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Bands and Artists

And now for our annual band listings. While we strive to make this list comprehensive, it is based largely on submissions from the performers themselves (that’s you), so if your band didn’t make the list, it’s because you didn’t send us anything. Also, some entries have been edited for length and/or content. Here’s a fun game to play: Count how many listings include the term “high-energy.” Go!

 

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

2broadsmusic.com

28N

A gruesome rock & roll twosome.

Rock

Booking: Lowell Stringer

796-5485, booking@band28n.com

28n.com

AandtheB Killers

An experiment in acoustic-electric folk-punk.

Rock

Booking: Steven Scotch

myspace.com/abkillers

Tom Abbott

A mix of light jazz, easy listening and R&B on guitar.

Wedding/party

Booking: Tom Abbott

237-8360, tabbott1@nycap.rr.com

Ace the Grappler

Solo, independent hiphop artist.

Rap

Booking: Aaron Ligon

701-0741, acethegrappler@gmail.com

myspace.com/acethegrappler

Acousticology

Guitar and bass duo; a variety of styles for most occasions.

Acoustic

Booking: Bart Little

956-4882

Acoustic Circus

Log Bay Day founders; unique jam trio with guitar, congas and sax.

Acoustic

Booking: James Looby

587-9880, jameslooby@gmail.com

logbay.net

Acoustic Trauma

Defying the common stereotype of acoustic rock for over 10 years.

Alternative, progressive

Booking: Paul Maceli

465-7260, acoustict@aol.com

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

heavenlyharp.cjb.net

Joy Adler

An accomplished singer-songwriter, putting the heart into contemporary indie folk.

Pop-rock

Booking: Earth Dream Management

346-2363, goldenvoice2@verizon.net

joyadler.com, myspace.com/joyadler

Aged in the Hills

A Capital Region institution for more than two decades, fusing American roots music with a unique blend of country, Cajun, bluegrass, and country swing, blended with a dose of early rock & roll.

Country

Booking: George Schacher

885-7743, cgschach@nycap.rr.com

Albumen

Folky, noisy indie rock.

Indie rock

Booking: Paul

429-4649, all@albumenband.com

albumenband.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

alextorres.com

All Paul Show

Beatles/Paul McCartney tribute.

Pop/rock/tribute

Booking: David Plummer

664-5874, allpaulshow@yahoo.com

The Almighty Frequencies

Dance/party band playing classic rock, blues and soul from past and present.

Classic rock, covers

Booking: Stu Feuerstein

877-7938, info@almightyfrequencies.com

almightyfrequencies.com

Alta Mira

Anthemic rock from the future.

Indie rock

Booking: Mike Poulopoulos

533-6762, info@altamiralive.com

altamiralive.com

Amalgama

Four-piece old-school heavy-metal band with progressive elements, intense drumming and punishing riffs.

Metal

Booking: John S.

amalgama.albany@gmail.com

myspace.com/amalgamamusic

American Dreamer

Fiery classic funk-rock-blues band in the tradition of the Fillmore East, Woodstock era.

Classic rock

Booking: Sharon McCutcheon

965-8306, coffee4pm@hotmail.com

gigmaster.com

Asamorris

Solo act experimenting in various forms of sound, currently noise punk; releases offered as free downloads on Web site.

Experimental

Booking: Asa Morris

thekdy@gmail.com

myspace.com/asamorris

Aspect Ratio

Crowd-pleasing arrangements of authentic music; available for house parties and special events.

Other

Booking: Jim Gross

269-0807, justinalbany@gmail.com

james-gross.org/aspect-ratio/index.html

Astronauts

Rock.

Prog

Booking: Simon

235-4772, astronautsrock@gmail.com

At My Wake

A nice mix of melodic rock and power pop.

Rock

Booking: Mark

blownout_speakers@yahoo.com

myspace.com/atmywake518

Atomic Johnson

Five-piece, high-energy rock band looking to bring their exciting performance to your venue or private event.

Booking: Jim Regan

632-4279, booking@atomicj.com

atomicj.com

The Back 40 Band

Contemporary country and originals.

Country

Booking: Frank Valenti

293-3381, back40@nycap.rr.com

back40band.com

Backdraft

Five-piece classic rock, blues, R&B and more.

Classic rock

Booking: Glen Peterson

346-6023, gpeters6@nycap.rr.com

BadgerPants

Psychedelic alternative jam rock.

Rock

Booking: Russell Shostak

(480) 305-3175, badgerpantsmusic@hotmail.com

badgerpantsmusic.com

Bad Karma

Rock & Roll to the max.

Rock

Booking: Michael Craig

322-7426, mike@badkarmaonline.com

badkarmaonline.com

Band of Gold

More than just an oldies band.

Oldies

Booking: Tony Schettino

859-5439, tonyschettino@yahoo.com

bogmusic.us

The Barefoot Boys

Rollicking renditions of regional folk songs, square-dance tunes, and instrumental melodies.

Folk

Booking: Rich Bala

(845) 227-7293, balladeer@aol.com

richbala.com

The Bell County Silence

Alternative/indie-rock quartet from Columbia County.

Indie rock

Booking: Kevin Williams, Sean McNamara

thebellcountysilence@yahoo.com

myspace.com/thebellcountysilence

Michael Benedict Jazz Vibes

Vibraphone-led jazz combo; bossa novas and straight-ahead jazz.

Jazz

Booking: Michael Benedict

797-3433, mbjazzvibes@gmail.com

mbjazzvibes.com

Dan Berggren

Fresh, acoustic folk rooted in mountain tradition and enviro-awareness.

Folk

Booking: Dan Berggren

490-1809, dan@berggrenfolk.com

berggrenfolk.com

Big Daddy Domz

1960s to present acoustic one-man show.

Acoustic

Booking: Trisha Dominy

664-2780, bigdaddydomz@yahoo.com

Big Frank and the Bargain Bingers

Roots rock, hellbilly tunes, white trash R&B.

Rock

Booking: Frank Novko

330-4659, fnovko4@gmail.com

myspace.com/bigfrankandthebargain bingers

Big Nixon

Four-piece original rock outfit from Albany.

Rock

Booking: Dave Teta

321-8574, bignixonband@yahoo.com

myspace.com/bignixonband

Bipolar

Tight hard-rock band with memorable melodies, catchy hooks, and heartfelt vocals.

Rock

contact@bipolarmusic.com

bipolarmusic.com

Bishop

Long-standing champions of rock.

Rock

Booking: Vinny Padula

265-7582, vinny@bishopmusic.com

bishopmusic.com

Bitch Kitty

High-energy, all-female power-chord rock/punk/fun.

Rock

Booking: Nicki Skipper

(802) 733-8180, nickiskipper@yahoo.com

myspace.com/bitchkittyrocks

Blackcat Elliot

Dirty, guitar-driven garage rock.

Garage

Booking: Gus

588-3916, kostarra@yahoo.com

blackcatelliot.com

The Black Fuel

Homemade boogie power blues.

Classic rock

Booking: Albie

326-8315, theblackfuel@gmail.com

myspace.com/theblackfuelmusic

Black Iron Prison

High-energy and tripped out.

Metal

Booking: Brian Slattery

222-9723, theblackironprison@yahoo.com

myspace.com/blackironprison

Blackjack Blades

Hard rock like it should be!

Rock, covers and originals

Booking: Chris 573-5839

chris@blackjackblades.com

blackjackblades.com

Blasé DeBris

The finest vaudevillian punk-gothic metal band this side of Romania!

