each and every show. With an ever-growing fan base, and web presence, Big Mike & The Motivators is a band to watch. As a fan stated recently, “These guys are honest musicians.”
Prepare to be MOTIVATED!
Formed at the beginning of 2014, Junkyardfieldtrip was originally put together as a songwriting vehicle for Mike Gladstone and Rob Smith. After adding one of western NY’s top rhythm sections (Emmett Ientilucci and Don Torpy), the band started playing acoustic shows around the Rochester, NY area. Eventually the band started writing and playing more electric material. Over the last 2 years, Junkyardfieldtrip has quickly become one of the region’s most in-demand, eclectic bands, being nominated by City Newspaper’s Best of Rochester award for best band. In the summer of 2015, the band played the prestigious Fairport Music Festival. With outstanding musicianship, memorable original material and cool and unexpected covers and remakes, JYFT is not to be missed!
Don Torpy (Unlimited) – bass
Emmett Ientilucci (Me & the Boyz) – drums/percussion/vocals
Mike Gladstone (Uncle Plum) – guitar/vocals
Rob Smith (Polluted Moon) – lead vocal/guitar
Shine performs an incredible variety of live music at wedding receptions, parties, and corporate events throughout Upstate New York. Professional entertainment for Your Special Event in Upstate New York SHINE is the Perfect Choice! You’ll love working with us.
Chet Catallo’s Big Birthday Bash Concert with Chet Catallo & The Cats
Doors at 9:00 pm
$20 advance, $23 at door
6 time Grammy Nominee, legendary guitarist extrqordinqire, contemporary jazz pioneer, multi Music Hall of Fame Member, former Spyro Gyra guitarist, composer, recipient of the “2012 Artist of the Year” Award from The Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester.
Advance tickets available at: House of Guitars, Record Archive, Aaron’s Alley, Bop Shop Records, Northfield Music, and Sticky Lips in Henrietta.
Hailing from Rochester NY, Noble Vibes is an up-and-coming voice in reggae music. Since hitting the music scene in 2013, the band has earned a reputation as one of the most dynamic original acts in Western NY. Noble Vibes’ energetic live shows feature original reggae anthems, along with reggae classics and choice deep cuts. They have shared festival stages with reggae legends such as The Wailers, Third World, and Inner Circle.
The Band: Deannah McKenzie: lead vocals Jesse Herrera: bass Steve Galbraith: guitar and vocals Jason “Nitty” Muskopf: keyboards Joe Randazzo: drums Neffee Pinnock: keyboards, flute and vocals
Since 1996, The Buddhahood has been driving their World-Ternative Groove train in and out of Rochester, NY, whipping crowds of beloved fans into frenzy, blurring the line between stage and dance floor and transcending audiences with their explosive and soulful shows. Carrying on the messages of founding member Tony Cavagnaro, there is an incarnation on the scene whose musical energy comes from power and spirit, and with songs about perspective, picking oneself up and having crazy amounts of fun.
Making up this highly creative and entertaining ensemble are nine members, with a wide spectrum of character and musical background. Known for their multi-instrumental, powerhouse sets, The Buddhahood represents with a variety of vocal styles, full percussion, horns, bass, guitar and keys in shades of Afropop, Roots, Reggae, Jazz, Rock, Blues and Samba in unstoppable vibration and elemental harmony, as each song forces you to stay on the dance floor.
Significant Other is a blues based rock band from Rochester, NY. The band members are Brother Wilson (guitar), Joe Lana (drums), Perrin Yang (violin), Stephen Siegel (keyboards), Glenn William (bass) and Jennifer Snyder (vocals). Violinist Perrin Yang also performs with the RPO, and Jennifer Snyder has been on the independent radar as a solo artist since 2000. Guitarist Brother Wilson has performed with large touring bands in the late 70’s, while drummer Joe Lana has played percussion for Uncle Plum and Unlimited for many years. 28 year old Sax player, Zac Walker, also blows his horn with the Dirty Bourbon Blues Band. Bassist Glenn William has written the lyrics and music for the band’s originals and serves as the band’s manager.
With a variety of tastes and different musical backgrounds, Significant Other creates a unique musical style. Comparisons are made with acts such as Susan Tedeschi, B.B. King, Van Morrison and Grace Potter. Significant Other is currently performing distinctive originals as well as adapted covers at select venues and events.
Lyin’ Eyes joined by THE EAGLETONES(Jimmy Richmond and Andy Stobie)