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Jay Diamondz

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Jay Diamondz (Pronunciation: "J Di-monds")

Recommended if you like: Years and Years, Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Washington

Official Website URL: www.itsjaydiamondz.com

Facebook Full URL: https://www.facebook.com/itsjaydiamondz/

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/jay-diamondz/1399356273

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/77SmfXWbjSrnJUHncKYM8R

Twitter Handle: @itsjaydiamondz

Instagram Handle: @imjaydiamondz

Other Links: https://www.reverbnation.com/jaydiamondz4

Main Genre: Pop

Other Genres: electronic, dance

Jason Masi

Jason Masi DC Music Rocks


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Band/Artist Name: Jason Masi

Recommended if you like: Amos Lee, John Mayer, Ben Harper

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Alexandria VA. Play a lot of shows in Loudoun County Wine Region

3 incredibly interesting and entertaining DC related facts about the band? Give us good stuff, not normal bio stuff!: - I'm married to a gaurdian ad litem attorney, Jen Masi, who does child advocacy work at a great organization called The Children's Law Center in DC.

- I have a niche' market in the Virginia wine country, particularly in the Loudoun County area, just an hour west of DC. Super fun way to spend a weekend hearing music and I can be found there many weekends.

- I play music every Monday at Walter Reed Medical Military Hospital from 12-2pm for patients and their families.

-Have a business finance degree

Other Social Media Tags?: Twitter - @jasonmasisongs Instagram - @jasonmasishots

Official Website URL: www.jasonmasi.com

Facebook URL: http://www.facebook.com/jasonmasimusic

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/jason-masi/id358850661

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5uagSdinZ055Ypbdjt9kuS

Main Genre: Rock

Other Genres: Acoustic, R&B, Folk

JDVBBS

DC Music Rocks JDVBBS

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Band/Artist Name: JDVBBS

Recommended if you like: Pharrell, Justin Timberlake, Childish Gambino

Story behind your band/artist name: For a while I went by JDubbs (same pronounciation) but my mom asked me why my xbox gamertag was spelled with a V instead of a U. I just ran with it afterwards lol

Band Members: Just me, solo act

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : I recorded most of my first original songs while living in Northern Virginia. In late 2015 I moved to H Street NE, but I currently live in NW. I like to let people know I'm from the DMV, with a strong influence on Virginia.

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: My first internship was at HOT 99.5 back in the days of Kane, Sarah Fraser and Samy K. They made me sing live on the air during my interview
I often wear a "Will Rap 4 Food" t-shirt around the city, which many people don't know is a hip-hop charity organization in DC. They just ask me to rap for sandwiches

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Bio:

I was born Jeremy Winston on the last Chicago summer day in ‘87. My mother put a microphone in my hand at a very early age in our living room in Reston, Virginia. You could catch me reciting the lyrics to Onyx’s “Slam” and asking my little brother to “warm it up, Chris!” as if we were members of Kriss Kross. My first musical memories coincide with hip-hop but I fell in love with the piano a few years later. From video game soundtracks to top 40 hits, anything I listened to I tried to emulate on an old Yamaha keyboard. 

Through the years I became overbooked with musical endeavors. In high school I played church services, marched in the band, sung madrigals and made beats on the side. When I got to college I focused heavily on A Cappella music and recording engineering (and rapping at parties for fun, duh). Fresh out of school I taught at a pop music school and DJed weddings before moving to New York City where I sang in cover bands, spun at bars and lounges and accompanied early childhood music classes on drums and guitar in very mediocre fashion. After a three year stint in the concrete jungle where dreams are made of, I was sick of feeling the more of the concrete and less of the dreams. So I came back to VA with a mission: Original music. 

JDVBBS was born out of an amalgamation of all of my previous musical lives. I’ve gathered all of my knowledge, talent and inspiration to bring forth something new. I want to invoke familiar feelings and moods in a way you’ve never felt them before. I want to redesign how elements of music fit together in order to create a sound that’s fresh. And I want to present those elements unlike anyone else has.

I’m JDVBBS. Take a listen...

