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The Music Guide - Bands

The Accents

A tight, seasoned six-piece dance-rock-party band fueled by both male and female vocals.

Wedding/party, covers

Booking: Joe Cannavo

370-3481

JACannavo@aol.com

Acoustic Trauma

Defies common stereotype of tame acoustic rock.

Alternative, progressive

Booking: Paul Maceli

465-7260

acoustict@aol.com

www.acoustictrauma.com

Donna Adams-Profeta, Heavenly Harp

Original and traditional music on Celtic harp; specializing in wedding ceremonies and cocktail hours; certified music practitioner for bedside therapy.

Wedding/party, originals

Booking: Donna Adams-Profeta

383-3524

heavenlyharp1@aol.com

http://heavenlyharp.cjb.net

A.Fraz

Sounds like . . . Brian McKnight.

R&B/soul

Booking: Afraz Music/USA Records

452-8081, (202) 722-4343

afrazmusic@hotmail.com

www.a-fraz.com

Aged in the Hills

Award-winning group tears through an assortment of country, Cajun, bluegrass, hillbilly and rock & roll.

Country

Booking: Cherry Schacher

885-7743

info@agedinthehills.com

www.agedinthehills.com

AJAX

SWM, father of “5,” enjoys listening to television (the box, not the band), dining out, staying home, low-quality noise recordings, parking lots and eating batteries.

Experimental, originals

Booking: Raldem-Naes, Inc.

463-6719

seanydulleyes@hotmail.com

Alegría

Nouveau flamenco.

Flamenco, originals

Booking: Maria Zemantauski

221-PACO (7226)

www.mariazemantauski.com

Alex Torres & the Latin Kings

Twelve-piece award-winning Latin band.

Latin, tropical, Afro-Caribbean

Booking: Alex Torres, Nick Lue

843-8153, 221-6425

alex@alextorres.com

www.alextorres.com

Alpacas

Improvised eulogistic real-time topical country-jazz-pop; traditional wind and string instruments combined with abused vintage and force-fed digital streams.

Originals

Booking: Pit Productions

782-7700 ext. 1179

offtheair@hotmail.com

www.geocities.com/alienspacetech nologies/

Among the Missing

Featuring members of Shootyz Groove, Switched On and Farewell to Reason.

Rock

Booking: Gary Braglia

221-2751

among_the_missing@hotmail.com

Arrow Down

Damaging rock for thought.

Rock, originals

Booking: Adam Trendell

330-3369

atrendel@nycap.rr.com

As Yet Untitled

Neo-psychedelic alternative rock.

Rock, originals

Booking: Brendan King

928-8100

A_Y_U@yahoo.com

www.asyetuntitled.net

Aspect Ratio

Crowd-pleasing arrangements of authentic music, strong vocals backed by solid playing.

Originals

Booking: Jim Gross

435-0742

www.rpi.edu/~grossj4/aspectratio.html

Attic of Love

Hardcore, new metal; winner of Channel 103.1’s Most Original Band contest.

Metal, originals

Booking: Vinny Natale

265-1769

gcmanagementny@hotmail.com

Bamboozle

A reggae/punk power trio with double vocals; a roots combo with a guitarist and bassist that swap axes and a drummer with some electronic percussion love.

Reggae/ska, originals

Booking: Bret or Keith

459-5783 or 434-3903

nb88@hotmail.com

Brian Bassett

Biographical songwriting ranging from jamming rockers to moving ballads, energetic live show; Metroland’s Best New Artist 2003.

Rock, originals

Booking: Brian Bassett

339-9148

dbrianbassett@hotmail.com

www.brianbassett.net

Bates and Barr

Acoustic duo playing traditional country, bluegrass and originals.

Country

Booking: Mickey Bagley

489-2369

countryblues54@hotmail.com

Best of Intentions

An early Dylan, often Johnny Cash, yet new, solo acoustic can-be-soft (even cuddly) yet can-make-you-love-it-hard thing.

Booking: Jerod Baltz

bestofintentions@hotmail.com

Big Johnson Blues Band

Classic blues; voted Best New Blues Band 2001 by 104.9.

Blues, covers

Booking: Vinny Natale

265-1769

gcmanagementny@hotmail.com

Bipolar

Covers of Stone Temple Pilots, Alice in Chains, the Doors, many more. Original songs are tight hard-rock with memorable melodies, catchy hooks, heartfelt vocals and plenty of musicianship.

Rock, originals/covers

contact@bipolarmusic.com

www.bipolarmusic.com

BISHOP

Established regionally touring rock band.

Rock, originals/covers

Booking: Tommy - 518-593-0985

info@bishopmusic.com

www.bishopmusic.com

Blackcat Elliot

Raw, guitar-driven melodic rock like the Meat Puppets, Ramones, Social Distortion and Nirvana.

Alternative, garage indie rock, originals

Booking: Billbored Records and Booking Management

588-3916

kostarra@yahoo.com

www.blackcatelliot.com

Blackloud

Jimbo Burton on bass and drum machine performing rock sci-fi.