Punk

Booking: Duane Beer

info@blasedebris.com

blasedebris.com

The Blisterz

High-energy rock band; melodic originals with influences from the Beatles to Social Distortion.

Rock

Booking: Dave Graham

339-2758, theblisterz@yahoo.com

myspace.com/theblisterz

Kate Blain

Mellow, acoustic folk.

Folk

Booking: Kate Blain

899-6504, kate@kateblain.com

kateblain.com

Blue Hand Luke

High-energy party band, ’60s and ’70s covers; clubs, weddings, corporate events.

Wedding/party

Booking: Luke McNamee

271-9733, bluehandluke@yahoo.com

bluehandluke.com

Blues Noir

Original blues and roots music.

blues

Booking: Peter Corrigan

265-6289, bluesnoir@aol.com

bluesnoir.com

Body Language

Straight boom bap for the independent underground listener; backpack rap at its best.

Hip-hop

Booking: Body Language

542-9422, body518@gmail.com

pcm518.com

Laura Boggs

Metroland’s Best Singer-Songwriter (Female) 2006.

Folk

Booking: Laura Boggs

368-8006, elvisbeane@gmail.com

myspace.com/lauraboggs

The Boothill Band

New and classic country.

Country

Booking: Tom Behan

437-1551, boothillband@nycap.rr.com

boothillband.net

The Breakers

Timeless rock & roll for clubs and parties.

Classic rock

Booking: Mitch

439-0710, auramac@aol.com

Brick by Brick

Troy-core.

Metal

Booking: Mike Valente

myspace.com/brickbybrick

Jonathan Bright

Original acoustic rock in the spirit of Phil Ochs, Billy Bragg and Neil Young.

Acoustic

Booking: Jonathan Bright

598-3472, jonathan@jbright.com

jbright.com

British Steel

Judas Priest cover band.

Metal

Booking: Mike Smith

475-1372, drum1966@aol.com

british-steel.net

Broadcast Live

A blend of hip-hop, spoken word, rock and funk.

Hip-hop, originals.

Booking: Victorio Reyes

322-6849, victorio@rebelarmymedia.com

broadcastlive.org

Kev Brock

All-original acoustic progressive-rock songwriter from Greenwich.

Acoustic

Booking: Kev Brock

692-3320, rockystallone6@gmail.com

kevbrockmusic.com

John Brodeur

. . . and he sings, too.

Pop-rock

Booking: John Brodeur

229-9251, tigerpop1@yahoo.com

johnbrodeur.com

Broken String Band

Longest-running Irish band in the Capital Region; 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

Brother T

“Extremely funny” comedy-rock.

Acoustic

Booking: Brother T

505-4091, brothert@mail.com

myspace.com/brothert4u

BS78

A tribute to Ozzy’s last week week with Black Sabbath, Dec.4-11, 1978.

Metal

Booking: Charlie

441-6139, cmonroejr@hotmail.com

Nate Buccieri

Vocalist-pianist with a vast repertoire; host of popular piano bar.

Wedding/party

Booking: Nate Buccieri

432-7026, nateonthekeys@aol.com

nateonthekeys.com

Ernie Burnell

Acoustic rock.

Acoustic

Booking: Tedi Toca

356-2019, gimmeshelter11@aol.com

Byrds of Prey

Modern pop-rock infused with classic rock and blues, subtle acoustic rhythms, dual lead guitars and rich vocal harmony.

Rock, originals

Booking: Art LaFleur, Steve Lamb

727-5286, 878-1466; art@byrdsofprey.com, steve@byrdsofprey.com

byrdsofprey.com

Byrne and Barrett

Acoustic duo playing traditional Irish and Scottish music on guitar, tin whistle, bagpipes and harmonica with vocals.

Irish/Celtic

Booking: Glenn Weiser

767-9595, najoandguiater100@yahoo.com

celticguitarmusic.com

Mike Campese

Guitarist and session artist, extending across a full range of musical styles, infusing rock with blues, jazz and classical.

Rock

Booking: Mike Campese

mike@mikecampese.com

mikecampese.com

Michael Campion

Musician/DJ/producer.

Booking: Michael Campion

info@metroforest.com

metroforest.com

Capital Soul Revue

High-energy, seven-piece band offering a wide selection.

Wedding/party

Booking: Rich Pagano

489-3692, rich@capitalsoulrevue.com

capitalsoulrevue.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

Booking: Greg Speck

797-5139, gspeck@aol.com

captainsqueeze.com

Johnny Cassera and the Route 66 Band

Oldies, doo-wop, jazz and blues

Oldies

Booking: Johnny Cassera

210-5129, musicmanz@mhcable.com

jcroute66.com

Catfish Don and the River Band

Country and bluegrass covers.

Country

Booking: Don Schweizer

370-1767

Chance

Five-piece band playing classics, oldies, and some new country.

Classic rock

Booking: John Harris

356-5073, avine@verizon.net

chanceclassicrock.com

Chaos con Queso

Electro-metal band including a cello player.

Experimental

Booking: David Jones

857-9908, dave.dsj@gmail.com

myspace.com/chaosconqueso

Charmboy

Dramatically charged sonic blaze.

Rock, originals

Booking: Eric Halder

859-6030, info@charmboy.net

charmboy.net

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.

Alternative/punk

complicatedshirt@complicatedshirt.com

complicatedshirt.com

The Conspicuous Study-Hall Boners

Avant-garde noncommittal music.

Rock

Booking: Flyer Boy

330-8701, ferdbot@hotmail.com

Coyle

Melodic modern metal.

Metal

Booking: Rob Hood

369-0989

myspace.com/coylemusic

Ron Cremisio and friends

Music from the 1940s up to current music by famous artists.

Wedding/party

Booking: Ron Cremisio

237-6423, rcqband@msn.com

roncremisioandfriends.com

Crossfire-CFX

Female-fronted trio doing classic rock, country, blues, pop, alt-rock and dance.

Classic rock

Booking: Mike Palma

377-7228, mikep142@yahoo.com

crossfirecfx.4t.com

Denise Culhane

Acoustic pop/rock/folk.

Acoustic

Booking: Denise Culhane

477-7808, d_culhane@yahoo.com

myspace.com/deniseculhane

Dancing Bear

Acoustic guitar/string bass duo playing the folk, blues and bluegrass side of the Grateful Dead.

Acoustic

Booking: Glenn Weiser

767-9595, banjoandguitar100@yahoo.com

celticmusic.com

Dead and Dying

Troy style hardcore.

Hardcore

Booking: Aaron Gorman

326-3749, danowar101@hotmail.com

myspace.com/deadanddyingtcf

Dead-Lift

Schenectady-based melodic rap-metal fusion.

Metal/hard rock

Booking: Joe Parola

542-2094, deadliftmusic@hotmail.com, joeytheword@aol.com

dead-lift.com

The Decadent Royals

HORDE festival veterans.

Rock

Booking: the Decadent Royals

438-4213, thedecadentroyals@mac.com

Deep Blue Storm

Interactive, high-energy mix of blues, rock and R&B; finalist in the 2006 Colossal Contenders contest.

Blues

Booking: James Brown III

986-1868, jamesondrums@yahoo.com

deepbluestorm.com

Deja Blue

Versatile band doing Chicago blues, Motown soul, swing, contemporary jazz and classic rock & roll.

