Index of Bands and Solo Artists
following guide features bands and solo artists who
responded to ads run in Metroland for the last
several weeks, as well as people whom we could contact
to update information submitted last year, and the
descriptions were provided by the musicians themselves.
The following acts are presented alphabetically, with
solo artists ordered by their last names; solo musicians
who front self-named bands have been alphabetized
by their first names, so “John Brodeur and the Suggestions,”
for instance, can be found in the Js.
Any Capital Region bands or solo artists that are
not included in this list and would like to be, please
e-mail information similar to the listings below --
i.e. name, short description, contact info and website
-- to email@example.com.
Also, please e-mail to the same address, if you are
already listed, but have any informational changes.)
1, 2, 3, 4’s
originals and covers. A 4/4 beat. Three chords. Verse,
chorus, verse. 100% soul. Rhythm and beat at its finest.
Booking: Dr. LeeRoy Testify, 584-5141. www.1234swillrockyourass.com.
Broads With Alotta Sound
covers, some originals. A duo of variety, dimension
and spirit. Booking: Diane Geddes, 489-7652, firstname.lastname@example.org.
of a Kind
and country cover music duo. Since 1986 and still
going strong! Bookings: 323-969-4678.
originals. Pop punk/rock. Booking: Tony (210-4662),
Jamie (221-6917), email@example.com.
Bacn to Top
originals. Sounds like a Mickey Mouse-ears clad Barbra
Streisand riding a talking bicycle in purgatory. Booking:
Ricardo Wright-Ramos, 339-2522, firstname.lastname@example.org.
covers. Guitar music with vocals. Standards, easy
listening, light jazz and Latin repertoire. Booking:
Tom Abbott, 237-8360, email@example.com
covers. Six-piece, vocal-belting rock & roll dance
band. Booking: Joe Cannavo, 370-3481, firstname.lastname@example.org.
alt-country, classic rock and R&B covers. A six-piece
band featuring four-part vocal harmony, six-string
and 12-string guitars, mandolin, blues harp and electric
bass. Focusing on the “acoustic classics” from the
’60s through the ’90s. Booking: R.D. Allen, 766-4704,
originals. Violin, 12-string guitar and other instruments
are thrown into this band’s hard-hitting mix. Booking:
Paul Maceli, 465-7260, email@example.com.
Classic-rock covers. Five-piece band interpreting
the classic-rock songs of the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and
beyond. Strong vocals and tight instrumentals. Booking:
Mike Bieber, 355-1559.
Albert Cummings and Swamp Yankee
originals. Award-winning Massachusetts-based trio.
Booking: Albert, (413) 458-3444, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alex Torres y Los Reyes Latinos
originals. (Also known as Alex Torres and the Latin
Kings Orchestra.) Afro-Caribbean music; salsa, cha-cha,
merengue and Latin jazz. Booking: WEPA Records, 843-8153,
and oldies covers. Four-piece band, playing vintage
rock & roll, dance and party songs of the ’60s,
’70s, ’80s and ’90s. Booking: Rich Hayes, (413) 637-8074,
Acoustic party made up of two vocalists playing guitar
and percussion. Let them entertain and captivate your
audience by performing the POP/DANCE/ROCK hits that
your crowd knows and loves! Bookings: email@example.com
or call 518-273-1985.
originals. Voted Best Live Band of 2000 and Best Front
Man of 2001 by Metroland. Booking: www.arctheband.com.
Attention Deficit String Band
covers. A rough collection of hacks and coughs dedicated
to playing in a reasonably accurate fashion. Booking:
Ken Manning, 373-0296, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bacn to Top
covers. Four-piece classic rock & roll band doing
a wide variety of covers: Santana, the Beatles, Grand
Funk, Joe Cocker, etc. Booking: Glen Peterson, 346-6023.
The Back 40 Band
covers. High-energy country rock. Booking: Frank Valenti,
Rock and Rollers with a beautiful female blues singer
and a dark twist. Booking: Myke - 439-6479 or email@example.com.
originals. Low-brow freakout. Scumbag drug rock. Booking:
Stephen Gaylord, 482-6429, firstname.lastname@example.org; www.beefmusic.org.
Cannavo and the Accents
cover band. Extensive repertoire, including male and
female vocalists. Will personalize your reception
or event. Booking: Benny Cannavo, 393-4286, email@example.com.
originals. Keen sense of low-growl pop. We’re also
quite non-religious. Booking: Alex Roediger, 827-7523,
originals. 36-24-36. Booking: Tim Lynch, 393-6714,
originals and covers. High-energy electric blues with
rock and jazz twist. Bookings: Mike Rozicki (274-5767)
or Paul Cooke (235-7233), firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laurie Anderson Bishop
covers. Laurie can help you coordinate the music for
your wedding ceremony, cocktail reception, dinner
or special event. She plays cello with a variety of
ensembles. Booking: Laurie Anderson Bishop, 581-8565,
originals. Upbeat, energetic rock with a twist of
power pop. Voted Best Local Rock Band by our moms.
Booking: Kostas Gus Hais, 456-2527, email@example.com.
Formerly the Clay People. Seven years of explosive,
high-energy live shows throughout the United States
and Europe. www.blackincorporated.com.
Blue Hand Luke
Nonstop party band, dance floor always full. Cover
tunes with our own personal touch. Van Morrison, Stevie
Ray, Rolling Stones. Booking: Luke McNamee, 271-9733,
covers. Four-piece acoustic group playing traditional
bluegrass music, specializing in three- and four-part
vocal harmonies. Booking: Mickey, 489-2369, firstname.lastname@example.org.
covers. Soulful blues band for parties and club dates.
“Unleash the Monkey.” Booking: Shawn Conners, 432-0744,
covers. Hard-rockin’ music-scene vets crank out Sabbath,
Led Zep, Aerosmith, and current music. Great bar/party
band featuring female drummer and singer. Booking:
John Ryan, 782-0254.