Official Website URL: http://jdvbbs.net

Facebook URL: http://facebook.com/jdvbbs

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/jdvbbs/id964670722

Spotify Link: https://play.spotify.com/artist/0L3XkomBvssh9KUEdWD578

Other Links: EPK - http://www.JDVBBS.net/epk
Twitter - http://twitter.com/JDVBBS
Instagram - http://instagram.com/JDVBBS

Main Genre: Pop

Other Genres: R&B, Hip-Hop, Dance, Electronic

Joshua Rich

JOSHUA RICH DC MUSIC ROCKS

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Band/Artist Name: Joshua Rich

Recommended if you like: Randy Newman, Billy Joel

Band Members: Joshua Rich

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Northwest

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: Joshua has written a song as a tribute to D.C. on his album "Talking To Furniture".. Joshua considers D.C. his second home, after relocating from New England.. Joshua thinks D.C. is a very liveable and cool city.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Joshua is a self-taught pianist with amazing skills and heartfelt songs.

Official Website URL: www.joshuarich.com

Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/joshuarichpianoman/

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/album/rain/id310373020?i=310373310&app=itunes&ign-mpt=uo%3D5

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1nZIjFDz9cnGal6DQeefD6

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Main Genre: Pop

Other Genres: Solo piano, adult contemporary, jazz, family-friendly

Juliet Lloyd

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Juliet Lloyd (Joo-lee-yet Loid)

Recommended if you like: Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson, Norah Jones

Story behind your band/artist name: I was born with it! No one calls me Juliet in my "real life" though - only my childhood piano teacher, and my doctors.

Band Members: Juliet (piano/keys and vocals); plus a rotating group of amazing musicians when I play with a full band

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : I've lived in the DC area for nearly 10 years - currently I'm based in Silver Spring.

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: One of my first gigs was singing at Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. I sang a Blu Cantrell song, and made it through without getting booed off stage. After that, pretty much nothing makes me nervous anymore.

A few years ago I recorded a cover of a Lady Gaga song and posted it on YouTube - and Lady Gaga herself retweeted it! It was a pretty cool shout-out.

I also do musicals here in DC! I've recently performed in Chess, Titanic, Violet, and Les Miserables - among others.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share:

Official Website URL: http://www.julietlloyd.com

Facebook URL: http://www.facebook.com/julietlloydmusic

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/bn/artist/juliet-lloyd/id69445833

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4iiGiynI3UAFs4V8ujFw46

Other Links: http://www.youtube.com/julietlloyd
http://www.instagram.com/julietlloydmusic
https://julietlloyd.bandcamp.com/

Main Genre: Pop

Other Genres: pop rock, soul, jazz

Khadijah Moon


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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Khadijah Moon

Recommended if you like: Brand New Heavies

Story behind your band/artist name:

Band Members: Khadijah Moon (Vocalist) Ben Beta (All Instruments)

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Born in Washington DC, currently resides in Prince George's County, MD

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: 1) Khadijah Moon is also a host at 5th Tuesdays open mic at the flagship Busboys and Poets in DC
2) Khadijah Moon has performed in over a dozen DMV festivals, including the National Cherry Blossom Festival, The Green Fest, Adams Morgan Day, AllNightDC, the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival, ARTOMATIC, Artscape, the Baltimore Book Festival and more!
3) Khadijah Moon is co-founder of the defunct Capital Hip Hop Soul Festival that took place in Marvin Gaye Park in Northeast DC from 2008 to 2010 (three summers) and featured a host of well-known local talent including Christylez Bacon, Colie Williams, Kenny Wesley, Tamika Love Jones, and more!

Anything else we should know, or you want to share:

Official Website URL: http://www.khadijahmoon.com

Facebook URL: http://www.facebook.com/khadijahonline

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/khadijah-moon/id734141522

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7gB8CS5dfjrpxMLVAAmZUA

Other Links: https://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/KhadijahMoon

Main Genre: Pop

Other Genres: soul, R & B, jazz, urban contemporary, adult contemporary

Kenny Sway & The Unknowns

DC Music Rocks Kenny Sway

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Band/Artist Name: Kenny Sway

Recommended if you like: Neo, Justin Timberlake

Band Members: Kenny Sway

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : District of Columbia

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: Lead singer in a street band called The Unknowns, Loves Micheal Jackson

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Kenny gives back to the people on the street every day and performs popular music at Metro Stations throughout the DMV area.