Blues/jazz/R&B covers

Booking: Vincent Spero

798-0427, leftguitar@aol.com

dejablueband.net

Karen DePaul

Acoustic pop-rock songs, performed with guitarist Josh Okun.

Pop

Booking: Karen DePaul

859-3378, karendepaul@gmail.com

myspace.com/karendepaul

Bill Dexter Quartet

High-quality variety and standards for dancing and listening.

Wedding/party

Booking: Bill Dexter

281-2062, 674-2446, wdexter@nycap.rr.com

Dirt Road Molly

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

TraditionalBooking: Sue Mead

384-3275, fiddlefysh@jnsmead.com

Diz

Acoustic-one-man-jam-band: Guitar, vocals, hand-percussion and a killer National Steel guitar, with live looping for a full-band effect.

Acoustic

Booking: Diz

785-3453, diz@dizmusic.com

dizmusic.com

DJ Guesswork

Downtempo/ambient, a la DJ Shadow and Brian Eno.

Techno/electronic

Booking: the Uptown Sinclair Group

528-5163, djgueswork@yahoo.com

myspace.com/djguesswork

Doc Scanlon

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

Swing/big band

Booking: Don Dworkin, DDE Music

782-0577, dsrb@ddemusic.com

docscanlon.com

Don Joker

The hottest metal band to hit the stage in years. These guys are blowing the scene apart!

Metal

Booking: Kevin Roberts/White Light Management

791-5376, management@donjoker.com

donjoker.com

Doomsday Virus

With a new lineup and new material on the way, you still can’t stop the virus.

Industrial

Booking: N. Dru

449-3434, info@dvmailbag.com

doomsdayvirus.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

Booking: Dave Geoghegan

756-9203

jahworld.com

Chris Dukes

Acoustic singer-songwriter.

Rock/pop/acoustic

Booking: Chris Dukes

935-4132, contact@dukesmusic.com

dukesmusic.com

Dyer Switch Band

Hard-driving bluegrass and acoustic music.

Bluegrass

Booking: JoAnn Sifo

986-5193, chezdaisie@yahoo.com

dyerswitch.com

Michael Eck

Older than Brodeur, younger than Elrod.

Acoustic, originals

Booking: Mr. Eck

432-6634, mandhand@aol.com

michaeleck.com

E.B. JEB

Dynamic eight-piece Southern rock band, featuring music of the Allman and Doobie Brothers, Marshall Tucker Band and .38 Special.

Classic rock

Booking: Mike Miranda

664-1539, booking@ebjeb.com

ebjeb.com

Electric City Horns

Rock band with horns covering rock, R&B, soul and swing hits, as well as original material.

Rock

Booking: Don Duncan

475-1695, electriccityhorns@yahoo.com

electriccityhorns.com

Elf Project

New CD Wavelength out now.

Prog

Booking: Carl Schultz

765-2520, elfproject1@yahoo.com

Mitch Elrod and CountrySoulHouse

Rock & roll improv country jazz rock acoustic electric requisites.

Rock

Booking: Mitch Elrod

426-8101, mitchy@mitchelrod.com

mitchelrod.com

Evolution

Progressive metal.

Prog

Booking: Flood Productions

366-6717, asixstring@yahoo.com

evolutionrocks.com

Facecast

Like flushing the toilet.

Hardcore

Booking: Mario C.

338-3345, hellonsunday@hotmail.com

myspace.com/facecast

Fahrenheit 420

Muscular guitars and high-power pop hooks from the ashes of Crabapple and Pulsing Stump.

Rock

Booking: Geoff Ryan

Ryanbasyc4@aol.com

myspace.com/fahrenheit420rocks

Fear of Flying

Original power rock.

Rock

Booking: Thomas Occhiogrosso

378-9521, fearofflyingmusic@

peoplepc.com

fearofflyingmusic.com

Firefighter Font

Sounds like Coldplay got beat up by the Clash.

Indie rock

Booking: Greg

Firefighterfont@gmail.com

firefighterfont.com

Five Alpha Beatdown

It’s time to rock!

Garage, from Iceland

Booking: Georg Jorvic-Englarsson

229-9251, georgenglar@yahoo.com

myspace.com/5abd

The Fizziks

Classic and alternative rock without the quantum leap.

Classic rock

Booking: Chris DiBennedetto

605-0565, info@thefizziks.com

thefizziks.com

George Fletcher’s Bourbon Renewal

High-octane blues and rock.

Blues

Booking: George Fletcher

542-9985, hisnibs@georgefletcher.com

bourbonrenewal.com

Flood Road

Original mountain music with a New Age twist; as varied and unpredictable as the Northeast seasons, and equally enjoyable.

Acoustic

Booking: J. Peter Yakel

810-5285, flood_road@yahoo.com

myspace.com/floodroad

Flux

Psychedelic swamp sludge combined with intergalactic exploratory jams.

Funk/groove

Booking: Jason Smith

729-0408, tattoospiral@hotmail.com

myspace.com/fluxjam

Flynn 529

Celtic and American folk tradition, along with some blues and ’60s-’70s radio chestnuts; fromk pubs to private parties to festival stages.

Irish/Celtic

Booking: Tom Flynn

265-5172, flynn529@verizon.net

flynn529.com

Folding Sky

Original blues rock band.

Blues

Booking: Mark Emanatian

462-4028, memanatian1@aol.com

sonicbids.com/foldingsky

The Fraidykats

Quartet that plays blues, jazz and more.

Blues

Booking: K. Collins

339-3500, fraidykats@nycap.rr.com

myspace.com/fraidykats

Fresh Squeezed

Accordion ensemble; traditional folk, popular and classical.

Other

Booking: Peggy Hart

239-4706, peggyminore@yahoo.com

Fritz’s Polka Band

Only “Polka” band to be sponsored by Jägermeister.

Other

Booking: Fritz Scherz

(315) 363-3509, fpolkaband@aol.com

fritzspolkaband.com

Geo and the Komrades

Classic rock and pop in electric and acoustic versions.

Classic rock

Booking: Geo Doody

459-7562, geokomrades@excite.com

geomusicnow.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

Booking: Mark McKay

482-6458, mmckay@nycap.rr.com

home.nycap.rr.com/georgeboone/

Mike Germano

Eclectic, thoughtful and diverse adult-contemporary music that includes elements of jazz, rock and acoustic.

Acoustic

Booking: Mike Germano

booking@mikegermano.com

mikegermano.com

Girl Howdy

Honky-tonk from the classic era of country music.

Country

Booking: Betsy Dawn Williams

ghowdymusic@yahoo.com

girlhowdyband.com

Good for the Soul

An energy-driven, fresh-sounding seven-piece show, flavored with dynamic vocals, soulful horns and a rock-solid rhythm section.

Booking: Sue

577-6685, sue@goodforsoul.com

goodforsoul.com

Gordon Street

Introspective roots rock with a killer groove.

Rock

Booking: Ritch Harrigan

810-4570, gordonstmusic@gmail.com

myspace.com/gordonstmusic

The Gospel Train

Historic American spiritual music.

Acoustic

Booking: Michael Eck

432-6634, info@gospeltrainmusic

gospeltrainmusic.com

Gr8 Unknown

Three-piece band that writes catchy tunes; non-whiney, and available for all bookings.

Rock

Booking: David Smith

234-7107, gr8unknown2006@yahoo.com

myspace.com/gr8unknown

Grainbelt

This is gonna be a great show.

Other

Booking: Belgium Box Mgmt.