Sometimes Hot Avant Rock. Sometimes Cool Computer
Samba. Booking: Tom, 434-4110, email@example.com.
Boot the Owl
Blues covers. A blues/funk band that’s sure to get
you on your feet. Booking: Steve Lamb, 356-2527.
originals and covers. Vocalist in the tradition of
Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and other great artists
of this genre. Booking: Brian DiGiuseppe, 356-8099,
The Brian Kaplan Band
originals. Perfect fusion of well-crafted pop songs
and inspiring improvisation in an exhilarating live
show. Booking: Chris Fisher, 731-8752, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Metal covers. The ultimate Judas Priest tribute, on
tour with Montreal’s Iron Maiden tribute Up the Irons.
Booking: British Steel hotline (286-1752), email@example.com.
covers. Specializing in British Invasion—early Beatles,
1962-1966. Booking: 756-9593, Jvinyl@msn.com.
originals and covers. (Performs solo and with the
Cole Broderick Quartet.) Acclaimed Saratoga Springs
pianist-composer whose four-CD boxed set, Seasons
in Saratoga, was favorably reviewed in Billboard.
Booking: Cole, 587-2908, www.melco22.com/cbq.
covers. Classic rock, blues, pop, ’60s to current.
Great crowd-pleaser for the baby boomers through generation
next. Booking: John Harris, 356-5073, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Broken String Band
originals and covers. Area’s premier Irish traditional
band for over 25 years. Traditional and pub music
for weddings, pubs, schools, concerts, festivals.
Uilleann pipes, hammered dulcimer, accordion, more.
Booking: Ray Wall, 465-2882. email@example.com.
Brown Cuts Neighbors
originals. Parliament/Funkadelic calling Captain Beefheart
on a faulty telephone line. Includes video artiness
and crude electronics. Booking: www.browncutsneighbors.com.
soul and R&B covers. The Burners put on shows
that are part Rolling Stones and part Flying Wallendas,
investing rock, soul and R&B classics with fiery
energy. Booking: www.theburners.com.
Bacn to Top
originals. Guitar virtuoso who also performs with
the Mike Campese Band. Booking: Mike Campese, 446-2557.
Nutty, fun-time, happy music. Troy’s nuttiest return
to the Capital District for another year of being
dazzled by shiny objects. Booking: Andy Dufresne,
Captain Squeeze and the Zydeco
originals and covers. Louisiana bayou-flavored band
that tours the Northeast performing concerts, weddings,
parties, dances and fundraisers. Booking: Greg Speck,
piece all-original modern acoustic rock, some classy
covers and high energy jams. Booking: Mike Dececco/Jay
Dingman 439-6181, firstname.lastname@example.org. www.arnievoodoo.com
Cavanaugh & Kavanaugh
originals and covers. Original and traditional folk,
including fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, dulcimer,
penny whistle and percussion. Booking: Deb Cavanaugh,
463-7103, email@example.com. www.debcav.com
Chip Fasciana & his Band
originals. Original Butterz. Booking: Chip Fasciana,
originals. Female-fronted, guitar-based band playing
original music combining intelligent lyrics and musical
overtones from every corner of the popular-music map.
Booking: Wendy Proctor, 851-2844. www.choosymothersband.com.
originals. Percussive folk duo featuring dual female
harmonies, eclectic arrangements and poetic lyrics
with a social consciousness. Interesting, diverse
covers are a bonus to original compositions. Booking:
Chrys Ballerano, 439-1085, firstname.lastname@example.org.
C. Jane Run
originals. Original modern pop band. Booking: Mike
Coal Palace Kings
originals. We sing about sin, salvation . . . and
vans. Booking: Jeff Sohn, 446-9940. www.coalpalacekings.com.
The College Farm
originals. Neo-folk from the rural Northeast. Booking:
Matthew Pelletier, 765-9151.
piece brilliant rock n roll. Ask our bassist
to break a beer bottle over his head and he will!
Booking: Drew, 477-CLAP, email@example.com
originals. Raw energy trapped in a live performance.
Hiphop vocals over innovative hard rock. Hot and sweet.
Booking: Matt, 986-0213.
Count the Stars
originals. Four-piece, formerly known as Visual Reason,
playing catchy rock originals. Booking: Dave Shapiro,
originals. This is the real thing. Pure honest rock
& roll, just like mother used to make. Booking:
Don Bazley, 426-2342; Geoff Ryan, 432-3983. www.fetishville.net.
Crazy Head Mazie
covers. Patriots of rock: Slinging a handsome helping
of energy, fun, sex, beer, pizza, great covers and
originals. Booking: Wayne, 273-2812, firstname.lastname@example.org.
covers. Kickass, three-piece classic-rock & roll,
interspersed with heads-up jams by Berklee-trained
musicians. Booking: Mike Palma, 377-7228.
Cryin’ Out Loud
covers. Rhythm and blues with an attitude! Featuring
killer vocals and the “blow it out your brass” horns.
Booking: 24-hour hotline, 395-8910. www.cryinout.com.
originals. Original rock music with classic influences.
Old dogs, new tricks! Booking: Tom Hanley, (718) 302-4141,
covers. Traditional Irish—fiddle, flute, guitar, bagpipes,
bodhran—playing weddings, parties, dances, pubs, concerts.
Booking: Eric Everson, 756-8273. Curraghtraditional.com.
Bacn to Top
Danny Lombardo Show
cover band. Powerful and versatile group with female
vocalist. All dance music. Professional, courteous
and well-rehearsed. House band aboard Lake George’s
“Lac Du Saint Sacrement” and at the Georgian Resort.