Official Website URL: 

Facebook URL:  https://www.facebook.com/Sway.kenny/
https://www.facebook.com/theunknownband/

iTunes Link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/nothing-without-me/id1183572664?i=1183573149

Spotify Link: https://play.spotify.com/artist/7gBFZGkN7mVXiKUcNqLP4w

Other Links: https://www.instagram.com/sway.kenny
https://www.instagram.com/theeunknowns/

Main Genre: Pop

Other Genres: R&B, Soul, Gospel

Louis Weeks


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Band/Artist Name: Louis Weeks

Recommended if you like: Sufjan Stevens, Radiohead, Sigur Ross

Story behind your band/artist name: It is my name

Band Members: Louis Weeks, Noah Berman, Ethan Helm, Matt Honor

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Louis is current resident in NE, the other three band members live in NYC.

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: Louis's work has been featured on NPR, the Washington Post and the City Paper. 
He and his band have performed in some of the biggest venues in DC including the Howard Theatre and The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage.
Louis songwriting style tends to be multi-disciplined; his songs often reference fine art, design, architecture, non-fiction, and animation...

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: pronounced Loo•Ee

Official Website URL: www.louisweeksmusic.com

Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/LouisWeeksMusic/

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/louis-weeks/id385120345

Spotify Link: https://play.spotify.com/artist/47U46VvCz1hZ5cVMlMmmDL?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open

Other Links: https://www.instagram.com/louisweeks/

Main Genre: Pop

Other Genres: electronic, chamber music, alternative, indie.

Little League Champs

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Little League Champs

Recommended if you like: Blink 182, 5SOS, Beyonce, The Ataris, The 1975

Story behind your band/artist name: A group that always wears old little league shirts and gives a good excuse to wear eye black on stage!

Band Members: Javy-Vocals/Guitar; Chris Mac-Bass/Vocals; Al-Guitar/Vocals; Brett-Drums

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Currently residing in Southwest Waterfront and Adams Morgan

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: Started as a cover band playing your favorite hits from the early 2000s and on
Brett and Al are brothers even though one has dark hair and the other is a ginger
Wear eye black during every show because, you know, the lights are bright...

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Releasing our Debut EP Hot Ice! on May 11th. Released our first single Nancy that is streaming on all platforms!

Official Website URL: www.champsband.com

Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/littleleaguechamps/

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/little-league-champs/1335872538

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4sGxSVQDT6AXyKD54RFezb

Main Genre: Pop

Other Genres: indie, pop punk, alt

Mike Hauser

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Mike Hauser / my-ch house-er

Recommended if you like: Jack Johnson, Hozier, John Mayor

Story behind your band/artist name: When my family came to america a few generations back, they changed the spelling of Hauser to Houser. I decided to revert back to the German "Hauser" for the following reason. When I traveled to France, one of the most impactful moments was spent in Normandy. During my visit of a Nazi burial ground, there was someone named Hauser buried there. That was definitely a nauseating feeling knowing that my possible relatives fought for something so disgustingly cruel. Using the name will remind me that I have the ability to be cruel, and hopefully prevent me from acting so in the future.

Band Members: Mike Hauser, acoustic guitar / lead vocals/ whistling | Sie Tabron, synthesizer / piano | Beth Cannon, Lead Guitar | Devin Ganey, Bass | Joey Antico, Drums

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : College Park. I currently live here.

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: 1-Successfully auditioned (in Annapolis) into American Idol, later advancing to 2018's top 180

2-Opened for 2 Chainz at Maryland Stadium with The Radiographers

3-I run sound at The University of Maryland's School of Music, MilkBoy ArtHouse, and Songbyrd Music House.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Bio: 
After opening for 2 Chainz and participating on American Idol, Mike Hauser has made a name for himself in the music industry. Lionel Richie himself told Hauser "I hear a young Rod Stewart when I close my eyes". David Saslow of Atlantic Records later listened to "Memories on Polaroid", Mike's debut EP, and called So Down and Four Years "quality singles". MikeHauser and his backing band are currently playing shows in the DC area, cultivating their local fan base before branching out to other areas of the globe.