Rock, originals

www.blackloud.com

Blue Hand Luke

Dynamic six-piece high-energy rock & roll band. Great for weddings, private and corporate parties. Stones, Van Morrison, Stevie Ray.

Wedding/party, covers

Booking: Luke McNamee

271-9733

bluehandluke@yahoo.com

www.bluehandluke.com

Blues-O-Saurus

Exciting soulful mix of upbeat jump-blues with a kick.

Blues

Booking: Ken Briggs

872-2890

briggsy@nycap.rr.com

www.bluesosaurus.2ya.com

Joe Bodden

A veteran of several successful bands, Joe has brought his own songwriting, keyboard and vocal work to a new solo show featuring haunting piano ballads and down-and-dirty funk.

Singer-songwriter, originals

312-7659

joebodden@yahoo.com

www.joebodden.com

Laura Boggs

Solo artist, eclectic mix of pop, rock and folk; voice has been compared to Natalie Merchant.

Folk, originals

Booking: Laura Boggs

368-8006

elvisbeane@aol.com

http://lauraboggs.xylite.com

Boot the Owl

Electric blues experience featuring Robin Lamb; a female-fronted blues band with a diverse arrangement of material and a strong vocal delivery.

Booking: Steve

878-1466

slamb@boottheowl.com

www.boottheowl.com

The Boothill Band

The best new and classic country music in Northeastern New York for the past 23 years.

Country, covers

Booking: Dave St. Louis

882-9146

boothill_band@yahoo.com

home.nycap.rr.com/boothillband/

Brian Patneaude Quartet

Eclectic blend of jazz styles. Selected Best Jazz in Metroland’s 2003 Best Of issue.

Jazz, originals

Booking: Brian Patneaude

434-6756

brianpatneaude@hotmail.com

www.brianpatneaude.com

British Steel: The Ultimate Judas Priest Tribute

British Steel has been rocking the Capital Region since 1999 with the metal of Judas Priest; complete with the screams, leather, and stage show like classic Judas Priest.

Metal, covers

Booking: Mike Smith

475-1372

drum1966@aol.com

www.british-steel.net

John Brodeur

Rockin’ solo artist, Metroland’s Best Multitasker 2003.

Acoustic, originals

Booking: John Brodeur

229-9251

tigerpop1@yahoo.com

Broken Lies

Six-piece classic rock/party band, female lead vocalist.

Classic rock, covers

Booking: Tom LeCours

584-1512

www.brokenlies.com

Broken String Band

Longest-running Irish band in the Capital Region (since 1974). Traditional, Irish and Irish folk—dance tunes, ballads, pub songs on uilleann, bagpipes, accordion, banjo, concertina, more.

Folk

Booking: Ray Wall

279-0720

rayloco@aol.com

www.brokenstringband.com

Brother T

Extremely funny comedy rock.

Acoustic, originals

Booking: Brother T

505-4091

brothert@mail.com

Brother 3

Three-piece rock instrumental trio, stream-of-consciousness jamming.

Rock, originals

Booking: Tom Atkins

399-4818

www.highstrungpro.com

Brutal Biscuit

High-energy rock/metal from Sabbath to Godsmack and all points between.

Rock, covers

Booking: Jack Dowling

895-2413

brutalbisc@aol.com

www.brutalbiscuit.com

BS Orchestra

Zappa meets Stravinsky on acid, with Steely Dan as the trip guides.

Other, originals

Booking: Bob Seney

432-9029

mystrobs@together.net

Nate Buccieri

Vocalist/piano player; Metroland’s Best Piano Bar 2003

Wedding/party, covers/originals

Booking: Nate Buccieri

432-7026

njbuccieri@aol.com

C Jane Run

Infectious power pop with dazzling melodies, co-ed harmonies and jangly guitars.

Power pop, originals

Booking: Mike Lisi

877-4995

jane@cjanerun.net

www.cjanesrun.net

Mike Campese

An all-around music performer and session artist, extending across a full range of musical styles, infusing rock with blues, jazz and classical.

rock, originals

Booking: Mike Campese

446-2557

mike@mikecampese.com

www.mikecampese.com

Catch Fire

High-energy live show, nothing short of rock.

Rock, originals

Booking: Frank Polacco

421-3988

www.catchfirerock.com

Cavanaugh & Kavanaugh

Original and traditional folk duo including mandolin, guitar, dulcimer, fiddle, banjo, pennywhistle and more.

Folk, originals

Booking: Deb Cavanaugh

463-7103

debcav@debcav.com

www.debcav.com

Captain Squeeze and the Zydeco Moshers

Louisiana bayou music for Mardi Gras parties, dances and all types of events that need an interactive band that will get the crowd jumpin’.

Zydeco style, originals and covers

Booking: Greg Speck

797-5138

gspeck@aol.com

www.captainsqueeze.com

Cellar Door

A new band creating a demand for their new demo CD soon to be released.

Rock

Booking: Bob Coker

821-6758

herostudio@aol.com

www.unlockcellardoor.com

Michael Champion

An eclectic blend of hiphop with live instruments and conscious lyrics that draws from reggae, rock, acoustic and classical influences.

