Guitarist Michelle Webb is recognized as a incredibly creative and innovative guitarists and a restless collaborator who is engaged in exploring and extending the boundaries of her instrument. Michelle Webb was born in New Jersey. Here she spent the early years of her life immersed in a community of musicians, break dancers, artists and poets. In 1988 Michelle attended the Duke Ellington School for the Arts in Washington DC and studied jazz with DC guitar legend Tom Newman and Sax great Davey Yarbrough and In 1992 Michelle received what was at the time the second largest scholarship given to a conservatory student to attend Oberlin Conservatory in Oberlin OH. Here she studied with guitarist Bob Ferreza and jazz educators Wendell Logan & Jimmy Owens. Michelle moved to Brooklyn, New York in 1994 where she expanded her musical career to include becoming a composer & sound designer as well as a DJ. Her vast, poliedric repertoire is particularly oriented towards contemporary nu-jazz forms and music from Northern Africa, particularly Egypt and Morocco. Her activities span across performing in her own group The Michelle Webb Trio, solo performances, contemporary and avant-garde music and free improvisations. She has been invited to play across Europe and Lebanon as well as being a former member of the contemporary classical group The Estamos Ensemble who in late 2009 did a 2 week tour in Mexico. In 2010 Michelle released two new recordings: DC / Istanbul and The Michelle Webb Group Live in Brooklyn, both of which where released by her own record label Nachson Red Sea.
TAKE A STRONG LOOK AT THIS GUY HE HAD 11 SONGS ON THE RADIO NOW HE HAS 2 SONGS ON THE RADIO Book Huli for Shows/ Parties /Sweet Sixteen/ect Huli Shallone was Booked for 47 HIP HOP / RAP Shows up & down the Eastcoast last year just opened up for Rick Ross....TI/50CENTS/TREY SONGZ/JEZZY/CHRIS BROWN/LIL WAYNE/GUCCI MAN/ect.and opening for Jada Kiss on May 29 in downtown Baltimore.... Huli Shallone, a Baltimore native, and a product of the roughest projects in Baltimore city, has been surrounded by drugs and violence his entire life. Growing up in a single parent home, Huli Shallone reached to the street life to provide for his family at the young age of thirteen. He became enamored by the street life but also possessed another true love, music. Huli began pursuing his passion, by performing in neighborhood talent shows and performances at the age of fourteen. Two major role models in Huli Shallone's life were his uncles and real-life Kingpins, "Slim Charles" and "Bodie"Barksdale, both portrayed in the HBO hit series, "The Wire". While continuing in his role as a provider for his family and pursuing his dream, Huli Shallone often found himself in trouble with the law and in and out of jail. It was not until the year 2000, that Shallone grew tired of the fast life and began to focus more of his attention and energy into his music. During this critical time, he crossed paths with his long-time friend and partner, Okie. Okie and Huli Shallonecreated a music group, Nature's Problem, who proved very successful, making numerous hits and receiving air time on several radio stations. In addition to radio play, Nature's Problem performed live on television shows such as Apollo, and 106 & Park. Nature's Problem also toured with such artist as "Lil Flip" and "Mannie Fresh". In 2005, Huli Shallone put out a solo project which sold over 10,000 units and made him the most acclaimed and requested local artist throughout Baltimore, Washington D.C., and several other cities. His hit, "For my Shorty", received over 5,000 plays on the radio and landed him performances internationally in places such as Grenada, where he traveled with the television network, BET. Despite pursuing his passion for music, Huli Shallone's life in the streets has not been forgotten. His music is largely influenced by those experiences. Huli Shallone's music often tells of true struggles and fame achieved in the street. Huli Shallone not only depicts himself as a talented musician, but also showcases his talent in the area of acting. He has performed in several plays on stage before live audiences. Huli Shallone intertwines his real-life experiences, passion, and perseverance in pursuit of his career as a talented performer and musician. He remains true to his motto and goal, "I wont quit until they put dirt over me!"
One of the Washington D.C. area's top honky tonk bands, The Backroads Band brings a vintage country sound to their original songs and classic country covers. In no time at all, they'll have you out on the dance floor doing a boot scootin' two step or snuggling up close for a buckle polishing slow tune. Their sound is classic from the 1940s-1970s with a song list ranging from The Everly Brothers and Chuck Berry to Patsy Cline and Hank Williams with a dash of Bob Wills thrown in.
Based out of Edgewood, Maryland (a suburb north east of Baltimore) and formed in the summer of 2009, FIST MONKEY has been playing the club circuit in the greater Mid-Atlantic area for the past few years with several lineup changes. Then late in 2010 local Maryland axe slinger Matt Tripp was available to audition and he soon joined the current Fist Monkey lineup in Feb 2011. Currently FIST MONKEY's lineup is; Kenny Lee: Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Vibes Phill Spikee; Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals Dave Sisson Jr.: Percussion, Backing Vocals Matt Tripp: Lead Guitar, Slide Guitar, Harmonica, Backing Vocals FIST MONKEY’S goal is to stray from the typical "bar room fodder" rock cover songs, with our diverse set lists. Blending the needed standards to keep our audience dancing and having a good time, but add a unique and eclectic list of songs that will keep our fans coming back for more to see what we can pull out of our trick bag. We attempt to play the best tunes from the greatest era's of rock music from the '60's, '70's and '80's; Classic Rock, Electric Blues, Hard Rock and Instrumental Jams, with a touch of modern pop thrown in to keep our sound fresh. On any given gig, we will have local guest musicians sitting in with the band to add their own flavor and style to our shows. We also perform an acoustic set, electric power blues set and are working on a showcase set of original music and plan to release a live or studio CD in the future.
After Tuesday is one of Maryland's most popular dance bands! With impeccable 3-part harmony, our vocalists will WOW you with their amazing range and skills. Our musicians, some of the best, have recorded professionally and played with the biggest names in the music business. Yet, after years of playing in front of large audiences, we've returned to our roots! We love interacting with the audience at a smaller venue.
As You Wish is a group that plays Funk, R&B, and Pop from the "old school" to the new. This group can accommodate requests ranging from the Concert Hall to the Restaurant to the Festival or anywhere in between. As You Wish performs as a Trio, Quartet or Quintet depending on the specific desires and or needs of the customer. Being comprised of professional working musicians, As You Wish ensures quality music for a quality event.