(613) 544-8871, kboyd@nycap.rr.com

therealgrainbelt.com

Green Hill Tribe

Fresh and original, in a sort of retro-Brit-rock mold.

Alternative

Booking: Evan Conway

843-0431, conwayk14@excite.com

myspace.com/greenhilltribe

Green Team

True-school hip-hop.

Hip-hop

Booking: Fritz

(347) 489-2801, fritz@mhcable.com

greenteam.net

The Groove Syndicate

Seven-piece party band.

Funk/groove

Booking: John Rosencrans

452-9411, mail@thegroovesyndicate band.com

thegroovesyndicateband.com

Mike Grosshandler

Guitarist-singer for Albany rock band the Velmas; also performs and records solo acoustic material.

Acoustic

Booking: Mike Grosshandler

448-6452, harvey@thevelmas.com

mikegrosshandler.com

Guiltless Cult

Vaguely psychedelic alternative pop, for fans of Frank Black and Bad Brains.

Pop-rock

Booking: Terry McClain

378-8303, terrymcclain@delvinshadepublishing.com

guiltlesscult.com

Hair of the Dog

Internationally recognized Celtic folk-rock act.

Irish/Celtic

Booking: Rick Bedrosian

439-8713, rbedrosian@verizon.net

hair-of-the-dog.com

Frieda Hammond

Intense, melodic rock covers with energy and musicianship.

Alternative

Booking: sMACproductions

2122103, smac@klink.net

myspace.com/friedahammondband

Happy Balky and the Good Livin’

Eccentric, high-energy bluegrass—we call it mountain pop.

Bluegrass

Booking: Zac Kissinger

885-1917, zackkissinger@aol.com

myspace.com/happybalkyandthegoodlivin

Linda Hartman

Guitarist, from flamenco to Beatles to blues; lessons available.

Acoustic

Booking: Kathy Peek

462-0713, rosemoon90@hotmail.com

Katie Haverly

Singer-songwriter inspired by Joni Mitchell, Liz Phair and Tom Waits.

Alternative

Booking: Katie Haverly

698-9952, katie.haverly@gmail.com

myspace.com/katiehaverlymusic.com

Headbomb

No metal, no Mustang Sally, just driving modern guitar-based rock covers that everyone knows.

Rock

Booking: Jeff Bovee

669-6504, headbombrock@hotmail.com

The Heaters

Six-piece dance/party band.

Wedding/party, covers

Booking: Bela Schuch

281-4603, heaters1@nycap.rr.com

theheatersband.com

Hector On Stilts

Great harmonies, and a high-energy live show; new album in 2008.

Pop-rock

Booking: Clayton Colwell

(413) 841-1849, clay@hectoronstilts.com

hectoronstilts.com

The Hi-Flyers

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

Acoustic

Booking: Don Dworkin, DDE Music

782-0577, don@ddemusic.com

ddemusic.com

Mike Hidinger

Guitarist and vocalist.

Rock

Booking: Mike Hidinger

374-7541, mhidinger@nycap.rr.com

myspace.com/mikehidinger

Hindsight

40-plus band based on keeping the dream alive.

Classic rock

Booking: Larry Koniowka

371-5956, lkoniowka@yahoo.com

Honeycreeper

Punkadelic funk rock.

Booking: Planet A Records

843-1046

honeycreeper.net

Hot Cousin

Everything you love and hate about rock & roll.

Rock

Booking: Charlie

441-6139, cmonroejr@hotmail.com

myspace.com/hotcousintheband

Hour of Need

Melodic alternative rock.

Alternative

Booking: Mike

605-4513, greenfog66@yahoo.com

hourofneed.net

House of Funk

Funk-rock jam band.

Funk/groove

Booking: Matt Veeder

225-7772, mattveeder@hotmail.com

myspace.com/houseoffunk07

House of Vice

Dangerously catchy, hard rock & roll.

Rock

Booking: Patrick Neary

pantry@verizon.net

houseofvice.net

Hundred Monkey Theory

Artsy alternative rock; original music for fans of the Decemberists and My Brightest Diamond.

Alternative

Booking: Scott Womer

470-7386, hmt@terranovachurch.org

hundredmonkeytheory.com

Idette and the Sunrunners

Female-fronted folk-rock-jam band performing “stick-in-your-head” originals.

Rock

Booking: Idette

399-6370, bookings@idetteandthe

sunrunners.com

idetteandthesunrunners.com

Imagining Lennon

A tribute to the music of the late Beatle as performed by Lennon impersonator Tom “Lennon” Raider; available as a five-piece band or solo-acoustic act.

Other

Booking: Tom Raider

330-1136, jvinyl@msn.com

imagininglennon.com

IMI

High-energy funk-rock-reggae band bringing Upstate New York flavor to the entire East Coast.

Reggae/soul

Bookings: Justin Metz

766-0078, mail@imitheband.com

imitheband.com

Inky Salad

An eclectic selection of rock and classic rock, hence the salad!

Classic rock

Booking: Fred or Dianne

356-2377, inky@nycap.rr.com

inkysalad.com

Intelligent Television

Rock

Booking: Adam

598-2210, apheery@gmail.com

myspace.com/intelligenttelevision

JB aka Dirty Moses

Progressive hip-hop artist for the club, street, and conscious mind.

Hip-hop

Booking: Jack D. Gold

273-3851, 542-1537, jstbcz@hotmail.com

Jack’s Wasted Life

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

Alternative

Booking: Jason LaMountain

jason@jackswastedlifeband.com

jackswastedlifeband.com

Drew Jacobs

Acoustic good humor for empty nesters.

Acoustic

Booking: Drew Jacobs

281-5910, djacobs7@nycap.rr.com

myspace.com/drewmjacobs

Jamcrackers

Acoustic trio with tight harmonies and blazing, hammered dulcimer-driven instrumentals.

Folk

Booking: Dan Berggren

490-1809, dan@berggrenfolk.com

berggrenfolk.com

Jeanewight

Singer/songwriter/keyboardist.

Pop

Booking: Jeanewight

875-9953, jeanewight@mailcity.com

Jeremy James

A singer-songwriter originally from Arkansas, his lyrics are equal parts country and city.

Acoustic

Booking: Jeremy James

488-7810, jeremy@jeremyjamesmusic.com

jeremyjamesmusic.com

Jocamo

N’awlins soul, funk and R&B in a jugular vein.

Funk/groove

Booking: Big Dave Macks

272-5763, worf101@aol.com

heyjocamo.com

The Joe Mama Band

Rock & roll stew in an all-day crockpot of funk.

Classic rock

Booking: Mark Orlosky

798-0586, meomark@verizon.net

joemamaband.com

Michael John

Singer-songwriter that writes from a place of life experience; hybrid sound of acoustic folk with classic-rock overtones.

Acoustic

Booking: Michael John

456-7618, michaeljohn_buonagura@yahoo.com

michaeljohnshouse.com

The Jukebox Heroes

Great songs to sing and dance to; great harmonies and death-defying feats of dance-floor gymnastics.

Rock covers

Booking: Mike Needham

242-8064, info@thejukeboxheroes.com

thejukeboxheroes.com

Junkhead

Four-piece alt-metal band from Troy that pushes boundaries both emotionally and sonically.

Alternative

Booking: Tracy Hilt

495-5119, booking@junkheadband.com

junkheadband.com

Justice Once

Alternative violin rock combining folk, funk, classical, country and soul into one unique style.