Booking: Danny Lombardo, 793-4131, email@example.com.
originals. All-female pop/punk quartet hailing from
the Albany area. Booking: Naomi Segel, 274-1194, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Dan Wos Project
covers. Rock and dance music from the ’70s to the
present. Booking: Dan Wos, 882-9621, email@example.com.
The Decadent Royals
originals. Tight and gutsy rock band that fuses elements
of classic rock with a hard-hitting two-guitar sound.
Booking: Chris Felts, 591-0352.
Smith and Bad Karma
Rock original, rock covers. Three guys with a super
sized sound, and an in your face attitude. Booking:
(518) 377-2884, firstname.lastname@example.org; hometown.aol.com/dsbkarma
covers. Blues with attitude. Six-piece band based
in Glens Falls area. Booking: Vinnie Spero, 798-0427.
originals. Award-winning singer-songwriter whose most
recent album, They’ll Never Know, was released
by Relentless Nashville. Booking: GirlSinger Music,
covers. Hard-rocking classics, danceable rock and
modern rock. Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Stone Temple
Pilots, Seven Mary Three, Godsmack, etc. Booking:
Rich Valletta, 895-2425, email@example.com.
A 5 piece Columbia county based band, playing a great
mix of rock and dance rock. Bookings, Alfred: 828-6703,
Alternative. Booking: Chuck Switzer, 784-2945, BERO1752@Berk.com
The Division of Animal Affairs
originals. Sort of a Mitch Elrod side project featuring
the Blazer on Jitar, Albeethro on bass and vocals,
and Peethro Tull on drums. Booking: Mitch Elrod, 598-0525,
covers. Solo, multi-string instrumentalist, rock reggae,
folk, Cajun, bluegrass and slide blues on a National
Steel guitar. Tunes you know and some you forgot.
Much music from one man. Booking: Diz, 785-3453. dizjustis
Goth/industrial. Booking: Dave, 436-4107, firstname.lastname@example.org.
techno and house. Veteran club/rave DJ with over eight
years experience spinning tech house, deep tribal,
bangin’ techno. Booking: Coco, 626-9227, email@example.com.
originals. Based in the artistically burgeoning Berkshire
city of North Adams, Mass. Multifaceted mix of highly
crafted, super-edgy, pop-sensible songs with irresistible
hooks and tasty harmonies. Booking: Russel Miller,
originals. Vocal-oriented original music. Five members—two
guitars, bass, keys and drums. Booking: Vince Arpey,
Original guitar driven hard rock/ funk. www.cityusa.net/spun.
originals. Rock & roll for smart people. Booking:
Catheryn Teeter at DDE Music, 782-0577. www.dryerrocks.com.
Bacn to Top
originals. “Maximum solo acoustic.” “Best solo performer,”
Metroland Readers Poll 2001. Host, Borders
Songwriters Forum. Booking: Michael Eck, 432-6634.
Daniel Ray Edwards
originals. Twenty-two-year-old singer-songwriter,
who had a record deal at age 17 with an independent
label, fronts his own band. Currently Edwards and
band are signed with Nashville management and dealing
with major labels. Opened for several national country
acts. Booking: Jeff Popp, 597-3653, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Punk/hardcore originals. Very energetic, violent,
and exciting. Bookings: Mike, email@example.com
Elements of Insanity
Metal/hardcore originals. Influenced by Staind, Deftones,
System of a Down and Straight Jacket. Booking: David
originals. A heavy but melodically intense band that
meshes extreme energy and intense focus with keyboards,
guitars, bass, drums and noise. Booking: Aaron Wray,
441-7410, firstname.lastname@example.org. www.en-dor-phin.com.
originals. Rock guitarist who, with bandmates at college,
has kept up the acoustic side of his musical inclinations
with uptempo original songs. Booking: Nic Engel, 276-7678,
The Ernie Williams Band
originals. Legendary bluesman Ernie Williams, backed
by a six-piece band of local musicians, each renowned
for their individual talents. Booking: Kathy Williams,
originals. Glam-punk trio that is as offensive as
it is fun. Young, loud and snotty. Booking: Mike Trash,
covers and originals. Hard rock, progressive, high
energy pop-rock. Booking: Flood Productions, 399-4803,
originals. High energy with lots of emotion and fun.
Great band to be around, loves a great crowd, and
loves to party after shows. Booking: Rodney Wiltshire,
originals. Pop-punk that is totally unpredictable.
Booking: Pete Carolen, 587-4325, email@example.com.
Bacn to Top
covers. Funk, R&B, contemporary jazz. Booking:
George L. Spencer Jr., 253-3471, firstname.lastname@example.org.
covers. Five piece “slamming-jammin” rock & roll
band. Booking: Dan Ernst, 233-8681, email@example.com.
originals. Energetic punk band heavily influenced
by Rancid, Social Distortion and the Clash. Booking:
Joe Maurizio, 346-7291, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fist Full of Reason
originals. Together since 1998, and predominantly
rocking Club 797. Booking: Murph, 248-6145, email@example.com.
covers. Four-piece rock, blues and funk band, together
over a year and a half. Looking for as much publicity
as possible. Play several times a month all over Capital
District. We do have originals also. Booking: David
covers. Classic to modern rock & roll cover songs.
Booking: Frank, 374-0530, firstname.lastname@example.org.
covers and originals. Contemporary singer-songwriter
willing to play anywhere for anyone. Just a guy who
sings some songs. Booking: Will, 371-7755. www.willfoley.com.
The Fortunate Few
covers. Five-piece, horn-fueled swing-blues band.
Booking: Norm Ouimet, 237-8086 Bob Ristall, 438-4777,
originals. Acoustic guitar with harmonica with original
songs, ranging from folk to blues to rock & roll.
Booking: Adam Foster, 783-1166, email@example.com.
