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Adwela & the Uprising

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Adwela & the Uprising - A-dwell-ah & the Up-ris-ing

Recommended if you like: Chronixx, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Absynthians

Story behind your band/artist name: Adwela Dawes, lead singer and founder of Adwela & the Uprising was dared to enter a singing competition. The band won fan favorite and was such a hit we grew from there. Adwela is the first name of the lead singer and founder of the band and The Uprising is his favorite Bob Marley album.

Band Members: Adwela Dawes - Lead Vocals, Erik Arnoldson - Lead Guitarist, Alex Jackson - Horns, Marcus Harris Jr. "Drummie" - Drums, Rachel "Rockei" Henry - co-vocalist, Rohan Meredith - Bass, Drake Newcomb - Keyboards

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

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: We have had the opportunity to be on cable TV in DC and been a highlight at many cannabis events.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: We have had the amazing opportunity to play with reggae legends The Wailers, Ziggy Marley, Third World, Akea Beka, and Culture.

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

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

iTunes Link: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1218123830?ls=1&app=itunes

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3fzdrt95N9crTgQCRDfI23

Main Genre: Reggae

Other Genres: roots reggae, world, R&B, Indie

Christos DC

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Band/Artist Name: Christos DC

Recommended if you like: Voice tone. Aaron Neville I've been told music wise Aswad and Peter Tosh

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

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: My Father, Anastasios Vrenios was the first Tenor to perform at the new wing of The National Cathedral in an opera called the Egg. In the late 70's

I'm a childhood friend of Citizen Cope aka Clarence Greenwood we grew up in Chevy Chase (DC side)

Back in the day, in the mid 80's my friends and I used to prank call a popular Reggae Show "Shock Waves" Hosted by Papa Wabe on WPFW 89.3FM He chastised us over the air about how serious the program was. And now 20 years later here my music is playing on his show. and it's all love!

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Christos was born and raised in Washington, D.C. by parents who sang opera and taught voice professionally.
Co-writing and production credits: Grammy nominated artists Don Carlos, Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare, Thievery Corporation, Augustus Pablo, Kenyatta Hill of Sugar Minott to name a few.

Official Website URL: www.christosdc.com

Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/ChristosDC12

iTunes Link: itunes.apple.com/us/album/human-dignity-single/id1082472819

Spotify Link: play.spotify.com/album/2yzKXsdVMKGuY9whgiOMSI?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open

Main Genre: Reggae

Other Genres: R&B, Jazz

Da Flame

Da Flame DC Music Rocks

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Da Flame aka Lady Flame - (Dah Flayme aka Laydee Flayme

Recommended if you like:

Story behind your band/artist name: I was given the name when i was a teenager deejaying in school. They called me Lady Flame because when i sing and it makes u feel warm inside, yet when i rap or deejay my lyrics can be fire.

Band Members: Da Flame aka Lady Flame

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Dmv I cover the washington dc. Va, and Maryland regions

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: 1. I like to get the crowd involved in my performance. So i can call a person out at any given time.
2. I dance with my audience.
3. We give away promotional items alot of the time.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Lady Flame is available for bookings world wide. Also check me out and stay connected by visiting www.ladyflame.com

Official Website URL: Www.ladyflame.com

Facebook URL: Www.facebook.com/ladyflamerp

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/da-flame/id1090726197

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/album/0sGgrTP8vnboMTRkmZXa6x

Other Links: IG: LADYFLAMERP
TWITTER: LADYFLAMERP
YOUTUBE: LADYFLAMERP
SNAPCHAT: LADYFLAMERP
REVERBNATION: DAFLAME3
SOUNDCLOUD: LADYFLAMERP

Main Genre: Reggae

Other Genres: Pop, rock, gospel, rnb, hiphop, rap, soul

Edjacated Phools

Edjacated Fools DC Music Rocks

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Band/Artist Name: Edjacated Phools

Recommended if you like: Sublime, Dirty Heads, Rebelution, O.A.R., SOJA, Matisyahu, The Expendables

Band Members: Devin - drums / Nick - vocals / Tyler - bass / Jack - guitar / Kyle - vocals / Logan - guitar / Ben - keyboards

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

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: The band played it's first DC show at Tree House Lounge
A few band members saw Muse play at the Verizon Center this year, and it became one of their all-time favorite concerts.
Kyle and Jack played football for the Maryland Terrapins.