Hiphop, originals

Booking: Mike Lee, Metro Forest Enterprises

469-4454

visormike@yahoo.com

www.metroforest.com/Michael

Chest’r

R&B, solo or band.

Blues

Booking: Chest’r

gitboxchestr@juno.com

Cliff Street

Relocated to the Capital Region from Oneonta, the band’s best description is a quote from the Oneonta Daily Star: “Original groove-based rock which is very danceable.”

Alternative/progressive rock, originals

Booking: John Hait

859-5658

bluebass4@cs.com; cliffstreet@hotmail.com

Coal Palace Kings

Albany’s quintessential American music band. Our roots are deep, our rock is hard.

Rock, originals

Booking: Jeff Sohn

446-9940

www.coalpalacekings.com

Complicated Shirt

Having fortuitously made a bunch of PC crybabies squeal like Ned Beatty in Deliverance, Complicated Shirt intends to further pander unsuccessfully to the octogenarian demographic.

www.complicatedshirt.com

The Conspicuous Study-Hall Boners

Avant-garde noncommittal music.

Rock, originals

Booking: Chip Fasciana

427-2991

chip.fasciana@verizon.net

Coolgroove

Hard to put in a box—we just make great music.

Rock, covers

Booking: Stephanie Starer

786-8012

groovestef@aol.com

www.coolgroovemusic.com

Crawdad

It’s all about the rock music.

Rock, originals

Booking: Joe Crawley

272-1606

crawdad4@aol.com

Crazy Head Mazie

A modern-rock mixture.

Rock, pop

Booking: Wayne P. Nethercott

273-2812

smokindrums33@yahoo.com

Jeff Brisbin

Lennon/McCartney meets Hanley/ Mellencamp in style.

Power pop, covers

Booking: Jeff Brisbin

587-5571

strawflds@aol.com

Dan Wos Project

Wide selection of rock from the ’70s-’00s—metal, hair band, disco and rock. Everything from Funkytown to Godsmack. The ultimate rock & roll party.

Rock, originals/covers

Booking: Iron Cat Records

884-0675

www.dwprocks.com

Damian David

Catchy melodies, honest lyrics all wrapped up in a timeless shell.

Alternative, originals

Booking: Eric Winders

456-1417

bluesnick@yahoo.com

www.damiandavid.com

Deadlift

Four-piece hardcore band from Albany.

Hardcore, originals

Booking: Joey Parola

466-8351

deadliftmusic@hotmail.com

www.dead-lift.com

delMars

Guitar army, uneasy listening.

Rock, originals

Booking: dan delMar

222-7437

wheelstru@aol.com

Detriment

Brutal black/death metal that will consume you.

Metal, originals

Booking: Jason Keyser

235-8478

spermicide88@earthlink.net

www.detriment.net

Dirt Road Molly

Two fiddles, frailed banjo and guitar playing traditional American Appalachian and old-time acoustic dance music.

Traditional old-time dance music

Booking: Sue Mead

384-3275

fiddlefysh@jnsmead.com

Diz

One-man jam band: acoustic-rock, blues, folk, bluegrass; Vocals, guitar, hand-percussion and a killer National Steel guitar. Live looping produces a full-band sound from one man.

Acoustic, covers

Booking: Diz

785-3453

diz@dizmusic.com

www.dizmusic.com

Doc Scanlon’s Rhythm Boys

Smooth lead and harmony vocals on swinging jazz, raging rock, and motivating Motown.

Swing/big band, covers

Booking: Don Dworkin, DDE Music

782-0577

don@ddmusic.com

www.docscanlon.com

Dr. Jah and the Love Prophets

Reggae jam band; the kings of surreggae and skadelic provide a one-of-a-kind power party experience.

Reggae, originals

Booking: Dave Geoghegan

756-9203

www.jahworld.com

Chris Dukes

Wholesome acoustic rock for the whole family; in search of bandmates.

Acoustic, originals

Booking: Chris Dukes

765-9178

chris@dukesmusic.com

www.dukesmusic.com

Dyer Switch Band

Five-piece bluegrass band; in New York state Country Hall of Fame.

Bluegrass

Booking: JoAnn Sifo

372-3084

jsifo2@aol.com

www.dyerswitch.com

Eden

Powerful rock & roll featuring a female vocalist. Covering songs from the ’60s to present.

Rock, covers

Booking: John Snyder

732-4973

info@edenrox.com

www.edenrox.com

Kathy Eldridge & Company

Performing classic jazz standards with her trio of piano, bass and drums.

Jazz, covers

Booking: Kathy Eldridge

828-8475

Mitch Elrod and CountrySoulHouse

Dang good songs—wild music—funky headmo.

Rock, originals

Booking: Mitch Elrod

426-8101

mitchy@nycap.rr.com

www.spelrod.com

eN-DoR-PhiN

This hard-hitting trio is back with a truly unique new CD titled 3 Greater than 4.

Experimental, originals

Booking: Chris Masse

461-2447

endorphin1@hotmail.com

www.edpmusic.com

Alycia Ercums

Piano/vocals.

