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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Vintage#18 (Vin-tage number eighteen)
Recommended if you like: Etta James, Sharon Jones, Koko Taylor
Story behind your band/artist name: Our band name comes from our love of classic soul and blues, and our guiter player is #18.
Band Members: Robbin Kapsalis - Vocals, Bill Holter - Guitar, Alex Kuldell - Drums, Mark Chandler - Bass
What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Northern Virginia is our home base within the DMV region.
At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: When Robbin first started out in the area, she once drove 4 hours to HOPEFULLY sit in for a song with the Nighthawks, since the band formed we've opened for them at least four times.
Robbin doesn't play any instruments, yet she's the primary songwriter.
Both Bill and Robbin are conversant in foreign languages.
Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Performing together since 2013, the band started in the clubs near their home in Northern Virginia. Residencies in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia are the backbone of a circuit that extends across the Eastern Seaboard. In 2016, they represented the Central Virginia Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee and continue to appear in the city. They have been fortunate to share stages with several great performers, among them The Nighthawks, Billy Price, Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials and Albert Cummings.
They’ve always shared the same thoughts about music and in particular their live shows, “we’re here to move you, one way or another.” The sound reflects their love of traditional blues and soul but also the desire to bring it current for new audiences. Vintage #18 brings a high-energy show with hard-driving blues rhythms and soul grooves that will move you. Built on a framework of uniquely talented and dedicated musicians, the album features the unique sound of Bill Holter on guitar (a.k.a. #18), while the groove is laid down by Alex Kuldell on drums and Mark Chandler on bass. Soulful vocals are delivered by newcomer and bandleader Robbin Kapsalis, and the collective Good-Mojo-Getdown is provided by all.
Official Website URL: https://www.vintage18.net/
Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/VintageEighteen/
Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5Msq0clt6RlQd8umRkW2Ys
Other Links: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/vintage18
Main Genre: Blues
Other Genres: Soul