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

Official Website URL: www.edjacatedphools.com

Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/EdjacatedPhools/

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/edjacated-phools/id1108093631

Spotify Link: open.spotify.com/artist/542VS8kEKOmJ7toKB1P6VF

Main Genre: Reggae

Other Genres: hip hop, alternative rock, fusion, ska

The Fuss

The Fuss

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: The Fuss

Recommended if you like: The Slackers, Hepcat, No Doubt

Story behind your band/artist name: We’re playing ska, with a lot of influence from British as well as Jamaican music. We wanted to go for a mod-band kind of feel (eg, The Jam). Also, “fussing and fighting” is a common phrase in ska & reggae music.

Band Members: Andi Leo, lead singer

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

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: About half of us are DC area natives, the other half long-term transplants (who knows, maybe they’ll never leave!)

Two of us run the monthly ska & reggae night, Bluebeat DC, held on third Thursdays at Wonderland Ballroom.

We’ve done most of our band photo-shooting in Petworth, but for the album cover for our brand new LP, “Ourselves,” that one was near the Acqueducts in Georgetown.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: New LP “Ourselves” official release date is 9/7 through Jump Up Records, but you can get a copy from ya anytime! It will also be sold thru Amazon and Target, we just noticed!

Official Website URL: Thefussdc.com

Facebook Full URL: https://facebook.com/thefussdc/

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-fuss/1373500520

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/album/51a6uOVcBM0XnIogrwcd3Q

Twitter Handle: @thefussdc

Instagram Handle: @thefussdc

Other Links: https://thefussdc.bandcamp.com/album/ourselves

Main Genre: Reggae

Other Genres: Ska, rocksteady, pop, alternative, indie

Feelfree

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: FeelFree (capitalization specific, one word.. pronounced as is)

Recommended if you like: SOJA, Citizen Cope, Slightly Stoopid, Steely Dan, Grateful Dead

Story behind your band/artist name: Evan came up with it one night in the spring or summer of 2010, and we all pretty much got on board with it from the get go... he thought the phrase captured what we are trying to do with our music and how we want to make people feel...Free!

Band Members: Andrew Pfeiffer (vocals/rhythm guitar/trombone); Evan Hulehan (lead guitar/vocals); Garrett Clausen (bass/vocals/Keys); Jack Kilby (drums/Percussion); Joe Pepe Epstein (trumpet)

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

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area:FeelFree was voted finalists in both FloydFest and LOCKN’ festivals’ “Artists On The Rise” series two consecutive years in 2016 and 2017.

FeelFree was named Deli Magazine’s DC Artist of the Month in July 2013.

Fun Fact: Andrew Pfeiffer and Evan Hulehan first created a band together (the band that would eventually become FeelFree) while in middle school together at George Washington Middle School in 2004. They named the band Viewer Disgretion and covered the likes of AC/DC, Good Charlotte, and Sublime among others and played at local events like the TC Williams’ Titan Expo. Just a few years later while still in school, Hulehan, Pfeiffer, and later FeelFree would go on to garner local attention from playing open mics up and down King St. to packing shows at bars and restaurants all over Old Town.

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

Official Website URL: FeelFree703.com

Facebook URL: Facebook.com/feelfree703

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/feelfree/957607186

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0dHPHRjIxqYZk0m5eF57rT?si=WPyHxRvHRhmioeHjSE019w

Main Genre: Reggae

Other Genres: Alternative Rock, Funk, Jazz Fusion

Higher Education

Higher Education DC Music Rocks

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Recommended if you like: Slightly Stoopid, Sublime, Bumpin Uglies, Tropidelic

Story behind your band/artist name: Brothers Petey and Danny Devaney constantly discover new ways to integrate both reggae vibes and psychedelic inspirations into the electricity of rock and roll, with classic and contemporary influences such as dancehall reggae, 90s rock, and 60s guitar psychedelia.

Band Members: Danny Devaney - Lead Gtr, Bass, Vocals / Peter Devaney - Gtr, Bass, Vocals, / Bradley Wilson - 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, MD

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: The band frequently visit Washington Dc's Marijuana Events, especially The Happy Capitol and Highly Recommended.
The "Vanity" music video from The Ballad of Alexander Henry takes you on a trip through Washington, DC. 
The Devaney Brothers frequently play new Higher Education music at acoustic shows within the Washington, DC music community.
- Received the recording time for their first album "Chasing Highs" after winning a series of Battle of the Bands in Maryland
- The band owns and operates a studio, helping local musicians create great original music.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Higher Education continues to craft a unique sound comprised of 90s rock melded with traditional reggae that originates from the Washington, DC College Park scene. Besides making their presence known while playing residencies at key venues, Higher Education has extended its reach along the east coast, out west, and across international borders. Weaving in and out of genres, cities and towns, Higher Education is now poised to distribute their fourth independent record titled, “Gift Called Life” through Sony Records The Orchard followed by a subsequent Spring 2018 tour.