Alternative

Booking: Bear Campo

281-2620, magiccda@aol.com

myspace.com/justiceonce

Ben Karis-Nix

Quirky, anthemic indie rock spanning space exploration, matters of the heart, and human evolution.

Indie rock

Booking: Dan Sorensen

428-0070, info@sugarcookiemusic.com

myspace.com/benkarisnix

Tom Keller

Classical/acoustic/jazz-rock guitarist and arranger; events, sessions, instructions.

Acoustic

Booking: Tom Keller

729-4395, tomkellermusic@yahoo.com

tomkellermusic.com

Russ Kennedy

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

Acoustic

Booking: Russ Kennedy

373-3400, rkennedy28@hotmail.com

Kid Bludo

The new superheroes of rock. ’80s throwback essence with modern upgrade; male and female lead vocals mixed with pumping drums and killer guitar.

Alternative

261-1738, pr@kidbludo.com

kidbludo.com

Paddy Kilrain

Thought provoking lyrics with percussive melodies in a style best described as muscular folk.

Folk

Booking: Dan Godspeed

253-2758, dan@rkstar.com

Kingscastle

Hard rock with experimental two-guitar technique and pop sensibilities.

Rock

Booking: Bill Hart

225-7144, booya7718@hotmail.com

kingscastle.us

Kuttmasta Supreme

Turntablist/multi-media artist.

Hip-hop

Booking: 7th Borough Entertainment

(917) 807-1047, kuttmastasupreme7@yahoo.com

myspace/kuttmastasupreme7

Las Manos

Latin/jazz trio.

Jazz

Booking: John Shipley

381-6979, jaljshipley@earthlink.net

albanyjazz.com

Last Call

A hardcore, heavy metal, rock n’ roll explosion; the last of the Troy hardcore revolutionary bands!

Hardcore

Booking: Ralph Renna

528-1967, lastcall518@yahoo.com

lastcallny.com

The Last Conspirators

Garage-punk/soulful electric rock.

Rock

Booking: Driving Rain Music

929-4935, info@drivingrainmusic.com

lastconspirators.com

Linda Lee and the Fox Creek Band

Specializing in classic country with some modern country, and ’50s and ’60s for good measure; round and square dances.

Country

Booking: Ron Bender

872-0636, rons_taxidermy@yahoo.com

Lick Morgan

’80s, ’90s and today’s rock party band.

Classic rock

Booking: Joe

461-3016, lickmorganrocks@yahoo.com

myspace.com/lickmorgan

Lifeline

Not your average classic-rock trio.

Classic rock

Booking: Donna

366-3608, lifelineband@aol.com

Locust Park

Rock & roll; clubs, parties, benefits.

Rock

Booking: John

869-1368, 698-9522, locustpark@gmail.com

myspace.com/thelocustpark

The Logical

Bringing light to instrumentals with all the fixins of a DJ; influences like Sixtoo, Blockhead and Fingathing.

Other

Booking: Joe

817-3199, booking@structuredspaces.com

structuredspaces.com

Prof. James G. Looby

Smooth and classic jazz saxophone.

Jazz

Booking: James Looby

587-9880, jameslooby@gmail.com

logbay.net

Louie Reckless

Sounds like Guns n’ Roses, Aerosmith, and the Killers.

Indie rock, originals

Booking: Louie Reckless

louiereckless@hotmail.com

louiereckless.com

Love and Destruction

Original progressive metal band.

Metal

Booking: Dan Conti

(914) 409-3708, ldmetroland@contidesign.com

myspace.com/bandloveanddestruction

The Lustre Kings

A great band for weddings and parties.

Rockabilly

Booking: Mark Gamsjager

966-5572, mgams@verizon.net

lustrekings.com

M-16

The ultimate rock & roll weapon, reunited after 18 years.

Rock

Booking: Lenny Thomas

229-7464, lennythomas@aol.com

m16rocks.com

Machine Gun Eddie

The gang plays modern and classic rock covers with integrity.

Rock

Booking: Greg

fury@nycap.rr.com

web.mac.com/blindrage/iWeb/Site/Hideout.html

Maggie Mayday

The good kind of pop-rock.

Rock

Booking: John Brodeur

229-9251, tigerpop1@Yahoo.com

maggiemayday.com

Kelly Maguire

Covers/originals/open mic host/booking.

Acoustic

Booking: Kelly Maguire

663-0004, kelcar@earthlink.net

sonicbids.com/kellymaguire

Maurizio

Folkafied, refried, renegade folk.

Folk

Booking: Maurizio

369-2150, Maurizio@thezo.com

thezo.com

Dennis McCafferty

Solo vibraphone; dinner music, standards.

Jazz

Booking: Dennis McCafferty

372-3529

dennismccafferty.com

Mike McMann Band

The baddest pickin’ and a grinnin’ you ain’t see nowhere.

Bluegrass

Booking: Mike McMann

733-9514, mikemcmann@taconic.net

mikemcmann.com

Melodrome

U2 and the Rolling Stones hang out at Beck’s house.

Pop

Booking: Robby

melodrome.com

Nate Mills Band

Blues

Booking: Marty Maloney

221-6965

The Mitch Kessler Jazz Quartet

A style characterized by highly interactive improvisation.

Jazz

Booking: Mitch Kellser

235-6312, msklaw@capital.net

Monkey Gone Mad

Upstate’s hidden secret of ska/funk/punk/hip-hop.

Reggae/ska

Booking: Dan Goodspeed

253-2758, dan@rkstar.com

monkeygonemad.com

Dana Monteith

Truck stop love ballads.

Acoustic

Booking: Dana Monteith

797-5233, danamonteith@gmail.com

danamonteith.com

Mooncat

Roots-driven acoustic that’s socially and spiritually mindful.

Acoustic, covers and originals

Booking: Tom Mercoglan

281-9225, tomvoice@iglide.net

mooncatmusic.com

Moonshadow

Rock & roll at its darkest.

Rock

Booking: Paul Salamone

669-9381, moonshadowband@yahoo.com

moonshadowband.com

The John Morse Band

Roadhouse, boozy classic rock covers and originals; book us to make your club or party rock!

Classic rock

Booking: John Morse

237-4799, jmorse7@nycap.rr.com

johnmorseband.com

Steve Moss

Vintage-style pop-rock.

Power pop

Booking: Steve Moss

928-7216,steve@glorifieddemos.com

glorifieddemos.com

Moxie

Performing modern and classic rock covers.

rock/pop/classic rock

Booking: Chris Dukes

935-4132, dukes@moxielive.com

moxielive.com

Mudfunk

Anti-folk, soul/funk duo.

Acoustic

Booking: Marco Haber

(973) 441-8791, info@mudfunk.com

mudfunk.com

New York Jazz Trio featuring Earl Belcher

Jazz trio with saxophone, acoustic bass and drums.

Jazz

Booking; Earl V. Belcher, Jr.

426-8318, earlslb@aol.com

Nisky Dixie Cats

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

Booking: Randy

374-2621, dixiecats@aol.com

niskydixiecats.com

Nite Train Band with the High Voltage Horns

Blues with horns.

Blues

Booking: Ken Briggs

nitetrainband.com

Nobody’s Fools

Acoustic duo covers ’60s to modern rock.

Acoustic, covers

Booking: Rick Gamache

233-0742

nobodysfools.com

The Nomads

Performing at weddings, special occasions and local establishments since the 1970s; we have proven ability to satisfy everyone from children to seniors with our variety of styles.

