Imagine a band with off-key tempo's, incorporating weird time signatures, intense break-downs, off the wall transitions, and mega-energy. That is what Nothings Short of Everything brings to the table. It is a very eclectic style of music, with roots in Metal, Hardcore, punk, screamo, jazz, dance, etc. Their knack is to be different, to do things that people say 'they aren't supposed to do' in the music world. Nothings Short of Everything brings forth every human emotion (from love to hate, from happy to sad to anger, jealousy, betrayal, compassion, unity, companionship, etc) and channels it through their medium of the creative process called music. They are very passionate about their music and each other. They came onto the scene strong at the beginning of 2003, and there live show always brings something crazy. If you don't remember the name, you'll remember the show. "Growth comes from the life experiences you encounter on a day to day basis, we use these experiences as a foundation for creating a passion for life and then we channel it through our music". -Derek from NSE The History: My (lil' pup's) sister came home one day from work (Reno's west). She had some good news, 'This cook at my work is going to be calling you about forming a band'. You see, I had been in many bands before, with no luck in finding musicians with heart, drive, dedication, or determination. Nervousness immediately started to overtake my body, my heart pounding and my palms sweating. I hadn't jammed with anyone in so long; I wouldn't even know what to do. Sure enough, 'Felix the cat' ended up calling me minutes later. He insisted that we jam that very same day. His persistence was a little intimidating, but I was up for the challenge. So, he comes to my quiet suburban home, and crams into my little 'hole in the wall' bedroom with his equipment. We immediately hit it off; not only on a musical level but our personalities clicked (I could tell we were on the same page). That day we wrote the foundation of what is now the song, 'I tried to tell you, but you wouldn't listen'. Even though that song has changed tremendously throughout our evolution as a band, it created the base, the roots, of what is now Nothings Short of Everything. Felix brought in Dylan Chedester, a long time friend of his, to play bass. We answered an add in Music Manor ('Singer looking for metal band'). I threw into the mix a very good lady friend of mine as backing vocals, and we were off and running. Derek the 'Lil Pup' playing percussion, 'Felix the Cat' on guitar, Dylan on bass , Dan Martinez and Liz Garcia on vocals. For a while things were good, and we wrote a lot of material. Then things started to go sour, Dan had personal problems with the writing process and decided to leave the band, but on a good note. Dan is still my boy and I love that kid to death. Then, we had to split ways with Liz because she did not have the same drive or determination that we had, she agreed and left the band (again on a good note). She is still and will always be our sister, we love her. So, only the three musketeers were left and the first thing we did was put up an add for a singer. Regretfully, the majority of our auditions did not fit the kind of style we were looking for. Very good vocalists, the styles just didn't match. The more we looked the more we got frustrated with our endless search and almost came to the point of giving up. My wonderful girlfriend mentioned she had a life long friend, which had been in and out of bands but was looking. I knew this cat because I went to High School with him, but we were never on a personal page. He came out to a couple of rehearsals at the old Williamston storage facility (where we used to practice), and fell in love with our unconventionalism, the chaotic vocals would put a good emotional touch on the music we were trying to create. We all hit it off really well, and were excited to show people what we had to offer. Another speed bump presented its unfortunate self to us, Dylan left the band because of personal differences. Why he left is a very personal topic, but we love him very much and he will always hold a place in our hearts. After, that we decided to throw out every song, except two, and those two would eventually be totally re-written anyway. Tom, frequently visits Reno's and heard Felix was looking for a bass player, we threw what we had at him, and were amazed at his quick learning process and what he could add to the sound. We have been together for a year, playing all around the mid-west with acts like Misery Signals, Premonitions of War, Most Precious Blood, Know Lyfe, Bestiary, Summer Dying, Hope and Suicide, Signs of Collapse, From a Second Story Window, The Number Twelve Looks Like You, Ion Dissonance, Flesh and Blood Robot, Closer Than Far, Kenshiro, Fordirelifesake, End of All, And the Sky Went Red, Robinson, Into the Silence, and many more. The Purpose: Nothings Short of Everything is all about appreciating life for what it's worth and not letting anyone get in the way of your potential to have a happy and successful life. Living life to it's fullest without looking behind you, being true and honest to yourself and others. Because that is the way life should be lived. Appreciating all the things you have because tomorrow they could no longer exist. Joe our singer knows about this more deeply than anyone of us could imagine, because Joe was very close to loosing his own life. He will gladly share his experiences with you, if you ask him. Life is the basis for everything we do, and that is why Nothings Short of Everything. 'Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today' 'James Dean 4 song EP 'Passion Defying the Laws of Humanity' 1. Sadness Far Beyond Human Compassion 2. Hate Bled Through Temptation 3. Life So Dark And Dismal, Without Knowing Such Wondrous Beauty and The Giving It Up For No Reason At All 4. Misconceptions of a Mental Horror Show
Featuring George Clinton a.k.a DR. FUNKINSTIEN of the P-Funk AllStars & Poo Poo Man Jumping Gene Anderson a.k.a SIR NOSE A LOT the Boss Player From P Funk Allstars and Acklee King a.k.a PROFESSOR FUNK KUN of JR. Walkers Allstar Band. A Funk Kun Allstar Evening with Hit Songs from the New Hit C.D Snot Logical. A FUNK KUN ALLSTAR SHOW.
