The Eclectic Coalition Band – a.k.a. ECB The Definitions: Eclectic: all-embracing, assorted, broad, diverse, many-sided, mingled, mixed, universal, wide-ranging Coalition: allied group, association, combination, consolidation, fusion, integration, unification, union Band: combo, ensemble, orchestra, symphony, troupe By definition, the Eclectic Coalition Band is an all-embracing, assorted, broad, diverse, many-sided, mingled, mixed, universal, wide-ranging, allied group, association, combination, consolidation, fusion, integration, unification, union, combo, ensemble, orchestra, symphony, troupe of musical entertainers here for your dancing pleasure. Whew, that’s an earful! Now do you see why we’re just the ECB? Much easier to say, and covering all the musical bases. The ECB wants you to enjoy a full spectrum of dance music for your next function. The average music lover doesn't enjoy only one musical genre or style, so, why should your band play only one type of music? Our musicologists are fully qualified and capable of sending you back to the grand ballrooms of the 40's, to the sock-hops that rocked around the clocks in the 50's, under the summertime boardwalk of the 60's and 70's, or onto a sunset beach while enjoying timeless, tropical, Caribbean rhythms. All that, and now the ECB is creating its own distinctive musical flavor to add to the mix! The Musicologists: Alan Jones: Tenor, Alto, Bari Saxes, Flute and Clarinet Joe Stec: Drums Mike Surratt: Keyboards, Vocals
The Continentals have been pleasing audiences throughout the USA for over 3 decades and will be the right choice for your next Oktoberfest, Polish Night or any other function that you have!
JCJ Band was formed in the beginning of 1990 by Camilo Toledo, bass player and arranger. The main objective was to form a professional yet totally unique band. Several musicians from a wide variety of backgrounds were hired, creating an eclectic flavor and evolving sound that can only be distinguished as its own. On April 18th 1990, JCJ Band played for the fist time at New York, New York, the best Latin club at the time. By July of 1990, the band was asked to perform at D.C.'s annual 'Latino Festival'; the largest Hispanic festival of Washington D.C. This performance was marked as the "official Debut" of the band; attracting the attention of local Hispanic media and pleasing an audience of 20,000 gathered around the main stage. JCJ band has played from 1990 until the present date at 90% of the Hispanic clubs in Southern Maryland, Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia; providing night after night some of the best entertainment found in the Washington area. Demonstrating at every performance, that the concept and the ability to play several styles of music is the only way to please, not only a Hispanic audience that is formed by a wide variety of nationalities, but an Anglo American audience as well. For years, JCJ Band's popularity has never declined; considered to be "the icing on the cake" when hired by local promoters as the 'opening band" for international Stars. Now, however, thanks to the increasing popularity, JCJ Band is becoming the main attraction. New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Boston are among the first cities outside Wash. D.C. to have host JCJ with open arms and dancing toes! The concept kept and maintained by Camilo Toledo with his unique and a truly legitimate musical leadership 'several styles of music, uncompromised professionalism, up-to-date song repertoire, original songs, original arrangements, excellent musicianship and superb singers providing an exciting and explosive choreography- is in fact the key for the band's success. The best Hispanic and most versatile band is what Washingtonians and the world know as "JCJ Band".
Paint the Sky is an acoustic group formed in 1997. Don't be fooled by our acoustic roots.We are one of the top "Unplugged Bands" in the great state of Maryland. This band can lay down some tunes that will make you want to get up and dance or sing like your a pro. We cover eveything from Classic Rock to Blue Grass. Or as we like to say, " Allison Krauss to ZZ Top ". Our perfect three part harmonies blend great with the smooth electric acoustic guitar licks. Everyone sings lead which means, you are always entertained. Just wait a song or two and you'll hear your music that makes you smile. We can "Formal" up to handle your weddings and dinner parties. Or let us make your outside bash like nothing you've seen. If your business has live entertainment, We are the band for you. We love to talk up where we are playing on our website. We take digital photo's of everything and everyone and place them on our site with funny captions under each. We bring trivia and prizes with us when we play to keep your patrons around to spend their MONEY in YOUR business. We have many ideas of special evenings to bring more people your way. ( Fireman's night, Policeman's night, Stump the band night etc.) If you want success you need Paint the Sky. Give us a chance and you to can Paint the Sky!!
We are a Christian punk rock band from Maryland. We met at our church in College Park: Maryland Christian Fellowship (MCF). We play hard, loud, fast. Our energy during live shows can be compared to none! At least, that's what our drummer tells us.