Oldies

Booking: Frank Palmeri Sr.

872-2573, happyii@aol.com

October Circle

Rock, rhythm and jams.

Rock

Booking: David Jenkins

702-4013, octobercircle@hotmail.com

myspace.com/theoctobercircle

Off the Hook

High-energy rock band covering the hits of the ’80s, ’90s and today.

Rock

Bookings; James Ferris

281-1224, jferris5@nycap.rr.com

bookthehook.com

. . . of Keeping Secrets

Acoustic duo with Courtney Biondo and Kyle Bensen.

Acoustic

Booking: Courtney Biondo

698-6079, cabiondo@gmail.com

myspace.com/ofkeepingsecrets

Ophelia Smiles

Female-fronted foursome bringing their own brand of edgy alternative rock.

Alternative

Booking: Roseanna Grimaldi

opheliasmiles@gmail.com

myspace.com/opheliasmiles

Otto’s Jacket

Four-piece original rock band that sounds like a cross between Wilco and the Beatles.

Rock

Booking: Michael J. Blair

334-2946, ottosjacker@yahoo.com

myspace.com/otto39sjacket

Out 2 Lunch

Classic rock dance.

Classic rock

Booking: Barb Dugan

461-3126, rgav40@yahoo.com

out2lunch.vpweb.com

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

Booking: Joe Montepare Jr.

785-0601, joeofouttahand@yahoo.com

theouttahandband.com

Overture

Classic Southern rock group

Classic rock

Booking: Ginger Miller

489-7883, gmdmstar@aol.com

overtureband.com

Palatypus

Sweet and soulful harmony layered over steady rhythm and woven melody.

Folk

Booking: Michael Poulopoulos

533-6762, (800) 249-0161, booking@palatypus.com

palatypus.com

Skip Parsons’ Jazz Bands

Early style jazz, Dixieland and swing.

Jazz

Booking: Skip Parsons

768-2231, skip@skipparsons.com

skipparsons.com

Peter Pashoukos

Half of the Tequila Mockingbirds, guitarist for Bourbon Renewal, host of Gaffney’s open mic.

Blues

Booking: Peter Pashoukos

542-9985

thetequilamockingbirds.com

Patman

Ole fat guy got game over here.

Acoustic

Booking: Patman

393-5906, patmancloser@hotmail.com

Brian Patneaude Quartet

An organic blend of modern jazz styles, featuring accessible melodies and harmonic textures that appeal to the casual listener and jazz aficionado alike.

Jazz

Booking: Brian Patneaude

434-6756, brianpatneaude@mac.com

brianpatneaude.com

Peaceless Still

Band from the 518 area trying to break the mold and be heard.

Metal

Booking: Matthew Terry

892-1989, pr@peacelessstill.com

myspace.com/peacelessstill518

Phillips Head

Post-punk power-pop high-energy original rock.

Rock

Booking: Jason Irwin

744-5987, jirwin@logical.net

phillips-head.com

Pinkriverdolphin

Psychedelic, improvisational electronic music ranging from ambient to dance to noise.

Experimental

Booking: Jamie Felitte

482-2018, jamiefelitte@gmail.com

myspace.com/pinkriverdolphin

The Pipekings

Boomer music, oldies, R&B

Booking: Gary

356-2916

thepipekings.com

Plan 9

Four guys guaranteed to totally rock you with a high-energy show of the songs you love to sing and dance to!

Rock

Booking: Andy

364-2692, andy@plan9rocks.com

plan9rocks.com

Plastic Jesus

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

PunkBooking: Josh Welf

275-7815

plastic-jesus.com

Playin’ With Fire

A band of volunteer firefighters and EMS.

Classic Rock, covers

Booking: Dan Sutherland, Jim Regan

469-7393, psychman@nycap.rr.com

playinwithfire.com

Positive Mental Trip

Albany area acoustic jam-rock band.

Funk/groove

Booking: Luke

929-6578, pmtjam@gmail.com

positivementaltrip.com

Presence

Led Zeppelin tribute band.

Rock

Booking: Chris

618-6869, ckonow@mhcable.com

Public Access

Metroland’s Best Punk Band 2007 pits melodic, sax-driven ska passages against aggressive hardcore punk.

Punk

Booking: Jason Bonafide

public_access_ny@msn.com

we-don’t-suck.com

Psychoneedles

Rock band with Americana, R&B, and trip-hop influences.

Rock

Booking: Stephen Trombley

935-3297, Stephen@stephen

trombleyproductions.com

myspace.com/psychoneedles

Johnny Rabb and the Jailhouse Rockers

Playing straight-ahead rock & roll in the tradition of the great American ’50s sound for more than 30 years; also fronted in the U.S. and Europe with the Neandethals.

Other

Booking: Johnny Rabb

237-8454, nroberts@yahoo.com

myspace.com/johnnyrabbny

Ramblin Jug Stompers

Acoustic quartet playing 78 RPM music for the 21st century.

Aoustic

Booking: Mr. Eck

432-6634, livemusic@jugstompers.com

jugstompers.com

reaLation

What is wrong with you? Have you ever wondered? Let the area’s premier psychoanalytical rock band enlighten you a bit.

Prog, covers and originals

Booking: Mike Esposito

(888) 250-4811 ext. 703, bookings@realation.com

realation.com

Red Haired Strangers

Country, blues and roots music—part juke joint, part honkytonk

Country

Booking: Ryan Dunham

765-5655, wileydobbs@aol.com

redhairedstrangers.com

Reggie’s Red Hot Feetwarmers

The best of traditional New Orleans Dixieland jazz.

Jazz

Booking: Don Dworkin, DDE Music

782-0577, don@ddemusic.com

ddemusic.com

Reinfecta

Rock, metal, hardcore; like Black Flag meets Black Sabbath.

Rock

Booking: Dennis

542-7629, info@reinfecta.com

myspace.com/reinfecta

The Remainders

Female-fronted rock & roll party band.

Rock covers

Booking: Dillon Moran

584-5058, dillon.moran@verizon.net

myspace.com/theremaindersny

The Renowned Army

A hard-hitting rock band with a nice twist of punk.

Rock, originals

Booking: Amber Winslow

225-5344, therenownedarmy518@yahoo.com

myspace.com/therenownedarmy

Retroactive

Playing music from the ’60s British invasion with a harder edge.

Classic rock

Booking: Bob Walton

872-0159, pixelcutter@yahoo.com

r\’et|ro-spect

Rock & roll cover band, playing all of today’s top hits from bands like 3 doors down, Nickelback, Matchbox 20, Goo Goo dolls, U2, Blink 182.

Booking: Bruce Lant

745-5517, band.tryout@gmail.com

retrospecttoo.com

The Reverberators

Classic rock inspired originals, great vocal harmony.

Classic rock, covers and originals

Booking: Marty McDermott

281-1391, thereverberators@aol.com

thereverberators.com

Rhyme & Reason Racket

Semi-conscious.

Hip-hop/R&B

Booking: Royal Smith

(607) 343-4493, rhymereasonracket@gmail.com

myspace.com/rhymereasonracket

Riffamortis

Schenectady metal, Metroland’s Best High-School Metal Band 2007.

Metal

Booking: Jake Hill

372-7285, riffamortis@yahoo.com

myspace.com/riffamortis

Robanic

Charming calypso to riveting reggae and ska.