Official Website URL:  www.highereducationband.com

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

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/higher-education/623223692

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1H6vprUAyJQ9Dgy9cANBLD

Other Links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/highereduband

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/highereduband

Bandcamp: https://highereducationband.bandcamp.com/ 

Reverbnation: https://www.reverbnation.com/highereducation

Pandora: http://www.pandora.com/higher-education

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/highereducationband

Official Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/HigherEducationBand

Main Genre: Reggae

Other Genres: Alternative Rock, Rock, Reggae Punk

 

Kromanauts

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Kromanauts // chrome-uh- naughts

Recommended if you like: Steel Pulse, Peter Tosh, Police.

Story behind your band/artist name: Exploration of colour through sound. Also a play on the lead singer's last name

Band Members: Kanjia Kroma (kromanaut juku)-lead vocals. Matt Rehfuss(kromanaut rufus)- drums. Kush el-Amin(kromanaut jones)- guitar

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

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: Kush has performed for two presidents (clinton, obama), and the pope.

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

Facebook Full URL: www.facebook.com/kromanauts

iTunes Link: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1440055628

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2gCKe4kI7dkqEuxb3AUMgu?si=Md8qXybgR9Sry2OSiDWq_w

Instagram Handle: @kromanauts

Main Genre: Reggae

Other Genres: Punk, EDM, House, HipHop, Ska, Dancehall, Soukou, Soca, Jazz

The Loving Paupers

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: The Loving Paupers -The Luv-ing Paw-purs

Recommended if you like: "Lover's Rock", Roots Reggae Riddims (Sugar Minott, Gregory Isaacs) There is a Beatles influence for many of us and that comes through in versitile melodies and harmonies

Story behind your band/artist name: "Loving Pauper" is a Gregory Isaacs' song

Band Members: Kelly Di Filippo - Lead Vocals, Jorge Pezzimenti - Guitar, Dan Schneider - Keys, Mark Lepusic "Tarko"- Bass Guitar, Curtis F Reaves Jr - Drums, Jason Budman "Budman" - Percussion, Luke Schuster - Keys

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Arlington is where the practice spot is. Hailing from Arlington, Leesburg and Baltimore Area

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: Tarco has his pilots license and plans to fly The LovingPauper's plane ( once it's in the budget ) for our first world tour. 

The Loving Paupers is Kelly's first band while the rest of the guys have all played in prior bands together.

The Loving Paupers are a smorgasbord of artists who where involved in and knew eachother through the 3rd Wave Ska Scene in D.C.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: We are about to start recording our full album at the end of August, and hopefully planning a Jamaican tour upon it's release!

Official Website URL: https://facebook.com/TheLovingPaupers/

Facebook URL: https://facebook.com/TheLovingPaupers/

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-loving-paupers/id1165666992

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6ixwWrddhRM7J1SPtaZbOI?autoplay=true

Other Links: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?playnext=1&list=PLEBrqpVgcbu-owqAPMPynU3RDb4CDoniX&feature=gws_kp_artist

Main Genre: Reggae

Other Genres: Roots Reggae, Lovers Rock

The Pocket

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Band/Artist Name: The Pocket Band

Recommended if you like: Dirty Heads, Sublime, The Police

Band Members: Omar - Lead Vocal, Rhythm Guitar Terence - Big T - Lead Guitar, Vocal Matt - Wonderboy - Keys, Rap Vocal Omar - Retnu - Bass Twink - Drums Derek - Percussion

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

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: The Pocket has played an entire show to a crowd to in a foam party on Spring break in the Caribbean.
Terrence has owned the second rarest dog in the world. The Schipperke or Skipper Key
Matt has incredible dance moves and beat box really well.
Omar lived in Morocco and The Sudan when he was growing up as the son of an Anthropologist.
The song "Oceanside" has carried us to many far away lands

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: We really enjoy playing music live and would love to play for your audience live whether it's acoustic, trio or full band.

Official Website URL: www.reverbnation.com/thepocketbanddc

Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/thepocketband

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-pocket-band/id278552140

Spotify Link: play.spotify.com/artist/5v4t9EaPUP5ZIffQSbCXfQ

Main Genre: Reggae

Other Genres: Rock, Funk, Hip Hop and Jazz.