With members located throughout northern Michigan, the IDB can certainly put on a good live show when they do come together. These 4 guys are all multi-talented musicians who love to jam for any audience. (WILLING TO TRAVEL)
Harvey Fuqua of Motown Hitsville, U.S.A owned a record label, Anna Records and Harvey’s label’s artist Johnny Bristol, brought a band to Harvey's attention: “Jr. Walker and The All Stars” with Tony Washington on drums, Autrey DeWalt (aka) Jr. Walker on sax and vocals, Victor Thomas on keyboards and Willie Woods on guitar. Harvey Fuqua signed the band to his label in 1963; he closed his label and Harvey Fuqua brought his artists including the band with him to Motown Records. They started recording in 1964. Harvey became a songwriter and executive at Motown. The 90's sadly brought the untimely death of Autrey DeWalt (aka) Jr. Walker and Willie Woods. Since then, Victor Thomas and Tony Washington have united with Kenny Walker on sax and Acklee King on percussion. Throughout the 48 years of making music this band has worked side by side with Harvey Fuqua and in 2002 was inducted into The Grammy Hall of Fame. Present’s A NIGHT OF MOTOWN 2008-2009 -- Legendary Classic Motown Show is available for routing dates in your area. Routing price and complete promotional kits are available with this Show. With Songs of the Motown Acts known for their great songs, harmony sounds, and choreography through-out the decades that helped define “The Sound of Young America.” Their shows are every bit as entertaining as it was in the sixties and seventies. Re-introduce the Legendary Classic Motown show to a whole new generation of fans. Jr Walkers Allstar Band from Motown Records. 2002 GRAMMY HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE The Legendary Classic Motown show featuring: , Hits of: The Supremes: Stop (In The Name of Love), Come See About Me; Martha and the Vandellas: Dancing In The Streets, Jimmy Mack; Marvelettes: Mr Post Man, Beachwood 45789; Gladys Knight & The Pips: Mid-Night Train To Georgia…and many, many more; The female part of "The Jr Walkers Allstar Band" is handled by a group affectionately known as "The Ladeez". The Ladeez being from Detroit have toured and worked with many of the Motown legends around the world helping to keep this music authenic. This list consist of FLO The Supremes, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Temptation Revue feat. Dennis Edwards, The Contours, Freda Payne, Laura Lee, The Floaters, The Dramatics, The Jones Girls, Carl Carlton, David Ruffin, Eddie Kendrick and The Miracles to name a few. The Ladeez are a great addition to Jr.Walkers Allstar Bands Motown sound. The combination makes for a great evening. Jr Walkers AllStar Band: ShotGun, What Does It Take(To Win Your Love), RoadRunner, Cleo,s Back, These Eyes…and many many More. A 1-HOUR HIGH ENERGY SHOW TO FIT A LOW BUDGET Categories: Urban, R&B, Soul, Classic R&B, Motown, Holiday, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s Touring Region: International
The Van Dyke Revue has July 4th available! Inquire now and bring The Van Dyke Revue to your July 4th event! The Van Dyke Revue is a 4-piece variety band based in Southwest Michigan. The Van Dyke Revue has been entertaining audiences throughout Indiana, Michigan, and Illinois for years. The Van Dyke Revue was started in 1987 by John and David Van Dyke, father and son. The Van Dyke Revue has a setlist of over three hundred songs. The band performs Motown, British Rock, 1950's Rock & Roll, Jimmy Buffett, Bluegrass, Country, and Today's Hits. John Van Dyke is a consumate musician, performing lead and backing vocals, piano, guitar, and violin. David Van Dyke provides guitar, backing and lead vocals, and harmonica. Kevin Healy provides bass and backing vocals. Bo Allsop provides percussion, backing and lead vocals. The Van Dyke Revue is also able to provide dinner music for you and your guests to enjoy while dining. The dinner music set is mostly piano standards from the pre-rock era (1940's-1950's). The band emphasizes that you, the event planner, aree in charge of the playlist. The Van Dyke Revue dresses professionally at every engagement, and will adjust the band's volume as needed.
The Contours are the multi-platinum Motown recording artists, best known for their blockbuster hit "Do You Love Me". They have proudly worn the label "Motown's #1 party group" for more than 40 years. A Contours show is jam-packed with dazzling high-energy choreography, impeccable harmonies and those timeless Motown grooves that everyone knows and loves.
You can choose to dance, sing along, or just sit back (if you can) and watch the show as they perform all of their greatest hits together with many of the greatest hits of the 60s and 70s era, as well as a selection of classic songs from the Dirty Dancing Soundtrack