Originals

Booking: Alycia Ercums

529-3570

www.alyciaercums.com or www.sonicbids.net/alyciaercums

Female Songwriters You Wanna Hear

Group of women who perform original acoustic music and play guitar.

Acoustic/folk, originals

Booking: Nancy Walker

893-0390

nwalker@nancywalker.net

www.nancywalker.net

Five Alpha Beatdown

It’s time to rock!

Rock, originals

Booking: Georg Jorvic Englar

229-9251

georgenglar@yahoo.com

www.fivealphabeatdown.com

The Flying Bobbz

Hard, melodic punk.

Punk, originals

Booking: Skip or Sarah

221-6932 or 210-2378

leos@union.edu

www.flyingbobbz.com

The Flying Buttresses

Albany’s bastions of gothdom.

Goth rock

Booking: Armenius von Hugenstein

463-2710

www.theflyingbuttresses.com

Folding Sky

Talented, hard-driving, real trip down the original hairpin curves of roots rocking blues-based American music.

Blues, originals

Booking: Mark Emanatian

462-4028

memanatian@aol.com

Forefront

Alternative, classic rock.

Classic rock, covers

Booking: Vinny Natale

265-1769

gcmanagementny@hotmail.com

George Boone Blues Band

Voted Metroland’s Best Blues Band three times; a mix of blues, funk, R&B and a bit of jazz.

Blues, originals

Booking: Mark McKay

482-6458

mmckay@nycap.rr.com

http://homepage.mac.com/markmckay/ georgeboone

Going Blind

Five-piece original rock and the bastardization of your favorite songs from the ’80s, ’90s and today.

Rock, originals

Booking: Gus Wheeler

233-9495 or 858-4253

damecore@nycap.rr.com

www.goingblind.net

Good for the Soul

Big sound, pop, rock, funk, soul. Live music the way it’s supposed to be covered. Seven great musicians with staying power. Open your mind and check it out.

R&B/soul, covers

Booking: Alan Saunders

527-3112

www.goodforsoul.com

Christopher Gotzen-Berg

WEPA Records recording artist.

Flamenco and classical guitar

Booking: Christopher Gotzen-Berg

842-3151 or 281-3620

duende_del_flamenco@yahoo.com

www.mp3.com/gotzen_berg

Great Day For Up

Dose of mammoth hard rock.

Rock, originals

Booking: Mike Vitali

248-3202

anything@greatdayforup.com

www.greatdayforup.com

The Groove Syndicate

Seven-piece party band.

Funk/groove, covers

Booking: John Rosencrans

452-9411

john6@nycap.rr.com

www.thegroovesyndicateband.com

Mike Grosshandler

Mike Grosshandler is the guitarist-singer for Albany rock band the Velmas. He also performs and records solo acoustic material.

Acoustic, originals

Booking: Mike Grosshandler

469-0823

harvey@thevelmas.com

www.mikegrosshandler.com

Eric Halder

Sturm and drang.

Acoustic, originals

Booking: Eric Halder

221-8639

www.erichalder.com

Harpfaire

Acoustic harp duo.

Classical/Celtic

Booking: Darhon

453-6312

harp@dragonflower.com

www.dragonflower.com/friends.html

Held Under

High-energy metal from Albany area combining thrash, death and metalcore—intense live show!

Booking: Dave Seacord

346-5697

heldunder4therock@yahoo.com

www.heldunder.com

The Hi-Flyers

An amalgam of swing, hot fiddle tunes, Cajun, western swing and honky tonk.

Acoustic, covers

Booking: Don Dworkin, DDE Music

782-0577

don@ddemusic.com

www.ddemusic.com

Hightower

Canadian style alternative rock.

Rock, originals

Booking: David A. Miclette, Mainline Records

542-5661

dmiclette@mainlinenationrecords.com

www.hightowerband.com

Hong Kong Darts

Power-pop sound with soul and funk.

Power pop, originals

Booking: Jeff Stulmaker

869-2262

jstulmak@nycap.rr.com

Hot House Jazz Group

This group led by guitarist Michael-Louis Smith plays original compositions as well as jazz classics.

Jazz, originals

Booking: Michael-Louis Smith

369-3247

www.hothousejazztrio.com

Hudson River Bottom Nightmare Band

A mix of Sabbath meets Jackass meets too much alcohol.

Hardcore

Booking: Dan Schleicher

463-6855

djembe45@yahoo.com

Idette and the Sunrunners

Original sounds, stick-in-your-head unique songs.

Rock-blues-folk, originals

Booking: Idette

399-6370

www.capital.net/~jrms/SRHOME.atm

IMI

Soul, funk and reggae at its jammin’ best. Always positive and very engaging.

Reggae/soul, covers

484-0500

Jackinany

American music the way it was intended: with grit, intensity and honesty.

American

Booking: Jeff Burger

271-1941

jburger@hotmail.com

Jack’s Wasted Life

Influences include Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Days of the New.