Reggae/ska, covers and originals

Booking: Aston Ellis (Robot)

581-0392, robotny@nycap.rr.com

robanicreggaeband.com

Robo-France 29

An exciting young band that defines French pop by transcending the boundaries of rock, blues, experimental, Americana, jam and punk.

Rock

Booking: Justin Schults

505-3652, drunkmoth@hotmail.com

myspace.com/robofrance

The Rogues

With over 40 years experience, we play music from the ’50s to the today.

Classic rock

Booking: Russ Moskal

399-4591

therogues.freeservers.com

Route 66

Tenor sax, vocals and harmonica.

Covers

Booking: Dominic DeCelle

590-0948, 701-9690

Tom Ross

Global jazz songs; guitar and voice.

Jazz

Booking: Tom Ross

372-2611, tom@mijazi.com

mijazi.com

Sean Rowe

Anti-folk acoustic soul/funk.

Acoustic

Booking: Sean Rowe

542-3261, sean@seanrowe.net

seanrowe.net

Ruddy and Me

Eileen sings and plays harmonica and hand-held percussion; Patrick plays guitar and sings.

Acoustic

Booking: Eileen Marthy

Ising2dou@yahoo.com

The Ruddys

Acoustic guitar, bass, harmonica, covering everything from Beatles to Sheryl Crow, blues and rockabilly.

Acoustic, covers

Booking: Scott Ruddy

783-0283, cutamin@aol.com

Rude Awakening

Classic, modern and original hard rock.

Rock

Booking: Gary Cellucci

272-3097, gcellucci@nycap.rr.com

myspace.com/gcellucci

Rumdummies

Swampy blues roots combined with melodic rock & roll.

Rock

Booking: Todd Nelson

861-7434, todd@rumdummies.com

Run for Cover

A tribute to Rush; CD available.

Prog

Booking: Carl Schultz

765-2520, elfproject1@yahoo.com

eclipserecords.com

Sally Mac Band

Four-piece harmony-driven acoustic rock.

Classic rock

Booking: Terry Baxter

452-2127, tlbtide@aol.com

sallymacband.net

Sauce

Bluesy rock band out of Greenwich.

Blues, covers and originals

Booking: Adam Brockway, Dylan Robinson

232-0022, 588-7866, barred4life23@yahoo.com

myspace.com/dna4life

Dave Schachne aka Daddy Dave Hackett

Albany guitarist since 1981; songwriter, composer, guitarist, vocalist and bandleader.

Various

Booking: Dave Schachne

436-9414, dave schachne@yahoo.com

myspace.com/daveschachne

The Schmooze

Playing all the songs that made a lot of people really famous!

Rock covers

Booking: David Brennan

505-6237, 427-7304, dave@theschmooze.com

theschmooze.com

Scientific Maps

Lo-fi, Sci-fi, Indie-pop

indie rock, originals

Booking: Aaron Smith

getoffthemoon@yahoo.com

myspace.com/scientificmaps

Scioto Furnace

Acoustic trio with bluegrass, pop, swing and blues influences.

Acoustic

Booking: Bert Wilson

399-8670, sciotofurnace@verizon.net

sciotofurnace.net

Scotty Mac and the Gold Tops

Roots-rock at its finest.

Rockabilly, originals

Booking: Scotty Mac

458-1263, scttymc@yahoo.com

Second Hand Smoke

Kegger-in-the-woods classic rock and metal.

Classic rock

Booking: Bill Ketzer

229-3443, shsbooking@yahoo.com

2hsmoke.com

Sensemaya

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, gleasondavid@hotmail.com

sensemaya.net

The Sense Offenders

Original classic rock. Debut CD out now.

Rock, originals

Booking: Tom McWatters 322-5564

therealsenseoffenders@gmail.com

senseoffenders.com

Sev Statik

Underground, new school, conscious hip-hop; one of the truest voices in indie hip-hop music today.

Hip-hop

Booking: Sev Statik

542-9422, sevstatik@gmail.com

sevstatik.com

Sgt. Dunbar and the Hobo Banned

A magical musical circus with accordion, saw, exuberance and wit.

Folk

Booking: Alex Muro

(845) 594-2539, am3081@gmail.com

sgtdunbar.com

Dan Sherwin

An original, innovative interpreter of modern pop and rock.

Acoustic

Booking: Dan Sherwin

505-1724, danielsherwin@hotmail.com

dansherwin.com

Shine

An acoustic band that plays a blend of Contemporary Christian music and secular covers; church and religious events, coffehouses.

Acoustic

Booking: Ed

shineband@nycap.rr.com

myspace.com/shinebandny

Short Circuit Band

Eclectic, female-fronted four-piece band playing a music from classic Heart to modern Carrie Underwood.

Classic Rock

Booking: Doug

762-2282, shortcircuitband@yahoo.com

shortcircuitband.com

Side Effects

Four-piece band featuring acoustic rhythm, electric guitars and conga percussion.

Classic rock

Booking: Mike Ardman

283-4905, sideeffectsalbany@yahoo.com

sideeffectsalbany.com

The Sidewinders

Where country and rock meet the road.

Rockabilly

Booking: George Lipscomb

331-7261, rmorse2@nycap.rr.com

Sinkcharmer

Kitchen sink clatter, hold the dishwater; lo-mid-fi songs with more hooks and crooks than vaudeville.

Indie rock

Booking: Paul

429-4649, paul@sinkcharmer.com

sinkcharmer.com

Sirsy

Fiery, sultry and soulful indie pop that rocks.

Pop, originals

Booking: Melanie

785-9394, mail@sirsy.com

sirsy.com

Rob Skane

garage.folk.rocknroll.

Acoustic

Booking: Rob Skane

810-6378, robskane@yahoo.com

robskane.net

Skeleton Crew

Alternative/metal

Booking: Dan Diffenback, Mark Garrett

858-1131, 383-1975

Skeletons in the Piano

Dark, haunting, heavy psychedelic rock with a hint of blues, metal and apocalypse.

Rock

Booking: Elijah Hargrave

932-7407, eshhargrave@yahoo.com

myspace.com/thingshanging

Slick Fitty

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

Rockabilly

Booking: Scotty Mac, Bryce Johnson

458-1263, 438-9983, slickfitty1954@yahoo.com

Small Axe

Garage rock.

Garage, originals

Booking: D.J. Miller

792-1159

smallaxerock.com

Carl Smith

Acoustic

Booking: Carl Smith

436-0215, preyingfield@hotmail.com

Smittix

Ska, punk, classic rock, hip-hop, blues infusion.

Punk

Booking: Rob O’Donnell

75603572, producer@newyork.com

smittixband.com, myspace.com/smittix

Solid Smoke

Considered one of the best R&B/funk bands in the Capital Region.

R&B/soul

Booking: Dave Flood

462-1617

Sonic Mayhem

Classic R&B-blues dance band with a contemporary twist; vocalist Valerie Medeiros fronts the band with a powerful, soulful voice.

Blues

Booking: Valerie Medeiros

210-5534, Valerie@sonicmayhem.net

sonicmayhem.net

Sonny & Perley

Jazz, great American songbook standards, Brazilian.

Jazz

Booking: Sonny Daye

238-1331, sonnyperley@yahoo.com

sonnyandperley.com

Soul Session featuring Garland Nelson

High-energy and emotive, playing classics like Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley and more.

Soul, covers and originals

Booking: Garland Nelson

583-8102, mail@soulsession.com

Sounds of Sinatra

Musical tribute to Sinatra, Dean Martin and more, with seven-piece band and outstanding vocalist.

