Amy Montrois is an acoustic guitarist and vocalist from Rochester, NY who plays a mix of cover tunes ranging from country to alternative rock. Bands covered include Kings of Leon, Janis Joplin, Bob Marley, Carrie Underwood, and Radiohead to name a few. The eclectic mix of songs in her repertoire is often complimented as a perfect mix of radio-friendly to the slightly obscure. Amy's voice has been compared to artists such as Alanis Morrisette and Stevie Nicks. She loves to experiment with many different genres, and strives to write her own original music someday soon. Amy currently plays gigs and public or private events in and around the Rochester, NY area. Her live show typically includes accompaniment from an electric guitar, bass guitar, and harmony vocals.
KEY DREAMERS are comprised of Bob Spadafora and Chris Englert. Bob's background includes 17 years as the current lead guitarist for Street Wise, a Rochester based rock band. Chris, the bass player, was a front man for his own band called Oliver Blitz and provided the driving bass beat for SYNERGY, one of the most successful party bands in the Rochester, NY area. Together, they form the acoustic duo KEY DREAMERS performing songs from Tom Petty, Lumineers, Philip Philps, Jimmy Buffett, Neil Young, Black Keys etc. It’s a repertoire of songs you might be familiar with and some you are not.
Amanda Lee Peers is a singer/songwriter from Rochester, NY. With a wide range of influences from Bob Marley to Led Zeppelin she sings with rivers of raw emotion and soul that traverse genres of pop, rock, soul and everything in between. Take a scoop of Amy Winehouse, pack it in a Delta Blues cone and drizzle it with with some Bob Marley swagger and you'll start to get a taste of what you can expect from this up-and-coming artist.
James Draudt is a singer/songwriter from Rochester N.Y. who finds inspiration to write from the heart and share his ups and downs through his music. his influences range from the Beatles, Chris Cornell, Matchbox Twenty, Goo Goo Dolls, Keith Urban and many more.
Since 1994 Steve and Lisa Lowden have been playing music together as a couple and as creative energies that found each other. Combining their love of acoustic oldies to recent greats, they bring great harmonies, beautiful melodies to any room.
Paul Killion (aka Acoustic Warrior) is a veteran singer-songwriter who accompanies his solo performances with acoustic guitar and harmonica. Paul's extensive repertoire includes: Contemporary and Classic Rock, Blues, Irish, Island, Folk and Country. His up-beat music is well suited to any occasion including clubs, taverns, festivals, concerts and coffee houses alike.
Local favorite Teagan and The Tweeds play electric, country-infused blues. Two members of the band — Teagan Ward, the lead singer/guitarist, and Lou Giglio, lead guitar — have set off on an adventure of their own, creating a noteworthy acoustic duo. Teagan and Lou combine a wide range of styles to create soulful, oftentimes confessional, music with that bluesy edge that they are known for. The two create a big, bold sound out of just two guitars and Teagan's powerful vocals: an impressive feat that should not be missed.
Men Behaving Badly plays a wide range of classic rock, from The Beatles, to Lyndrd Skynrd, from Van Morrison, Hendrix, the Stones, Styx, CS&N, Doobie Brothers, Allman Brothers, Little Feat, Loggins & Messina, REO Speedwagon...Clapton, The Black Crowes, Zepplin...anything from the British invasion to FM rock!
Dave McGrath has been recording and performing for over 20 years. His self-titled debut CD was released in 2005 and more recently, "Songs of The Road", in 2008. Dave is currently working on his third CD, an acoustic banquet of old and new originals, along with a few obscure covers.
He performs several nights a week at clubs, colleges, festivals and private events. In addition to his dynamic originals, Dave demonstrates his vast range of covers ranging from rock, to pop and country. He expertly performs songs from artists such as John Mayer, Tom Petty, and Jason Mraz. He can also rock the house with favorites by The Eagles, Eric Clapton, Bob Segar, and The Rolling Stones. Dave also has a country streak, with songs by Keith Urban, Little Big Town, and Brad Paisley. Dave's diverse armory of cover songs and his polished originals appeal to a wide variety of audiences, from the old to the very young.
In early 2010, local singer Rob Smith approached friend and fellow musician Gary Rose about setting up an acoustic duo that would be capable of playing just about anything: classic rock, modern rock, country … whatever they liked. The two sat down and hammered out a set list that ranged from the likes of Elvis Presley and the Doobie Brothers to Maroon 5 and John Mayer. Rose (an early member of Reporter, and guitarist for popular Rochester band The Skycoasters for the last 25 years) lends his considerable skill as a guitar player and vocalist, while Smith (of local bands Zero Gravity and Polluted Moon) provides lead vocals and backing guitar. Two guys, two guitars, two microphones - and a lot of great songs - equals one great night!
Joe is currently the lead singer and guitarist for Stone Face, a modern/classic rock cover band in the Rochester area. He covers songs from a variety of artists and genres new and old including Sublime, Third Eye Blind, Mumford and Sons, The Lumineers, Dave Matthews Band, Three Doors Down, Tom Petty, Allman Brothers, Neil Young and several other artists from 80's to current popular music. Joe will sometimes supplement his acoustic guitar with percussion using a Cajon and a kick pedal.
Creeks Edge is comprised of Trevor Whiting and Chad Ayers, both from the local band Blue Jimmy. Both have been playing in the area for 25+ years and put on a professional fun show ranging from singer song writer, folk, blues, classic rock and some dead covers all layered in nice harmonies.
Johnny has been performing music in Western New York for his entire life. His music is a melting pot of his diverse tastes. His covers are remade as his own and include artists from the 70s to present day. Some of his vast repertoire includes songs by Eric Clapton, Dave Mason, Whitesnake, Tom Petty, Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band, Foo Fighters, Mumford & Sons, and Bruno Mars. You can hear him skillfully perform any genre of music from rock to blues to country. A performance by Johnny will never leave you bored, and will have the whole audience singing along. Johnny has also written over 200 original songs. Diverse yet melodic, his songs have something to appeal to music lovers of all ages.