Alternative rock, originals

Booking: Matt Kurick

229-0907

matt@jackswastedlifeband.com

www.jackswastedlifeband.com

Jaded Gate

Four-piece dedicated to bringing rock & roll to a whole new level.

Rock, originals

Booking: Eric Hoffman, Matt Sweeney

229-1875 or (845) 225-3845

jadedgate@aol.com

Jamboyz

We are hitmakers. We are body slammers. We are the life force. We stabbed the birdy. We are droppin’ bombs. We buddy it up and down. We are punching Dwight. We are in orgytown.

wearethejamboyz@yahoo.com

The James Brown Dangerfields

The world’s greatest battery-operated jazz-comedy-soul combo.

Experimental

Booking: Miami Joe

331-5638

joeemiami@aol.com

Jazzworks

Classical jazz quartet.

Jazz

Booking: Jim Madigan

235-6562

Jerkwater Ruckus

High-powered rock experience that redefines improvisational music.

Rock, originals

Booking: Adam Bowers

365-3835

booking@jerkwaterruckus.com

Jimmy and the Pop-Tops

Five-piece with the original sound of the ’50s and early ’60s featuring Orbison, Presley, Holly.

Oldies, covers

Booking: Sev

459-3515

Joe Nacco Band

Four-piece alternative rock band “successfully mixing early British Invasion with alternative edge into a unique flavor which represents all that is good about rock & roll,” Impose Magazine.

Alternative, originals/covers

Booking: Rob Vanosky

441-6937

rvsoundconnections@yahoo.com

www.joenacco.com

The Joey Thomas Big Band

High-energy 19-piece swing big band. Mostly covers but also have original arrangements and songs. Cover all styles of music in a big band format. Specialty shows.

Swing/big band/jazz

Booking: Joey Thomas

843-5732

jtbb@nycap.rr.com

www.joeythomasbigband.com

Russ Kennedy

Singer, guitarist, entertainer; contemporary rock and pop, classic oldies, country.

Acoustic, covers

Booking: Russ Kennedy

373-3400

rkennedy28@hotmail.com

Melanie King

Psuedo-poetic acoustic folk.

Folk, originals

Booking: Melanie King

928-3584, 482-1050

mistyj2k@aol.com

Paddy Kilrain

Biographical, lyrical, entertaining rock goddess.

Folk, originals

Booking: Dan Goodspeed

253-2758

yergreat@yahoo.com

www.bumrock.com/paddy

The KIX Band

A five- and sometimes six-piece dance and party band; strong female vocalist up front, heavy on harmonies.

Dance/party

Booking: Gary Siegel

459-1564

theKIXband@aol.com

www.theKIXband.com

knotworking

Narrative songwriting that utilizes dynamic instrumentation, and/or songs that give reason to crying in your beer.

Indie rock, originals

Booking: Ed Gorch

421-6816

edgorch@yahoo.com

www.knotworking.net

Krush 420

Super krunch jam pop. Passionate, explosive, dynamic—powerful sounds to move your butt and your brain.

Jam, covers

484-0500

Lawn Sausages

Overweight older men (except for the young, skinny new guitarist) who normally like to wear costumes and rock out a bit and happen to write songs that may make your mother blush.

Rock, originals

Booking: Art

687-0064

lawnsausages@cs.com

www.mp3.com/lawnsausages

Lifted

We’re ready to rock, are you?

Rock, originals

lifted@liftedband.com

www.liftedband.com

Lois and the Kryptonites

Performing in the Capital Region and upstate New York for 15 years, with multiple lead vocalists and a charismatic stage performance. Playing dance-the-night-away music from the ’60s-now.

Wedding/party, covers

Booking: Steve

852-3178

steve@loisandthekryptonites.com

www.loisandthekryptonites.com

Lost Faculties

Dance band that plays vintage rock & roll.

Vintage rock, covers

Booking: Russ Moore

489-4913 or 785-5511

rmoore@ncolonie.org

The Lustre Kings

Music for all occasions.

Wedding/party

Booking: Mark Gamsjager

966-5572

mgams@att.net

www.lustrekings.com

Lying, Murderous Thieves & Oughta Be Hung

Double-bill bands from hard-rock hell—louder, faster and more vicious than twin 60mm cannons.

Hardcore, originals

Booking: Cheney W. Perlawitz

555-6665

www.scuz4u.com

Lyntshaw

Fast/heavy/angry music.

Metal, originals

Booking: Kristopher Baignosche

377-3702

lyntshaw@yahoo.com

www.lyntshaw.com

Dennis McCafferty

Solo vibraphone, dinner music, standards.

Jazz, covers

Booking: Dennis McCafferty

372-3529

www.dennismccafferty.com

Mike McMann

Jam band and blazing bluegrass music, fine guitar picking.

Bluegrass, covers

Booking: Mike McMann

273-4578

www.mikemcmann.com

Midlife Crisis

Playing the hits that you haven’t heard and the classics you have—loud and in your face.

Classic rock, covers

Booking: John Harris

356-5073

jpjharris@aol.com

Mojo Lightning

Contemporary originals and roots blues.