Swing/big band

Booking: Vinnie Brandi

(413) 684-3257, galaxyent@verizon.net

galaxyentertainmentco.com

The Static Port

Groove-oriented quartet whose sound blends elements of funk, progressive rock, and trance with jazz from outer-space improvisation; featuring not one, but two bass players.

Experimental

Booking: Franesa Pyle

852-1591, band@thestaticport.com

thestaticport.com

The Staynz

’60s garage-rock/surf trio.

Garage

Booking: Buck Malen

432-6910, thestaynz@yahoo.com

thestaynz.com

Jesse Stewart

Country singer-songwriter

Country

Booking: Jesse Stewart

373-2813, musicbyjessestewart@yahoo.com

jessestewartmusic.com

Stonecutters

Local classic and metal covers; large amount of homegrown rock.

Rock

Booking: Andrew Dibell

Grandroyal16@yahoo.com

myspace.com/stonecutters1

Stuck on Stupid

Intense, melodic rock trio with high-energy performances; featured on CBS’ Early Show in Dec. 2006 and July 2007.

Rock

Booking: Tony Damore

857-5076, adamore1@nycap.rr.com

myspace.com/stuckonstupidrocks

Studmonkey

Straight-up jazz, radio pop and classic tunes, jam band selections and everything in between.

Wedding/party

Booking: Dennis

309-4861, bookings@studmonkeys.com

studmonkeys.com

SubZero

Female-fronted rock cover band

rock

Booking: Paul Hubel

248-9979, subzerorocks@yahoo.com

subzerorocks.com

Swamp Baby

Beautiful/strange psych-folk with a sense of humor—think Sam Beam hooking up with Terry Gilliam at the Zeppelin reunion.

Alternative

Booking: Mike Hotter

209-4722, mhotter@earthlink.net

myspace.com/swampbabymusic

Tabs for Timmy

Rock and alternative cover band.

Booking: TMo Productions.

727-2596, tabsfortimmy@yahoo.com

(TAM-buhr)

Hard rock/punk

Booking: Michael Coleman

383-5963, refuto@aim.com

curtis.themorans.gotdns.com/curtis/

tam-buhr.html

Ten Year Vamp

Female-fronted high-energy original rock.

Rock

Booking: Mark Rose

369-8510, booking@tenyearvamp.com

tenyearvamp.com

Tequila Mockingbirds

“Hughfalutin’’ acoustic blues, jazz, classic rock and originals.

Acoustic

Bookings: George Fletcher

542-9985, hisnibs@georgefletcher.com

thetequilamockingbirds.com

The Joey Thomas Big Band

High-energy 19-piece swing big band; mostly covers but also have original arrangements and songs.

Swing/big band/jazz

Booking: Joey Thomas

843-5732, jtbb@nycap.rr.com

joeythomasbigband.com

Mike Thomas

Acoustic soul music that grooves.

Acoustic

Booking: Mike Thomas

698-0629, mikesongmusic@gmail.com

mikesong.com

Three of a Kind

Music from yesterday and today.

Classic rock

Booking: George Sykala

374-0281, gpsy374@aol.com

Three Quarter North

Five guys with dangerous instruments.

Folk

Booking: David Rhodes

439-7749, lrhodes001@nycap.rr.com

Tobiaz

Singer-songwriter who plays a different style of piano and keyboard.

Pop

Booking: Tobiaz

321-5289, awesomemente@yahoo.com

myspace.com/iazmusic

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

A Touch of Woodwinds

Trio/quartet for parties, assemblies, weddings and special events.

Classical

Booking: Tom Gerbino

372-2129, jtgerbino@yahoo.com

atouchofwoodwinds.com

Triangle Paradise

Our Van Dyck show in 2006 was billed as “a mix of Eric Clapton, Black Sabbath and the Rolling Stones.”

Rock

Booking: Mike Carrothers

428-5311, info@triangleparadise.com

triangleparadise.com

Two Gun Man

Hudson-based four-piece roots-based rock & roll band with clever lyrics, colorful melodies, and a raucous sound.

Rock

Booking: Kirin Buckley

828-0422, twogunman@gmail.com

myspace.com/twogunman

Ben Tyler

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

Indie rock, originals

Booking: LA Management

(908) 475-3487, (908) 763-1409, ba6811@albany.edu

UAWMF!

’60s rock & roll.

Classic rock.

Booking: Roach.

457-3402, uawmftdwmf@aol.com

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

Upon Arrival

Original, female-fronted rock band based in Albany.

Rock

Booking: Andy Fleming/Cellout Productions

488-7095, uponarrival22@yahoo.com

myspace.com/uponarrivalny

Upstate Council

Acoustic duo playing originals, as well as blues, folk, rock, and country favorites.

Acoustic

Booking: Josh Breden

956-2685, joshbreden@yahoo.com

myspace.com/goodtimejb

The Velmas

High-energy rock band.

Rock

Booking: Mike Grosshandler

448-6452, thevelmas@thevelmas.com

thevelmas.com

Venomentality

Energetic hard-rock foursome out of Bethlehem.

Rock

Booking: Valerie Webb

valerie@venomentality.com

venomentality.com

Vesper

Beatlesque harmonies cut through with a Led Zeppelin edge; dissonant guitars, intricate drum fills and melodic bass lines intertwine in a web of romantic rock.

Rock

Booking: Aaron Lewis

(917) 648-9007, info@vespermusic.net

vespermusic.net

ViViD

Saratoga-based, female-fronted variety/party band.

Pop

Booking: Aaron

321-6350, thetropolispage@yahoo.com

vividrocks.com

Frank Wakefield Band

Mandolin and bluegrass great Frank Wakefield and his outstanding band put on a high-energy show that includes both traditional bluegrass songs and beautiful, innovative original tunes.

Bluegrass

Booking: Marsha Sprintz

584-1298, frankwakefield@nycap.rr.com

frankwakefield.net

Wetwerks

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

Hard rock

Booking: Stu Pidasso

369-5514, management@wetwerks.com

wetwerks.com

Mike White

National hip-hop artist, performing in clubs, high schools and concerts; also a school motivational speaker.

Hip-hop

Booking: Todd Drowlette

339-3035, mikewhitebooking@gmail.com

mikewhiteonline.com

Willie the Moak

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

Acoustic

Booking: Willie

766-4588, williethemoak@aol.com

Wincester and Young

Playing melodic oldies from ’50s to ’80s; sounds of Simon & Garfunkel, Everly Brothers, Kingston Trio, Elvis, Beatles, and more.

Oldies

Booking: Van Young

273-6368, wwinche1@nycap.rr.com

Ricky Winn

Specializing in Southern/country rock, plays lead and pedal steel guitars with vocals.

Classic rock

Booking: Rick Winn

432-8380

Without Reason

Acoustic guitar-vocal duo, performing classic rock/blues to light jazz and neo-classical.

Acoustic

Booking: Tom Keller

729-4395

Working Class

Hard-driving classics and originals.

Classic rock.

Booking: Mark Kenific

452-3742, mkenific@nycap.rr.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

dwprocks.com

Wylder

The rock & roll party band. Featuring vocalist Kimberly Wilder.

Rock, covers

Booking: Mike Frank

Mikecf2@hotmail.com

wylderrocks.com

Maria Zemantauski

Flamenco and classical guitarist.

Other, covers and originals

Booking: Maria Zemantauski

221-7226, maria@mariazemantauski.com

mariazemantauski.com



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