Frank & Benny Children’s
covers. A unique blend of music, dance, sing-alongs,
fun and games. Available for parties, craft shows,
fairs—anywhere children want to have fun. Booking:
Frank Palmeri, 872-2573, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Beer and Chicken
originals. Good-time music that makes people move
their feet. Name originates from John Lee Hooker’s
free beer and chicken parties. Booking: Chris Sullivan,
Fritz’s Polka Band
The only polka band to perform at a Woodstock Festival!
FPB performs an eclectic mix of music that appeals
to all ages. Booking: Fritz Scherz, (315) 363-3509.
4-piece funk/fusion band from Albany, NY. Drummer
Joe Rocco and bassist John Haag drop the greasy foundation
for guitarist Joe Watrous and keyboardist Pete Rocco's
harmonies and improvisational experiments. The sound
ranges from solid, thick funk to jazz fusion and beyond,
from tight ensemble playing to free explorations by
all members Contact: Joe Watrous email@example.com
Full Toy Explosion
originals. A female-fronted, three-piece original
rock group with a high-energy live show. Booking:
Niki Lee, 265-3923. www.geocities.com/fulltoyexplosion.
Bacn to Top
Geo and the Komrades
Classic-rock covers. Versatile trio covering pop music
from the ’50s to the present. Specializing in American
rock & roll, British Invasion and Irish pub songs.
Available for club work and private functions. 15
years experience. Booking: Geo Doody, 459-7562, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Gibson Brothers
and bluegrass originals. Performed in brother-duet
style. Booking: Monterey Artists/Bobby Cudd, (645)
originals and covers. High-energy band. Booking: Nick
Delucia, 235-7431, email@example.com.
instrumental rock group. www.glitterofcohoes.com,
Good for the Soul
and rock covers. Booking: Susan Finlayson, 371-4455,
The Good Ole Boys
originals. We play old-time country: Merle Haggard,
Ray Price, Hank Williams. Booking: Ron Bender, 872-0636.
Great Day for Up
originals. Four-piece band formed September 1999.
Booking: Terry McCoy (435-9836), Mike Lagone (598-1470).
covers. Solo acoustic originals and covers. All types
of music for all occasions. Blues/folk/pop/oldies.
Booking: Greg Guba, 339-4997, firstname.lastname@example.org.
piece groove/jam rock band. Originals and covers.
Bookings: Ed 692-1166 or Howard 692-8120, email@example.com
( formed in 94 ) 60% Alternative/pop/rock covers and
40% originals. Woodstock 99 performers, 2 cds in circulation,
# 3 soon. Playing at Jillians, Northern Lights, Valenti's
Pub and many others from Syracuse to Albany and Oneonta
to points north. www.gridleypaige.com contact info.
Original acoustic rock Cover by DMB, REM, Radiohead
and more. Bookings: 281-8654, www.mikegrutka.com,
Bacn to Top
Hair of the Dog
pop and rock covers and originals. Heavy-touring Delmar-based
band offers a spirited mix of traditional Irish sounds
and crowd-pleasing pop tunes. Booking: www.hair-of-the-dog.com.
originals. Fab gear combo rock like bastards, black
velvet psychedelia and goth-space-pop. Featuring superstar
Pinky on vocals, the solid sway of former Dreaming
Spires bassist Joanne and Medicine Hat Bernie on violin.
Songs of sex, madness, Jesus, outer space and hardcore
Zen. Booking: Kelly, 433-7141, firstname.lastname@example.org.
originals. The former front woman of Albany greats
Fear of Strangers, Haynes plays quirky tunes mixing
flavors from pop, rock, folk and country. Booking:
Val, 274-8049, email@example.com
Acoustic folkish/poetic renderings. Guitar/Piano/Sitar.
Booking: Hollice Danielle Wiles, HolliceTales@hotmail.com
The Heat Treaters
and classic-rock covers. Three-piece, guitar-driven
blues. Bookings: Jamie, 762-6113, firstname.lastname@example.org.
originals. Pro wrestling meets horror movies meets
Spam smothered in onions and covered with slices of
punk rock. Booking: Matt Smith, 747-3917. www.geocities.com/hungryjacknet.
covers. A wholesome, natural merrymaking alternative.
Musical entertainment that echoes other times and
simple pleasures: Celtic, Appalachian, swing, folk,
Cajun. Our specialty: old-fashioned hoe-downs. Booking:
Paul Rosenberg, 482-9255. www.homespunoccasions.com.
originals. Psych-romantic cross-cultural rock instrumentation:
drums and percussion, bass, guitar, saxophone, flute,
two lead vocalists (male and female). Booking: Mandy
Beck, 843-1046, email@example.com.
originals. Original music, unique piano and electric
vocals. Powerful sound. Booking: Arthur Gonick, 573-0742.
originals. Award-winning Berkshires singer-songwriter
with two albums, Meg Hutchinson and Against
the Grey. Booking: www.meghutchinson.com.
Bacn to Top
covers. Performing Rush, Led Zeppelin, Pretenders,
Hendrix, STP, Foo Fighters, Santana, some originals.
Booking: Dianne, 356-2377, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bacn to Top
originals and covers. Solo acoustic guitar. Vocal,
pop-oriented. Booking: Ed Jahn, 584-8600, email@example.com.
covers. JazzWorks (sax, piano, bass, and drums) plays
the best of classical jazz by artists including Miles
Davis, Thelonious Monk, etc. Clubs, parties, concerts.
Booking: Jim Madigan, 235-6562.
originals. Pulsing rock originals in the “jam band”
vein, fluid grooves enhanced by funk, bluegrass and
jazz influences. Booking: Rich Lemire, 449-3303. www.jerkwaterruckus.com.