Blues

Booking: Fred Shapiro

283-1891

fred@mojolightning.com

www.mojolightning.com

Monkey Gone Mad

Nine-piece ska-funk-punk-reggae band from Scotia.

Reggae/ska, originals

Booking: Dan Goodspeed

253-2758

dan@bumrock.com

www.monkeygonemad.com

Dana Robert Monteith

Truck stop love ballads.

Acoustic, originals

Booking: Dana Robert Monteith

797-5233

monty@mhonline.net

www.danamonteith.com

Moonlight Riders

Five-piece contemporary country band with pedal steel.

Country, covers

Booking: E. Rudd Young

279-0819

rudd@capital.net

Steve Moss

Vintage-style pop-rock.

Power pop/originals

899-0068 or 928-7216

steve@glorifieddemos.com

www.glorifieddemos.com

Mother Necessity

High-energy, straightforward, soul-searching original rock & roll.

Rock & roll, originals

463-4692

mothernecessity5@hotmail.com

www.mothernecessity.com

My Shattered Mirror

A local scream of a band from Albany; demo out soon.

Originals

Booking: Henry McFerron

458-7717 or 463-1620

Mystery

Four-piece alternative rock/rap band from Schenectady.

Alternative, covers/originals

Booking: Joey Parola

466-8351

jpgrthree@aol.com

New School Navigators

Electronic-based music with live instruments and live PA; funk- and house-oriented style.

Funk/groove, techno/electric, originals

Booking: Josh Radigan

221-4822

www.newschoolnavigators.com

NikiLee & Mass Chaos

Female-fronted original rock band influenced by P.J. Harvey, Tori Amos and Patti Smith.

Indie rock, originals

Booking: Joe Lamere

253-5444

www.masschaos.com

Nisky Dixie Cats

An eight-piece band covering old time jazz in Dixieland style, for your listening or dancing enjoyment.

Booking: Randy

421-4780 DixieCats@aol.com

NiskyDixieCats.com

The Nohellers

Four-piece band playing a blend of alt- country and alt-rock—from abstract punk to ballads. Mixing accordion, slide guitar and the like; mixing styles such as slam poetry, rockabilly, blues.

Alt-country, originals

Booking: Shaw Fici, Thaddeus Smith

265-7193

info@nohellers.com; sfici@uamail.albany.edu

www.nohellers.com

North Allen

Modern acoustic rock band with influences representing several genres of music including jazz, rock and funk; thrives on acoustic guitars and percussion.

Rock, originals

Booking: Shawn Fahy, Boring Alice Management Co.

347-0520

bamco@nycap.rr.com

www.northallen.com

Out 2 Lunch

Classic and current hard-rocking covers and originals; female-fronted 5-piece, female drummer.

Rock, covers

Booking: John Ryan

782-0254

The Outta’ Hand Band

Four-piece high-energy rock & roll cover band that jams out the tunes that will tickle everyone’s special spot.

Rock, covers

Booking: Joe Montepare Jr.

785-0601

joeofouttahand@yahoo.com

www.sandcreekrecords.com

The October Circle

Rock, rhythm, jams.

Rock, originals

Booking: David Jenkins

452-9419

octobercircle@hotmail.com

Pajamazon

Four-piece banging out an energetic style of radio-ready power pop; currently auditioning drummers and bass players.

Rower pop, originals

Booking: Bobby Weiss

(845) 417-5552

bobby@pamajazon.com

www.pajamazon.com

Panther Creek

American roots music—a style that combines the influences of blues, country, Irish, jazz, rock & roll and zydeco.

Bluegrass, covers

Booking: Nicole Egan

797-9709

egan1@midtel.net

Plastic Jesus

Chuck Berry fighting back to back with the Ramones in a crowded bar, throwing fists and swinging.

Punk, originals

Booking: Josh Welf

275-7815

www.plastic-jesus.com

Playing the Victim

“Yet another sleeper band in Albany, people should open their eyes. . .”—Bystander Fanzine

Hardcore, originals

Booking: tEk

852-3698

www.playingthevictim.com

Primo

Ska and reggae influenced; energetic, inspiring and entertaining.

Reggae/ska, orignals

Booking: Ellen Z

421-3074

ellenzlive@aol.com

Public Access

Ska-punk force in the Albany scene.

Ska, punk

public_access_ny@msn.com

www.we-don’t-suck.com

Queen of Spades

Consisting of former members of China White and Treaty, the new millennium’s Deep Purple.

Rock, covers

Booking: Henry McFerron III

463-1620

Reggie’s Red Hot Feetwarmers

The best of traditional New Orleans Dixieland jazz.

Jazz, covers

Booking: Don Dworkin, DDE Music

782-0577

don@ddemusic.com

www.ddemusic.com

The Reys

Originals inspired by classic rock.

Rock, originals

Booking: Vinny Natale

265-1769

gcmanagementny@hotmail.com

Robot Sanctuary

Live laptop beats with guitar and synth. Sounds like DJ Shadow spinning Mogwai and the Grateful Dead.

