LOVE SONGS: THE BEATLES Vol. 5
What’s better than love and The Beatles?
Put them together and you have a dream date for Valentines weekend . Now in its fifth year, Love Songs; The Beatles features a wide array of D.C.’s most exciting vocal talents as they take on fab four’s epic catalogue of songs celebrating love in its many splendors and guises. With new performers and songs keeping it fresh each year, this show will remind you why The Beatles colossal impact on popular music endures a half a century later.
Performances By: Todd Wright, David Kitchen, Cal Everett, Crys Matthews, Andy Zipf, Derek Evry, The Duskwhales, Ken Francis Wenzel & Janet Emma. Featuring Dave Egelhofer, Edward O’Connell, Chuck Sullivan, Ronnie Smith, Brian Goddard, & Ronnie Newmyer
Newmyer Flyer is the 2nd production company led by BandHouse Gigs co-founder Ron Newmyer. Past shows have included The Last Waltz, the Dream Discs album tribute series, , Laurel Canyon: Golden Songs of Los Angeles 1966-73, The Songs of Burt Bacharach & Hal David, A Southern Soul Tribute, Tribute to Carole King : Tapestry and Best of Goffin-King, A John Lennon Birthday Tribute, Like Your Dad Did, Halloween Howl & The Everly Brothers Tribute among others.
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Singer-songwriter Todd Wright spent the early part of this century with his band GetawayCar who's song "Superstar" was the soundtrack for the 2003 Pontiac Vibe. The band had to turn down the opening slot at the legendary HFStival in their hometown of Washington, DC when Todd landed a gig playing guitar with then-Atlantic Recording Artist Lucy Woodward. He spent most of 2003 with Lucy promoting her debut album "While You Can" in the US, Japan and New Zealand. From 2004-2006 Todd was the touring keyboardist/guitarist with the Pat McGee Band in support of their Warner Brothers release "Save Me." In addition to these artists Todd has been a fill in guitarist for Sony/Or artist Adam Richman and Better Than Ezra. In late 2006 Wright left the touring world focus on writing and producing. He has written songs for Aaron Barnhart (Bonded/Universal), Courage Call (Epitaph), Lucy Woodward (Verve), Chelsea Lee (Atlantic), Pat McGee (Rockwood) and Toby Lightman (T Killa). He also a song being recorded by the 2009 winner of X Factor Holland Lisa Hordijk for her upcoming Sony release.
Cal Everett is a triple threat singer/songwriter/ musician who was a founding member of 80's power pop sensations Four Out Of 5 Doctors. He appears with Still Surfin'a Beach Boys tribute and has been part of Zip, and One Stop.
DEREK EVRY is an alt/pop rock songwriter from Arlington, Virginia. His new album "Pop Perspective" is available on all digital music retailers. Derek has performed his music all over the US, and his songs have been featured on the hit ABC crime drama "Castle".
Ken Francis Wentzel
Is a singer, guitarist and saxophonist & songwriter who leads 2 popular groups
Cross Kentucky and Riverside Lights as well as performs solo.
"The Roots and Guts of Music." - Loudoun Times-Mirror
“(...Beneath Potomac Skies) is definitely a must buy if you´re a fan of Americana and roots rock in the same vein as Shawn Mullins, Counting Crows and The National.” - Kaj Roth, Palace Of Rock (Sweden)
Crys Matthews is nothing if not ambitious. In August, she simultaneously released both a new full-length album, The Imagineers and an EP, Battle Hymn For An Army Of Lovers. These collections showcase two sides of Matthews’ dynamic songwriting; The Imagineers is a selection of thoughtful songs about love and life while Battle Hymn For An Army Of Lovers tackles social justice themes. She has just been selected as a finalist in this year's NewSong Music Competition, and an official showcase artist for Folk Alliance International. A prolific lyricist and composer, Matthews has found inspiration in her surroundings; from driving through the Blue Ridge Mountains to the compelling and heart-breaking love story of Richard and Mildred Loving. Thoughtful, realistic and emotional, Matthews’ songs speak to the voice of our generation and remind us why music indeed soothes the soul.
Andy Zipf is taking a new name: The Cowards Choir.
"It took me a few years to figure things out. I'm grateful for the time I've had to chip away at some edges. Now I'm ready to begin again."
Zipf has always been committed to growth. He's taken that ethic to stages and street corners across the US, and has not gone unnoticed. Zipf's music continues to surface on network television and in independent films, and has participated in campaigns with ONE and To Write Love On Her Arms. Turning to the people, he has consistently utilized his fan-base to support tours, fund albums, and share his story via direct social media connection.
Zipf rewards that loyalty with an unwavering commitment to creating music rooted in honesty. He gets on the floor at shows and sings from the back row. He turns the room into a cinema, coats every surface with colors and old film. Zipf doesn't believe in playing music, rather immersing the audience in it. He is constantly looking for ways to create an experience that taps into equal parts rock and roll and big tent revival.
After a highly successful PledgeMusic campaign, The Cowards Choir will release NAME THE FEAR in May of 2016. In addition to the album, there will be an accompanying ‘visual score’ by Charlotte, NC filmmaker Will Davis of Small Creatures. Joining Zipf in this collaborative project are long time bassist/keyboardist Ryan Walker, cellist Dayana Yochim, violinist Alissa Moore and drummer/percussionist Logan Lamons.
The Duskwhales are a three-piece indie rock band formed in Manassas, Virginia in 2010. Their sound is reminiscent of 60's groups such as The Beatles and The Doors through prominent use of keyboards and memorable vocal harmonies. While incorporating the best elements of their psychedelic roots, the young trio creates a sophisticated style of their own in both studio and live settings. They have shared the stage with national acts Car Seat Headrest, Diane Coffee, Little Green Cars, and Frankie Cosmos, as well as performed to packed audiences across the East Coast. The Duskwhales are currently working on a three part recording project with each band member as the primary songwriter.