Notes: 
-The Soundcloud link provided is through my producer's account. Mike Hauser (the solo artist) does not operate through Soundcloud; I use bandcamp instead. 
-The only song that isn't clean is "Doctor What's the Plan" which uses the F word.

Official Website URL: http://www.mikehausermusic.com/

Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/mikehausermusic/

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/mike-hauser/281161671

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4q1iUeQROQPOq7KhoeIWdz

Other Links: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEtH_sXYj-ZRmWQgoQVGA1A/videos

https://www.instagram.com/mikehausermusic/

https://mikehausermusic.bandcamp.com/

https://twitter.com/mikehausermusic

Main Genre: Pop

Other Genres: singer songwriter, synth-pop, modern-crooner

Matt Waller

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Matt Wall-er

Recommended if you like: Weezer, Sublime, Dave Matthews, 311, Emmet Swimming, Death Cab for Cutie, The Beatles

Band Members: I'm a Solo Artist. However, Ken Barnum, Bill Ledbetter, Armin Gajardo, Jared Collins, Paul Bonsiero, and Graham Drew all performed on tacks on my album.

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : I originally grew up in Northern Virginia, but currently split my time performing between Richmond and DC.

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area:I am a loop master- (I am currently known for creating full band sounds from scratch live. I am also known for performing spot-on covers of 80's and 90's Hiphop and Gangster Rap. I can drink a beer faster than anyone you have ever met!

Anything else we should know, or you want to share:

Official Website URL: www.mattwallermusic.com

Facebook URL: facebook.com/mattwallermusic

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/wherever-it-is/1311879736

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/album/4lyesX2qFzoQzpnZ4VNbHI

Main Genre: Pop

Other Genres: reggae, rock, folk, indie

Maryjo Mattea

Maryjo Mattea DC Music Rocks


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Band/Artist Name: Maryjo Mattea

Recommended If You Like: Alanis Morissette, Liz Phair, Neko Case

Band/Artist Website: www.maryjomattea.com

Band/Artist Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/maryjomattea

iTunes Link:  https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/artist/maryjo-mattea/853437687?app=itunes

Spotify Link:  https://open.spotify.com/artist/0Vj7uSCee79u0ZR1TxH5J8

Band/Artist URL where fans can see the upcoming show schedule?: www.maryjomattea.com

Other Social Media Tags?: @maryjomattea

What part of the DC/DMV region is the band/artist connected to AND HOW?: DC - moved here 2011. Currently live in Columbia Heights, but play all over town and in MD and NoVA.

What might we say to introduce the band/artist on the show?: Washington, DC-based songstress Maryjo Mattea captivates audiences with her uniquely melodic songwriting and hauntingly beautiful voice. In addition to performing original music and more as a solo artist and with a band, she is also a member of the grunge-garage rock duo, Two Dragons and a Cheetah and electro-rock group, Color Palette.

3 fun local facts about the artist/bands relationship with the DC Area?: 1. Originally from South Florida
2. Has a Ph.D.
3. Teaches Zumba once a week at the YMCA

Is there a message to the DC region that the band/artist would want posted?: Between solo and band gigs and guest starring with other musicians, there are plenty of opportunities to come see a show. I'd love to meet you, so come say hi!

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Band/Artist Name: Nelly's Echo

Recommended if you like: Jason Mraz, Sting, Aloe Blacc

Story behind your band/artist name: Nelly’s Echo is neither a band nor a solo musician, but a concept of the musical experience associated with its creator, Nelson. They have self-released four successful albums in addition to having their version of the Bill Withers Classic, “Ain’t No Sunshine” reach #7 on the iTunes R&B charts while also having their original song, "Voices of the People" named a World Cup 2014 Super Song Top 20 semi-finalist. Since 2009, Nelly’s Echo has performed at over 500 colleges across the United States as a solo/duo act. When not on college tours, the full band regularly performs in the Mid-Atlantic region at tradition clubs and casinos as well as for personal/private events for clients such as Andretti Autosports, The Democratic National Convention after-party, The Baltimore Grand Prix, Boordy Vineyards, and Maryhill Winery, to name a few. Nelly's Echo has had the privilege of not only entertaining soldiers stationed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba but also participated in Season 3 of The Voice as a member of Team Christina. Nelly’s Echo has taken great pride in sharing the stage with the likes of Trombone Shorty, Travis McCoy, Sean Kingston, Misterwives, Butch Walker & Boyz II Men. Relying on lessons learned from his childhood in Africa and his everyday experiences, Nelly’s Echo storytelling style has led to some comparing their musicality & storytelling to that of Jason Mraz and John Mayer. In the end, the goal of Nelly's Echo is to use music to reach the four corners of the earth, while sharing the message of positivity, life, hope, and love to everyone that it comes in contact.