Funktronic rock, originals

Booking: Noah P. Tefft

766-4244

treewillkill@yahoo.com

Rock-It

Party party party.

Funk/groove

Booking: The Dean

382-5814

The Rogues

Music for all generations.

Classic rock, covers

Booking: Russ Moskal

399-4591

therogues.freeservers.com

Sean Rowe

Anti-folk acoustic soul/funk.

Acoustic

Booking: Sean Rowe

732-0132

sean@seanrowe.net

www.seanrowe.net

Cornelius Rowelande featuring Butch Phillips

Eclectic ’50s-’70s rock and more.

Rock, covers

Booking: Phil Giacomantonio

234-1460

cpk43@midtel.net

Rumdummies

Swampy blues roots combined with melodic rock & roll.

Rock, covers

Booking: Todd Nelson

861-7434

todd@rumdummies.com or toddnelson@att.net

Sax-O-Claus

Santa in full costume plays all your Christmas favorites on the saxophone. Fun for all ages.

Booking: Luke McNamee

271-9733

bluehandluke@yahoo.com

www.bluehandluke.com

Dave Schachne aka Daddy Dave Hackett

Composer-instrumentalist; former Metroland Best Local Guitarist.

Various, originals

Booking: Dave Schachne

436-9414

Scientific Maps

When separated we are Jonathan Pellerin who hits drums, Rich Baldes who drops bass, and Aaron Smith who strokes the strings of love and hate. You want to play with us? Yes you doooo.

Lo-fi rock, originals

getoffthemoon@yahoo.com

Scotty Mac and the Gold Tops

Roots-rock at its finest.

Rockabilly, originals

Booking: Scotty Mac

458-1263

scttymc@yahoo.com

Scout

Short downtown graffiti rock with a backwoods twist.

Rock, originals

Manager/Contact: Scott LaRock

scoutstain@yahoo.com

www.scoutone.com

Sensemaya

Capital Region’s newest Latin-jazz fusion band dedicated to performing jazz interpretations of popular music from Cuba, Trinidad, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and Brazil.

Latin, originals

Booking: David Gleason

273-6577

www.sensemaya.net

Shameless

Four-piece band playing classic rock, country and blues. Tight vocals with a vintage sound. Old friends who enjoy playing clubs, parties or anywhere live music is appreciated.

Classic rock

Booking: Craig Lewis

899-7531

ccal508@aol.com

Shift

Three-piece hard-rock group from former members of Fat Mooken and Albany music veteran Chris Powers, compared to Audioslave and Godsmack.

Hard rock

Booking: Rich

233-1416

bebo@shifttrio.com

The Sifters

Four-piece—acoustic and electric guitars, drums, bass—playing sometimes countryish, sometimes punkish original rock. Can be described as “alt-country garage fuzz.”

Rock, originals

Booking: Andy Sink

506-8918

thesifters@hotmail.com

Sirsy

Female-fronted pop that rocks.

Pop, originals

Manager: Scott Ryder; Booking: Melanie

785-9394

mail@sirsy.com

www.sirsy.com

Sixfifteens

Noisy indie-rock pulling influences from the likes of Mission of Burma, Pavement, Sonic Youth, and the Jam.

Rock, originals

Booking: Bob Carlton

348-1331

thesixfifteens@yahoo.com

www.thesixfifteens.com

Rob Skane

Garage, folk, rock & roll.

Acoustic, originals

Booking: booking@robskane.net

372-5077

rob@robskane.net

www.robskane.net

Slick Fitty

Twangy, hot-rodded, greasy, ’50s inspired American rock & roll.

Rockabilly, originals

Booking: Scotty Mac or Bryce Johnson

458-1263 or 438-9983

slickfitty1954@yahoo.com

Small Axe

Garage rock.

Garage, originals

Booking: D.J. Miller

792-1159

www.smallaxerock.com

Carl Smith

Acoustic, originals

Booking: Carl Smith

436-0215

preyingfield@hotmail.com

Sonic Mayhem

R&B that rocks!

Blues/funk/party

Booking: Valerie Mederios

210-5534

va1erie@nycap.rr.com

Soul Session

No-frills classic soul music performed with energetic spiritual power.

R&B/soul, covers

Booking: Garland Nelson

583-8102

gnelson_2x@yahoo.com

Stand Up Citizen

Punk rock, originals

Booking: Mark Pettegrasso

364-8696

www.standupcitizen.com

The Staynz

Sixties garage rock surf/intro trio.

Garage, covers

Booking: Buck Malen

432-6910

thestaynz@yahoo.com

Stratosphere

Classic-rock, covers.

Booking: Artie Adams

374-1340

The Suggestions

Good singin’, good playin’. Mix Tape EP available, new full-length album in spring 2004.

Rock, originals

Booking: John Brodeur

229-9251

tigerpop1@yahoo.com

www.thesuggestions.com

Sundown Express

Rock, oldies, classic rock.

Wedding/party, covers

Booking: Willie

479-3756

wwinche1@nycap.rr.com

Dave Swain

Solo acoustic guitarist, playing folk and pop with good melodies and harmonies. I have two complete CDs.