Ras Slick & The Dutty Bus Crew

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Ras Slick and Dutty Bus Crew

Recommended if you like: Chronixx; Wayne Wonder, Sean Paul

Story behind your band/artist name: We Bus Dutty!

Band Members: Ras slick /Dwayne/Tito/ swan /Julian/Travis/Ramon

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

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: We are full of fun and vibes. and we add a lot of entertainment In our performance!

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: We play live reggae music that infuses all styles, appealing to diverse audiences. We perform at a range of venues, festivals and private events.

Official Website URL: Rasslickmovement.com

Facebook URL: https://facebook.com/Duttybusmusic/

iTunes Link: https://itun.es/us/WLA7t

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/album/4bhChlKld0KRBq36ILkLTO

Other Links: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJH_WBr_9Y4&list=RDEMe9pFGvuJFhmVm1Dy8sTxLg

Main Genre: Reggae

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See-I

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Band/Artist Name: See-I

Recommended if you like: Thievery Corporation, Michael Franti, SOJA

Band Members: Rootz Steele - Vocals, Zeebo Steele - Vocals, Desi Hyson - Keyboards, Rob Myers - Guitar, Paapa Nyarkoh - Drums, Ekow Quaye - Bass, Joe Herrera - Trumpet, Matt Rippetoe - Saxophone, Javier Miranda - Percussion

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

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: See-I played an Obama Inauguration Party in January 2009.
See-I music was featured in the EA Sports video game NBA2K12.
See-I has been playing Wednesday nights at the Eighteenth Street Lounge since Spring 2006, over 10 years ago!

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: See-I features the two lead singers and the guitar/sitar player from Thievery Corporation.

Official Website URL: http://www.see-i.com

Facebook URL: http://www.facebook.com/see.eye

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/see-i/id14495360

Spotify Link: https://play.spotify.com/artist/43kMXGrQkqpYK7PbO7ktg0

Other Links: http://www.instagram.com/seeilive
http://www.twitter.com/seei

Main Genre: Reggae

Other Genres: Funk, Dub, Downtempo, Soul

Shamans of Sound

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Shamans of Sound

Recommended if you like: Sly and Robbie, SOJA, Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, John Brown's Body Band, Thievery Corporation, Omegaman, Jah9

Story behind your band/artist name: The name came to us a few hours after drinking some fungus infused tea

Band Members: Patrick Cheng - Bass; Vlad - Guitar; Kevin 'Reggae" Raitz - Drums; Pietro Smedley & Josh "Pickle" Dorton - Keys; Alan Kanyan & Billy Reed - Percussion; Navisa Hunter & Romain Walters - 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 : Straight from babylon, Washington DC. One of the leaders of the band (Patrick) lives in NW

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: 1. We used to practice at a warehouse that turned into a secret heaven for artists and musicians
2. Our drummer is a sophisticated european traveler who has also played at the Filmore
3. We have a very diverse group with members hailing from the Philippines, Russia and Germany. 
4. This band mutated and evolved from another band called One Tribe

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Thank you guys so much for reaching out!!! Much appreciated!!!

Official Website URL: www.shamansofsound.com (links to our FB page temporarily)

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

iTunes Link: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/artist/shamans-of-sound/1385156396?mt=1&app=music

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6L5dGbw6gukPVFmGUGKYmY

Other Links: https://shamansofsound.bandcamp.com/releases

www.instagram.com/shamansofsoundband

Main Genre: Reggae

Other Genres: Dub, Roots Reggae, Roots, Dub Reggae, Chill, Lounge

Yellow Dubmarine

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Band/Artist Name: Yellow Dubmarine

Recommended if you like: The Beatles, Bob Marley,

Band Members: Robbie Cooper- Drums and Vox, Aaron Glaser, Bass and Vox, Jonathan Sloane- Guitar and Vox, Luke Schuster- Keys and Vox, Jason Budman-Percussion, Danny Davis- Trumpet, Mario D'Ambrosio - Sax, John Morgan- Trombone

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

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: We played for Pete Best, a former Beatle, at the National Harbor, we have all original members from 2008, and we have an ongoing Christmas show at the Hamilton for the last 5 years

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

Official Website URL: Www.yellowdubmarine.com

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

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/yellow-dubmarine/id456718536

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3IapHvu43T9UGdUCxQ65Lv

Main Genre: Reggae

Other Genres: Rock n roll, rock steady