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Based out of Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA, Atlas is a quintet of eclectic musicians that indulges in melding genres into a single musical monolith. Forming in January of 2005, the band, consisting of Graham Todd (lead vocals), Nate Fender (piano/guitar/backup vocals), Walter Pierce (piano/guitar/backup vocals), Cody Zimmerman (bass), and David Brear (drums), had immediate chemistry and in no time wrote nine original songs. These songs tackle everything, from girls ("My Addiction"), to racism ("Love To Burn"), to religion ("Stare Into The Light") with clarity and insight few bands can emulate. Networking, promoting, and booking at CNU and the wider Newport News/Hampton Roads area, Atlas quickly jumpstarted the campus music scene and established itself as one of the premier local bands. Playing everything from a Tsunami Benefit in Franklin County, the Mellow Mushroom in Charlottesville, a battle of the bands in Keyport, New Jersey, the Norva, and opening for Uncle Kracker at CNU, Atlas refused to let itself fade into the background. As they work towards completing their full-length debut, "Calypso," Atlas will continue to push musical boundaries, already poised to dominate the Virginia music scene...and beyond.

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Bad Habit was formed in October of 2003 as a "Country & Southern Rock Band". Through the years the fans have requested many genres of music which has led them to change their genre to "Variety". With their own style they are like no other acts in the area. Though they have seen changes in the band over the past few years, they have only been for the best. They have become the most popular band in Southside Virginia with their polished sound and professionalism. With each show customized by each venue owners request, they are asked over & over to return. If you are looking for a professional group of individuals to perform for your special event(s) you will not be disappointed. With an extensive reference list and repertoire of songs, Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed!

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Illusive Dream is an eclectic alternative rock band, fusing rock, reggae, funk & blues into a signature sound that sparks the interest of every music lover. Illusive Dream's debut album "Eleven" is a much anticipated step forward for the Rock genre.

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Bring the country back to country is what best describes Brian Keith. Keith, A Virginia native, is the most exciting bass baritone vocal acrobat to debut in years. You may find yourself harkening back to the vaunted class of '89 for legitimate comparisons. If you appreciate and miss George Jones, Keith Whitley, John Anderson, Dwight Yoakam, and Randy Travis, here's hope for the future. His vibrant live shows include original material and cover songs. Keith may well be the best of a promising crop of male vocalists. He owns a sincere, lights out bass baritone with plenty of vocal tricks. Keith met Nashville producer Jerry Cupit in the summer of 2002. Jerry is best known for writing the hit songs, "Jukebox Junkie" and "Ruba Dubin". Jerry has worked with country superstars: Ken Mellons, Tim McGraw, Lonestar, George Jones, John Anderson and Kevin Sharp. Keith made his first demo at Cupit Music which features 4 songs written by Jerry and co-writers such as: Ken Mellons, Dale Dobson, Gene Simmons, Joe Khoury. Gene Simmons co-wrote the song "Indian Outlaw", which was Tim McGraw's first Mega hit. When you first listen to Keith's demo, his phrasing and vocal tones echo those of his heroes Randy Travis and Keith Whitley strongly enough to be downright spooky. Listen to the whole demo and it's clear that Keith's country heroes left a deeper mark on the young singer than just a few vocal mannerisms. The demo is loaded with an arsenal of acoustic and electric instruments brilliantly blended. The drums are mercifully restrained and the guitar/steel texture, even on the ballads, are classy and gorgeous. "It was one of the greatest experiences of my life", states Keith. "The opportunity to work with Nashville musicians and studio engineer, Ron Treat, was awesome. At times I was blown away just realizing I was dealing with the same professional crew that worked with my country music heroes. I learned so much and continue to learn every time I visit." "I'm the kind of person who loves to have fun and make people laugh." Four the last four years Keith toured with the country gospel band, Narrow Road. "That was alot of fun, I think I drove some of the band members crazy with the pranks I consistently pulled. I love gospel music and what it stands for." Keith has found a way to create fresh, meaningful music that unmistakably country, appealing to traditionalists yet accessible to the new audiences of today. His self debut four track CD is what country music fans have been yearning for since Randy Travis thrust on the scene in the mid 80's. The songs were written and co-written by some of Nashville's finest. Fan favorite "Sawmill" is a fun, upbeat rendition of life as a musician on a sawmill. The song, "Learnin' to Live Without You", is gaining radio airplay and has an eerie Whitley, Lefty feel to it. "A Couple of Old Wisemen" is a beautiful ballad that shows the authenticity od Keith's vocal abilities. Last but not least, "Hard Headed Heart" is a honky tonk favorite that pokes fun of a man believing he's better off without his woman.

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Plunky & Oneness Available for Festivals, Concerts and Clubs Plunky & Oneness, one of the most enduring and versatile funk, jazz, Afro-fusion groups of all time is currently booking 2006 concert, club, and lecture-seminar performance dates. The group has been described as ?the missing link between Pharaoh Sanders and Kool & the Gang!? Onstage, it?s like John Coltrane meets George Clinton?s P-Funk or Grover Washington with Jill Scott. A festive carnival. A party with a purpose. Led by saxophonist J. Plunky Branch, who has been gigging and touring for over 35 years, Plunky & Oneness is a unique combination: exotic smooth grooves, sax, vocals, African percussion, and electronics. This, along with the group?s infectious energy, moves audiences of all ages to celebrate, dance and shout. Over the years Plunky has produced and released 20 albums of original avant-garde jazz, funk, soul, fusion, gospel and African music. His latest release, Plunky & Oneness of Juju - Live In Paris DVD and double CD has been released in Europe and will be available in the US later in 2006. In July Plunky will release Cold Heat, a new CD album featuring his funk jazz singing, playing and songwriting in collaboration with VA hip-hop producers Setworkrz and Danja Mowf. Plunky & Oneness has performed at numerous festivals, including: three times at the National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta, Georgia; twice at the Hampton Jazz Festival in Virginia; and at the World?s Fair in New Orleans. The group has toured in Africa and Europe, with headline performances at London and Paris. (Plunky & Oneness of Juju toured in the French Riviera in March, 2006. and plan to return to Europe in November, 2006) They have opened concerts for some of the biggest names in Black music, including: Earth Wind & Fire, Patti LaBelle, B. B. King, Ray Charles, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Sun Ra, The Isley Brothers and Roy Ayers. In addition to their performances at the National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC; the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, VA and at Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center in New York, Plunky & Oneness enjoys the intimacy and loyalty of smaller venues in their native Mid-Atlantic region. Plunky & Oneness? members includes: J. Plunky Branch, sax and vocals; Tonya Lazenby-Jackson, keyboards and vocals; P. Muzi Branch, bass; Corey Burch, drums and Sir Fire on electronic percussion. They are also available with featured African master drummer, Asante from Ghana, West Africa who formerly played with Fleetwood Mac, Paul Simon and Lonnie Liston Smith.