Jimmy and the Poptops
covers. Roots of rock & roll and doo-wop music
from the ’50s and early ’60s. Early rock & roll
and country crossovers. Booking: Sev Moro, 459-3515.
covers. Funk, soul, N’awlins R&B, old school fools
that put the jump in your rump. Booking: Matt Hatfield
(383-0300), David Macks (272-5763), firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Brodeur and the Suggestions
originals. Pop muzik. Booking: John Brodeur, 489-6821,
John D’Aloia Band
covers. Longtime area musician offering classic rock,
blues and modern rock covers. Available for club and
party engagements. Booking: John D’Aloia, 664-4645,
The John Morse Band
covers. Rockin’, booze-soaked roadhouse rock. Band
has opened shows for Blue Oyster Cult and Zebra. Booking:
John Morse, 235-1035, John12599@aol.com. www.johnmorseband.iuma.com.
Joy & the Souls of Evolution
Back in town after 14 years—the vocalist-
songwriter is taking New York by storm with her dynamic
band, playing songs from her CD Rebellious Dreamer.
Booking: Joy, 479-3375.
originals. Robert Smith and Siouxsie Sioux go to bed
in 1986 and wake up in 2001 at Matador Records. (Swirls
of pop harmony wrapped around delicately quirky beats.)
Booking: Sarah Paul, 229-4374. www. jumpcannon.com.
Bacn to Top
The Kamikaze Hearts
originals. Voted Best New Band of 2000 by Metroland,
this all-acoustic ensemble mixes lo-fi rock with rootsy
instrumentation and sharply offbeat songwriting. Booking:
Singer, guitarist, entertainer. The best in contemporary
rock and pop, classic oldies and today’s country.
Booking: Russ Kennedy, 235-2689, email@example.com.
originals. Independent Americana ensemble with an
ever-changing lineup. Never ever say “yeah” in a song.
Booking: Edward Gorch, 427-3847, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bacn to Top
Larry Lewis and Solid Smoke
covers. High-energy eight-piece dance, show and party
band that packs dance floors wherever they go. Booking:
Dave Flood, 432-7348.
originals. Good songs. Bad dresses. Nice members.
1,400 pounds of couch-dancin’ rock & roll. Booking:
Art, 238-2788, email@example.com.
originals. An independent producer/MC/musician working
with hiphop, R&B, soul, jazz and reggae roots.
Booking: Mike Lee, 469-4454. firstname.lastname@example.org.
originals. Very melodious, like rarest heaven-spun
metal. Booking: Veronica Floyd, 767-2583, email@example.com.
originals. Up-and-coming original rock band. Booking:
Andrew Gregory, 453-1681. www.liftedband.com.
covers. Four-piece band, two guitars, bass and drums.
Clubs, benefits parties. Booking: John Molinari, 869-1368.
Dr. James G. Looby
originals. Original jazz, standards, big band, swing.
(Saxophone and computerized background accompaniment).
Booking: Dr. James G. Looby, 791-1297. www.drlooby.com.
The Lustre Kings
American music. Booking: Mark Gamsjager, 966-5572.
Bacn to Top
Guitarist, producer, songwriter. Credits: Shania Twain,
Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, Savoy
Brown, Janie Fricke, John Michael Montgomery, Montgomery
Gentry. Booking: www.davidmalachowski.com.
covers. Potpourri of odd tunes and styles. Booking:
Al Kash, 756-9501.
Mark Emanatian and Folding Sky
originals. An original blues-based rock band that
jams with the best of them. Great songs, great music,
great time. Booking: Mark Emanatian, 462-4028, firstname.lastname@example.org.
originals. (Also performs with Brown Cuts Neighbors.)
Soulful power ballads inspired by space wars, ghost
animals, downtown Schenectady. Booking: www.browncutsneighbors.com.
Men Without Heads
covers. Four-piece dance band with entertaining male
lead singer. Booking: Stephen Phelps, 356-4254. geocities.com/menwithoutheads.
and Irish originals and covers. Hard-touring Saratoga
Springs act mixing Irish-music traditions with new-acoustic
flair. Booking: Kevin McKrell, 884-2811. www.mckrells.com.
Michael Benedict Band
covers. Seventeen-piece big band. Swing music à la
Count Basie, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, Artie Shaw.
Booking: Michael Benedict, 239-4041, email@example.com.
originals. Singer-songwriter based in Albany with
an upcoming CD, Say Anything. Solo artist.
Booking: Michael John Buonagura, 456-7618. www.mjbrecords.com.
Mike McMann Band
covers. Bar and party band. Classic rock, R&B,
bluegrass, blues four-piece. Booking: Mike McMann,
The Mike Parella All-Stars
covers and originals. The working-class heroes of
white boy blues. Bookings: Mike Shanley, 272-5646,
originals. High-energy classic R&B and jazz “golden
nuggets” and cool groove originals. Throw in a little
Cajun spice and rock & roll, and you get the picture.
Booking: Stephanie, 786-8012, firstname.lastname@example.org.
rock covers. High-energy rock & roll: ’60s, ’70s,
’80s and today. AC/DC to ZZ Top. Booking: Martin Maloney,
Mr. Cleans Army
originals. Rock/alternative/blues trio. CD/demo available.
Booking: Joe, 374-0966.
covers. Based out of Saratoga, Mr. Sluggo brings a
fresh blend of today’s newest alternative rock, as
well as memorable classic rock of years past, to the
nightclubs of the Northeast. Booking: Darren O’Brien,
(413) 499-9206, email@example.com.
Mitch Elrod and the Hick Engine
originals. Loverly blues rock scat tappin’ gone fiction.
Booking: Mitch Elrod, 598-0525. firstname.lastname@example.org;
originals. Eclectic mix of ska, reggae and funk. Originals
and choice covers. Booking: Marc Bachorik, 234-1061,
from Dinah Washington to Melissa Etheridge, from Frank
Sinatra to James Taylor. Great low-key music for parties,
small clubs and restaurants. Energetic but not loud!