Band Members: Nelson aka. Nelly & Lead vocals/guitar, Thomas aka. TMO & Drums/Percussion, Jordan aka. JP & Bass Guitar, Kameron aka. KAM Keys/Backing Vox

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : South East

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: The band has performed at the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run twice
Our drummer is a graduate of Eastern High school
Performing at the Herdon Festival on June 4th
Performing at Cathedral Commons on May 5th

Anything else we should know, or you want to share:

Official Website URL: www.nellysecho.com

Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/NellysEcho

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/nellys-echo/id270066074

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7tMi5yE22dGp1bRn1njk3F

Other Links: www.twitter.com/Nellysecho

Main Genre: Pop

Other Genres: Soul, Singer-Songwriter, Pop, Indie, Reggae, World, R&B

NUEX

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: NUEX (derived from the contextual French word nue, meaning of the heavens, sky, clouds)

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Revered for their dark, experimental sound, DC-based electronic-pop duo NUEX announce their debut EP Affectus, set for release on May 25th. Comprised of singer-songwriter Camille Michelle Gray and drummer-producer Teddy Aitkins, Affectus is a five-track collection that fuses haunting synths with kick-clap, hip-hop influenced rhythms.

Today, NUEX share new single “Eyes” with BlackBook. “I wrote this song about an all-knowing consciousness, like God,” Camille comments. “I had a particular person in mind. This song plays around with my own dark God complex as well as touches base with the all-knowing powers that be that watch and protect us all.”

Formed in 2014, NUEX began recording demos in the basement of Camille’s house just days after they met. Honing in on a unique chemistry that would eventually define their sound, NUEX released their debut singles “Lights Off” and “I Make Bones” in 2016 which garnered acclaim from the likes of Afropunk, Saint Heron, Galore, and earned them mentions in The Washington Post, Billboard, and more. The name NUEX, derived from the contextual French word nue, meaning of the heavens, sky, clouds, was chosen as a testament to their devotion to create a big, otherworldly sound.

NUEX first brought their sound to Liv Nightclub in 2014 in D.C., in what would become their first of dozen shows along the eastern seaboard. NUEXhave checked off spots in Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York City, and have grown to become indie favorites in their hometown of D.C., performing at the Smithsonian and Natural Portrait Gallery. They recently won the chance to perform and represent Washington D.C. in Austin, Texas at SXSW out of an applicant pool of thousands. As they prepare for the release of their debut Affectus EP on May 25th, stay tuned for more!

Official Website URL: http://www.wearenuex.com/

Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/wearenuex

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/i-make-bones-single/1259615628

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5fCSejEZz3GUO0vhiFL0EM?autoplay=true&v=A

Other Links: https://twitter.com/weareNUEX
http://instagram.com/wearenuex
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxbTz9cSATHLl-QSBksBEnA
https://soundcloud.com/wearenuex

Main Genre: Pop

Other Genres: Dark electro-pop

Olivia Mancini

Olivia Mancini DC Music Rocks


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Band/Artist Name: Olivia Mancini

Recommended if you like: Jenny Lewis, Best Coast, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello

Band Members: Olivia - guitar, Kristin Forbes - bass, Randy Scope - drums, Julia Mancini - backing vocals, Sara Curtin - backing vocals

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : DC proper, born and raised

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: Olivia & Julia are locals, writing songs about driving too fast on Connecticut Ave before speed cameras existed
Kristin Forbes has her own awesome reggae band called the Scotch Bonnets, based in Baltimore
Olivia shares her birthday with Taylor Swift
Band plays frequently at the Bullpen, the bar next to Nats stadium, providing pre and post game entertainment
Olivia is in a bunch of bands, including Astra Via, Sara Curtin Five, Ed & Donna and Ruby Rae (NYC)