Acoustic

Booking: Dave Swain

warmingfeet@hotmail.com

www.daveswain.com

Tame Rutabaga

Fiddle music for family and community events. Dance and caller, or strolling musicians. Playing American, French-Canadian, International (jigs, reels, waltzes).

Folk

Booking: Jim Broden

393-8381

strings4@global2000.net

Teaser

Experience the most popular songs of the 1970s and ’80s with the only TRUE classic rock & roll band in the Northeast.

Classic rock, covers

Booking: Michael Leonard

581-0150

teaser1@nycap.rr.com

Ten Year Vamp

Female-fronted high-energy modern rock.

Rock, originals, covers

Booking: Mark Rose

369-8510

info@tenyearvamp.com

www.tenyearvamp.com

Thick

Four-piece rock & roll cover/party band.

Rock, covers

Booking: Tom Atkins

399-4818

www.highstrungpro.com

Third Stone

Adirondack blues band covering classic blues and rock, Muddy Waters to Hendrix; repertoire includes songs by John Lee Hooker, Hendrix, and more.

Blues, rock & roll covers

Booking: Jim Gallegher, Tim Rodrigue

644-5798 or 696-3865

thirdstoneny@earthlink.net

http://home.earthlink.net/~thirdstoneny/

Mike Thomas

New old school organic soul; textured, multi-layered, introspective.

Acoustic, originals

Booking: Elizabeth Searl

331-0920

info@mikesong.com

www.mikesong.com

Three of a Kind

Rockin’ for 12 years in the Capital District.

Classic rock, covers

Booking: George Sykala

374-0281

GPSY374@juno.com

Threds

Two-piece acoustic unit specializing in modern popular music with some classics and originals thrown in.

Acoustic, covers

Booking: Eric Winders

456-1417

bluesnick@yahoo.com

To Hell and Back

Loud and dirty high-energy rock.

Rock, originals

Booking: Jim MacNaughton

tohellandbak@capital.net

www.2hellandback.com

Tobias

Aternative melodic style of piano and keyboard.

Alternative, originals

Booking: Judith Egan

496-9609 or 321-5289

lyricaltobias@go.com

Mark Tolstrup

Driving delta blues and ragtime; bottleneck national steel guitar, vocals and fingerpicking guitar in the style of Son House, Robert Johnson and Blind Blake.

Acoustic blues

Booking: Mark Tolstrup

583-9315

taichi@capital.net

The Tricity Allstars

Music varies from melodic rhapsodies to funky disharmonies.

Funk/groove, originals

Booking: Peter Murphy

(315) 312-4766

management@tricityallstars.com

www.tricityallstars.com

2 Broads With Alotta Sound

A duo of unequaled variety, dimension and spirit.

Wedding/party, covers, some originals

Booking: Diane Geddes and Quency Rene

489-7652

alottasound@hotmail.com

www.2broadsmusic.com

Two Rivers

Mix of traditional music for dancing or listening.

Irish, celtic

Booking: Paul Rosenberg

482-9255

paul@homespun.biz

2096

Cops that rock.

Rock, covers

Booking: Kevin Green

378-6536

2096@nycap.rr.com

Ben Tyler

Indie-rock with heavy piano melodies; Ben Folds meets Howie Day.

Indie rock, originals

Booking: LA Management

(908) 475-3487 or (908) 763-1409

ba6811@albany.edu

Uncle Sam Chorus

Patriotic a cappella men’s chorus, available for parades, concerts and special events.

Choral, covers

Booking: Neil Kennedy

885-4517

neilsingslead@aol.com

The Velmas

High-energy rock band.

Rock, originals

Booking: Joe Slaski

448-6452

thevelmas@thevelmas.com

www.thevelmas.com

Ray Wall

Solo performances on uilleann (Irish) bagpipes and hammer dulcimer for weddings and wakes as well as with Broken String Band. Dance tunes, slow airs and Irish harp music, traditional music.

Folk

Booking: Ray Wall

279-0720

rayloco@aol.com

www.brokenstringband.com

The Wasted

Trailer-park prog rock.

Indie rock

Booking: Steve Gaylord

482-6429

www.upstatewasted.com

Wet Shoelaces

Trippy experimental music and film scores.

Experimental, originals

Booking: Allen Bailey

371-5975

allen@wetshoelaces.com

www.wetshoelaces.com

Wetwerks

Supersonic guitar laden beat slamming bass pounding window rattling speaker trashing hard rock music.

Hard rock, originals

Booking: Stu Pidasso, Hydrostatic

369-5514

management@wetwerks.com

www.wetwerks.com

Wide Awake

Musical offspring of James Taylor and James Brown.

Folk/groove, originals

wideawakeband@lycos.com

www.wideawakeband.com

Willie the Moak

Light folk-pop acoustic tunes with occasional story-telling tunes.

Acoustic, originals

Booking: Willie or Won’t He

766-4588

williethemoak@aol.com

Your Mother

Innovative rock band based on raw emotion and live performance rock.

weareyourmother@yahoo.com

www.soundclick.com/yourmother



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