Booking: Kelly, 518.861.0870, email@example.com
originals. Nine-piece band that incorporates different
styles and influences into their music, such as reggae
and funk. Great high-energy live band. Booking: Dan
originals and covers. Singer/guitarist plays your
favorites from the ’60’s to the ’90s, as well as originals.
Booking: Ted Montuori, 383-7364, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moon and the Stars
originals and covers. Five-piece groovin’ blues band.
Booking: Howard, 692-8120.
A high energy, straight forward, soul searching, original
rock and roll band with no boundaries. Booking: email@example.com,
Andy “The Music Man” Morse
covers. Professional, full-time children’s musician
who delights young audiences with a lively blend of
sing-alongs, dances, play-acting and storytelling.
Tapes and CDs available. Booking: Andy Morse, 462-3372,
covers. Latin, American, Caribbean quartet playing
music of Puerto Rico, Cuba and Latin America. Booking:
Nancy Massanet, 591-0362, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ben Murray and Siobhán Quinn
folk and pop covers. Two-time Metroland award-winning
duo featuring singer Quinn and singer-guitarist Murray;
released album Two Rivers in 1999. Booking:
Rosewood Steamroller Music, 371-7970, email@example.com.
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New York Players
covers. Funk/groove, Latin, R&B and soul, swing
and big band group playing weddings, parties and corporate
events, featuring male and female vocals, three- or
four-piece horn section and integrated DJ system.
Booking: Mike Emery, 482-8252 (local) or (800) 866-BAND(toll
originals. Melodic and powerful rock from Dublin,
Ireland. Booking: Sean Mahoney, 463-6376. www.nero-official.com.
originals. Make-out songs and war cries for the Doom
Generation and their friends. Booking: Marc Arsenault,
band covers. Hard-swinging, West Coast-style swing
band, reminiscent of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Royal Crowne
Revue and other favorites. Booking: Bill Duell, 785-8699,
covers. Modern and classic rock with a bit of Irish
tradition for good measure. Booking: Rick Gamache,
Punk originals. Pub-punk privateers with a double
shot of traditional Irish for good measure. Great
band to get piss-drunk to. Booking: www.nogoodnix.com.
covers. Creative jazz renditions by vocal and guitar
duo. Booking: Shari Simsek, 489-5932, firstname.lastname@example.org.
covers Six-piece band covering old and new country,
rockabilly, classic rock. Some originals. No two shows
ever the same! Booking: Renee, 273-2725.
Not the Mama’s
covers. Classic rock and oldies band. Booking: Paul,
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The On Switch
originals. Fusion of just about all types of rock,
with folk, hard rock, soft rock, alternative, etc.
Different songs have different influences. Cuisinart
of rock—four members on two guitars, bass and drums
(some keyboard). Booking: Colin Ford, 489-0212 or
originals. Booking: Dan Sorensen, 426-7899, email@example.com.
The Other Band
covers. “This ain’t rocket science. It’s rock &
roll!” Booking: Mark Wallace, 828-0625, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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originals and covers. Early style jazz (Dixieland)
and swing. Booking: Skip Parsons, 768-2231. www.skipparsons.com.
Peter and the Wolf Band
covers. Local blues band, new on the scene, playing
clubs and parties. Booking: Peter Gervasio, 489-3384,
originals. Post-punk power-pop, high-energy original
rock. Booking: Jason Irwin, 745-1683, email@example.com.
Pickit Line II
covers. Acoustic duo playing classic rock covers and
a few originals. Booking: Art Janetsky, 356-0225.
covers. Five-piece—sax, keyboard, bass, guitar, drums.
High-energy, upbeat party band. Boomer music at its
best. Booking: Joe Vellano, 372-9512, firstname.lastname@example.org.
originals. Welfare, hardcore, punk rock & roll.
We call it welf-core. Booking: Josh Welf, 235-8586,
original. Original blues/R&B. Booking: Mark Calkins,
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Rant ’N Rave
covers. Classic-rock party band plays cheap rock &
roll, American-style. Rock you can dance to. Booking:
Rod Choppy (272-6293), Dan DeFilipps (861-8099).
self-medication. Or is it self-help through the joy
of music? Whatever it is, it seems to be catching
on. Go to a reaLation show and receive a free psychological
assessment when you walk in the door. Listen to the
lyrics and discover problems you never knew you had.
And after the events of last September, who doesn't
need a little check- up? Bookings: email@example.com,www.realation.com
covers. Take Diz (see listing above) and add percussion,
funky bass, sax and violins. An eclectic, improvisational
and impromptu mix of blues, rock, reggae, Irish and
Cajun music. Booking: Diz, 785-3453, firstname.lastname@example.org.
covers. Voted Best Band in the Capital Region by the
readers of the Times Union, this powerhouse
party band plays hits ranging from funk to rock to
R&B. Booking: www.the-refrigerators.com.
5 piece group hailing from the Saratoga area.
We're into blues, classic rock and when the mood strikes,
some new stuff as well as originals. www.rhythmmethodmusic.com.
originals and covers. Lani performs upbeat folk-rock
(originals and covers) and sincere ballads with bassist
Dan Samson. Booking: Lani Richards, 732-0539, email@example.com.
Rich Ortiz/Dr. James G. Looby
originals. Original, covers, alternative (guitar,
saxophone, computerized accompaniment). Booking: Rich
Ortiz, 223-0029. www.richortiz.com.
cover band. Favorites from the ’40s through the present.
Classy, tuxedo-clad four-piece, featuring horns, accordion
and smooth vocals. Booking: Jan Mika, 237-2892.
originals and covers. Cropseyville’s loudest rockabilly
band. Booking: firstname.lastname@example.org.
covers. These seasoned musicians will make you dance
the night away with good tunes and great harmonies.
Booking: Russ Maskal, 399-4591.