Official Website URL: www.oliviamancini.com

Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/oliviamancinimusic

iTunes Link: 
Olivia Mancini:  https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/artist/olivia-mancini/259760778
Olivia & The Mates:  https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/artist/olivia-the-mates/674578155
Olivia Mancini & The Mates:  https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/artist/olivia-mancini-the-mates/336493172
Olivia Mancini & The Housemates:  https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/artist/olivia-mancini-the-housemates/271189398

Spotify Link: 
Olivia Mancini:  https://open.spotify.com/artist/3iEgbTYjo4N4NZAO1fJ03g
Olivia & The Mates: https://open.spotify.com/artist/75TVu070w7JbW0DoXAavQZ
Olivia Mancini & The Mates:  https://open.spotify.com/artist/5j5oVMiBauB4oV9lZkspDP
Olivia Mancini & The Housemates:  https://open.spotify.com/artist/1gpcVWUhTQ9UEGhCsXBu74

Other Links:  https://oliviamancini.bandcamp.com/

Main Genre: Pop

Other Genres: Rock, indie rock, folk-rock, oldies

Pop Co-Op

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Band/Artist Name: Pop Co-Op

Recommended if you like: The Beatles, Squeeze, Rockpile, XTC, Matthew Sweet

Story behind your band/artist name: We are four members, each living in a different state. I'm Joel, and I am from Manassas, Virginia. We met online in a weekly radio show chat group. We use technology and the Internet to collaborate and create music, with us each recording and mixing in our own home studios.

Band Members: Steve Stoeckel (of The Spongetones) - acoustic guitar, bass, vocals; Bruce Gordon (Mr. Encrypto) - acoustic guitar, keyboards, vocals; Stacy Carson - drums, vocals; Joel Tinnel - electric guitars, vocals

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Joel has lived in Manassas, VA since 1987. Steve is in Charlotte, NC. Bruce is in Los Angeles, CA, and Stacy is in Ocoee, FL

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: All four band members have never been in the same room at the same time. 

Bruce and Joel have only met in person once, and that was in DC. They had lunch at Old Ebbitt Grill near the White House. 

Joel was a big fan of The Spongetones. He first heard their song "(My Girl) Maryanne" on the college radio station, but the name wasn't announced so he couldn't find it. Ten years later, he was listening to music suggested by a friend, when the song came on. He started screaming "THAT'S THE SONG!" loudly enough to shake his wife. When Joel first met Steve (Spongetones bassist and lead singer), he turned into "spastic fan boy". Little did he know he would eventually wind up in a band with Steve. 

Steve and his wife found a copy of The Spongetones Beat Music at Crooked Beat Records while visiting DC with Joel. The staff was surprised to find they had a "star" in the house. 

Stacy has never been to DC. We are determined to change that. 

Joel has always loved working with wood. He builds a lot of the guitars he plays on Pop Co-Op's music. 

Joel has a great musical sense of humor and does an amazing Lester "Roadhog" Moran impression.

Joel played for many years in a northern Virginia wedding band called Tomcats. The movie "The Wedding Singer" made him cry.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: We've been invited to record a song for a new Matthew Sweet tribute CD, by Futureman Records. We are recording it now.

Official Website URL: http://www.PopCo-OpBand.com

Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/PopCoOpBand/

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/id1204504159

Spotify Link: https://play.spotify.com/album/4HTH392NCtBgFnOkPoFef7

Other Links: https://popco-opband.bandcamp.com/
https://twitter.com/PopCoOpBand
https://www.instagram.com/popcoopband/
https://soundcloud.com/popco-opband
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGDu3-gLcqHQCddHGjJeUMg
https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/popcoop
https://www.amazon.com/Four-State-Solution-Pop-Co-Op/dp/B01N4WH042/ref=sr_1_1
https://shop.koolkatmusik.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Session_ID=083dc6f15935d86eb7e2995d5d06faba&Screen=PROD&Product_Code=Pop_Co_Op

Main Genre: Pop

Other Genres: Power Pop