The Ron Olson Band
covers. Rock and blues band. Booking: Art Coons, (802)
originals. Jazzy rock band with influences of the
Smiths, Dave Matthews and the Doors, and a pumpin’
stage presence and unique sound. Booking: Simon, 577-5404,
rock, experimental, funk/groove and rock originals
and covers. Funk/rock fusion band out of Clifton Park.
Booking: Dave (383-4161), Jeff (371-4704), email@example.com.
originals. Alt-country songwriter band. Booking: David
Hughes, 330-3506, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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originals. Two early-20s singer-songwriters—one plays
guitar, one plays piano. Beatlesesque. Booking: Wayne
Lane, 271-0081. www.thesaras.com.
and covers. Acoustic piano in classical jazz. Booking:
Dan Schultz, 432-9818, email@example.com.
Scotty Mac & the Rockin’
and blues covers. Party-hearty band mixes swing, rockabilly,
R&B and other genres. Booking: Scotty Mac, 433-7425,
Second Hand Smoke
covers. Kegger-in-the-woods rock and metal from the
’70s, ’80s and ’90s. Booking: Bill Ketzer, 438-1787.
Second Time Around Band
swing/big band originals and covers. Big band with
female vocalist, playing swing tunes and ballads in
the style of the ’30s and ’40s. Booking: Stan McMillan,
metal originals from the masters of the genre. The
guy bring the rock like strong kung-fuloud
and prouddoing justice to their various influences
with emotional, multi-layered songwriting and a ton
of bombast. Booking: 677-8933, firstname.lastname@example.org.
originals. Fine Celtic and Appalachian fiddle tunes
featuring Stephen Iachetta performing on vintage historic
instruments. Booking: Steve Iachetta, 783-1720, email@example.com.
The Shakin’ Loose Band
covers. A quartet playing rock & roll oldies—party
dance music with style. Booking: Joel Lahey, 622-8931,
She Is Me
covers. Acoustic trio, two guitars with female vocal.
Playing favorites: Petty, Crow, Colvin, Croce. Also
rock and blues. Booking: Bob Nati, 356-3851.
covers. Acoustic/electric. Booking: Willy Welch, 273-3096.
country, oldies, rock and rockabilly covers. Country-rock
variety band, available for all occasions. Booking:
Manny Philipps, 756-7575, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Smith and Bad Karma
"Kick Your Ass With Rock n Roll". Booking: John, 518-377-2884
or David, 518-373-2839. www.badkarma-online.com.
originals. Far meets Radiohead. www.
simonscreams.com. Booking: John Gallogly, (800) 694-0733.
Garage/Folk/Rock 'N Roll for the hole in your soul.
Booking: e-mail:email@example.com, www.robskane.net
originals. Dirty, gritty, Kool-Aid splashed stoner
rock. Booking: James Burton, 899-3459. www.smallaxemusic.com.
covers. Classic rock and party band, playing music
from the ’50s to the present; great rapport with audience.
Buffett, Van Morrison, Creed, Elvis, Doobies, Beatles.
Booking: Paul or Brad, 348-1914 or 383-6793, firstname.lastname@example.org.
originals. Female vocalist; unique, original sound;
rock, blues, punk, soul, alternative influences. Booking:
Rob, 426-3135, email@example.com.
The Soul ingredient Band
Danceable R&B, with the accent on groove. Booking:
Jeff Ellis, 374-7819.
Sounds of Sinatra & More!
band covers. Seven-piece band and vocalist performing
songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and
others. Booking: Galaxy Entertainment, (413) 684-3257.
originals. Electronic grooves underlying soulful guitar
and vocals. Booking: Jim Chiefari, 209-7985.
originals. Hard-hitting avant-metal three-piece explosion.
Delivering a high-energy, multi-sensory performance
that is hard to forget. SpineCar pulls from a wide
range of influences to achieve their unique, highly
creative and intense style. Booking: Eric Braymer,
The Stars of Rock
originals. We hurt you because we love you. We rock
with uncanny precision. We are not sold separately.
Help us to help you. Booking: Aaron M. Smith, 434-6404,
Stone Cold Blue
covers. Guitar, bass, keys, drums. Rock and R&B,
30 years experience. Booking: Jim Springborn, 664-5829,
originals. Booking: Chris Marino, 399-8585, firstname.lastname@example.org.
originals. Mind-bending, guitar-oriented rock &
roll—hard, heavy, cool and mellow. Booking: www.super400.com.
Susan and the Surftones
covers. Surf and instros in a ’60s garage style. Ex-members
of 1313 Mockingbird Lane. Fifth CD out now. Band’s
fourth European tour February to March 2002. Booking:
Brian or Kim, 432-7736, email@example.com.
acoustic/electric guitar (occasionally with guests)
original alternative rock/folk (witha few covers).
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 237-5597.
The Swing Docs
and big band covers. A 17-piece big band, organized
by several doctors, other medical professionals and
their friends. Swing music (old classics as well as
new swing hits) and other big-band arrangements. Available
for parties, dances, fund raisers and all special
occasions. Booking: Dr. Steward Sell, 475-1606 or
covers. Playing in Capital Region clubs for almost
20 years. Party band with the sounds of Jimmy Buffett,
John Mellencamp and Van Morrison, plus many other
classics and current covers. Booking: Jay Ayotte (233-7127),
Jim Halloran (753-6919), email@example.com.
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originals and covers. Six-piece electracoustic folk
rock/reggae band playing original and cover songs
with Caribbean soul. Steel drums, guitars, horns,
bass, drums and lots of percussion! Booking: David
Reed, (413) 229-8206, firstname.lastname@example.org.
covers. Mix of traditional string-band music, Irish,
contra dance (jigs, reels, marches). Music and dance
calling. Booking: Paul Rosenberg, 438-3035, email@example.com.
covers. Energetic rock & roll band playing favorites
from the ’60s through the ’90s. AC/DC to the Goo Goo
Dolls, Beatles to ZZ Top, Grass Roots to Billy Joel.
Something for everyone. Booking: Michael Leonard,
covers. Twenty-first-century power trio performing
classic, modern and original rock music. Booking:
Gary Cellucci, 331-3829, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thee UMMmm . . .
covers. Albany’s only ’60s garage band. Members of:
Susan and the Surftones, 1313 Mockingbird Lane, Rocky
Velvet. Bookings: Brian Ginaman, 432-7736, email@example.com.
originals. Self-titled CD out, with new release due
in spring. Great live band. Booking: Eric Schnanke,
originals. One man’s statement on this universe and
life, set to whatever small portions of the music
of the spheres he has been allowed to glimpse and
grasp. Booking: Christopher Thomas, 799-5678. www.mp3.com/christopherthomas.
Alternative-soul-rock. “Best Male Singer-Songwriter”
(Times Union). Booking: Cindy Ferrari, 435-9799.
Three of a Kind
covers. This is our 10th year rocking New York state.
Peace—Tom, Tony, George. Booking: Tom Sykala, 374-0281,
The Tom Evans Blues Band Featuring
covers. Is Rob Goldman Junior Wells in disguise? Torchy
vocals, slide guitar and authentic Chicago/Delta style.
Booking: Tom Evans, 885-7682,
originals. Dinosaur Jr., Pixies style music. Booking:
David, 449-1304, analogundergound.com.
American music including blues, funk, swing, soul,
and R&B. Stong origainl material. Represented
the Northeast Blues Society at the 2002 International
Blues Challenge in Memphis. Bookings: Tom Healey,
covers. Top-notch groove/funk band with jazz influences.
Inspired virtuosity and addictive grooves. Booking:
Bruce, 489-9090, firstname.lastname@example.org.
rock originals/covers. Female fronted. We will take
you on a tour through the darkest depths of your rock
fantasies and you wont feel ashamed in the morning.
Bookings: Mike, 393-4723, www.trancent.50megs.com.
Blend of funk, rap-metal and R&B. Our influences
include: RHCP, RATM, Limp Bizkit and Beastie Boys.
Booking: Mania Management, 869-3946.
Original hard alternative rock interlaced with threads
of emo. Booking: Tom McMahon, 782-2790, www.tripsonic.com.
The T.S. Ensemble Band
A 6-piece wedding/party band/clubs, with brass, male
and female vocals. Booking: Al Santoro, 456-0099,
Two Minute Warning
covers. Four-piece classic and new rock with male
and female vocalist. Booking: Art Coons, (802) 823-0289,
Two Rivers String Band
covers. Traditional fiddle music; Appalachian, Irish
and French Canadian tunes. Booking: Mike Jarboe, 273-4362,
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originals and covers. Hard rock and metal from the
’80s. Recently opened for Quiet Riot. Booking: Joe
Ciliberti, 732-4961, untamedrocks@aolcom.
originals. Fusion of folk-rock and acoustic soul with
a signature style all his own. Intense and pleading,
and then when you feel you know where he’s going next,
he steps into your soul and whispers to your heart.
Booking: Eric Underwood, (413) 743-5488. www.ericunderwood.com.
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Peter Van Keuren
originals and covers. Piano/vocals. Closer to Home
CD of original music available at Borders, Drome Sound,
Burnt Hills Music Academy, Panza’s Restaurant and
through the artist. Play piano bars, events, etc.
Booking: Peter Van Keuren, 399-4587, PVK5150@aol.com.
High-energy live shows. The Velmas recently completed
their debut album, Another Day at School, released
in June of 2002. They were selected by readers in
the Metroland Best of the Capital Region 2002 Readers
Poll as one of the Best-Kept Secrets in the Capital
Region. Bookings: 448-6452, email@example.com,
Vincent and Lee
originals and covers. Five-piece pop/country band.
Bookings: Dave Ford, 357-4776.
originals. Pompous rock deities. Booking: Rick Goodwin,
(607) 397-8132, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Four-piece band with a sound that suggests one much
larger. Pop favorites from the past three decades
from all over the musical spectrum. Bookings: email
email@example.com or call 273-1985, www.vividrocks.com
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originals. Four funkateers on a mission to groove
the world. Booking: Justin Metz, 370-2938. www.wagmusic.com.
originals. Voted Best Band of 2000 by Metroland;
album Dear Soul released last year on Paint
Chip Records. Booking: Mark Connor, 506-9542.
Covering a wide range of popular classic, contemporary
and blues-rock. Song selections to satisfy those who
want to dance as well as have a drink and listen.
Bookings: (801) 659-9979 (lv. message), e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
solo fingerstyle guitar and banjo for all occasions.
Styles I play include blues, folk, Celtic music and
originals and covers. Singer who plays guitar, fiddle
and mandolin. Repertoire includes folk, country, Irish/Celtic,
classic rock, standards and originals. Booking: Tim
originals. Guitar-driven electronic rock with hiphop
flavors. Booking: Rob Parzek, 766-3272. www.wetwerks.com.
originals and covers. Theatrical musical cabaret for
large or intimate special events, private parties,
corporate events, industrials—we can do it all! Booking:
Kelley Sweeney, 527-7449.
originals. An unusual and compelling blend of acoustic
melody. Booking: Chris Wilhelm, 463-8112.
covers and originals. A no-nonsense rock & roll
band with incredible, high-voltage energy, and a heart-pounding,
gutsy sound. Booking: Alan Payette, 346-0414, email@example.com.
originals. Chinese poetry sung in English baroque,
pop, cabaret—with keyboard, cello and bass. Booking:
Bethy Bacon, 658-3929, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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originals and covers. Solo guitarist with two albums,
including the recent Seeing Red. Booking: Futon
Dog Productions, 221-7726, email@example.com.
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